Grilled Vegetable Medley

This recipe is extremely adaptable depending on the veggies you have on hand; feel free to mix it up!

Ingredients:
2 small, or 1 large zucchini, sliced into long strips
6-8 Hakurei turnips, trimmed of any greens and scrubbed clean
4 baby fennel bulbs, trimmed of green ends and sliced into thick wedges lengthwise
Olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Spread the vegetables out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.

2. Arrange the vegetables on the grill grate, or in a grill basket, and cook until all the veggies are softened and slightly charred (some will take longer than others, so plan to just keep watch). Remove from the heat and reserve until it’s time to serve up some risotto!

Cremini Mushroom Risotto with Grilled Vegetable Medley

A summery spin on a farmhouse favorite—just remember to stir!

Ingredients:
1½ cups Arborio rice
4-5 cups warm chicken stock
½ cup white wine (if desired)
½ finely chopped onions or shallots
1-2 tablespoons chopped garlic (if desired)
1 cup Cremini mushrooms, washed, dried and sautéed until golden brown in butter
8 tablespoons butter or olive oil (can use a mixture)
½ cup grated Grana cheese
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Lemon
Grilled Vegetable Medley (see recipe)

Method:
1. In a saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil and then turn down to a simmer to keep hot. In another large saucepan over medium low heat, melt 4-5 tablespoons of butter and cook the onions or shallots until soft but not brown.

2. Add garlic and continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Turn the heat up and add the Arborio rice. Stir for about one minute.

3. Add a ladleful of stock to the rice and continue stirring until almost absorbed. Add another ladleful of stock and the wine and continue stirring—repeat until all the stock is gone and the rice is creamy and tender.

4. Stir in the remaining butter, sautéed mushrooms, and grated Grana cheese until melted. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and season to taste with pepper, and serve each portion topped with a hearty helping of Grilled Vegetable Medley, a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon .

Risotto Night Recipes

The calendar may say May, but the spring temps sure have remained chilly, so warm yourself body and soul this week with a lineup that stars one of our farmhouse favorites: cozy risotto crafted with arborio rice, wild and earthy Porcini mushrooms and our own signature chicken stock. Also including Gruyère cheese bread, soft, spreadable sheep’s milk cheese and a bevy of bold greens, this box is still flush with the offerings of spring despite the pervasive gray, from purple sprouting broccoli and gold potatoes to Hakurei turnips and red radishes. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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

How-To: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms
Follow these simple steps to reconstitute the beautiful mushrooms for this week’s risotto.

Roasted Radishes
Seasoned with fresh thyme and red onions, these buttery radishes are an excellent accompaniment to just about any protein.

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

Mustard Greens Pesto
Brilliantly green, this mustard green pesto packs a bit of a kick and pairs beautifully with grilled baby potatoes.

Comfort Classics

With a few flurries the air and what we hope are the last frigid overnight temps this week, this lineup accordingly invites you to cozy up to a comfy supper starring a risotto crafted with earthy dried Porcini mushrooms, Cherry Valley Dairy fromage blanc, our own white truffle oil and a truffle, sea salt and Parmesan blend topping. Also accompanied by golden beets, purple top baby turnips, iron-rich spinach and beautiful garden-grown herbs, plus Gruyère cheese bread, lemony olives and chocolate-coated almonds, this box will do wonders to ward off any lingering wintertime blues (as will a glass of French white wine!).

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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

How-To: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms
Follow these simple steps to reconstitute the beautiful mushrooms for this week’s risotto.

Braised Asian Greens
These tender greens are a great side dish.

Spinach Salad with Apples & Pecans
This fresh salad combines gorgeous spinach and crisp apple slices and is finished with a light Champagne apple cider vinaigrette.

Mashed Turnips & Parsnips
This side dish is rich and comforting, thanks to the combination of turnips, parsnips and fresh herbs.

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