Order Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, March 14th
ABOUT THIS BOX
You can tell it’s really spring when market stalls and CSA boxes overflow with bright green things—young leeks, spring onions and garlic, gorgeous lettuces, English peas, and fragrant herbs. It’s a time of new beginnings, and the flavors and colors in your box reflect the turn of the season.
I’ve been shopping and cooking in season from the bounty of local farms for many years and am happy you too are exploring this way of feeding your family. Small-farmed crops introduce us to new ingredients and give us the best-tasting, healthiest versions of our old favorites, including carefully raised meats and dairy products. By sourcing from small producers, we help family farms and farmland survive. And because ingredients grown in their season taste best, it’s fast and easy to prepare a delicious dinner. I hope you find my recipes helpful in expanding your ingredient repertoire.” – Amelia Saltsman, author of The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market Cookbook.
We’re so excited to have created this box with Amelia’s help and her beautiful recipes, inspired by the very same farms we buy from on a weekly basis. What a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring, and celebrate our community, as the farmers plant for summer and the seasons shift into a new wave of crops.
The meal plan this week is full of beautiful dishes which celebrate our seasonal foods, and a few ingredients which might be new to you, from Arugula Flowers to Pepper Cress. We are also featuring kumquats, a tiny citrus fruit, which can actually be eaten whole, peel and all. In our meal plan, they are cooked with chicken to bring a special flavor to this lovely dish.
Enjoy cooking and sharing these lovely meals.
- Lamb Roast with Black Olives and Herbs with Charred Rapini and Rice
- Steak with Bloomsdale Spinach & Roasted Beet & Blood Orange Salad with Arugula Flowers
- Chicken Legs with Kumquats, Prunes, and Green Olives with Rice or Couscous and Green Salad
- Indian Style Cauliflower Soup with English Peas
- Farro Penne with Winter Greens, Potatoes, & Cheese
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Omnivore 5-meal Kitchen Boxes for all the recipes, plus additional staples and fruit
Vegetarian 5-meal Kitchen Boxes for the Farro Penne with Winter Greens and the Indian Style Cauliflower Soup with English Peas, plus ingredients for 2-3 more meals of your own invention, and additional staples and fruit
Omnivore 2-meal Kitchen Boxes for the Indian Style Cauliflower Soup and the Steak with Bloomsdale Spinach and Roasted Beet & Blood Orange Salad with Arugula Flowers
Vegetarian 2-meal Kitchen Boxes for the Farro Penne with Winter Greens and the Indian Style Cauliflower Soup with English Peas