Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 07/09 and Tuesday 07/12. FREE DELIVERY on orders over $39.
Throw it together.

Throw it together.

COOKISH

I'm willing to admit to having a cookbook problem. Well, technically two problems. First, I can't seem to stop buying them and second, I can't seem to use them for their intended purpose. So many of them are like museum pieces, oohed- and aahed over at first review and then rarely referred to again.  A great example the gastronomic magnum opus "Paul Bocuse: The Complete Recipes"; the exhaustive collection of the French Masterchef. It includes such works as Le Lievre a la Royale;  a wild rabbit with foie gras and truffles cooked in a sauce of its own blood. Doesn't exactly scream Approachable Weeknight Meal. 

Dinner can occasionally be a daunting drudgery. I get all twisted in a hurricane of laziness and find myself making the same things on repeat turning every item in my fridge into, yet another, quesadilla.  

At our last visit to our friends at Milk Street, they made our day by gifting us a copy of their most recent book "Cookish" a brilliant ode to the home cook who is still striving for creativity.  Each recipe has 6 ingredients or fewer and its written in the spirit of "Throw it Together". Pasta with Parmesan Cream has been on repeat ever since.  

This book came at just the right time. It meets folks where they are in the hectic whirlwind of life and shows that cooking can be fun again. Take a peek and let us know what you think.

Looking for more unfussy and beautiful recipes in the same vein? Check out the NYT "No Recipe Recipes" The Weeknight Fried rice will sing to your hungry soul.  And as always, visit your local bookstore to make your purchases. Jeff doesn't need any more of your money.


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 12/11 and Tuesday, 12/14

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 Grain of the Week - Seed'nola from 88 Acres
Add-on Bread of the Week - Garlic Cheddar Bread from Great Harvest Bakery
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Sticky Buns from A&J King
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Garlic Scape Linguine from Valicenti
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Feta from Maplebrook Creamery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Zesty Black Bean Hummus from Just Hummus
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Naturally GF Spaghetti from Valicenti

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Stew Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers from Vermont Bean Crafters; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Stew Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock from Red's
Fruits and Veggies - Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm; Kale from Oasis Springs Farm and Brookford Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King
Special Treat - Chocolate Spice Cookies from A&J King

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Stew Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock from Red's; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Clark Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Monk Fish from Red's; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Clark Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers from Vermont Bean Crafters; Tempeh Bacon from Forge; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Clark Farm
Paleo Proteins - Stew Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm; Kale from Oasis Springs Farm and Brookford Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farm; Beets from iron Ox; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King
Special Treat - Chocolate Spice Cookies and Maple Rosemary Cookies from A&J King

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Stew Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock from Red's; Sausage from Clark Farm; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Clark Farm; Butter from Kreimheld
Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Monk Fish, Salmon from Red's; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Clark Farm; Butter from Kreimheld
Vegetarian Proteins - Veggie Burgers from Vermont Bean Crafters; Tempeh Bacon from Forge; Tamales from Tex Mex Eats; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Clark Farm; Butter from Kreimheld
Paleo Proteins - Stew Beef from Feather Brook Farms; Haddock from Red's; Sausage from Clark Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Apples from Kimball Fruit Farm; Kale from Oasis Springs Farm and Brookford Farm; Potatoes from Brookford Farm; Tomatoes from Backyard Farm; Beets from iron Ox; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Radicchio from Kitchen Garden Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King; Sourdough from Forge
Special Treat - Chocolate Spice Cookies and Maple Rosemary Cookies from A&J King


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (ME/NH)

Delivery date: Saturday, 12/11

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 Grain of the Week - Seed'nola from 88 Acres
Add-on Treat of the Week - Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill; Tahini Dip from Shovel & Spoon
Pescatarian Protein - Monkfish from True Fin; Tahini Dip from Shovel & Spoon
Vegetarian Proteins - Falafel from Papou's Kitchen; Tahini Dip from Shovel & Spoon
Fruits and Veggies - Kale from Iron Ox; Black Futsu Squash from Dandelion Spring; Tomatoes from Backyard Farm; Apples from Snell
Grain - Pita from Nura
Special Treat - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Big Sky

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill; Monkfish from True Fin; Tahini Dip from Shovel & Spoon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Tide Mill; Monkfish from True Fin; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Kale from Iron Ox; Black Futsu Squash from Dandelion Spring; Tomatoes from Backyard Farm; Apples from Snell; Purple Cabbage from Snell; Pears from Uncle's
Grain - Pita from Nura
Special Treat - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Big Sky; Blueberry Muffins from Two Fat Cats

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill; Monkfish from True Fin; Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Tahini Dip from Shovel & Spoon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Christmastime Jam Festive Spread
Fruits and Veggies - Kale from Iron Ox; Black Futsu Squash from Dandelion Spring; Tomatoes from Backyard Farm; Apples from Snell; Purple Cabbage from Snell; Pears from Uncle's; Pea Shoots from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Brookford
Grain - Pita from Nura; Pasta from Amolitta
Special Treat - Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Big Sky; Blueberry Muffins from Two Fat Cats


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Stew Beef - I will say, stews are in my top favorite foods of all time. As my name may allude to, I do enjoy a boiled dinner. However, if you are not feeling very stew-y, here are fourteen other ways to use stew beef! 

Kale Pizza - Trust the process, adding greens to your pizza is a total game changer for the better! 

Monkfish "Lobster Roll" - In the latest report from the pier, the high winds lately have kept many lobster boats in which will mean the price on lobster will be rising. However, Fear thee not! This is a team favorite recipe for a "poor man's lobster roll"! 

Beet and Carrot Slaw - A bright side for any weeknight dinner! Also, don't forget to use those greens

Sautéed Radicchio and Shallot Salata -  Enjoy this any night! 

Baked Apple - If you're craving a little something sweet, try out this simple recipe! 

Potato and Haddock Gratin - Put on your stretchy pants and eat up all this goodness! 

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


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Chicken Shawarma There are myriad recipes but this one is super easy *and* has a nice cabbage slaw recipe to boot. And you know who’s going to be good friends with your shawarma? The tahini dip from Shovel & Spoon.
Sheet Pan Chicken with Cabbage and Apples Speaking of easy… Sheet tray chicken and vegetables is pretty foolproof and always a pretty solid choice for weeknight dinner. (C'mon... the name of the site is "A Calculated Whisk"? Clearly of the same clan as Family Dinner.)
Black Futsu with Hazelnuts Erin sent this over and it looks pretty amazing. Black Futsu are creamy, nutty and a lil' bit sweet. They're also quite cool looking and can double as decor. Let's all hope that that's the first and last decorating tip you'll see here.
Monkfish Stew with Saffron Broth With winter solstice around the corner, tucking into this for dinner will help you get through the long night.
Pea Shoots Pasta This is endlessly riff-able and shows off a bit of pea shoot versatility.

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