A love affair....

A love affair....

Good Morning!

Before we get into how Togue Brawn, pictured, is changing the way we think about scallops, a few notes:

Valentine's Menu

Like it or not, Valentine's Day is upon us. (If Valentine's Day is not your thing, you can also refer to it as our own Shannon Largey's Half Birthday (SLHB) also Feb 14th Happy Half Birthday, Shan!). This day normally means comically large boxes of mediocre chocolates and nauseating jewelry commercials that would have you shot putting your TV out the window if you weren't so concerned with being a litterbug. 

We will skip the mushy hullaballoo about which color roses and violets are and get right to the point:

The simple and irrefutable equation that Food = Love led us to draw up a delightfully rich and fun collection of Valentine's Day Add-Ons. Beautiful Rib Eyes from Feather Brook Farms, Lobster Tails from Red's Best, Pasta, Sauces and YES, Focaccia from Fox & The Knife, Baguette, Cheese, Cookies from Forge and more! Plan a fancy dinner or just stock up the freezer with future delights!

And while you are watching another bile-inducing commercial about how diamonds are the greatest thing to ever happen in a woman's life (wait, we don't have the right to vote yet, do we...?), just remember:

Every Kiss Begins with Kay MEATS!

 

Maine Fishmonger Extraordinaire:

As a fisheries manager, Togue Brawn changed the way Maine manages its scallop fishery, leading to a dramatic recovery of the resource. Now, in her words, she's on a mission to show the world what scallops are supposed to taste like with her company Downeast Dayboat.
"Maine produces less than 2% of US sea scallops and they do it very differently.  While federal boats can stay at sea for a week or more at a time, Maine boats stay close to shore and bring back their pristine catch within hours.  Downeast Dayboat gives those scallops the respect they deserve, making sure they're in Fed Ex boxes on their way to consumers within 24 hours of harvest. Unlike most fishmongers, Downeast Dayboat doesn't have a warehouse: their scallops stay on the ocean floor until you order them." 
Togue has a simple goal: "I want my fishermen to make a decent living and I want you to taste pure, delicious seafood, the likes of which you can’t get anywhere else."  
These little beauties are coming to you in the Double Shares and the Pescatarian Shares this week. You can always order them directly from Togue and she will ship them to you same day.

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

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

Add-on Grain of the Week - Tortilla Chips from Mi Nina
Add-on Bread of the Week - Rye Bread from Forge
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Sticky Buns from A&J King

Pro-tip: you can now add extra treats to your share by adding "treat of the week" or "pastry of the week" to your subscription!

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops from Downeast Dayboat; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Vegetarian Proteins - Pierogi from Jaju; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Koginut Squash from Bone Mountain Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchard; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King 
Special Treat - Chocolate Heart Cookies

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops from Downeast Dayboat; Salmon from Red's Best; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; 
Vegetarian Proteins - Pierogi from Jaju; Quinoa Salad from Forge; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Koginut Squash from Bone Mountain Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchard; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm; Celeriac from Pete's Greens
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King 
Special Treat - Chocolate Heart Cookies and Chocolate Croissant from A&J King

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best; Scallops from Downeast Dayboat; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Sophia's 
Pescatarian Protein - Scallops from Downeast Dayboat; Salmon and Haddock from Red's Best; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Sophia's 
Vegetarian Proteins - Pierogi from Jaju; Quinoa Salad from Forge; Tamales from TexMex Eats; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Sophia's 
Paleo Proteins - Chorizo from Feather Brook Farms; Salmon from Red's Best; Scallops from Downeast Dayboat; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Koginut Squash from Bone Mountain Farm; Apples from Carlson Orchard; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm; Celeriac from Pete's Greens; Napa Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm 
Grain - Pizza Dough and Ciabatta from A&J King 
Special Treat - Chocolate Heart Cookies and Chocolate Croissant from A&J King

RECIPES

(from Shannon)

Chorizo Stuffed Squash - Still have some old greens or sad looking veg? A good stuffed squash is a great fridge-emptying dish to throw them into! 

Scallops and Apple Pan Sauce - This just looks like candy! 

Celeriac and Apple Soup - This sounds so delightful! I pulled this recipe from a list that also has more information about handling celery root you may find interesting! 

Tomato-less Roasted Veg Pizza Sauce - More of a winter twist for our beloved pizza dough! 

** Shannon's Food and Farming Friday Fun Fact: Koginut squash is a variety made popular by Dan Barber as a chosen seed in his bespoke seed company, Row 7. The company highlights incredibly flavored vegetables bred by some of the best plant breeders in the country! Regardless, I think these squashes are absolutely ADORABLE, and I can't wait to see what you make with them! :)