Heirloom Tomato Salad with Corn & Roasted Sweet Onions

Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.

Ingredients:
2 sweet onions, peeled and sliced into ½-inch-thick rings
2 heirloom tomatoes, chopped
2 small ears of corn, shucked, blanched and kernels removed
1 scallion, diced
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
10 basil leaves, thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange the sliced onion rings on a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt, tossing to coat onions on both sides. Roast for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through until onions are brown and soft. Remove from onion, allow to cool, then roughly chop.

2. In a large bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, corn kernels and scallion. Add roasted onions and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together honey with sherry vinegar, then add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper then whisk well to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad to taste and top with basil.

Pasta Night Recipes

From fresh, organic Italian sausage from Skagit River Ranch to hand-crafted gemelli pasta, this week’s box has you prepped for pasta night. Also including a gorgeous bounty of produce to add into your pasta as you please—think such favorites as Tropea onions, Lacinato kale and Jimmy Nardello peppers—plus sweet, licorice-flavored fennel flowers, corn and salad cucumbers, this late-summer lineup is also accented by Pomodoro bread, farmstead eggs and ripe-and-ready yellow peaches and Canadice grapes from the Grapehouse. Mangia!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Italian Sausage Pasta with Kale & Peppers
Everyone will be asking for seconds of this colorful and extremely satisfying dish.

Lemon-Garlic Kale Salad
Tossed with a tart citrus dressing, this bright and fresh salad pairs beautifully with this week’s pasta.

Marinated Cucumber Salad
Super simple and healthy, this salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Baked Fennel
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish
Jimmy Nardello peppers lend themselves well to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even crostini!

Good Morning Recipes

Put on the coffee pot, pull out your favorite skillet and wake up to this week’s box—with organic flavorfully-spiced sausage from the Smoking Goose, Pain au Levain bread, farm-fresh eggs, plus a beautiful assortment of produce, it has everything you need to whip up a cozy breakfast to linger over with family and friends. Choose from the likes of heirloom tomatoes, peppery arugula, Romano beans and fresh Lobia black-eyed peas to incorporate into your recipes (see this week’s suggestions!), place a sweet mini bouquet of seasonal blooms on the table, and enjoy greeting the new day.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Sausage & Arugula Breakfast Frittata
Spicy, tender arugula brings a pleasant bite to this baked dish with savory sausage and potato rounds.

Baked Eggs with Heirloom Tomatoes
Juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a touch of cream lend rich appeal to this dish.

Baked Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast
This homey recipe from The Pioneer Woman can easily be done a day ahead and chilled until ready to bake.

Braised Radishes with Shallots
Tender and juicy, these beautiful radishes are accented by fresh parsley and balsamic vinegar.

Stewed Romano Beans with Tomatoes
Braising the beans lends them a beautiful texture without sacrificing any of their gorgeous color!

Stewed Romano Beans with Tomatoes

Braising the beans lends them a beautiful texture without sacrificing any of their gorgeous color!

Ingredients:
1½ pounds Romano beans, trimmed and cut in 2- to 3-inch lengths
1 cup grated or chopped peeled tomatoes (about 3/4 pound)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh dill
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Feta cheese for topping
Cooked pasta or grains, such as bulgur, quinoa, polenta or brown rice (optional)

Method:
1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in a wide, lidded skillet or Dutch oven and add onion and a pinch of salt. Cook gently without browning, stirring often, until tender and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for another minute, until fragrant.

2. Stir in Romano beans, tomatoes and half the dill. Add ½ cup water, bring to a simmer, season with salt and pepper, cover and simmer 20 minutes, until beans are tender. Stir in remaining dill and olive oil and simmer another 2 to 3 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

3. Serve hot, warm or room temperature, with feta sprinkled over the top. If serving as a main dish, serve over cooked grains such as bulgur, quinoa, polenta or brown rice, or toss with pasta.

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