Pour yourself a glass of wine, invite over a few friends, and cuddle up on the couch to enjoy a festive sampling thanks to this week’s lineup of antipasti-ready bites—think housemade eggplant caponata spooned over crackly crostini, smoky-and spicy crepinette salami, Marcona almonds and imported Italian charcoal parchment crackers, plus wintery produce that ranges from Cara Cara oranges and Brussels sprouts to mixed radicchio and Robin’s Koginut squash. Get ready to mix and match to your heart’s content with this box, which also includes multigrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, and even a petite gingerbread house kit to make it a holly jolly evening indeed.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Cara Cara Orange Compote
Tart, sweet and lively with bright citrus flavor, this compote is excellent served on crostini along with a soft cheese.
Sweet Onion Confit
This buttery-sweet topping is wonderful in sandwiches or even atop crackers.
Kale Salad with Roasted Squash & Apples
Topped with a maple-mustard vinaigrette and candied squash seeds, this salad would pair nicely alongside this week’s antipasti bites.
Candied Squash Seeds
Great for snacking, scattering over salad or serving atop soup!
Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy makes the best of crisp carrots.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears
This unique flavor combination is accented by salty pistachios.