Cara Cara Orange Compote

Tart, sweet and lively with bright citrus flavor, this compote is excellent spooned over French toast!

2 Cara Cara oranges, peeled and separated, pith removed
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brandy

1. In a small, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, combine orange sections, sugar, and brandy. Using the back of a wooden spoon, mash oranges as they heat up to release juices. Stir until sugar dissolves.

2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Flavors of Bavaria Recipes

In keeping with the warm, soulful flavors of classic German fare, this week’s lineup takes a trip to Bavaria with such favorites as smoky bratwurst links, fresh pumpernickel bread and tangy sauerkraut. Complemented by an array of seasonal all-stars like purple top turnips, Meyer lemons, crisp apples, baby red beets and fingerling potatoes to incorporate into comforting side dishes, this box also includes farm-fresh eggs, freshly-baked Linzer cookies, a rye stout vinegar, and a medley of earthy mushrooms—prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bratwurst with Braised Sauerkraut & Potatoes
This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful, simmered with luscious sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.

Caraway Seed Roasted Potatoes
These fragrant potatoes would be excellent served alongside this week’s brats and sauerkraut.

Sweet Cabbage Slaw
Crafted with fresh cabbage, this sweet-and-sour slaw is a true German classic.

Turnip and Pea Shoot Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
This salad celebrates the fresh flavors of spring with crisp turnips, tender pea shoots, and a zesty lemon vinaigrette.

This lovely, chunky applesauce pairs well with this week’s Bavarian fare.


This lovely, chunky applesauce pairs well with this week’s Bavarian fare.

4 pounds apples of your choice, peeled, cored and quartered
¼ cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
¾ cup organic cane sugar
Pinch of salt

1. Combine apples, lemon juice, sugar and 1½ cups water in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium low, partially cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are completely soft, about 40 minutes.

2. Mash the apples with a potato masher or large fork, if needed, until applesauce reaches desired texture. Applesauce can be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or in the freezer up to 3 months.

Hearty, Healthy Italian Recipes

This week’s box is packed with the vibrant flavors of Italy, found in the forms of locally-made bucatini pasta, Italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch, and soft, pillowy focaccia—plus health-boosting, vitamin-rich produce like dried Porcini mushrooms and bright radicchio, plus carrots, Cipollini onions, garlic, fennel and a bevy of citrus fruit. Farm-fresh eggs, our signature chicken stock and freshly-baked lemon knot cookies help finish off this fresh and flavorful Italian lineup; mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bucatini Pasta with Italian Sausage & Porcini Mushrooms
Everyone will be asking for seconds of this extremely satisfying dish.

Fresh Radicchio, Fennel & Apple Salad
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this cool salad celebrates the classic combination of fennel and radicchio.

Baked Fennel
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

Carrots Marinated with Garlic & Oregano
This room-temperature dish packs in the flavor and makes for a lovely side dish or light lunch!

Fennel & Lemon Relish
This crisp slaw from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food II is excellent tossed with roasted vegetables, or even served as part of a charcuterie board.

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