Ted, Blondies and Vegan Loaves.

 

The title of this week's email may sound the start of a bad/uncomfortable joke - but is just shorthand for three nuggets of news we would like to share with you!

Ted: The TedX Natick talk that we gave a few months ago is now live! You can see us gush all about local food on the YouTube link.  

Blondies: This week's treat is Chocolate Sea Salt Blondies from Dirty Blondies Bake Shop. Dirty Blondies Bake Shop was founded in 2018 by a dirty blonde, Alyssa Nadeau, after she discovered the glory that is brown butter. With its toasty flecks and nutty flavor, this 'dirty' butter is at the base of every Dirty Blondie. In four signature flavors, bite-sized so you can try more than one, Dirty Blondies are the dessert you saved room for...even if you didn’t!

Follow them at www.dirtyblondies.com and @dirtyblondies on instagram & facebook!

Vegan Loaves: This week we went to Mandarava Organic Kitchen in Newburyport to taste some of the vegan goodies coming out of Akara, their newest culinary concept. Mary is a lovely lady and her food is crazy delicious- we are so happy to share with you!


WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 - Bacon from Feather Brook Farms (heck yes!); Baker's Butter from Kriemhild Creamery
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Baker's Butter from Kriemhild Creamery
Vegetarians-  Vegan Sunflower Fava Loaf from Akara; Baker's Butter from Kriemhild Creamery
Paleo Proteins -Bacon from Feather Brook Farms (heck yes!); Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Lettuce, Onions and Sweet Potatoes from Busa Farm
Grain - Country Bread from Iggy's Bread 
Special Treat - Dirty Blondies


WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein
 - Bacon from Feather Brook Farms (heck yes!); Haddock from Red's Best; Baker's Butter from Kriemhild Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Smoked Salmon Spread from Boston Smoked Fish; Baker's Butter from Kriemhild Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Bacon from Feather Brook Farms (heck yes!);  Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Vegetarian Protein - Vegan Sunflower Fava Loaf from Akara; Baker's Butter from Kriemhild Creamery; Hummus from Samira's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Kale, Beets, Lettuce, Onions and Sweet Potatoes from Busa Farm
Grain - Country Bread from Iggy's Bread 
Special Treat - Dirty Blondies


DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein 
- Bacon from Feather Brook Farms (heck yes!); Haddock from Red's Best; Smoked Salmon Spread from Boston Smoked Fish; Baker's Butter from Kriemhild Creamery; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms, Clark Farm and Brookford Farm; Apple Butter
Fruits and Veggies - Watercress from Green Mountain Harvest,  Sunchokes from Slack Hollow Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Kale, Beets, Lettuce, Onions and Sweet Potatoes from Busa Farm
Grain - Country Bread from Iggy's Bread; Oats from Maine Grains
Special Treat - Dirty Blondies; Pecan Rolls from Iggy's

RECIPES

BLT. Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato. When someone says "those three little words" to me- THOSE are the ones I want to hear.  Homemade mayo for the overachievers among us is always a hit.  Reuse the mayo for a kale and veggie slaw, why not?

Vegan Loaf: Heat before eating and serve with a lightly dressed salad. So damn tasty!

Bacon Sweet Potato Skillet:  A great way to reuse the bacon fat and make a simple week night meal. I'm topping this with a runny egg, serving with toast and a (once again) lightly dressed salad. If you're not down with bacon, olive oil and herbs will be just as tasty.

Mashed Sunchokes: Martha knows those funky little tubers are weird looking, but delicious. Sunchokes, or Jerusalem Artichokes, make a super tasty mash. The Queen Kitchen Bee uses milk to make the mash. You can skip it and add chicken or vegetable broth. Its a perfect bed for your roasted Haddock. 

Lemon Garlic Haddock: Perfectly quick and simple.