For our first weekly box, our inspiration came from Nonna Pat, the only daughter of Sicilian-Italian immigrants and born and raised in New York. At age 73, she still keeps the tradition of Sunday suppers alive with friends and family. This week’s featured go-together items include:
Nonna Pat’s Tomato Sauce
Her grandmother’s recipe: tomatoes, garlic, hand-torn basil leaves, first-press Italian olive oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper. That’s it. No sugar added. Five pounds of tomatoes (and lots of love) go into each jar. This sauce is handmade in small batches just like Nonna Pat taught us. Memories are waiting to be made at the family dinner table this week!
Handmade and hand cut linguine air dried on Italian wooden racks made for us by a local pasta maker.
Italian Rustica Loaf
From a small bakery in Snohomish, these round, hand-shaped Italian loaves are specially baked for us.
Hand Dipped Whey Ricotta
Made with whey from the small creamery at Bella Luna Farms, this fresh cheese is hand-dipped directly from the vat. Use it as a filling for pasta shells or lasagne or stir it into pasta just before serving. For dessert, drizzle with honey over fruit or enjoy with our Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil Cake.
Bottle of Wine
A beautiful bottle of wine selected by wine purveyor McCarthy and Schiering.
Mixed Braising Greens
Bella Luna’s Italian kales and red and white chards are delicious sauteed in olive oil with garlic and onion. Add pancetta, salt, pepper, a pinch of red pepper flakes or a splash of your favorite vinegar and sprinkle with minced shallot. Great with pasta for Sunday supper!
Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil Cake
Our own recipe. Dry ingredients are carefully measured and ready for you to add eggs, milk, lemon juice and olive oil—then bake! Enjoy with lightly sweetened ricotta, drizzled with thyme-infused honey or our homemade raspberry jam.
Fresh Farm Eggs
Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens gives us fresh eggs in a beautiful shades of brown and green.
Garlic, French thyme, sage and parsley from the Walled Garden at Bella Luna Farms.
Bella Luna Wildflower Honey
From our small apiary in the south pasture where our bees take advantage of late summer blooms.
We grow tiny Mathilde cucumbers in our Potager, harvesting them every other day to make these traditional pickes in small batches, using an old French recipe.
Mixed Milk Tomme
An alpine-style cheese made with a blend of Jersey cow’s milk and Bella Luna Farms goat’s milk, aged for six months or longer.
Seasonal Fall Fruits and Vegetables
Organic apples, pears, Asian pears, Delicata squash, Cipollini onions, and fingerling potatoes.
Fresh Raspberry Preserves
Made with late summer Tulameen raspberries grown at Bella Luna Farms. A little taste of summer!