Flavors of Mediterranean Recipes

The light and bright flavors of Greece lend themselves beautifully to this week’s box as favorites like cucumbers, snap peas and summer squash all begin their summer ripening. Take advantage of this bounty with a menu starring freshly-baked focaccia bread and imported extra virgin olive for dipping, plus briny Kalamata olives, gorgeous sheep’s milk feta cheese and fragrant oregano, all to incorporate into a Greek village salad along with your choice of produce. Tunawerth Greek-style yogurt, farm-fresh eggs and ripe apricots complete this lineup of Mediterranean-inspired delights.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Tzatziki
This signature Greek condiment is wonderful served with this week’s focaccia.

Braised Carrots with Feta & Fresh Mint
This gorgeous side dish is freshened up with creamy feta and fragrant mint.

Greek Village Salad
The classic Mediterranean salad, tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and feta.

Cucumber & Snap Pea Salad
This crisp salad will cool you down on a hot summer’s day.

Grilled Radicchio with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
These radicchio wedges are wonderful served alongside a grilled entrée.

Grilled Apricots with Almond Whipped Cream
Drizzled with honey and topped with toasted almonds, these apricots are simply stunning for dessert.

Soup’s On Recipes

What a snowy week it has been! As the flakes turn to raindrops, we’ve got an incredibly-satisfying menu of warm and cozy favorites to help ward off any pervading winter chill: Housemade French lentil soup crafted from seasonal veg, smoky pancetta and our own chicken stock, Gruyère cheese bread to serve alongside, and all the ingredients to make your own buckwheat crêpes with earthy mushroom filling. Also included: A beautiful bounty of greens fit for braising, both our signature citronette dressing and crème fraîche, as well as produce like red beets, Mokum carrots, Black Spanish radishes and a medley of crisp apples.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Buckwheat Crêpes
Once you perfect the technique here, start playing with your favorite fillings. This week, we’ve given you our earthy mushroom filling to try!

Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara Oranges & Shaved Black Radish
This lovely salad is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Braised Greens
These tender greens are a great side dish.

Grana Cheese-Roasted Broccolini
Tossed with garlic breadcrumbs and nutty Grana cheese, this tender broccolini is fantastic tossed with pasta or served atop grilled bread.

Frizzled Leeks
These crispy leeks are a wonderful garnish for salads, soups or main dish proteins like beef, pork or salmon.

European-Style Buckwheat Cake
Known as schwarzplententorte in German or torta di granosaraceno in Italian, this wonderfully moist and dense cake is usually eaten for breakfast together with a big cup of coffee—or as a morning or afternoon snack.

Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara & Shaved Black Radish

This lovely salad is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.

Ingredients:
1 head Rosalba radicchio, halved, cored and shredded like slaw
2 cups baby arugula
2 cups microgreens
2 Cara Cara oranges, peeled and sliced into thin half-rounds
½ cup Black Spanish radish, shaved with a vegetable peeler
½ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ cup olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Place the shallots in a small shallow bowl and pour the vinegar over them. Set aside for 10 minutes to macerate.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine the radicchio, arugula, microgreens, orange rounds and shaved radish.

3. In a 1-cup glass measuring cup, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly add in the olive oil. Pour enough of the vinaigrette over the salad to moisten well. Sprinkle with an additional pinch of salt, toss well and serve.

Pasta Night Recipes

In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a truly satisfying Italian-style spread: An appetizer platter of cheeses and olives to nibble as you cook; fresh-baked focaccia to dip in our truffle-infused oil; locally-crafted bucatini pasta topped with organic Italian sausage and Nonna’s marinara sauce; and finally, our signature tiramisu to enjoy for dessert. Also included: Our bright Italian vinaigrette, fresh garden herbs and a lineup of produce favorites like sweet pea shoots, romanesco, parsnips, leeks and Honey tangerines—mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini with Italian Sausage & Marinara Sauce
So simple, so satisfying: Top this week’s bucatini with our housemade sauce and cooked and crumbled Italian sausage.

Radicchio & Apple Salad with Italian Vinaigrette
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this salad celebrates the classic combination of apple and radicchio.

Simple Roasted Romanesco
Use this basic roasting method as a jumping off point for enjoying this crunchy, mellow vegetable.

Roasted Parsnips & Carrots with Shallots
This recipe works well with any number of root vegetables—use whatever you have in your crisper!

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

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