This week’s box is fit for brunch, lunch and beyond with all the ingredients for an easy, elegant meal—from our housemade butternut squash-ginger soup and multigrain bread to smoky blue cheese dressing and roasted hazelnuts to add to crisp salad greens. Also featuring such favorites as Sauk Farm apple cider, organic whole grain flour from Cairnspring Mills, our signature bread pudding and farm-fresh eggs, this lineup is rounded out by Savoy cabbage, Cara Cara oranges and Austrian Crescent fingerling potatoes—enjoy!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing & Roasted Hazelnuts
The salad makes for an excellent accompaniment to this week’s Butternut squash soup.
Poached Eggs Over Braised Greens on Multigrain Toast
Fantastic for lunch, brunch, a snack or supper!
Buttery Braised Leeks
Accented with just a squeeze of lemon, these sublime leeks are a worthy side dish.
Pac Choi with Garlic
Fragrant garlic lends big flavor to sautéed pac choi greens.
Preserved Meyer Lemons
Toss these preserved beauties with roasted fingerlings (see recipe!), or whisk the pulp into a salad dressing or a Bloody Mary.
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Preserved Meyer Lemons
This easy-peasy recipe from Bon Appetit has rave reviews online—and for good reason!
This lovely salad is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest gray day.
1 head Rosalba radicchio, halved, cored and shredded like slaw
2 cups baby arugula
2 cups microgreens
2 Cara Cara oranges, peeled and sliced into thin half-rounds
½ cup Black Spanish radish, shaved with a vegetable peeler
½ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ cup olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Place the shallots in a small shallow bowl and pour the vinegar over them. Set aside for 10 minutes to macerate.
2. In a large serving bowl, combine the radicchio, arugula, microgreens, orange rounds and shaved radish.
3. In a 1-cup glass measuring cup, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly add in the olive oil. Pour enough of the vinaigrette over the salad to moisten well. Sprinkle with an additional pinch of salt, toss well and serve.
Packed with crisp carrots, rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.
1 large bunch baby Lacinato kale (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 medium carrot, julienned
1 tart apple, peeled and julienned
1 cup peeled and julienned rutabaga
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1. In a large bowl, massage the kale with the vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the lemon zest and juice, soy sauce, honey and remaining ¼ cup of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Toss the carrot, apple, rutabaga and scallions with the kale. Add the dressing and toss again. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a truly satisfying Italian-style spread: An appetizer platter of cheeses and olives to nibble as you cook; fresh-baked focaccia to dip in our truffle-infused oil; locally-crafted bucatini pasta topped with organic Italian sausage and Nonna’s marinara sauce; and finally, our signature tiramisu to enjoy for dessert. Also included: Our bright Italian vinaigrette, fresh garden herbs and a lineup of produce favorites like sweet pea shoots, romanesco, parsnips, leeks and Honey tangerines—mangia!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Bucatini with Italian Sausage & Marinara Sauce
So simple, so satisfying: Top this week’s bucatini with our housemade sauce and cooked and crumbled Italian sausage.
Radicchio & Apple Salad with Italian Vinaigrette
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this salad celebrates the classic combination of apple and radicchio.
Simple Roasted Romanesco
Use this basic roasting method as a jumping off point for enjoying this crunchy, mellow vegetable.
Roasted Parsnips & Carrots with Shallots
This recipe works well with any number of root vegetables—use whatever you have in your crisper!
Seasoned with salt and pepper, these leeks make for a satisfying side dish.