Summering in France
Cool, crisp and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh produce like green beans, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes, plus creamy hard-boiled eggs and accents like briny black olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week includes both Northwest and Provençal provisions to create your own version of the famous salad, plus a Pain au Levain baguette, farm-fresh eggs, a stunning summer bouquet, and beautiful seasonal stone fruit like cherries and apricots. Cheers!
Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:
Salade Niçoise Kit with Black Niçoise Olives
& Canned Albacore Tuna
This week, we’ve included all the ingredients to craft your own version of Julia Child’s favorite salad (see recipes for details!). Protein-rich and perfect for patio dining, this Provençal staple balances the best in summer produce with the classic pairing of plump, briny Niçoise olives and flavorful canned Albacore tuna from local company Lummi Island Wild.
Pain au Levain Baguette
This slightly-nutty, slightly-sweet sourdough baguette epitomizes French country-style baking with a chewy crust and light, airy interior. Baked by our favorite bakery in Snohomish, this traditional Pain au Levain is crafted using the bakery’s own sourdough starter; serve it alongside this week’s centerpiece salad to complete the meal.
Moutarde de Meaux Pommery Mustard
Crafted from mustard seeds, water, vinegar, salt and spices, this immensely-flavorful wholegrain mustard from France has been made with the same time-honored recipe since 1632.
Ravoire et Fils 2020 Domaine des Bellugues Rosé Mediterranée
Made by a small family estate named for the fireflies that live around the vineyard (bellegues means “spark”), this French rosé bursts with fresh fruit flavors and a crisp, bright acidity.
Farm Fresh Eggs
Busy scratching through the straw mulch in their spacious outdoor run looking for tasty bugs and worms, our heritage breed laying hens supply us with fresh eggs in beautiful shades of cream, beige and brown.
French Grey Lentils
A fantastic pantry provision to add to soups, salads and sides!
Seasonal Organic Greens
A selection escarole and Cegolaine lettuce.
Local organic Sweetheart cherries and Robada apricots.
Seasonal Organic Vegetables
This week’s produce selection also includes green beans, cherry tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, Walla Walla sweet onions, zucchini, broccolini, cucumber and red beets.
Fresh Garden Herbs
Basil and parsley from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.
A beautiful bunch of summer blooms for you to enjoy!