Summery September Recipes

Though the calendar may say September, the recent sunny weather has the gardens thinking it’s still high summer as they continue to produce favorites for this week’s box like heirloom tomatoes, colorful Corno di Toro frying peppers and zucchini, as well as spicy microgreens, string beans and purple Italian garlic. Also included: Fresh semolina pappardelle pasta and all the ingredients for a peach cobbler topped with whipped crème fraîche—so pop that in the oven, uncork a bottle of of dry Spanish white wine and toast to lingering summer.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Purple String Beans with Caramelized Sweet Onions
These beautiful beans are tossed with flavorful onions and fresh parsley.

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
As good as heirloom tomatoes are fresh, roasting them concentrates their flavor even more!

Grilled Peppers & Zucchini
Serve these classic grilled vegetables from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy atop warm bread.

Pickled Peppers
These addictive peppers are wonderful for snacking, or served with burgers, tacos and sandwiches.

Peach Cobbler
It’s hard to beat this classic summer dessert—just add whipped crème fraîche!

Whipped Crème Fraîche
A simply-stunning topping for this week’s cobbler!

Purple String Beans with Caramelized Sweet Onions

These beautiful beans are tossed with flavorful onions and fresh parsley.

Ingredients:
1 pound purple string beans, trimmed
½ Walla Walla sweet onion, chopped
2-3 tablespoons butter
¼ cup freshly-chopped parsley
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil. Drop in the beans, cook briefly until just tender, approximately 1 minute. Remove from heat, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the beans from cooking any longer. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, add the butter and onions, cooking over low heat until onions are tender and caramelized. Add the beans, turn heat to high and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with the parsley.

Fresh Fourth Recipes

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Fire up the grill and gather family and friends round this week for a flavorful Fourth of July spread highlighted by crisp, cool summer salads. With produce ranging from striped green zucchini and sweet corn to fresh fennel and juicy blueberries, the summery lineup also features a locally-made BBQ dippin’ sauce and our housemade mustard to slather on grilled bratwurst sausages—so pour a glass of wine, tie on an apron and enjoy your Independence Day!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Chili-Lime Sweet Corn Salad
Crunchy, spicy, tangy and sweet, this salad is bursting with flavor.

Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon & Basil

This incredibly fresh side from Alice Waters’ Art of Simple Food II is seasoned with just the right amount of fragrant basil and zesty lemon.

Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
This versatile dressing pairs well with roasted or grilled carrots.

Potato Salad with Whole Grain Mustard
Adapted from Alice Water’s The Art of Simple Food, this classic recipe gets an added kick from our housemade Whole Grain Mustard and garlicky scapes.

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