Classic & Colorful Recipes

As we begin the month of November, this week’s box fittingly celebrates the month’s classic, cozy and color-rich flavors. With the first Delicata and Black Futsu squash, plus blushy pink Rosalba radicchio, rainbow Swiss chard, a trio of Italian heirloom onions and Chioggia beets, as well as sliced wholegrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, crunchy almond bites, fragrant herbs, and a lovely French wine, this lineup is sure to bring comfort to your soul; enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Braised Rainbow Swiss Chard with Garlic
A wonderful side dish to accompany your fall entrées.

Maple-Ginger Winter Squash
You’ll love this unique flavor combination!

Cider-Braised Beets
These delightful beets from Rick Rodgers’ The Big Book of Sides are sure to be a new fall favorite.

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Punched up by sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard, this vinaigrette will add a bright, yet rich, finish to salad greens.

Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish
Jimmy Nardello peppers lend themselves well to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even crostini!

Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish

Jimmy Nardello peppers lends themselves perfectly to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even crostini!

Ingredients:
4 Jimmy Nardello peppers, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 red onion, or 2-3 Tropea onions, or a combination of the two, peeled and chopped
¼ cup olive oil
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat broiler.

2. Toss together all ingredients with ½ teaspoon salt in a large shallow baking pan. Broil 4 inches from heat until vegetables begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Turn over and stir, then broil 8 to 10 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with fennel fronds.

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Bratwurst with Caramelized Onions & Sweet Peppers

This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful! (If you happen to have any leftovers, try piling them into a sandwich with this week’s pumpernickel bread.)

Ingredients:
4 bratwurst links
1 sweet onion, peeled and sliced into half-rings
1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced into rings
2 leeks, trimmed of root and dark green ends and thinly-sliced
2 sweet peppers, such as this week’s Pimento, seeded and sliced
2 tablespoons butter

Method:
1. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter and then add both the onions, leeks and peppers, cooking over low heat until all the onions and leeks are caramelized and the peppers are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in another skillet, simmer the bratwurst in 1-2-inches of water to cover for 20 minutes. Then drain off the water from the skillet and continue cooking just long enough to brown the bratwurst lightly.

3. To serve, pile the bratwurst atop the caramelized veggies and serve with mustard on the side.

Season to Season Recipes

Swinging from cloudy and drippy to sunny and (super) crisp, the weather has us—and the gardens—toeing the line between summer and fall. Luckily, that also means that we are enjoying produce from both seasons as summery favorites like peppers, cucumbers and corn continue to delight alongside new offerings like the buttery Chanterelle mushrooms that pair beautifully with this week’s cozy pappardelle pasta. Also included: Italian Rustica bread, farm-fresh eggs and a beautiful French Rosé so you can toast to whatever season is at hand today.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Pappardelle Pasta with Sautéed Chanterelle Mushrooms & Herbs
Rich with locally-foraged mushrooms and herbs, this pasta beautifully captures the flavors of fall.

Corn Chowder with Sweet Italian Pepper & Onion
Fresh sage and a hint of chile pepper give this sweet chowder just a subtle hint of spice.

Lemon Broccolini
This light and fresh side is accented by tart lemon juice and fresh-cracked pepper.

Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and Grana-style cheese, these beautiful tomatoes are a worthy supper side.

Pickled Peppers
These addictive peppers are wonderful for snacking, or served with burgers, tacos and sandwiches.

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