Season to Season Recipes

Swinging from cloudy and drippy to sunny and crisp, the weather has us—and the gardens—towing the line between summer and fall. Luckily, that mercurial forecast also means that we are enjoying produce from both seasons as summery favorites like heirloom tomatoes, zucchini and peppers continue to delight alongside local Chanterelle mushrooms and fresh fettuccine to toss together for a cozy fall supper. Also included: Pain au Levain bread, Asian pears from the orchard and an Italian red wine so you can toast to whatever season is at hand today.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Fettuccine with Sautéed Chanterelle Mushrooms
Rich with locally-foraged mushrooms, chicken stock and herbs, this pasta beautifully captures the flavors of fall.

Chicory Salad with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette
This light and bright dressing is the perfect compliment to peppery chicory greens.

Sautéed Zucchini with Pancetta & Thyme
This simple recipe from the Homegrown Harvest cookbook is packed with smoky-savory flavor.

Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and Grana-style cheese, these beautiful tomatoes are a worthy supper side.

Braised Baby Artichokes
Simmered with white wine and chicken stock, these baby artichokes are melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Honey-Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche
This lovely dessert from Bon Appetit uses honey to draw out the mellow sweetness of fall pears.

Bucatini Pasta with Sautéed Baby Shiitake Mushrooms

Also tossed with sweet onions and a topping of Grana-style cheese, this pasta is incredibly satisfying.

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh bucatini pasta, or other fresh pasta of your choice
2 cups mini baby Shiitake mushrooms, washed and thinly sliced
1 Walla Walla sweet onion, peeled and diced
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons butter, divided
¼ cup Grana-style cheese, grated

Method:
1. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil, then add the pasta. Cook until the bucatini is al dente, about 5-6 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, then drain pasta.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and butter in the skillet. Once warm, add the onions, mushrooms and garlic, tossing to coat with oil and butter. Season with salt and pepper, then cover and sweat until mushrooms are tender and garlic is fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

3. Add drained pasta to the skillet with the vegetables, then toss everything together with the rest of the olive oil and butter. If pasta seems a little dry, mix in reserved pasta water. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve with Grana-style cheese to sprinkle over pasta.

Spring Fresh Recipes

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As we say ‘hello!’ to March, we also warmly welcome the first flavors of spring, celebrated this week in a fresh and healthy lineup bursting with bright greens, spring parsnips and more. Accented by locally-crafted provisions including our own signature rice blend, creamy Halloumi cheese from the Ring of Trees micro-dairy, plus Tonnemaker’s sweet ground chile peppers and dried Honeycrisp apples, this box springs to life with healthful produce such as carrots, Swiss chard and rutabagas. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Grilled Halloumi Cheese Kabobs
Dusted with sweet ground chile pepper and fresh parsley, these melty kabobs are wonderful served with roasted root vegetables for a satisfying vegetarian main course.

Roasted Root Vegetables
This simple, satisfying recipe works well with any number of root vegetables—use whatever you have in your crisper!

Rice Pilaf with Roasted Root Vegetables & Wild Mushrooms
This flavorful pilaf is simmered in our rich chicken stock and topped with roasted veggies and sautéed wild mushrooms.

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

Vegetable Rice Soup with Sweet Ground Chile Pepper
This soup is incredibly hearty and healthy, full of beautiful vegetables, mushrooms and tender greens.

Kale Salad with Root Vegetables & Apple
Packed with crisp carrots, rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.

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