The Perfect Egg
Creamy and rich, eggs are one of the world’s finest gifts to the cook, delicious scrambled or poached, whisked or fried. Thus, this week’s delivery is devoted to the glorious egg, and an extra-special one at that, too, with decadent oversize duck eggs. Filled with an assortment of egg-friendly pairings—multigrain bread, Hedgehog mushrooms, a bevy of beautiful spring greens—plus, pear vinaigrette and our housemade bread pudding, not to mention recipe ideas, this box will help you craft the perfect egg.
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Sky Valley Farm Duck Eggs
With near-transparent egg whites and color-rich oversize yolks, these duck eggs from Sky Valley Farm in Startup near Sultan are a chef’s dream, lending flavorful appeal to a variety of dishes. This week, we’ve rounded up our favorite ways to use these local beauties—see recipes for details!
Try cooking these locally-foraged mushrooms in a little butter with fresh shallot or garlic; wonderful served with sautéed greens and topped with a poached duck egg!
Crafted in nearby Snohomish by our favorite bakery, this freshly-baked loaf is made with locally-milled Shepherd’s Grain flour, seven different whole grains, a hint of honey and toasted sunflower seeds.
Quinta das Arcas Arca Nova Vinho Verde
This dry, Porteguese Vinho Verde has attractive spice and crisp apple flavors, plus a mineral texture that finishes with a zing of tight acidity.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our new flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the short daylight hours. As they spend most of their time snug in the coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of “scratch” (mixed grains and ground oyster shell) to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, beige and cream.
F&L Bread Pudding
Crafted with warming spices, raisins and farmstead eggs, this is one soul-soothing bread pudding—simply pop it in a 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes to reheat and then enjoy!
Made with beautiful ripe pears, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon and fresh shallots, this light and crisp dressing adds fresh appeal to a bed of spring greens.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Enjoy another bounty of beautiful greens this week: Kale rapini, Swiss chard, butter lettuce, baby spinach, golden mustard and pea shoots.
Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes carrots, cauliflower and pink Cipollini onions, plus Bosc pears and Meyer lemons.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Thyme, Italian parsley, shallots and garlic from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.