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When the Moon Hits your Eye

When the Moon Hits your Eye

Little known fact, the next line in this classic Dean Martin love ditty is :

"When the stars make you drool 

Just like pasta e fasul, that's amore. "

Now I have to admit to not exactly being a sucker for love songs, but one that contains explicit references to pizza and pasta dishes can win this cold, dead heart over for sure.

Back to the point : This week in Massachusetts we have pizza dough from our friends at A&J King. And its not just any old dough (it never is!). Those crazy kids started milling their own flour to build the dough. 

From Andy King: 

"In July of 2022 we were able to realize a long-time goal of ours: to purchase and use a New American Stone Mill (Elmore, VT, founded 2015) to grind our own whole grain flours. We have always known that whole grains are best use as quickly as possible, due to their higher oil content, but sourcing affordable freshly milled grains was nearly impossible back in 2006 when we opened. So, over the past 16 years, we went from begrudgingly purchasing commodity whole wheat, to using custom-milled and delivered whole grains from the groundbreaking Maine Grains (founded in 2012), to finally milling our own flour just days before using it.  Milling is a science, just like baking is, and we wanted to make sure we could devote the attention to creating a raw ingredient that our product deserves. We are finally there, and we’re proud to bring you local grains, milled in-house, as fresh and as healthy as they can be."

And we LOVE that here at Family Dinner for what it means for the New England food ecosystem.

Shannon explains:  "Prior to the 1900’s, New England was once the breadbasket of the US. Although due to pressure on the soils, changing market conditions, and the growth of grains in the midwest, by the early 1900’s most farms switched away from growing grains in the northeast. In the last few decades though, passionate farmers, bakers, and local grain advocates have been pushing to bring back grains to New England. Folks like Andy and Jackie from A&J King are key to making change happen in this system to encourage more acreage of local grains as the demand grows."

All that to say: YOUR PIZZA HAS POWER PEOPLE!!!!!

Stay cool, have a great weekend and tell us all about your pizza.

High Fives,

The Family Dinner Fam


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: Saturday, 8/6 and Tuesday, 8/9

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 - Rye Pullman from Iggy's
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Feta from Pineland Farms
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Scallion Pappardelle from Dave's Fresh Pasta
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Chips from Vintage Maine Kitchen 
Add-on Grain of the Week - Tortillas from VT Tortillas
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Mushroom Duxelle from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from A&J King 
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - White Bean Salad from Forge
Add-on Fruit Share Fruits of the Week - Blueberries and Methley Plums from Kimball Fruit Farm

 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Chevre from Seal Cove
Pescatarian Protein -  Tuna from Red's; Chevre from Seal Cove
Vegetarian Proteins - Masoor Usal from Bombay Brunch; Chevre from Seal Cove
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm, Champlain Orchards, Ward's Berry Farm, and Applecrest Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Brookford Farm, and Moosehill Farm; Kale from Brookford Farm, Ward's Berry Farm, and Pete's Greens
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King
Special Treat - Chai Cookies from A&J King 

 

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Tuna from Red's; Chevre from Seal Cove; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein -  Tuna, Sea Bass from Red's; Chevre from Seal Cove; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms  
Vegetarian Proteins - Masoor Usal from Bombay Brunch; Dumplings from Mei Mei; Chevre from Seal Cove; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Tuna from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm, Champlain Orchards, Ward's Berry Farm, and Applecrest Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Brookford Farm, and Moosehill Farm; Kale from Brookford Farm, Ward's Berry Farm, and Pete's Greens; Eggplant from Kitchen Garden Farm; Sprouting Broccoli from West Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King
Special Treat - Chai Cookies and Lemon Sable Cookies from A&J King 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Tuna from Red's; Lamb Sausage from Lillooet Farm; Chevre from Seal Cove; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Bruschetta from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Pescatarian Protein -  Tuna, Sea Bass, and Pollock from Red's; Chevre from Seal Cove; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Bruschetta from Dave's Fresh Pasta  
Vegetarian Proteins - Masoor Usal from Bombay Brunch; Dumplings from Mei Mei; Tofu from Heiwa; Chevre from Seal Cove; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Bruschetta from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Paleo Proteins - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Tuna from Red's; Lamb Sausage from Lillooet Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm, Champlain Orchards, Ward's Berry Farm, and Applecrest Farm; Hakurei Turnips from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Brookford Farm, and Moosehill Farm; Kale from Brookford Farm, Ward's Berry Farm, and Pete's Greens; Eggplant from Kitchen Garden Farm; Sprouting Broccoli from West Farm; Peppers from Moosehill Farm; Dragon's Tongue Beans from Ward's Berry Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King; Country Round from Iggy's
Special Treat - Chai Cookies and Lemon Sable Cookies from A&J King 


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Peach Pizza!!!!!!!!!! - FOLKS, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR! MY FAVORITE PIZZAS EVER ARE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK. GAH!!! ARE YOU EXCITED???? PEACH PIZZA OR EVEN A SPROUTING BROCCOLI PIZZA! PUT YOUR DOUGH ON THE GRILL IF YOU WILL ,TOO!!! (IS THIS ENOUGH CAPITAL LETTERS YET TO SHOW MY EXCITEMENT?!?!?!)

Turnips Hash - Turn your turnips into a delicious hash for brunch or leave them for dinner to make a meat pie

Tuna and Kale Salad - Swap berries for peaches (or the blueberries if you got a Fruit Share) to polish off this salad. 

Braised Eggplant and Broccoli - Oh my. This looks incredible... 

Bean Salad - Sweet and spicy bean salad!! Delish! 

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, 8/6

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 - Bialys from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Timoney Mountain Asiago from Sonnental Dairy
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Scallion Pappardelle from Dave's Fresh Pasta
Add-on Fruits of the Week - Sour Cherries from Uncle's Farm Stand, Peaches from Uncle's Farm Stand
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Chips from Maine Vintage Kitchen
Add-on Grain of the Week - Rye Trumpet Pasta from Sfoglini Pasta
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Cocktail Pickles from Olde Haven Farm
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Wild Maine Blueberry Scones from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Jamaican Jerk from Broad Arrow
Add-on Treat of the Week - Nuttah Buttahs from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Salad of the Week - White Bean Salad from Forge Baking Co.

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon
Fruits and Veggies - Radishes from Goranson Farm; Cherry Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Kale from Dandelion Spring; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers; Poblano and Anaheim Peppers from Goranson Farm (Paleo Shares only); Carrots from Two Farmers (Paleo Shares only)
Grain - Dried Navy Beans from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treat - Nuttah Buttahs from Rosemont Market & Bakery

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Tofu from Heiwa; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Radishes from Goranson Farm; Cherry Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Kale from Dandelion Spring; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers; Poblano and Anaheim Peppers from Goranson Farm; Carrots from Two Farmers; Fennel from Harvest Tide Organics (Paleo Shares only); Garlic Scapes from Goranson Farm (Paleo Shares only)
Grain - Dried Navy Beans from Fairwinds Farm
Special Treats - Nuttah Buttahs from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Jamaican Jerk Sausage from Broad Arrow; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Blueberry Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Grey Sole from True Fin*; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Blueberry Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Paleo Proteins & Dairy - Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Jamaican Jerk Sausage from Broad Arrow; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Tofu from Heiwa; Ravioli from Terra Cotta Pasta Co.; Julie Anna Cheese from Silvery Moon; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Blueberry Yogurt from Silvery Moon
Fruits and Veggies - Radishes from Goranson Farm; Cherry Tomatoes from South Paw Farm; Kale from Dandelion Spring; Lettuce Mix from Two Farmers; Poblano and Anaheim Peppers from Goranson Farm; Carrots from Two Farmers; Fennel from Harvest Tide Organics; Garlic Scapes from Goranson Farm; Dried Navy Beans from Fairwinds Farm (Paleo Shares only); White Onions from Langwater Farm (Paleo Shares only)
Grains - Dried Navy Beans from Fairwinds Farm; Wheat Boule from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treats - Nuttah Buttahs from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats 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)

Grilled Chicken Sandwich - A thing of beauty when done properly. My preference for a bun is a classic potato roll or something similar, but brioche is pretty dang tasty (thanks again, butter!).

Swordfish with Tomatoes and Capers - Classic flavors, right here. And grilling swordfish is a great and satisfying way to get the feel of fish on top of fire.

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas - Tasty and comes together quickly. Not sure about this shredding chicken in a stand mixer thing. If there're any takers, report back!

Pickled Carrots - Pickled carrots are pretty addicting just straight out of the jar but they're also an awesome thing to slice up and throw on/in just about anything, from burgers to salads. Equally handy to have in the fridge are pickled radishes.

Baked Kale Chips - I like that there's a section here about storage. Which would be handy if you can resist consuming all of these over the course of a day but I wouldn't know anything about that. Healthy snacking (kinda, sorta, maybe)!

Chile Rellenos - Anaheim and poblanos are pretty similar and most of you will be getting a mix of both. This is an excellent use of them. 

 

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