Home for the Holidays Recipes

‘Tis the season for family and friends to gather around and celebrate the most magical time of year—allow us to lend a helping hand with any soirée you might have planned with an array of lovingly-crafted accoutrements that range from tart-sweet cranberry sauce and housemade cornichons to freshly-baked multigrain bread, stollen fruit loaf and festive gingerbread figurines. Also included in this holiday lineup: dried Porcini mushrooms, imported pasta, farm-fresh eggs, chocolate-coated cherries and seasonal produce that includes carrots, baby red beets, Huckleberry Gold potatoes, crisp apples, beautiful pears and peppery arugula greens. From our family to yours—happy holidays!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Poached Eggs Over Braised Greens on Multigrain Toast
Fantastic for lunch, brunch, a snack or supper!

Blue Cheese & Pear Salad with Arugula Greens
Tossed with a light balsamic vinaigrette, this crisp salad is both bold and beautiful.

Beet, Carrot & Pomegranate Salad
This colorful salad is sure to brighten up your holiday table.

Butter-Braised Carrots with Thyme
Braised in sweet butter and tossed with garlic and thyme, these carrots are truly sublime.

Caramelized Delicata Squash
Glazed in brown sugar and white wine vinegar, this squash from The Glorious Vegetables of Italy is a wonderful balance of sweet and sour.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes & Parsnips with Herbs
Fragrant herbs add a bright touch to these roasted vegetables.

Blue Cheese & Pear Salad with Arugula Greens

Tossed with a light balsamic vinaigrette, this crisp salad is both bold and beautiful.

Ingredients:
4-6 cups arugula greens
1 D’Anjou pear, cored and thinly sliced
½ cup blue cheese, crumbled
¾ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic until well combined. Season to taste with salt and ground pepper.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine arugula greens and pearl slices. Toss with about half of the vinaigrette, adding more to taste as desired. Crumble blue cheese over top and serve.

Beet, Carrot & Pomegranate Salad

This colorful salad is perfect for winter and beyond.

Ingredients:
5-6 beets, cooked and peeled
2-3 carrots, peeled
½ cup pomegranate seeds
1½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup pistachios, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Slice the beets and carrots thinly using a mandoline or hand held slicer. Layer on a plate or platter, alternating the beets and carrots. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and set aside.

2. Mix the red wine vinegar and honey in a medium bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Drizzle the dressing on the vegetables to coat. Add pistachios and parsley. Season with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed and serve immediately or at room temperature.

Seasonal Favorites Recipes

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle with this week’s box of seasonal favorites. Packed with such choice provisions as farm-fresh eggs, Gruyère cheese bread, beautiful French Rosé, a decadent carrot cake almond-walnut butter from Big Spoon Roasters and Tunawerth Creamery’s tangy Greek yogurt, this lineup also features fresh produce like Treviso radicchio, salad greens, Golden Russet apples and a bevy of root veggies like carrots, Chioggia beets, onions, garlic and Purple Viking potatoes. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Treviso Radicchio Salad with Feta
This is one of those salads that hits all four flavors—bitter, salty, sweet and sour, all in one bite.

Fall Salad with Roasted Squash, Apples & Candied Squash Seeds
Topped with a maple-mustard vinaigrette and candied squash seeds, this salad pairs well with roasted meats like chicken or pork.

Candied Squash Seeds
Great for snacking, scattering over salad or serving atop soup!

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy makes the best of crisp carrots.

Curry-Spiced Roasted Beets
This heavenly side dish is fragrant with warm spices; a must-try!

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