What’s In The Box? February 4-10
In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a truly satisfying Italian-style spread: An appetizer platter of cheeses and olives to nibble as you cook; fresh-baked focaccia to dip in our truffle-infused oil; locally-crafted bucatini pasta topped with organic Italian sausage and Nonna’s marinara sauce; and finally, our signature tiramisu to enjoy for dessert. Also included: Our bright Italian vinaigrette, fresh garden herbs and a lineup of produce favorites like sweet pea shoots, romanesco, parsnips, leeks and Honey tangerines—mangia!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Nonna Pat’s Marinara Sauce
Crafted in our farm kitchen with organically-grown local tomatoes (and lots of love), the key to this beloved family recipe is in its simplicity: juicy, ripe tomatoes, a handful of hand-torn basil leaves, fresh garlic, a swirl of first-press Italian olive oil and then sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Skagit River Ranch Italian Sausage
The pampered pigs raised on the Skagit River Ranch in Sedro-Woolley roam outdoors in certified-organic pastureland to root, dig, and cavort as only happy pigs can, thriving on a diet of organic flax seed, corn and wheat. Spiced with savory herbs, this delectable Italian-style sausage is fantastic incorporated into pasta.
Fresh Bucatini Pasta
Hand-crafted in nearby Bellingham, this spaghetti-like semolina pasta has a hole running through the center—hence the name bucatini, which comes from the Italian buco, meaning “hole”, while bucato means “pierced”.
This soft, chewy Italian-style loaf is baked just for us by our favorite local bakery. Kissed with fragrant fresh herbs, it is delicious served warm and dipped in olive oil.
Black Slate 2017 La Vilella Alta
This generous French red features a round, soft texture that carries ripe black fruit flavors laced with licorice and loamy earth notes. With well-integrated tannins and a gentle acidity, it pairs nicely with this week’s cozy supper, as pretty floral and cinnamon details emerge on the finish.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown and cream.
Set out this delightful combination of fresh Italian-style fontina, olives misti and garlic-herb fromage blanc—and nibble away as you cook dinner!
Lovingly made in the farmhouse kitchen by layering espresso-soaked ladyfingers with a whipped mixture of eggs, cream, sugar and mascarpone cheese, plus a touch of rum, all then topped with a sprinkling of cocoa and dark chocolate.
Housemade Italian Vinaigrette
A light, flavorful salad dressing crafted from fresh garlic, minced shallots and a variety of fresh herbs blended with sherry and red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.
Seasonal Organic Greens
Colorful Rosabella radicchio, mixed seasonal greens and sweet pea shoots.
Seasonal Organic Fruits & Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes red beets, romanesco, purple top turnips, parsnips, carrots and leeks, plus Meyer lemons, Pink Lady apples and Honey tangerines.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Garlic, shallots, Italian parsley and micro basil from the walled garden and hoophouse at Bella Luna Farms.