Slow-Cooker Corned Beef with Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes

Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you’re guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:
1 2-4-pound corned beef brisket* (flat or point cut)
1 white onion, sliced
2 pounds red, gold or other baby potatoes (a mixture of any works; peel them if you’d like and halve or quarter if particularly large)
3 carrots, sliced thickly
2 garlic cloves, peeled
½ head green cabbage cut into thin wedges
1½ cups water (or use this week’s lager instead, or a bottle of Guinness!)

Method:
1. Add the sliced onion to the bottom of the slow cooker, then place the corned beef over top. (Sprinkle over the seasoning packet, if necessary; see note.) Add your baby potatoes on top of the roast, then layer the carrots and garlic.

2. Pour over the water, or lager and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours total, adding the cabbage during the last 2 hours.

3. Remove the meat onto a cutting board and slice into strips. Serve the meat with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Drizzle melted butter over the potatoes if desired. Serve with horseradish mustard or stone ground mustard.

*The corned beef from Carlton Farms this week comes brined, seasoned and ready to go for this recipe; if you are using a corned beef purchased from the store, you’ll want to add in the spices from the enclosed seasoning packet that often comes with the brisket.

Comfort Classics

With a few flurries the air and what we hope are the last frigid overnight temps this week, this lineup accordingly invites you to cozy up to a comfy supper starring a risotto crafted with earthy dried Porcini mushrooms, Cherry Valley Dairy fromage blanc, our own white truffle oil and a truffle, sea salt and Parmesan blend topping. Also accompanied by golden beets, purple top baby turnips, iron-rich spinach and beautiful garden-grown herbs, plus Gruyère cheese bread, lemony olives and chocolate-coated almonds, this box will do wonders to ward off any lingering wintertime blues (as will a glass of French white wine!).

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Mushroom Risotto with Fromage Blanc
Creamy and delicious, this recipe is a favorite here at the farm—just remember to stir!

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

Braised Asian Greens
These tender greens are a great side dish.

Spinach Salad with Apples & Pecans
This fresh salad combines gorgeous spinach and crisp apple slices and is finished with a light Champagne apple cider vinaigrette.

Mashed Turnips & Parsnips
This side dish is rich and comforting, thanks to the combination of turnips, parsnips and fresh herbs.

Pappardelle Pasta with Duxelles & Italian Sausage

This light, creamy pasta is a show-stopper, topped with mushrooms duxelles and savory sausage.

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh pasta, such as this week’s pappardelle
1 pound Italian sausage
¾ cup F&L duxelles
2-3 tablespoons butter
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons freshly-chopped parsley
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Method:
1. Bring a large pot of heavily-salted water to a boil. Drop in pasta noodles and cook according to package directions, or until al dente, about 6-7 minutes. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the Italian sausage until browned and no longer pink on the inside, breaking up into bite-sized chunks with the back of a spoon. Add in the pasta noodles, and the toss in the remaining tablespoon each of the butter and olive oil, then the duxelles and fresh parsley. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Spring Color Recipes

This week’s lineup is truly color-rich, from ruby-red rhubarb and bright green asparagus to beautiful lemons, French Breakfast radishes and a plethora of spring greens and pungent herbs. Accompanying this bright roster are all the ingredients you need to finish off a spring feast: wild mushroom duxelles, chicken stock and Arborio rice for risotto, plus multigrain bread, herbed fromage blanc and our own F&L rhubarb cake mix.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Duxelles Mushroom Risotto
Crafted with our own duxelles, this creamy and delicious recipe is a favorite here at the farm.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette
A fresh blend of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic adds big flavor to grilled asparagus stalks.

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

Spring Greens with Butter-Poached Radishes
This earthy salad is beautiful topped with buttery radishes.

Mustard Greens Pesto
Brilliantly green, this mustard green pesto packs a bit of a kick and pairs beautifully with grilled turnips or potatoes!

F&L Rhubarb Cake
Moist and incredibly flavorful, this cake comes together in just minutes!

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