Pickled Ramps

A lovely way to preserve and enjoy these rare spring ramps for weeks to come.

Ingredients:
8 ounces ramps
2 dried red chiles
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 cup white wine vinegar
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt

Method:
1. Trim greens from ramps; reserve for another use—like pesto! Pack bulbs into a heatproof 1-pint jar along with dried red chiles, bay leaves, fennel seeds and black peppercorns.

2. Bring white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve. Pour over ramps to cover. Seal jar. Let cool, then chill.

Full of Flavor Recipes

From Daikon radish and earthy Cremini and Shiitake mushrooms to organic beef and a vibrant, locally-crafted hot pepper sauce, this week’s lineup is chock-full of flavor—and just waiting for you to toss together in a stir-fry. Accented by other such sauté-ready produce as broccolini, Senposai greens and scallions, the colorful box also includes pumpernickel bread and black Dakota popcorn kernels; crack open that bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir and enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Garlic-Ginger Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry
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Pickled Daikon Radish with Black Peppercorns
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Slow-Roasted Celery
This unexpected side is sure to be a new favorite.

Garlic Butter-Roasted Cremini Mushrooms
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Scallion Relish
This peppy relish from Martha Stewart adds flavor to the likes of scrambled eggs or even this week’s stir fry.

Home Sweet Home Recipes

During this challenging time, we are finding ourselves ever more grateful for the comforts of home and we hope to extend that same comfort to you with this lineup of satisfying, seasonal spring favorites. Starring our signature roasted cauliflower-Porcini mushroom soup and fresh Challah bread, plus a bonus meal of eggy pappardelle pasta and mellow Pioppino mushrooms, this week’s box also includes a tart Columbia Valley red, farm-fresh eggs and springy pea shoots, Meyer lemons, bright herbs and other all-stars from the garden. Be well!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Fresh Pappardelle with Sautéed Pioppino Mushrooms
Also rich with chicken stock and herbs, this pasta beautifully captures the flavors of mellow, earthy Pioppino mushrooms.

Crispy Parsnip Chips
These lightly-salted baked chips are a wonderful afternoon snack.

Quick-Pickled Carrots
These snappy little carrots are wonderful layered into sandwiches or burgers, or simply eaten straight from the jar!

Preserved Meyer Lemons
Use these preserves in salads or stews, or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.

Challah Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Drizzled with a warm bourbon sauce, this dessert is oh-so-comforting!

Quick-Pickled Carrots

These snappy little carrots are wonderful layered into sandwiches or burgers, or simply eaten straight from the jar!

Ingredients:
3-4 carrots, peeled and julienned
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup distilled white vinegar

Method:
1. In a large bowl, stir the sugar and salt into the vinegar until completely dissolved. Add the julienned carrots and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let the carrots marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate overnight.

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