Radicchio Salad with Cara Cara & Blood Oranges

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

Ingredients:
1 cup (2-4) shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into rings, and separated
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 head Lusia radicchio, halved, cored and shredded like slaw
8 ounces baby arugula
2 Cara Cara oranges, peeled and sliced into thin half-rounds
2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced into thin half-rounds
⅔ cup pitted Kalamata olives
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, both oranges and olives. Lift the shallots from the vinegar with a slotted spoon, sprinkle them on the salad, and toss lightly to combine (discard vinegar).

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.

Cozy & Comforting Recipes

Happy New Year! Cozy up to our first delivery of the year, which features our handcrafted tomato soup, plus freshly-baked Gruyère cheese bread and our light and bright citronette to drizzle over this week’s bounty of greens. Also accented by produce like leeks, Brussels sprouts and carrots, plus farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs and cocoa nib granola, this lineup is sure to help you start your year off right.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cara Cara Orange, Radicchio & Fennel Salad with Citronette
A light, bright and refreshing addition to any dinner lineup.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears
This unique flavor combination is accented by salty pistachios.

Herb-Roasted Winter Squash
We turn to this simple method time and time again—the combination of sage, thyme and garlic infuses the squash with a rich, wonderful flavor.

Honey-Kissed Carrots with Sea Salt
The opposing flavors of sweet honey and flaky sea salt balance this beautiful side.

Leek & Mushroom Frittata
Perhaps best served at room temperature, this luscious frittata from Bon Appetit is a fantastic do-ahead entrée.

Cozy Comforts Recipes

Along with busy days and festive nights, December has brought with it a continuation of November’s wet and windy weather. Accordingly, this week’s lineup invites you to sit down to a cozy, comfy supper after a damp day with risotto crafted with earthy Chanterelle mushrooms, herb-kissed fromage blanc and a truffle, sea salt and Parmesan blend topping, plus soft, chewy focaccia bread and a beautiful Washington red wine. Also accompanied by Lollipop radishes, Chioggia radicchio, leeks, Brussels sprouts and beautiful garden-grown herbs, this box will do wonders to ward off any rainy day blues (as will a glass of heirloom blueberry juice!).

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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

Fresh Radicchio, Fennel & Apple Salad
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this cool salad celebrates the classic combination of fennel and radicchio.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Breadcrumbs
Topped with buttery, golden brown breadcrumbs, these Brussels sprouts are the epitome of comfort food.

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

Lemon-Olive Oil Custard
Ready in 10 minutes, this thick, creamy custard makes for a stunningly-simple dessert.

Fresh Radicchio, Fennel & Apple Salad

Tart, crunchy and crisp, this cool salad celebrates the classic combination of fennel and radicchio.

Ingredients:
1 head radicchio
2 fennel bulbs
1 large apple, such as Pippin
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 shallot, minced
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup toasted pecans, chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. First prep the radicchio by coring and slicing into thin pieces; also core, peel and thinly-slice the fennel. Cut the apple into slices. Combine the radicchio, fennel and apple in a large bowl.

2. In another bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper.

3. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, then pour half of the dressing over the radicchio-fennel mixture and stir to combine.

4. Taste, and gradually add more dressing to your liking. Garnish with reserved fennel fronds and pecans.

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