Easter/Passover Recipe Box
Hard-Boiled eggs at this time of year can evoke Easter Eggs as much as the Passover Seder Plate, and to my mind these religious festivals all celebrate the death and rebirth of life happening around the time of the Spring Solstice. So this week, we are celebrating death and rebirth in foods from various traditions — Easter, Passover, Pagan and even our own Out of the Box ideas of what would be nice this week. : ) The recipes are inspired by sources as diverse as the Jewish Cooking in America cookbook by Joan Nathan, the Moro Cookbook by Sam & Sam Clark, and Claudia Roden’s Middle Eastern Food cookbook, and more — no coincidence that there is a strong Holy Land influence to the recipes — and luckily we share a similar foodscape to harvest seasonal ingredients from. Enjoy celebrating these food traditions whatever your faith!
Special items this week: We have substituted the Quail planned for this week with duck from Marin Sun Farms. These will be perfect for a festive feast!
We have Matzah Meal as the Fair Trade item so you can Matza ball soup, Mission Rose fresh pasta as the grain, and irresistible Going Coconuts almonds from Fat Uncle.
Also, a special treat this week: baby purple artichokes (for vegetarian and pescatarian boxes). And we are excited to welcome Santa Barbara Cheese Company for the first time #indabox with their lovely cheddar.
And last but not least another premiere: chocolate covered matzo from Soft Peaks!