Ginger-Carrot Soup

This bright soup from The Splendid Table is super flavorful thanks to a kick of fresh ginger and orange juice.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup chopped yellow onion
4 cups chopped carrots
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, finely-grated fresh peeled ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
14-ounce can coconut milk
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, broth, orange juice, ginger, and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.

2. Remove from the heat. Puree with immersion blender or food processor, until very smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir in the coconut milk, salt, and pepper. Reheat the soup over medium heat until hot. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

Corn Chowder with Red Pepper & Onion

Fresh sage and a hint of red pepper give this sweet chowder just a subtle hint of spice.

Ingredients:
4 ears of corn shucked
1 sweet onion, peeled and diced
1 red Bell pepper, seeded and diced
4 cups vegetable or corn stock
6 fresh sage leaves, chopped
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons olive oil
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat, then place the ears of corn directly on the grates and grill, 8-10 minutes, rotating occasionally, until the cobs are slightly charred. Remove and allow to cool, then shuck the kernels from the cobs using a sharp kitchen knife. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a 4-quart pot until shimmering. Add the onion and peppers and sauté until lightly tender, 2-3 minutes. Add the corn (reserving a small handful for garnish), sage and chile pepper flakes; sauté for 1 minute. Season with salt to taste. Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until vegetables are all tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Carefully pour half the mixture into a blender and purée until smooth (remember the soup is hot, so be careful). Stir the puréed mixture back into the pot with the remaining soup. Taste the soup and add more salt, if desired. Ladle into bowls, garnish with a few chile flakes and grilled corn kernels and serve hot.

Cozy & Comforting Recipes

Happy New Year! Cozy up to our first delivery of the year, which features our handcrafted tomato soup, plus freshly-baked Gruyère cheese bread and our light and bright citronette to drizzle over this week’s bounty of greens. Also accented by produce like leeks, Brussels sprouts and carrots, plus farm-fresh eggs, fragrant herbs and cocoa nib granola, this lineup is sure to help you start your year off right.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cara Cara Orange, Radicchio & Fennel Salad with Citronette
A light, bright and refreshing addition to any dinner lineup.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears
This unique flavor combination is accented by salty pistachios.

Herb-Roasted Winter Squash
We turn to this simple method time and time again—the combination of sage, thyme and garlic infuses the squash with a rich, wonderful flavor.

Honey-Kissed Carrots with Sea Salt
The opposing flavors of sweet honey and flaky sea salt balance this beautiful side.

Leek & Mushroom Frittata
Perhaps best served at room temperature, this luscious frittata from Bon Appetit is a fantastic do-ahead entrée.

Simply Delicious Recipes

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!

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