Summer Splendor Recipes

Green beans to heirloom tomatoes, zucchini to baby artichokes, the summer hits just keep coming! This box celebrates summer with a plethora of locally-grown produce—yellow Romano beans, cucumbers, and Walla Walla bunched onions, as well as crisp Cegolaine lettuces and fragrant garden herbs—all accented by imported Italian pasta, sunflower seed-kissed multigrain bread, peppery edible flowers, farm-fresh eggs and a market bouquet to grace your table. So, slice up an apricot, thumb through the recipes and enjoy these summer gems to the fullest.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Braised Baby Artichokes
Simmered with white wine and chicken stock, these tender artichokes are melt-in-your-mouth tender. (Try spooning them over pasta with some freshly-grated Grana cheese!)

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish on a warm day.

Green Bean Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Tossed with a Dijon mustard and sherry vinaigrette, these beans boast bright, zesty flavor.

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Zucchini
Brushed with a herb-kissed butter mixture, these zucchini slices pair well with grilled chicken, fish or steak.

Fennel & Lemon Relish
This crisp slaw from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II is excellent tossed with grilled veggies.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
In addition to salad greens, this bright and robust dressing is wonderful tossed with pasta, or drizzled over steamed or grilled artichokes.

Fennel & Lemon Relish

This crisp slaw from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II is excellent tossed with grilled veggies.

Ingredients:
2 lemons
2-3 fennel bulbs
1 shallot
2-3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Using a box grater or rasp, zest both lemons, then reserve the zest and fruit.

2. Peel and finely dice the shallot. Place shallot in a small bowl with the lemon zest, juice of 1 lemon, Champagne vinegar, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well and let sit for a few minutes to macerate. Whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil. Taste for salt and acid and adjust as needed.

3. Trim the fronds and dark green stalks from the fennel bulb. Cut the bulb in half lengthwise and then into a fine dice. Toss with salt to taste and stir into the lemon-shallot mixture. Remove all the remaining peel from the unjuiced lemon and cut the segments from their membranes. Cut segments into a medium dice and gently stir them into the relish. Let relish sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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Classic & Colorful Recipes

As we begin the month of November, this week’s box fittingly celebrates the month’s classic, cozy and color-rich flavors. With the first Delicata and Black Futsu squash, plus blushy pink Rosalba radicchio, rainbow Swiss chard, a trio of Italian heirloom onions and Chioggia beets, as well as sliced wholegrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, crunchy almond bites, fragrant herbs, and a lovely French wine, this lineup is sure to bring comfort to your soul; enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Braised Rainbow Swiss Chard with Garlic
A wonderful side dish to accompany your fall entrées.

Maple-Ginger Winter Squash
You’ll love this unique flavor combination!

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

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Punched up by sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard, this vinaigrette will add a bright, yet rich, finish to salad greens.

Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish
Jimmy Nardello peppers lend themselves well to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even crostini!

Fall Provisions Recipes

After months of avoiding turning on a hot oven, the return of some cooler, drippy days have us hankering to get back in the kitchen once again. Thus, this week’s lineup is full of fall provisions to help you stock your shelves—from bread flour, yeast and focaccia bread to Grana-style cheese and cultured butter with sea salt—and an array of culinary delights to cook up however you please. Have fun experimenting with silky duck eggs, vibrantly-hued French peppers, heirloom tomatoes and other seasonal produce, plus we’ve included our cobbler crust mix and the last of the peaches so that you can pop one last summery cobbler into that oven.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Fall Vegetable Frittata with Duck Eggs
Packed with fingerling potatoes, sweet peppers and Grana-style cheese, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.

Sautéed Swiss Chard with French Yellow Peppers
This colorful mixture is wonderful served over pasta noodles, or topped with a poached duck egg!

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
As good as heirloom tomatoes are fresh, roasting them concentrates their flavor even more!

Grana Cheese with Honey & Red Pepper Flakes
The success of this lovely snack depends entirely on the quality of the ingredients, so don’t scrimp!

Sweet & Spicy Pepper Relish
This amazing topping brings the sweet heat and is delicious spooned over scrambled duck eggs!

Peach Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this classic dessert!

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