Summering in France Recipes

Cool, classic and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh produce like tender-crisp lettuce, green beans and fingerling potatoes, and accents like hard-boiled eggs and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week honors Bastille Day with local ingredients to create your own version of the famous salad, plus summery herbs and produce, creamy chevre cheese from Lost Peacock farm, dry organic rosé wine, a fresh baguette and even apricots. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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

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

Frisée Salad with Apricots & Hazelnuts
This salad is amazing with pretty much any stone fruit, from plums to peaches to this week’s apricots.

Charred Romano Bean Salad
This simple, satisfying salad courtesy of chef Michael Symon always gets rave reviews!

Red Radish Spread with Fresh Herbs
This cool, creamy spread is wonderful slathered on sliced baguette bread for a starter or a mid-afternoon snack.

Charred Red Spring Onion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.

Summer All-Stars Recipes

Apricots! Tomatoes! Cucumbers! These late summer staples are arriving in abundance here in August and this week’s box celebrates them in all their sun-ripened glory, as well as other favorites such as summer squash, Tropea and Walla Walla onions, yellow Romano beans, rainbow Swiss Chard, fragrant herbs and fennel. Also joining these summer all-stars: Freshly-baked focaccia, basil-infused olive oil, creamy chevre from Lost Peacock Farm, fresh eggs from our heritage-breed hens and our signature cobbler crust mix to whip up something special for dessert. Long live summer!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Mediterranean Summer Salad
This classic salad makes the best of summer tomatoes and cucumbers.

Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Focaccia Bread Salad
The beauty of this summery salad is in its simplicity: Be sure to use good-quality olive oil and season generously!

Grilled Fennel
A wonderful side for grilled chicken or steak.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini, tossed into pastas, or scattered over pizza.

Yellow Romano Beans with Caramelized Tropea Onions
These beautiful beans are tossed with Italian red onions and fresh parsley.

Apricot Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this summery dessert—just add vanilla ice cream!

Good Morning Recipes

Put on the coffee pot, pull out your favorite skillet and wake up to this week’s box—with organic flavorfully-spiced sausage from the Smoking Goose, Pain au Levain bread, farm-fresh eggs, plus a beautiful assortment of produce, it has everything you need to whip up a cozy breakfast to linger over with family and friends. Choose from the likes of heirloom tomatoes, peppery arugula, Romano beans and fresh Lobia black-eyed peas to incorporate into your recipes (see this week’s suggestions!), place a sweet mini bouquet of seasonal blooms on the table, and enjoy greeting the new day.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Sausage & Arugula Breakfast Frittata
Spicy, tender arugula brings a pleasant bite to this baked dish with savory sausage and potato rounds.

Baked Eggs with Heirloom Tomatoes
Juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a touch of cream lend rich appeal to this dish.

Baked Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast
This homey recipe from The Pioneer Woman can easily be done a day ahead and chilled until ready to bake.

Braised Radishes with Shallots
Tender and juicy, these beautiful radishes are accented by fresh parsley and balsamic vinegar.

Stewed Romano Beans with Tomatoes
Braising the beans lends them a beautiful texture without sacrificing any of their gorgeous color!

Italian Summer Recipes

The Italian summer calls to mind visions of flavorful pasta enjoyed alongside a bottle of fine wine and beautifully prepared garden-grown produce. Hence, this week’s box captures the flavors of summer by way of Italy with Skagit River Ranch’s organic Italian sausage and imported semolina pasta to toss with a super-fresh heirloom tomato sauce, plus garlic fougasse bread and creamy chevre cheese from Lost Peacock Creamery. Also included for this relaxed, refreshing meal: Ripe and juicy summer nectarines, Badge Flame beets and other seasonal highlights like Romano beans, English cucumber and Little Gem Romaine.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Summer Heirloom Tomato Pasta with Italian Sausage
This light and lovely pasta makes the best of summer heirlooms; we also recommend adding a dollop of creamy chevre to each serving!

Baked Eggs with Heirloom Tomatoes
Juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a touch of cream lend rich appeal to this dish.

Cherry Tomato-Beet Salad
Topped with a mustard-balsamic dressing, this cherry tomato and roasted beet salad is incredibly flavorful.

Escarole Salad with Grana-Dijon Dressing
A wonderful side salad to this week’s pasta!

Romano Beans with Caramelized Tropea Onions
These beautiful beans are tossed with Italian red onions and fresh parsley.

Blueberry-Nectarine Buckle
This easy dessert is sure to please the whole family!

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