No matter if the current iteration of Punxsutawney Phil spots his shadow today or not, the arrival of February means that spring days can’t be too far away. This week, toast to the upcoming season with a sunny, satisfying lineup comprised of our Nonna Pat’s spicy puttanesca sauce, sweet organic Italian sausage and tomato-kissed Pomodoro loaf, as well as fresh produce like gold beets, red Chantenay carrots and Lacinato kale. Also included this week: Our own sourdough starter to use in a bevy of recipes ranging from rolls to hotcakes. To spring!
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Sweet Italian Sausage & Orzo Ribollita
This spin on the classic Italian soup features puttanesca sauce, orzo pasta and toasted pomodoro bread.
Sourdough Dinner Rolls
Sourdough adds distinct flavor and chewiness to these light, moist and buttery rolls.
Top this airy bread with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese; kalamata olives; or simply with coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Pancakes made with this King Arthur Flour recipe boast a crisp, light texture and a delightful mild tang.
Baked Eggs with Crème Fraîche & Fresh Herbs
These oeufs en cocotte are perfect alongside a stack of sourdough hotcakes.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Breadcrumbs
Topped with buttery Sourdough breadcrumbs, these Brussels sprouts are the epitome of comfort food.
Honey-Kissed Carrots with Sea Salt
The opposing flavors of sweet honey and flaky sea salt balance this beautiful side.