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Kitchen Yoda.

Good Morning! 

A few notes before we get into the good stuff:

Skipping a Week:

You can always skip any weeks that you wish ahead of time. We ask that you skip by Sunday at midnight for the following week instead of waiting for Monday morning. This saves us a lot of time and effort. More info on skipping is here - or shoot us an email, we always love hearing from you!

Pizza and Beer:

Just a reminder about the "In Season Dinner" series, a collaboration between Forge and Family Dinner.    There will be tasty brews from Idle Hands and pizza from Forge. It all takes place on January 30th, 6:30 pm at Forge Baking Co in Somerville.  Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite - we would love to see you there!

And as you go into your day, be nice to yourselves. Remember you can't make everyone happy - you're not pizza.

Cheers,
Erin + Tim

 

KITCHEN YODA

We'll admit to having way too many cookbooks. From Indian to Classic French Pastry our shelves are full of them, crammed with beautiful glossy photos and slightly complicated recipes. 

But, to be honest, most don't see every day use. Frankly, I don't always have time to sous-vide a tomato before passing it through a centrifuge and applying it, using a microscope, with tweezers to my plate at 7pm on a weeknight. I'm just not that motivated.

One book that I turn to over and over is Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden. (Obligatory note: we get nothing out of this commercially or otherwise- we just love the heck out of this and want to share it with you!)

This book is a wall-to-wall love letter to seasonal vegetables penned by the Master. Vegetables are venerated on center stage and highlighted using normal ingredients and approachable preparations. 

It's the perfect company for your weekly Family Dinner share. Think Winter Squash and Leek Risotto, Smashed Rutabaga with Apples and Ham or Grated Carrot Salad with Walnuts and Burrata (hello!).

Of the book Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill says it best: "This is not a cookbook for coffee tables or artfully curated bookshelves. Its recipes demand to be tasted until the pages are dog-eared and sauce-splattered and stick together.

So if you're looking to up your veggie game, without having to use CRISPR on your cabbage, this is might be the book for you.

(And yes, I just made a CRISPR joke in a food blog. We're that nerdy.)

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarians - Greens And Rice from Manadarva Kitchen; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from from LEF Farm; Empire Apples from Carlson Orchard; Leeks and Turnips from Brookford Farm
Grain - Cannellini Beans from Baer's Best
Special Treat - Raspberry Brownies from Pure Pastry

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pork Chops and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Red Fish from Red's Best; Almond Milk from Nectar and Green
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish and Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Almond Milk from Nectar and Green
Vegetarians - Greens And Rice Dish and Roasted Squash and Yam Delight (vegan!) from Manadarva Kitchen; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Almond Milk from Nectar and Green
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Red Fish from Red's Best
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from from LEF Farm; Empire Apples from Carlson Orchard; Leeks and Turnips from Brookford Farm; Leaf Lettuce from Brite Harvest Farm; Mushrooms from Mycoterra
Grain - Cannellini Beans from Baer's Best
Special Treat - Raspberry Brownies and Strawberry Moon from Pure Pastry

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein Pork Chops and Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Sausage from Brookford Farm; Red Fish from Red's Best; Almond Milk from Nectar and Green; Apple Kraut from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish, Pollock and Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farm; Almond Milk from Nectar and Green; Apple Kraut from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Greens from from LEF Farm; Empire Apples from Carlson Orchard; Leeks and Turnips from Brookford Farm; Leaf Lettuce from Brite Harvest Farm; Mushrooms from Mycoterra
Grain - Cannellini Beans from Baer's Best; Bread from Iggy's
Special Treat - Raspberry Brownies and Strawberry Moon from Pure Pastry

RECIPES

Red Fish with Leeks: Fine, you caught me. This recipe from Epicurious calls for Snapper, but I'm subbing in Red Fish

Pork Chops with Apples: I'm going to serve with Baked Sweet potatoes from last week. 

Roasted Chicken with Apples and Leeks: Do you have a freezer full of Family Dinner meats? Haul out a chicken and give this recipe a go. Your house will smell heavenly.