bake, roast, stew - it's fall!

Fall is here - as proven by the produce in our box, if not the actual weather! I was so excited for these goodies that I've raced through much of it already using the recipes below. I was particularly keen to try the pear and rosewater muffins from Bartlett House. If you've never been to Bartlett House (and it is a bit out of the way, so that would not be a surprise) it is a gem of a cafe bakery just up the road from Hudson, NY. If you're driving upstate to see the fall leaves it's definitely worth a stop. But in the meantime, you can make the muffins and watch the leaves change in your own backyard soon enough. After baking these beauties myself - I've altered the amount of rosewater downward slightly from the recipe in the flyer. Definitely worth sacrificing 2 of your pears for this one. Enjoy!

YOUR BOX

October 5, 2018

Vegetables

Broccoli Crowns*

Cauliflower/Romanesco

Yellow Onions

Kale

Kabocha Squash*

Salanova Lettuce

Fruit

Stayman Winesap Apples

Bartlett Pears

Kiwi Berries

Farm Fresh Eggs

*standard and family shares only

 

recipes

KABOCHA SQUASH Curry with Chard

Erin Alderson Naturally Ella

INGREDIENTS

1 small onion

2 cloves garlic

1/2 bunch of Swiss chard (about 6 ounces)

1 kabocha squash (about 2 pounds)

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon mild curry powder

2 teaspoon fresh ginger

Salt and pepper (to taste)

1 can coconut milk (13.5 fl oz)

1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

Cilantro (for topping)

Brown rice (for serving)

Serves 4

INSTRUCTIONS

Dice onion and mince garlic cloves. Remove stems from Swiss chard and slice greens into 1/2 inch wide ribbons. Remove stem of squash. Cut in half and scoop out seeds. Cube squash into 1/2 inch to 1 inch cubes.

Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add garlic, curry powder, ginger, and salt and pepper. Let cook about 1 minute.

Add cubed squash and stir until squash is well coated. Pour in coconut milk followed by the broth, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and let cook 30 to 40 minutes, until squash is very tender.

Stir in Swiss chard and let cook until wilted, about 5 more minutes.

Serve with a sprinkle of cilantro over brown rice.

Charred ROMANESCO Salad

Original recipe Yotam Ottolenghi from Nopi cookbook, adapted by My Afternoon Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

4 cups very finely chopped or slivered 1-2 heads romancesco (about 1lb) or cauliflower

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/4 cup bread crumbs

1/3 cup grated parmesan

2 tablespoons dried currents

2 tablespoon sherry or red wine vinegar, plus 1/4 teaspoon

1 cup baby arugula

4oz ricotta

salt & fresh ground black pepper

Serves 2 as entrée, 4 as side salad

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Remove cores from the heads of the romanesco. Separate florets and cut into even size pieces. Lay out florets in a single layer on a baking sheet, careful to not over crowd them or they won’t get a nice char. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven until just tender and the tips of the florets are singed and deep dark brown, about 15 minutes depending on how large the florets are. Remove from oven and set aside.