Cozy Comforts Recipes

Warm yourself body and soul this week with a lineup of cozy wintertime favorites like Gruyère cheese bread, earthy Shiitake and dried Porcini mushrooms, farm-fresh eggs, and hearty split grain emmer farro that can be prepared risotto-style with our signature, hand-crafted chicken stock. Additionally highlighted by crisp radicchio, carrots, leeks and garden-grown herbs, this box is also flush with a bevy of beautiful winter citrus fruit to further brighten your week. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Herb-Kissed Farrotto with Shiitake Mushrooms & Crispy Shallots
This truly cozy, risotto-style dish boasts immense flavor, cooked in chicken stock and accented with earthy mushrooms and crackly-crisp shallots.

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

Radicchio, Farro & Apple Salad with Garden Herb Vinaigrette
Tart, crunchy and crisp, this salad celebrates the classic combination of apple and radicchio.

Garden Herb Vinaigrette
This flavor-packed vinaigrette is fantastic with both grains and greens.

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy makes the best of crisp carrots.

Meyer Lemon-Lime Curd
Serve this classic curd from Gourmet magazine with sliced pound cake or sugar cookies for an easy and elegant dessert!

Herb-Kissed Farrotto with Shiitake Mushrooms & Crispy Shallots

This truly cozy, risotto-style dish boasts immense flavor, cooked in chicken stock and accented with earthy mushrooms and crackly-crisp shallots.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
4 cups chicken stock
3 cups water
1 cup emmer farro, rinsed and dried
¼ cup white wine
2 tablespoons butter
½-1 cup reconstituted (see enclosed method) Porcini mushrooms, sautéed until golden brown in butter
2 cups Shiitake mushrooms, also sautéed until golden brown in butter
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 cup packed parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

For the Crispy Shallots:
2 large shallots, extra thinly sliced + layers separated
Olive oil, as needed

Method:
1. For the farrotto, heat a Dutch oven (or heavy-bottomed pot) over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once hot, add the shallots. Cook for a few minutes until lightly browned. Season with salt & black pepper.

2. Meanwhile, heat the stock and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat until just barely simmering. Keep the liquid warm over low heat.

3. Add the farro to the shallots. Stir well and toast for a minute or so. Pour in the white wine. Stir with a wooden spoon until the liquid has absorbed. Start to ladle the heated liquid into the pot, one ladle (or about a ½ cup measurement) at a time, stirring after each addition until the liquid has been absorbed. Continue until you’ve added all of the liquid. This process should take about 25-30 minutes.

4. To make the crispy shallots, heat a 12” saute pan over medium-low heat. Add enough olive oil to very generously coat the pan, creating a thin layer to shallow-fry the shallots. Add the shallots in one even layer. Fry for about 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the shallots to a plate lined with paper towels. Season with salt and set aside.

5. Stir the butter, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, and chives into the farrotto. Allow the butter and parmesan to melt. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve in a large bowl with the crispy shallots over top. Garnish with more freshly grated parmesan and any extra herbs.

How-To: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms

Follow these simple steps to reconstitute the beautiful mushrooms for this week’s farrotto.

Ingredients:
Dried wild mushrooms

Tools:
Medium saucepan
Handheld strainer
2-3 cups warm water, stock or wine

Method:
1. Place mushrooms in a medium saucepan. (Dried mushrooms will reconstitute to 6-8 times their dry weight.)

2. Cover mushrooms with warm water, stock or wine. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat. Allow to soak in liquid for at least 15-20 minutes; gradually the mushrooms will begin to soak in moisture and plump.

3. Drain mushrooms of liquid with the strainer. Reserve the flavorful soaking liquid for use in soup, stocks and more! Briefly sauté the reconstituted mushrooms in a little butter or olive oil, add a splash of white wine if desired, add salt and pepper to taste, and then use according to your recipe.

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Warm & Cozy Recipes

Warm yourself body and soul this week with a lineup centered around one of our all-time fall favorites: cozy risotto crafted from Arborio rice, a trio of locally-foraged mushrooms and our signature chicken stock, and finished with a dollop of our rich and creamy housemade ricotta cheese. Also including Gruyère cheese bread and a blended French red wine, this box is flush with seasonal produce like Lacinato kale, turnips, Parisian Market carrots, mixed heirloom tomatoes and a wealth of crisp salad greens. Cuddle up in your favorite armchair and enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Crafted with a medley of wild mushrooms, this creamy risotto is a favorite here at the farm on chilly evenings.

Meyer-Lemon-Garlic Kale Salad
Tossed with a tart citrus dressing, this bright and fresh salad pairs beautifully with a bowl of risotto!

Butter-Braised Carrots with Thyme
Braised in sweet butter and tossed with garlic and thyme, these carrots are truly sublime.

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

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard
Ready in 10 minutes, this thick, creamy custard makes for a stunningly-simple dessert.

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