From pungent black radishes and earthy Cremini and Shiitake mushrooms to organic pork and a vibrant, locally-crafted hot pepper sauce, this week’s lineup is chock-full of flavor—and just waiting for you to toss together in a stir-fry. Accented by such sauté-ready produce as broccolini, cabbage, carrots and scallions, as well as fragrant herbs and salad mix, the colorful box also includes fresh Pain au Levain bread, our housemade granola and signature chicken stock; enjoy!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Garlic-Ginger Pork & Vegetable Stir-Fry
Serve this fragrant stir-fry with rice or noodles; we also love topping each serving with a fried egg and extra hot sauce.
Black Radish Salad with Cabbage & Cara Cara Oranges
An excellent side salad to this week’s flavorful stir-fry!
Cara Cara Orange & Fennel Salad
This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.
Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy makes the best of crisp carrots.
Braised Turnips & Carrots
Simmered in rich chicken stock, this dish is finished with lemon juice and thyme for fresh appeal.
Garlic Butter-Roasted Cremini Mushrooms
Roasted with capers and garlic, this simple dish is a real show-stopper.
Black Radish Cream
Substitute this zingy spread for horseradish in your favorite recipes.
A deeply flavorful soup, thanks to the addition of fresh herbs, Corona beans and our housemade chicken stock.
2 cups Corona beans, rinsed and soaked in a large stock pot of water overnight
2 leeks, trimmed of tough tops and ends, then diced
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
½-1 winter squash of your choice, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-sized cubes
1 cup Bolero carrots, peeled and sliced
1 cup fingerling potatoes, washed and cut into bite-sized cubes
4 cups canned diced Italian plum tomatoes
4 cups F&L chicken stock
3-4 cups water
½ cup white wine (if desired)
3-6 tablespoons combined chopped rosemary, parsley and thyme
2 cups spinach leaves, washed and torn if large
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1. Drain beans, rinse and set aside. Rinse out the stock pot and place it on the stove, turning the heat to medium-high. Add leeks and garlic, drizzling with the olive oil. Cook until leeks are translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
2. Once leeks are cooked, add in beans, water, wine (if using) and chicken stock. Generously season with salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer 30-40 minutes, or until the beans are almost done. Add squash, carrots, potatoes and diced tomatoes and bring soup back to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 more minutes, until the vegetables and beans are tender. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
3. Turn off heat and add in fresh herbs and spinach. Serve with grated Grana-style cheese alongside.