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We expect the following Vegetables in our Veg/Fruit Mini Boxes


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Cipollini Onions /  Springdale Farm, WI / 1lbs

Honey Roasted Cipollini Onions: Add the onions to a large bowl, cover with hot water and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. This is to help make peeling the onions much easier. Strain onions and peel .In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, honey, thyme, salt and pepper until combined. Put the onions in a large bowl, pour the dressing over them and toss well to coat .In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add about 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat. Once hot, add the onions. Next place the saute pan into the preheated oven and roast for 18 to 20 minutes until the onions are soft and slightly caramelized.

 

Parsnips / Springdale, Wi / 1lb

 

Parsnip Puree: Put parsnips in a pot, season with salt and cover with milk and cream. Add garlic, bay and thyme then place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook until tender, the tip of a paring knife should easily go through without resistance - about 12 to 15 minutes. Place parsnips in a food processor with butter and pour in enough of the milk mixture to puree the parsnips and achieve the texture of whipped cream. Season with salt and pepper then finish with a sprinkle of parsley.

 

 


Carrots / PrairieErth, IL / 1-2lb

 

Barefoot Carrot Salad: Place the raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then drain. Fit a food processor with the grating blade. Cut the carrots in half and place in the feed tube so they are lying on their sides. Process in batches. Place the grated carrots in a medium bowl, add the lemon juice and toss. For the dressing, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and salt. Pour the dressing over the carrots and add the pineapple and raisins. Toss together and serve.

 

 

 

Beets / PrairieErth, IL / 1-2lb

 

Roasted Beets: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove the tops and the roots of the beets and peel each one with a vegetable peeler. Cut the beets in 1 1/2-inch chunks. (Small beets can be halved, medium ones cut in quarters, and large beets cut in eighths.) Place the cut beets on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula, until the beets are tender. Remove from the oven and immediately toss with the vinegar and orange juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve warm.

 

 

Spinach / Springdale  Farm, Wi  / 8oz

 

Spinach Bacon Quiche: Combine the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender. Layer the spinach, bacon, and cheese in the bottom of the pie crust, then pour the egg mixture on top. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the egg mixture is set. Cut into 8 wedges.

 

We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Single Boxes

Lacinato Kale / Non-Local / 1-2 bu

Kale with Garlic Anchovies and Ale: Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a small skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the anchovies and let them melt into the oil. Add the chile and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the kale and let it wilt, turning it in the chile and garlic with tongs. Douse the pan with the ale and toss for 1 to 2 minutes more, than add nutmeg, and salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the kale to a serving bowl and serve.

 

Garlic  / Non-Local / 1-2 bulb

 

Sauteed Broccolini and Garlic: In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water and the salt to a boil. Remove and discard the bottom third of the broccolini stems. If some stems are very thick, cut them in half lengthwise. When the water comes to a full boil, add the broccolini, return to a boil, and cook over high heat for 2 minutes, until the stalks are crisp tender. Drain and immediately immerse the broccolini in a large bowl filled with ice water to stop the cooking. Drain in a colander and set aside. Heat the oil in a saute pan. Add the garlic and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broccolini and stir until heated through.

 

 

 

We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Double:

 

Broccoli / Non Local / 1bu

 

Blanched Broccoli and Cheese Sauce:  Blanch the broccoli by throwing florets into boiling water for 30 seconds, then draining and pouring into ice water. When cool, drain and set aside. Keep in the fridge to keep cool. To make the sauce, melt the butter in a pot over medium heat and sprinkle in the flour. Whisk to combine and cook until thick, about 1 minute. Pour in the milk and heat until it thickens. Add the grated cheese, cream cheese, salt, Cajun spice, mustard powder and pepper to taste. Stir to melt. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve hot with the cold broccoli and use as a dipping sauce.

 

 

 

 

We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Family Boxes:

 

 

Mini Sweet Peppers / Non-Local/ 1 bag

 

Chipotle Salsa Petite Tender with Stuffed Mini-Sweet Peppers:  Chipotle Salsa Petite Tender: 1. Preheat grill. 2. Cut onion into 1-inch chunks. 3. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, about 32 pieces; wash hands. 4. Combine salsa, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Reserve ¼ cup marinade; place remaining marinade and steak in bag. Seal bag and knead to coat; let stand 15 minutes to marinade (or overnight). 5. Thread onions and meat alternately on skewers. Place skewers on grill; grill 4-5 minutes, turning often, or until meat is 145°F (for medium rare). Baste skewers with reserved ¼ cup marinade during last 2 minutes of grill time. Serve. Stuffed Mini-Sweet Peppers: 1.Preheat grill. 2.Remove stem end of peppers; slice peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds and white membrane. 3.Cut bacon slices in half. 4.Combine cream cheese and shredded cheese. Arrange peppers on work surface with cut side up; divide cheese mixture and fill each pepper half. 5.Wrap one-half slice bacon around each pepper and secure ends with toothpicks. 6.Place peppers on grill over indirect heat; grill 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bacon is crispy. Remove toothpicks and serve.

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

Bananas

Bananas are best kept on the counter top at room temperature but out of direct sunlight. It is best to also hang your bananas to prevent them from bruising their bottoms.

Kiwi

Kiwis may be left on the counter at room temperature for 2-3 days. Keep them out of direct sunlight. For longer storage, transfer them to the refrigerator but be sure not to place other produce on top of them as they can easily be smashed. Slice your kiwis in half and enjoy with a spoon, or slice into several rounds and remove the peel from each slice.

Navel Oranges

Citrus is best kept in your refrigerator.  Oranges can last for many days, even several weeks.  You will want to leave your citrus out at room temperature, however, to revive its natural flavors.  Remove your oranges from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before you plan to enjoy them.

Bartlett Pears

Pears may be left for just a short time at room temperature. They will keep the longest in your refrigerator.  Store them in the crisper drawer to retain their crispy texture and they will be fresh for up to 10 days.