Springtime Brunch Recipes

The flavors of spring continue to delight, this week in a produce-packed brunch featuring organic Italian sausage, locally-crafted oat and pecan breakfast cookies and farm-fresh eggs to fry, poach or scramble as you please. Accented by bittersweet chocolate Bosc pear sauce, moist cinnamon raisin bread and colorful produce including Cara Cara oranges, Oyster mushrooms and spring onions, this breakfast is fit for a leisurely gathering—complete with a bottle of crisp Prosecco to share.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Scrambled Eggs with Spring Onions
Punched up with bright spring onions, these scrambled eggs are divine.

Grilled Spring Onions with Lemon & Thyme
This recipe elevates spring onions to a stunning side dish.

Roasted Oyster Mushrooms
Roasting these mushrooms in the oven lends rich, concentrated flavor—delicious!

Sautéed Leeks & Oyster Mushrooms
Gently tossed with butter, this beautiful side dish brings out the mellow, sweet flavors of these two spring favorites.

Baby Red Potato ‘Homefries’
These creamy, rustic potatoes are flecked with fresh parsley for freshness and red pepper flakes for heat.

Cara Cara Orange Compote
This tart-sweet spread is lovely on croissants and toast.

Honey-Lemon Dressing
This bright and light dressing is wonderful tossed with spring spinach greens, or even with roasted veggies for an unexpected touch!

Fall Comforts Recipes

Stave off the chill this week with a lineup of warm-and-wonderful fall pairings—rich, flavorful vegetable minestrone soup with toasted Pomodoro bread, plus Italian red wine. Complemented by our housemade plum jam and seasonal produce including sweet corn, leeks and red-fleshed Amarosa potatoes, this cozy meal begs to be eaten fireside, tucked in your favorite chair, with a glass of wine in hand.

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Red Potato Mash with Leek Confit
This easy, casserole-style dish is rich with buttery leeks and red Amarosa potatoes.

Grilled Corn Salad with Sweet Peppers
This warm salad is crisp and crunchy, boasting a wonderful smoky flavor from the perfectly-charred corn and peppers.

Carrot & Apple Sauté with Rosemary
This beautiful side dish sings of fresh autumn flavors!

Herb-Roasted Cauliflower
Seasoned with parsley, garlic and lemon, this incredibly-easy cauliflower recipe is a keeper.

Cider-Braised Beets
These delightful beets from Rick Rodgers’ The Big Book of Sides are sure to be a new fall favorite.

Arugula Pesto
This bright, flavorful pesto is a wonderful drizzled over this week’s soup!

Summering in France Recipes

Cool, classic and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh, crisp produce like green beans, cherry tomatoes and baby potatoes, creamy hard-boiled eggs and accents like briny black olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week honors Bastille Day with local and imported ingredients to create your own version of the famous salad, plus summery herbs and produce, a crisp Rosé wine, Pain au Levain bread and our housemade clafoutis batter to whip up a lovely cherry-kissed dessert.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Salade Niçoise
This classic, colorful salad from the esteemed Julia Child can be customized to your liking.

Niçoise Vinaigrette
Julia Child’s famous vinaigrette, crafted from lemon juice and Dijon mustard.

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

Piracicaba Sprouting Broccoli Salad
This room temperature salad from The Barefoot Contessa has just the right amount of crunch!

Roasted Baby Beets & Carrots with White Balsamic Dressing
This colorful dish is tossed with a slightly-sweet dressing anchored by fresh garlic scapes.

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Incredibly sweet and juicy, these roasted beauties are wonderful atop crostini.

Cherry Clafoutis
This rustic French dessert combines fresh, juicy cherries and creamy, custardy batter, all baked to golden-brown perfection.

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 green cabbage and leeks to Red Russian kale and kale rapini, plus garden-fresh herbs and a blooming shamrock plant to enliven your home. Complementing this bounty are all the ingredients for an Emerald Isle-inspired feast: hearty Irish sausages, imported cheddar cheese and soda bread kissed with raisins and caraway seed.

Here are some recipe ideas for this week:

Beet, Cheddar & Apple Tarts
Thinly-sliced beets add beautiful color to these small tarts from Martha Stewart, just the right size for appetizers.

Dublin Coddle
Combining sausage, potatoes, onions and bacon, this slow-cooked, one-pot dish is pure comfort food.

Baked Potatoes with Irish Cheddar
Finished with flavorful Irish cheddar cheese, this casserole boasts a lovely creamy texture.

Mashed Turnips & Potatoes
This side dish is rich and comforting, thanks to the combination of Gilfeather turnips, red potatoes and fresh herbs.

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.

Braised Kale Rapini with Sautéed Leeks & Garlic
This healthy, hearty side is tossed with olive oil-kissed garlic and leeks.

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