Forager’s Delight Recipes

From watercress and morel mushrooms to pea shoots and Swiss chard, spring produce continues to abound this week, both in the garden and foraged from the wild. Thus, this lineup sings with additional highlights like golden oregano, green spring garlic and mojito mint; combine these beauties with such provisions as freshly-made pappardelle pasta, rye bread, smoked salmon and duck eggs, and let the flavors of spring delight everyone at your table.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Watercress Salad with F&L Honey-Orange Vinaigrette
This light and bright salad is the perfect summer side.

Herbed Smoked Salmon Salad with Watercress
Serve this creamy salmon salad atop a bed of greens with sliced cucumber and tomatoes on the side.

Asparagus with Sauce Gribiche
Bright green asparagus spears are drizzled with a classic French-style cold egg sauce in this refreshing recipe.

Poached Duck Eggs over Asparagus & Morel Mushrooms
This elegant presentation is sure to wow any dinner guest.

Green Garlic Salad Dressing
Flavor-packed ground mustard, vinegar and green garlic stalks mix beautifully in this easy vinaigrette.

Fresh Herb Rub
This versatile rub is delicious on steak, chicken, fish, even veggies!

Watercress Salad with F&L Honey-Orange Vinaigrette

This light and bright salad is the perfect summer side.

Ingredients:
8-10 cups watercress, trimmed
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 avocado, pitted and sliced
¼ cup dried cranberries
F&L orange-honey vinaigrette
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large bowl, combine watercress, oranges, avocado and cranberries. Drizzle about ½ cup of the vinaigrette over the salad; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt, pepper and additional vinaigrette, as desired.

Herbed Smoked Salmon Salad with Watercress

Serve this creamy salmon salad atop a bed of greens with sliced cucumber and tomatoes on the side.

Ingredients:
1 package smoked salmon (about 8 ounces), flaked
4 cups watercress, trimmed, washed and patted dry with a paper towel
½ cup crème fraîche
3 tablespoons chopped celery
3 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
¼ cup chopped tender herbs, such as chives, oregano and parsley
1 clove garlic, pressed
¼ cup olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a small bowl, combine crème fraîche with garlic and olive oil and whisk to combine. Season generously with salt and pepper.

2. In another mixing bowl, combine smoked salmon, capers, celery and herbs. Toss with crème fraîche dressing.

3. Serve smoked salmon salad over a bed of watercress, with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers alongside.

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