What's in the bag? SFF for Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Organic Cauliflower From COKE FARM, San Juan Bautista, CA

Cauliflower gets its name from the Latin “caulis” (cabbage) and flower. A member of the nutrition packed Brassica family (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, etc.) cauliflower is rich in fiber, folate, vitamin C, B vitamins and valuable cancer fighting phytochemicals. Most often a pretty creamy white color, it can also be found in shades of orange, purple, and green. Store cauliflower in a bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

RECIPE:Roasted Honey Garlic Cauliflower

Organic Red Russian Kale From COKE FARM, San Juan Bautista, CA

Red Russian Kale can survive even a cold, Russian winter. Hardy yet delicate, the pretty, frilly leaves show a beautiful silvery green and purple hue, contrasting to the often red purple stems.   No amount of cooking will make the stems soft, so it is best to remove them before cooking!   Rinse well before using. Store loosely wrapped in the refrigerator, for about 3 days. Russian Red Kale is thick, chewy, and full of flavor. Blanch in salted water, then sauté in olive oil or butter with pancetta as an excellent pair to smoky grilled sausages or lamb.

Organic Red Butter Lettuce From COKE FARM, San Juan Bautista, CA

Butter lettuce has a smooth buttery flavor with small notes of bitterness, and a tender texture.  It pairs best with light and crisp vinaigrettes, as well as sweet fruit, cottage cheese or seafood.  Red Butter Lettuce is rich in calcium, iron, plus vitamins A and C.  Store lettuce in the colder section of your fridge.  Wrap in a plastic bag and use within 3 - 4 days.

Organic Red Beets From COKE FARM, San Juan Bautista, CA

Sweet, earthy and colorful, baby red beets are a member of the Chenopodiaceae family, along with carnations, chard, spinach, and Venus fly traps. The deep rich color is due to betalain pigments, which are also thought to support the body's detoxification process. However, betalians are very heat sensitive; cook the roots until just fork tender. The beet roots are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and many essential minerals. The leafy greens are rich in beta-carotene, iron and calcium. To best store beets, remove and use the beet greens as soon as possible, leaving about a 1 inch stem on the beet roots. Keep the greens no more than 1 or 2 days, wrapped loosely in damp paper towels and refrigerated. Roots will keep for more than 1 week in a bag in the fridge.  Before handling either cooked or raw beets, we recommend wearing rubber gloves to avoid staining of your hands.

RECIPE:Kale, quinoa and roasted beet salad with marinated feta

Organic Spring Garlic From COKE FARM, San Juan Bautista, CA

Spring garlic also known as “green garlic” is the immature bulb and stalk of traditional garlic. If left in the ground, it will grow into a full garlic bulb. With a tall and lanky stalk, a petite and soft bulb, the entire plant is edible. Resembling a scallion, spring garlic is available for just a few weeks’ time in the early spring. Use in place of traditional garlic, or to add depth and a hint of sweetness to salsas, soups, or any sauté. Store wrapped in a bag in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Organic Spicy MicroGreens From SALACIA FARMS, LINDON, UT

The emerging trend of using Microgreens to create delectable, vibrantly hued, garnishes to salads, sandwiches and soups has become a focus at Salacia Farms. They have worked with experts with more than 20 years of experience to perfect the art of growing these delicious and nutritious baby greens. Microgreens are tiny, tender, edible greens that germinate in soil or a soil substitute from the seeds of vegetables and herbs. Smaller than “baby greens,” and harvested later than “sprouts,” microgreens can provide a variety of leaf flavors, such as sweet and spicy. They are also known for their various colors and textures.   These greens are good for garnishing salads, soups, plates, and sandwiches.

UPGRADES:

Fruit Upgrade:    

Organic Strawberries From COKE FARM, San Juan Bautista, CA

In peak sweet season from April to June, strawberries are considered a nutrient dense super fruit due to their high levels of Vitamin C, potent antioxidants, and potassium.   While commonly enjoyed raw as a snack, sliced onto cereal, and in a multitude of desserts, strawberries may also add sweetness and acidity to salads and are perfect in smoothies. Store strawberries unwashed in the fridge for up to two to three days.  Strawberries are thought to be so named as, after picking, they were stored in straw lined baskets.

Chocolate Upgrade:

70% Bolivian Palos Blancos Chocolate From Solstice Chocolate in Salt Lake City, Utah

Cheese Upgrade:

CACIOCAVALLO From Southern Italy

Continuous exposure to humidity in the caves and aging develops sharp, spicy flavours in Caciocavallo. With persistent aging, the cheese picks up intense, earthy undertones and fruity aromas. Along the way, it turns from a milky white to a darker yellow in colour and becomes more salty. The result is a cheese with profound tasting notes and perfect accompaniment to a glass of Primitivo red wine.

Egg Upgrade:

Fresh Local Eggs From CLIFFORD FAMILY FARMS, Provo, UT

Vegetarian Upgrade:

Local Wildflower Honey From CLIFFORD FAMILY FARMS, Provo, UT

Omnivore Upgrade:  

Ground Lamb from MORGAN VALLEY LAMB in Springville, UT + Local Wildflower Honey From CLIFFORD FAMILY FARMS, Provo, UT

RECIPE:Ground Lamb with Caramelized Onions and Kale

Omnivore Plus Upgrade:  

Lamb Stew Meat from MORGAN VALLEY LAMB in Springville, UT + Local Wildflower Honey From CLIFFORD FAMILY FARMS, Provo, UT

Paleo Upgrade:

Ground Lamb + Lamb Bacon from MORGAN VALLEY LAMB in Springville, UT + Fresh Local Eggs From CLIFFORD FAMILY FARMS, Provo, UT

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