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PIZZA AND BEER! Hoorah!

 

Howdy! 

It is that time of year again, time to humble brag about our awesome collaboration with Forge Baking Co to bring you the "In Season Dinner" series.  This year we are kicking off with the famed Pizza and Beer night.  Idle Hands Brewing will provide the suds and Forge will provide the alchemy that turns flour and water into the most perfectly doughy, chewy crust imaginable. And it will all be topped with locally sourced goodies from your friends (us!) at Family Dinner.

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!

With Pizza and Love,

Erin + Tim

 

SHROOMS IN THE ROOM!

This week we have some delicious mushrooms from Julia and crew at Mycoterra and I couldn't be more excited.  Now, I know that some of you are squarely in the "No Shrooms Please" camp --- you are welcome to skip this part of the email and rejoin us at the "What's in the Bag" section.  Or maybe instead you want to watch this classic video of a Baby Panda sneezing and scaring the life of our her mom. Sound on, it's gold.

Mycoterra cultivates a wide variety of mushrooms year-round in Western, MA.  They grow a gorgeous selection and this week have sent us Shiitakes. A bit about them from her site:

" As an edible mushroom, Shiitake boast a rich fragrance that sets it apart from the common mushroom, a firm meaty texture that is not lost in the cooking process, and a robust deep earthy flavor that is distinct yet adaptable taking on the notes of most any dish. Known for their deep Umami taste in eastern cuisine, shiitake are a culinary asset for enhancing the depth of flavor for almost any dish: meat, veggies, poultry, seafood, eggs, even in baked goods (shiitake sourdough is delectable).  They are great sauteed, stuffed, roasted, grilled, and even pickled! Put some in your next soup, sauce, stir-fry, pasta or omelet"

All that said, if you are new to cooking mushrooms and don't know what to do - throw them in what you already love! Tacos, pizza, sautees! Go for it. They love butter and low heat and they are forgiving.

Go on, give it a shot! Your family will think you're a fungi

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WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Pesto from Clark Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Skate Wing from Red's Best; Pesto from Clark Farm
Vegetarians - "Not Just Pasta Sauce" from Not Just Co (this stuff is amazing! Use it to simmer tofu or tempeh, make a shakshuka, and sure... put it on pasta!) ; Pesto from Clark Farm
Paleo Proteins -  Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Five College Farm
Grain - Fresh Pasta from Law of Pasta 
Special Treat - Chocolate Bar from Taza Chocolate

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Pesto from Clark Farm; Ground Beef from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Skate Wing and Scallops from Red's Best; Pesto from Clark Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - "Not Just Pasta Sauce" from Not Just Co (this stuff is amazing! Use it to simmer tofu or tempeh, make a shakshuka, and sure... put it on pasta!) ; Pesto from Clark Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Ground Beef from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Five College Farm; Lettuce from Brite Harvest Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchard
Grain - Fresh Pasta from Law of Pasta 
Special Treat - Chocolate Bar from Taza Chocolate; Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein  Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Pesto from Clark Farm; Ground Beef from Brookford Farm; Skate Wing from Red's Best; "Not Just Pasta Sauce" from Not Just Co (this stuff is amazing! Use it to simmer tofu or tempeh, make a shakshuka, and sure... put it on pasta!)
Pescatarian Protein - Skate Wing, Haddock and Scallops from Red's Best; Pesto from Clark Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; "Not Just Pasta Sauce" from Not Just Co (this stuff is amazing! Use it to simmer tofu or tempeh, make a shakshuka, and sure... put it on pasta!)
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Greens; Mushrooms from Mycoterra; Parsnips, Beets and Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Five College Farm; Lettuce from Brite Harvest Farm; Pears from Champlain Orchard
Grain -  Fresh Pasta from Law of Pasta 
Special Treat - Chocolate Bar from Taza Chocolate; Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts

RECIPES

Skate Wing with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts: I don't keep hazelnuts in the house, I find they go bitter too quickly, I'm going to crush pistachios or walnuts here.

Roasted Chicken with potatoes, mushrooms and tomatoes:  It's half the cast of your share in one pan.

Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms: Add protein and some rice or potatoes and voila! Thanks, Martha!

More to Pesto than Pasta: Roasted Chicken with Pasta tossed with Pesto and Cream sounds like a total dream, but if you aren't feeling it- here's a few other ideas for Pesto beyond Pasta.