Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake

We love this moist coffee cake come morning, noon or night!

Ingredients:
For filling:
3 cups sliced fresh rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 quart fresh strawberries, mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup sugar
⅓ cup cornstarch

For cake:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1½ cups buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For topping:
¼ cup butter
¾ cup flour
¾ cup sugar

Method:
1. In a large saucepan, combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice. Cover and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes. Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir into saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt from the cake ingredient list. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat buttermilk, eggs and vanilla; stir into crumb mixture.

3. Spread half of the batter evenly into a greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Carefully spread filling on top. Drop remaining batter by tablespoonfuls over filling.

4. For topping, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in flour and sugar until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter. Place coffee cake on middle rack; bake 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Gifts from the Garden Recipes

Our April showers seemed to have been followed by even more May showers, but despite the unseasonably cold weather, the garden is providing a colorful pick-me-up for this week’s delivery. Including lilac-hued chive blossoms, ruby-red rhubarb, and verdant rapini, leeks and arugula, in addition to radishes, asparagus and baby potatoes, the spring-fresh box also features egg grattini, Andouille sausage, chicken stock, farm-fresh eggs, and green garlic. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grilled Asparagus with Classic Gremolata
This healthy, easy dish is a classic way to serve asparagus in the Italian region of Lombardy—and it only takes a few minutes to put together.

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes with Chive Blossoms
This beautiful dish is sure to be a new spring favorite!

Chive Blossom Vinegar
This punchy vinegar is fantastic incorporated into salad dressings; just swap it one-to-one with your favorite vinegar in recipes!

Chive Blossom-Garlic Aioli
This flavorful aioli is wonderful served with freshly-roasted asparagus, or even with homemade French fries!

Apple-Rhubarb Crisp

A quick and easy dessert—simply toss apples and rhubarb with the following ingredients, then sprinkle with our signature crisp topping.

Ingredients:
2 cups rhubarb, washed and chopped
4 cups apples, peeled, washed and sliced
1¼ cups sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1-2 tablespoons of butter
F&L fruit crisp topping

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°.

2. Toss the rhubarb and apple slices with sugar and cornstarch. Place in an oven safe dish and add butter dabs to the top.

3. Sprinkle the fruit crisp topping evenly over the fruit, covering it completely. Bake until the topping is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbling.

Good Morning Recipes

Rise and shine, it’s brunch time: Break your fast with this week’s lineup of favorites, from organic sausages and cinnamon-raisin bread to sweet and nutty organic cracked farro porridge and of course, fresh eggs from our flock of heritage breed laying hens. Spring is really starting to sing in the gardens, too, as you’ll also find fresh asparagus, pea and sunflower shoots, ruby-red rhubarb, turnips and Japanese Misome greens all in your box, as well as fragrant herbs and Belgian endive. Good morning, indeed!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Asparagus & Mushroom Frittata
This lovely springtime-fresh frittata can be easily served for brunch, lunch, or dinner; you choose!

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

Roasted Endive with Walnut Vinaigrette
This warm side pairs beautifully with this week’s frittata.

Rhubarb-Apple Cake with Almonds
A great baking project for an afternoon at home.

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
A simple, easy and incredibly flavorful salad vinaigrette to add to your arsenal!

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