Spring Color Recipes

From meaty, charcoal-hued Oyster mushrooms to ruby-red rhubarb, this week’s lineup is awash in color! Enjoy the best that spring has to offer with the likes of vivid bunching scallions, leeks, Boro red beets, Wild Twist apples and radishes, plus fresh spring “greenery” such as pea shoots, arugula and broccoli microgreens. Also included in this bright box: Farm-fresh eggs from our heritage breed laying hens, a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, Challah bread and chives plucked straight from the herb garden. To spring!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Pea Shoot & Microgreen Salad with Hazelnuts
This stellar salad from Food & Wine is beautifully balanced with peppery microgreens and sweet pea shoots.

Pan-Fried Oyster Mushrooms with Garlic
A rustic and beautiful side dish, these easy pan-fried mushrooms taste meaty and garlicky, and yet delicate and fresh.

Buttered Radishes with Poached Eggs
Tender radishes and shallots are topped with a silky poached egg for the perfect finish.

Rhubarb-Thyme Jam
This sweet-and-savory spread is delicious on toasted crostini with a little crumbled chevre; or, add it to your morning oatmeal for an unexpected touch!

Roasted Rhubarb
This rosy-colored roasted dish makes for an excellent dessert, especially served with vanilla ice cream!

Rhubarb Custards
These custards from Martha Stewart Living couldn’t be any easier! (Or more delicious!)

Poached Eggs Over Braised Spring Greens on Multigrain Toast

Fantastic for lunch, brunch, a snack or supper!

Ingredients:
4 eggs
4 teaspoons vinegar
1 pound braising greens, such as a combination of this week’s pea shoots, spinach and salad mix
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Multigrain bread, sliced and toasted
Radish and sunflower microgreens, for garnish

Method:
1. To poach the eggs, half-fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add a hefty pinch of salt. Meanwhile, crack each egg into its own small bowl and add a teaspoon of vinegar to each. Stir the boiling water vigorously with a balloon whisk until you have a whirlpool then immediately (and softly!) slip the egg into the pot. Turn the heat down low, and cook for three minutes. Gently lift eggs out of the pot and drain on paper towels.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the greens and cook until all are just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

3. To serve, top a piece of multigrain toast with a hearty helping of greens and a poached egg. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with microgreens.

Simply Delicious Recipes

This week’s box is fit for brunch, lunch and beyond with all the ingredients for an easy, elegant meal—from our housemade butternut squash-ginger soup and multigrain bread to smoky blue cheese dressing and roasted hazelnuts to add to crisp salad greens. Also featuring such favorites as Sauk Farm apple cider, organic whole grain flour from Cairnspring Mills, our signature bread pudding and farm-fresh eggs, this lineup is rounded out by Savoy cabbage, Cara Cara oranges and Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes—enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing & Roasted Hazelnuts
The salad makes for an excellent accompaniment to this week’s Butternut squash soup.

Poached Eggs Over Braised Greens on Multigrain Toast
Fantastic for lunch, brunch, a snack or supper!

Buttery Braised Leeks
Accented with just a squeeze of lemon, these sublime leeks are a worthy side dish.

Pac Choi with Garlic
Fragrant garlic lends big flavor to sautéed pac choi greens.

Preserved Meyer Lemons
Toss these preserved beauties with roasted fingerlings (see recipe!), or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Preserved Meyer Lemons
This easy-peasy recipe from Bon Appetit has rave reviews online—and for good reason!

Poached Duck Eggs over Sautéed Spring Greens & Hedgehog Mushrooms

These creamy poached eggs are perfectly complemented by flavorful kale rapini, pea shoots and Swiss chard greens.

Ingredients:
4 duck eggs
4 teaspoons vinegar
1 large bunch kale rapini, removed of any tough stem ends, florets reserved and greens roughly chopped
1 large bunch Swiss chard, removed of any tough stem ends and greens roughly chopped
2 cups pea shoots
2 cups Hedgehog mushrooms, trimmed of any tough ends
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Grana-style cheese, grated, and crispy breadcrumbs (optional)

Method:
1. To poach the eggs, half-fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add a hefty pinch of salt. Meanwhile, crack each egg into it’s own small bowl and add a teaspoon of vinegar to each. Stir the boiling water vigorously with a balloon whisk until you have a whirlpool then immediately (and softly!) slip the egg into the pot. Turn the heat down low, and cook for three minutes. Gently lift eggs out of the pot and drain on paper towels.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the rapini greens and florets, pea shoots, Swiss chard greens and mushrooms and cook until all are just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

3. To serve, add a serving of greens and mushrooms to a plate, and then top with a poached egg. Season with salt and pepper, as needed, and top with grated Grana-style cheese and crispy breadcrumbs, if desired.

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