A Bite of Nostalgia

A Bite of Nostalgia

Good afternoon, Friends!

This week we have a delightful little wink from your childhood in at Treat of the Week. Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery is a nod from simpler times when the Internet wasn't a thing, roller skates were, and you had permanent dental hardware that made you look like a deranged cartoon beaver (just me??). It feels somehow reminiscent and special. We hope you enjoy it.

Two Fat Cats is one of our Portland favorites. From their site:

"Two Fat Cats Bakery is committed to the honesty and legacy of scratch baking with an emphasis on American desserts and pies. We are focused on the experience of the customer and, in our food, value high-quality ingredients, time-honored baking traditions and techniques, and a humble creativity. Our goal is to modernize and bring back home-baked favorites to provide our customer with a memory of the past, but a taste sensation of the present. We do this through a love and pursuit of food history, particularly New England cooking, an openness to experimentation in all things, an adherence to high quality and, when possible, local ingredients, a respect for our customers’ advice and goodwill, and a loving determination to feed people and feed them well.

Two Fat Cats Bakery is an American-style bakery with locations in Portland & South Portland, Maine, specializing in fresh baked sweets from scratch made with real butter, local eggs, & wild Maine blueberries, of course! "

There is nothing like working with incredible folks who care about the product, its' sourcing and want to give you a quick hug via the nostalgic treats they make. 

We hope you love it.

High Fives, 

Erin + Tim


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 2/12 and Tuesday, 2/15

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Bread of the Week - French Pullman from Iggy's
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Smoked Ricotta from Crooked Face Creamery

Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Whole Wheat Angel Hair from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Crackers from Maine Crisps
Add-on Grain of the Week - Bagels from Iggy's
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Bruschetta from Dave's Fresh Pasta
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Pumpkin Muffins from Forge
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Chickpea Peanut Stew from Forge

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Quinoa Bowls from Forge; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Radishes from Clark Farm and Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Lettuce from Gotham Greens
Grain - Rigatoni from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Haddock from Red's; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Blackfin Tuna from Red's; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Quinoa Bowls from Forge; Moussaka from Littleburg; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Haddock from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Radishes from Clark Farm and Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Shallots form Checkerberry Farms; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Mushroom Farm
Grain - Rigatoni from Seven Hills Pasta Co.
Special Treat - Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Seed Bars from 88 Acres

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Haddock from Red's; Chicken Wings from Tide Mill Farm; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hot Sauce from Dutch's Hot
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Blackfin Tuna, Lobster Bisque from Red's; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hot Sauce from Dutch's Hot
Vegetarian Proteins - Quinoa Bowls from Forge; Moussaka from Littleburg; Spinach Lasagna from Dave's Fresh Pasta; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hot Sauce from Dutch's Hot
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms and Brookford Farm; Haddock from Red's; Chicken Wings from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Radishes from Clark Farm and Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Shallots form Checkerberry Farms; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Mushroom Farm; Turnips from Brookford Farm; Greens from Oasis Spring Farm
Grain - Rigatoni from Seven Hills Pasta Co.; Sourdough from Forge
Special Treat - Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Double Chocolate Seed Bars from 88 Acres


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Cream Cheese Pasta Sauce - Who else dreams of fresh rigatoni in a creamy sauce? Everyone does, I know. 

Gala Apple Crisp - For your Gala-ntine's dessert option?? 

How to Pork Chop - There are many ways you can utilize your pork chop, so why not read a little bit about the different ways to do it?

Mushroom Shallot Sauce - Feel a little extra fancy with this easy pan sauce to go on top of your pork chops, fish, or even veggies!

Blackened Tuna - A simple, easy, and delicious way to have your tuna! 

Chicken Wings - How to prep for game time! (Or anytime!) :) 

Grilled Radish - Want to try something different than pickled or raw? Why not some grilled radish?

Purple Top Turnip Fries - I will continue to push y'all to have all your winter roots as a fry or chip at least once (or twice or more). 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (ME/NH)

 

Delivery date: Saturday, 2/12

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Polenta from Tuckaway Farm
Add-on Grain of the Week - Pancake & Waffle Mix from Carolyn's Farm Kitchen

Add-on Mezze of the Week - Cheddar Scallion Dip from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Treat of the Week - Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Chickpea Peanut Stew from Forge Baking Company

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein & Dairy - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein & Dairy - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Protein & Dairy - Lentil Loaf from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Yellow Onions from Goranson Farm; Rutabaga from Hallbrook Farm; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treat - Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Swordfish, Head-On Butterflied Trout from Harbor Fish Market; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Lentil Loaf from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Yellow Onions from Goranson Farm; Rutabaga from Hallbrook Farm; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Honey Crisp Apples from Snell Family Farm; Swiss Chard from Oasis Spring Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treats - Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Chicken Wings from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Swordfish, Head-On Butterflied Trout from Harbor Fish Market; Hake from True Fin; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Paleo Proteins - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Chicken Wings from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Backyard Farms; Yellow Onions from Goranson Farm; Rutabaga from Hallbrook Farm; Bibb Lettuce from Springworks Farm; Honey Crisp Apples from Snell Family Farm; Swiss Chard from Oasis Spring Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Pea Shoots from Dandelion Spring Farm
Grains - Pizza Dough from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Everything Crackers from Mill Cove Baking Co.
Special Treats - Brownies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Sausage & Mozzarella Pizza - Sure, Super Bowl Sunday is a good excuse, but there're kinda no bad excuses for pulling the trigger on pizza night. For the dough, defrost overnight in the fridge and then a few hours before you plan to shape it, let it rise, covered, on your counter. It'll be way easier to work with. Feel free to use some caramelized onions, sliced tomatoes, and garnish with some pea shoots.

Baked Wings - Love this recipe. The Mrs. does a version and it's nearly indiscernible from fried wings.

Swordfish with Root Vegetables & Warm Mustard Seed Vinaigrette - This sounds pretty amazing. Treat the rutabaga the same as the other root veg.

Thai Swordfish Salad in Lettuce Cups - One of my favorite things to do with Bibb lettuce is to use it to hoist flavorful chunks of protein into my mouth.
 
Apple Dessert Pizza with Cinnamon Streusel Topping - Pizza dough versatility! Great, easy dessert idea for Valentine's Day.
 
Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies - Use any sausage and any veg (just be mindful of the cook time on whatever veg you're using and cut to an appropriate size to accommodate).
 
Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.