Creamy Scalloped Potatoes with Chive Blossoms

This beautiful dish is sure to be a new spring favorite!

Ingredients:
3 pounds fingerling or other small new potato
2 shallots, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces soft mild goat cheese
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Fresh flowering chives, snipped with scissors, for garnish

Method:
1, Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Peel potatoes and cut into ⅛-inch-thick slices with a manual slicer or sharp thin knife. Keep slices in a large bowl of cold water while making sauce.

3. Cook shallots in butter in a small skillet over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened. Transfer to a blender and purée with milk, cream, cheese, kosher salt to taste, and pepper.

4. Drain potatoes in a large colander and pat dry. Arrange in a buttered 3-quart shallow baking dish in 3 layers, pouring some of sauce over each layer (use all of sauce) and putting best potato slices on top layer. Bake, covered with foil, in lower third of oven. Remove foil after 45 minutes and continue to bake until potatoes are tender, 30 to 45 minutes more. If desired, briefly broil potatoes under preheated broiler until top is golden.

Brunch Time Recipes

Can you feel it? The tulip shoots are stretching towards the skies, birds are gathering up twigs to build their nests, and we even shed our jackets one afternoon last week: The march towards spring is gaining momentum! Celebrate the changing seasons with a delicious brunch lineup filled with some of our favorite provisions—from Skagit River Ranch’s all-natural breakfast sausages and farm-fresh eggs to spiced apple butter for spreading on a warm muffin made with Fairhaven Mill cornmeal. Also included: Fresh raisin bread, crisp apple cider from Sauk Farm, cocktail pecans, fresh produce like Cara Cara oranges, Cremini mushrooms and springtime leeks, plus a truly gorgeous gorgonzola dolce cheese. Good morning, indeed!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cremini Mushroom Scramble
Earthy mushrooms and fragrant garlic elevate farmstead eggs in this stunning scramble.

Apple & Pecan Green Salad with Gorgonzola Dolce
This beautiful salad is light and fresh, a perfect pairing for this week’s brunch fare.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Uitilizing both apple cider and apple cider vinegar, as well as shallots and Dijon, this punchy vinaigrette is packed with flavor.

Roasted Leeks
Seasoned with salt and pepper, these leeks make for a satisfying side.

Gorgonzola & Honey Roasted Potatoes
An interesting, yet classic, Italian combination of sweet and savory.

Cornmeal Muffins
Moist, fluffy, and easy to make from scratch!

Gorgonzola & Honey Roasted Potatoes

An interesting, yet classic, Italian combination of sweet and savory.

Ingredients:
1½ pounds fingerling, or other small new potato
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stems and chopped
¼ cup gorgonzola dolce cheese
2 tablespoons honey
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Cut fingerlings in half lengthwise, if on the larger side. Then in a large bowl, toss the fingerlings in oil, add salt and pepper to taste, and the rosemary.

2. Place onto a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 45 minutes, turning potatoes half way through. Potatoes should turn a nice shade of brown and be fork tender. Remove from the oven and put the roasted potatoes on a serving platter, then add the gorgonzola on top in bite-size pieces and drizzle with the honey.

St. Patrick’s Day Feast Recipes

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day and the arrival of spring on Sunday, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from gorgeous cabbage to fragrant sweet bay—as well as all the ingredients for a satisfying holiday supper inspired by the Emerald Isle. With traditional Irish soda bread, side dish-ready produce like carrots, turnips and potatoes, a golden Irish lager and a premium-quality corned beef brisket, all brined and ready to go from Carlton Farms, this week’s box is fit for feasting with your nearest and dearest. As the Irish blessing says: “Bless us with good food, the gift of gab and hearty laughter; may the love and joy we share, be with us ever after.” Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef with Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes
Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you’re guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw from Diane Morgan’s Roots is a snap to do-ahead.

Tatties & Neeps
The Irish classic!

Creamed Green Cabbage
This delectable cabbage is coated in a creamy béchamel sauce for extra flavor.

Butter-Braised Turnips
Simmered in rich chicken stock, this dish is finished with lemon juice and thyme for fresh appeal.

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