Classic Basil Pesto

Toss it on pasta, add it to salad dressings, drizzle over heirloom tomatoes—the possibilities are endless with this classic sauce!

Ingredients:
4 cups fresh basil leaves (from about 3 large bunches)
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
⅓ cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
½ cup freshly grated Grana-style cheese
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Method:
1. Combine basil, pine nuts, cheese and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until paste forms, stopping often to push down any basil caught on the sides of the bowl. Then, with the motor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt, and then transfer to a small bowl.

Risotto Night Recipes

The calendar may say May, but the spring temps sure have remained chilly, so warm yourself body and soul this week with a lineup that stars one of our farmhouse favorites: cozy risotto crafted with arborio rice, wild and earthy Porcini mushrooms and our own signature chicken stock. Also including Gruyère cheese bread, soft, spreadable sheep’s milk cheese and a bevy of bold greens, this box is still flush with the offerings of spring despite the pervasive gray, from purple sprouting broccoli and gold potatoes to Hakurei turnips and red radishes. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Porcini Mushroom Risotto
Creamy and delicious, this recipe is a favorite here at the farm—just remember to stir!

How-To: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms
Follow these simple steps to reconstitute the beautiful mushrooms for this week’s risotto.

Roasted Radishes
Seasoned with fresh thyme and red onions, these buttery radishes are an excellent accompaniment to just about any protein.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Salad
This room temperature salad from The Barefoot Contessa has just the right amount of crunch!

Mustard Greens Pesto
Brilliantly green, this mustard green pesto packs a bit of a kick and pairs beautifully with grilled baby potatoes.

Mustard Greens Pesto

Brilliantly green, this mustard green pesto packs a bit of a kick and pairs beautifully with grilled fingerling potatoes!

Ingredients:
1 bunch mustard greens, trimmed and chopped
½ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
6 cloves garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon sea salt
1½ cups extra virgin olive oil

Method:
1. Toss pecans, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds into a bowl, and cover them by 2 inches with warm water. Allow them to soak for 4 to 6 hours, drain and rinse well. (If you’re short on time, you can substitute roasted nuts and seeds.)

2. Place soaked pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and garlic into your food processor. Pulse 3 to 4 times until just combined. Toss in mustard greens and sea salt and pulse for a few seconds.

3. Turn the food processor on and slowly drizzle olive oil into the seeds and greens until it forms a smooth and uniform paste. Serve immediately or transfer to mason jars, cap with additional olive oil and refrigerate for up to a month.

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A Taste of Italian Summer Recipes

Crafted from tender basil leaves, sweet pine nuts, extra-virgin olive oil, Grana-style cheese, fragrant garlic and a kiss of sea salt, classic Genovese pesto is a true taste of summer—and our weekly delivery comes complete with the ingredients to craft your own incredibly fresh version. Accompanied by imported orecchiette pasta and fresh Italian Rustica bread to pair with that glorious pesto, this summery lineup also includes farm-fresh eggs, heirloom tomatoes, a crisp rosé and beautifully ripe plums. Mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Classic Basil Pesto
Toss it on pasta, stir into salad dressings, drizzle over heirloom tomatoes—the possibilities are endless with this classic sauce!

Frisée Salad with Plums & Hazelnuts
Later in the fall, this salad is equally amazing with slices of crisp apple or juicy pear.

Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Slow-roasting these beautiful tomatoes concentrates their unique flavor—try these with a drizzle of pesto!

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The bright combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Honey & Lemon
Break out the barbecue for these flavorful cauliflower “steaks”!

Plum Compote
This delectable compote is delicious spooned over yogurt, ice cream, even waffles or pancakes!

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