Carrot & Apple Sauté with Rosemary

This beautiful combination sings with fresh flavor.

Ingredients:
1 bunch carrots, trimmed of greens, peeled and chopped into matchsticks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch wedges
2 tablespoons finely-chopped shallots
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Put the carrots in a skillet and add just enough salted water to cover. Cover and bring them to a boil over high heat. Reduce the carrots to medium-low and simmer until the carrots are crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Drain and set the carrots aside.

2. Dry the skillet and return it to the stove. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and melt it over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until they soften, about 1 minute.

3. Add the carrots with the remaining tablespoon butter and rosemary. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are well combined and the carrots are hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Full of Flavor Recipes

From pungent black radishes and earthy Cremini and Shiitake mushrooms to organic pork and a vibrant, locally-crafted hot pepper sauce, this week’s lineup is chock-full of flavor—and just waiting for you to toss together in a stir-fry. Accented by such sauté-ready produce as broccolini, cabbage, carrots and scallions, as well as fragrant herbs and salad mix, the colorful box also includes fresh Pain au Levain bread, our housemade granola and signature chicken stock; enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Garlic-Ginger Pork & Vegetable Stir-Fry
Serve this fragrant stir-fry with rice or noodles; we also love topping each serving with a fried egg and extra hot sauce.

Black Radish Salad with Cabbage & Cara Cara Oranges
An excellent side salad to this week’s flavorful stir-fry!

Cara Cara Orange & Fennel Salad
This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.

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

Braised Turnips & Carrots
Simmered in rich chicken stock, this dish is finished with lemon juice and thyme for fresh appeal.

Garlic Butter-Roasted Cremini Mushrooms
Roasted with capers and garlic, this simple dish is a real show-stopper.

Black Radish Cream
Substitute this zingy spread for horseradish in your favorite recipes.

Home for the Holiday Recipes

As winter nears and the holidays approach, we hope to bring you both comfort and joy with this box of warm, soulful favorites, from fixings to prep a decadent risotto with local Hedgehog and dried Porcini mushrooms to two locally-milled flours, yeast, fresh-baked gingerbread loaf and our own housemade crème fraîche to assist with all your sweets cravings. Also included: Potatoes, parsnips and petite Honeynut squash, beautiful salad greens and our signature herb fromage blanc, plus farm-fresh eggs and orchard fruit. Happy holidays!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Wild Mushroom Risotto
This creamy and delicious recipe is a favorite here at the farm on cold evenings—just remember to stir!

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

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

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

Whipped Crème Fraîche
A simply-stunning topping for this week’s gingerbread loaf, or any holiday pie you have in mind.

Meyer Lemon & Thyme-Infused Olive Oil
A wonderful gift for family, friends and neighbors!

How-To: Cook Mayocoba Beans

You can enjoy these beans straight out of the pot, or save and prepare them refried-style later!

Ingredients:
2 cups dried Mayocoba beans
1 small onion
2-3 tablespoons bacon drippings (or butter or lard)
1-2 teaspoons salt (plus more to taste)
2-3 quarts water
Pinch of Mexican oregano (optional)

Method:
1. Sort through the beans and discard any rocks or shriveled beans. Rinse and drain well.

2. Add beans to a pot and cover with 2-3 quarts of water, or so the water level is 2 inches above the beans. Add the roughly chopped onion and 2-3 tablespoons of bacon drippings (or butter or lard).

3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and partially cover. Let simmer for 1½-2 hours. Ensure that the water level is well above the beans by adding more water as they cook if necessary.

4. Start tasting them after 1½ hours. If they are hard or grainy they need a little more time. Once cooked add 1 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of Mexican oregano and simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Give a final taste for seasoning, adding more salt if necessary. Either serve immediately, or store for future use.

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