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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

It's been a banner week here at Family Dinner! The crew got to celebrate at the Best of Boston soiree on Wednesday night. We got all gussied up, ate pickles on pizza, owned the dance floor, and didn't even get kicked out--success!

Last night we helped sponsor an event at the Curtis Library in Brunswick, ME with Sam Sifton from the New York Times. He spoke at length about the importance of local food and how cooking for someone is a radical act of love. I fangirled so hard I almost passed out.

To keep this party going, this week we are celebrating Christmas in July and we come bearing presents.  Attached to each share this week is a little love note from us, thanking each of you for being a part of this community and for helping us chase this little dream. (ME & NH customers, Santa's sleigh broke down in the heat so you'll be getting yours next week.)

In each envelope are $50 gift cards to Family Dinner for you to share with someone who loves delicious food and might also enjoy being a part of this community. That's right! 50 FREE DOLLARS. Throw one at your sister, your best friend, your barber, or your sister’s best friend’s barber for that matter. Consider yourself Summer Santa and spread some foodie cheer.

If you aren't around this week but would still love a love note from us and the presents to share, just drop us a line!  Shoot an email to hello@sharefamilydinner.com, and we'll put it in the mail for you and cover the envelope with goofy drawings. 


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 7/23 and Tuesday, 7/26

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 - Focaccia from Forge
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Little Hosmer from Jasper Hill Creamery
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Garlic Scape Linguine from Valicenti
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Natural Spaghetti from Valicenti
Add-on Grain of the Week - Whole Wheat Pita from Sharonna
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Muhammara from Magic Bites
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Coconut Lemon Scones from A&J King
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Orzo Salad from Forge
Add-on Fruit Share Fruits of the Week - Raspberries from Nourse Farms and Blueberries from Kimball Fruit Farm

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Yellowfin Tuna** from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Yellowfin Tuna** from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Yellowfin Tuna** from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Clark Farm; Onions from Langwater Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Zucchini from Kimball Fruit Farm and Atlas Farm
Grain - Anadama from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies from A&J King

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Yellowfin Tuna** from Red's; Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Yellowfin Tuna**, Calamari from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Yellowfin Tuna** from Red's; Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Clark Farm; Onions from Langwater Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Zucchini from Kimball Fruit Farm and Atlas Farm; Carrots from Moose Hill Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Anadama from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bar Squares from A&J King

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Yellowfin Tuna** from Red's; Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Marinated Chicken from Vernon Family Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites; Cheese 
Pescatarian Protein - Yellowfin Tuna**, Calamari, Pollock from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites; Cheese 
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Tamales from TexMex Eats; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hummus from Magic Bites; Cheese 
Paleo Proteins - Yellowfin Tuna** from Red's; Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Marinated Chicken from Vernon Family Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Clark Farm; Onions from Langwater Farm; Cabbage from Kitchen Garden Farm; Zucchini from Kimball Fruit Farm and Atlas Farm; Carrots from Moose Hill Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Radicchio from Iron Ox Farm; Tomatoes from Brookford Farm
Grain - Anadama from A&J King; Granola from Forge
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bar Squares from A&J King

**TUNA! Some of you may have noticed a lot of tuna splashing into your shares in recent weeks. Well, it's because it's tuna season! Just like we need to give you all the best August tomatoes, we have to give you tuna as it is abundant and GORGEOUS right now. If you want to ration your tuna enjoyment, it freezes really well and will make for some excellent poke in September/October when tuna isn't as abundant. 


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Spicy and Creamy Slaw - Swap herbs for carrot tops and devour this recipe. If you aren't feeling a slaw or cooking inside, why not try some Grilled Cabbage

Grilled Yellowfin with Marinade - Looks delightful! 

Carrot Top Chimichurri - Easy sauce to add on top of all your grilled veggies! 

Beet Green Pesto - Use your greens! And then grill your Beets!

Grilled Onions - Let me tell you as I am typing this covered in onion-y water after unloading the truck today, the onions this week from Langwater are freaking gorgeous. I almost want to bite into them raw but also really want them on the grill. Either way, enjoy! 

Tempura Mushrooms - Well, aren't these just delightful looking. 

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, 7/23

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 - Cinnamon Raisin Bread from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Aroostook Monterey Jack from Springdale Farm Creamery
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Egg Linguine from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Add-on Fruits of the Week - Blueberries from Kimball Farm, Apples from Champlain Orchards
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Oats from Maine Grains
Add-on Grain of the Week - Popcorn Kernels from Fairwinds Farm
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Lemon Artichoke Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Ham & Cheese Croissant from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Fresh Chorizo from Broad Arrow
Add-on Treat of the Week - Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts from Taza Chocolate
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Orzo Salad from Forge Baking Co.

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Bluefin Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mapo Tofu from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Mixed Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Shishito Peppers from Goranson Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Swiss Chard from Jordan's Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring (Paleo Shares only); Cabbage from Jordan's Farm (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Corn Tortillas from Tortillería Pachanga
Special Treats - Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts from Taza Chocolate

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Bluefin Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Aroostook Monterey Jack from Springdale Farm Creamery
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Bluefin Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Whole Black Sea Bass from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Aroostook Monterey Jack from Springdale Farm Creamery
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Bluefin Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mapo Tofu from Rosemont Market & Bakery; BBQ Tempeh from Rhapsody Natural Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Aroostook Monterey Jack from Springdale Farm Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Mixed Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Shishito Peppers from Goranson Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Swiss Chard from Jordan's Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Cabbage from Jordan's Farm; Garlic Scapes from Goranson Farm (Paleo Shares only); Yellow Wax Beans from Pineland Farm (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Corn Tortillas from Tortillería Pachanga
Special Treats - Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts from Taza Chocolate; Blondies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Bluefin Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Aroostook Monterey Jack from Springdale Farm Creamery; Blueberry Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Bluefin Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Whole Black Sea Bass from Harbor Fish Market; Whole Calamari from True Fin*; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Aroostook Monterey Jack from Springdale Farm Creamery; Blueberry Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Bluefin Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Mapo Tofu from Rosemont Market & Bakery; BBQ Tempeh from Rhapsody Natural Foods; Spicy Cheese Empanadas from Empanada Club; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Aroostook Monterey Jack from Springdale Farm Creamery; Blueberry Yogurt from Silvery Moon Creamery
Fruits and Veggies - Mixed Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Shishito Peppers from Goranson Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Swiss Chard from Jordan's Farm; Lettuce Mix from Dandelion Spring; Cabbage from Jordan's Farm; Garlic Scapes from Goranson Farm; Yellow Wax Beans from Pineland Farm
Grains - Corn Tortillas from Tortillería Pachanga; Everything Flatbread Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treats - Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts from Taza Chocolate; Blondies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing. ❤️


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Ground Beef Tacos - We probably had ground beef tacos from a kit once a week growing up. I could eat 10 of these. In fact, I have eaten 10 of these.

Tuna Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw - We're now in the thick of tuna season and Harbor got in some lovely bluefin that we're passing on to a good chunk of you. Tuna tacos are virtually no-cook and, following these tips, grilling keeps the oven from heating up your kitchen another 15º.

Steamed Fish With Lime and Chili - A showstopper meal that is super easy, incredibly tasty, and perfect for the whole black sea bass in shares. Sticky rice along with some dipping sauces (found towards the bottom of this page) verge on mandatory. And no need to be precious: we pretty much ditch the silverware for this dish.

Pasta With Swiss Chard Pesto [video] - We've kinda fallen in love with Carla Lalli Music. Had this a couple weeks ago and it was pretty excellent. And, incidentally, vegetarian!

Blistered Shishito Peppers - When in season, we have these on their own for weekend lunch, but they're also super versatile so throw on your tacos, in salads, on burgers!

 

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