Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 12/21 and Tuesday 12/24

Who run the world?

WOMEN.

 Women are crushing the Boston food scene, and Somerville just might be leading the way. From Lauren Friel at Bow Market's dreamy wine bar, Rebel Rebel to longtime baking rockstar Jen Park at Forge Baking Co- there is a lots of inspiration for female food entrepreneurs.

This week's share highlights two more:

Sarah Murphy at Vinal Bakery sends us her English Muffins -they are impossibly light little pillows of deliciousness. 

Sarah "opened Vinal Bakery as an homage to her New England roots. She opened it to create a place of creativity, community, and food! As a longtime resident of Somerville, she was very excited to find a location to build her bakery. To be in such a vibrant city such as Somerville and an evolving area like Union Square, was truly a dream for her." If you haven't been to the bakery- run, don't walk, to get one of her breakfast sandwiches. You'll probably see us there :)

Melissa Stefanini from Buenas brought the amazing Chimichurri and Pebre sauces to the whole and double shares. She says: " Founded in 2016, Buenas is an homage to the cultural limbo we grew up in. Sebastian and I were born in the U.S. to parents from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and we took all their recipes and turned it into Buenas, a line of South American-inspired goods to aid in all kinds of home cooking. We know the inspiration to cook is just half the battle, so we’re hoping to arm people with ingredients that make getting really good food on the table as easy as possible.

Oh! And SPEAKING of woman-owned, did you see us in the Boston Globe this week? How awesome is that???

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Half Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish from Red’s Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Vegetarians -  Empanadas from Buenas; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Paleo Proteins - Half Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Brookford Farm/Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Asparagus, Fingerling Potatoes; Baby Lettuce Mix and Yellow Onions from Busa Farm
Grain - English Muffins from Vinal Bakery
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts

 

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Whole Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Chimichurri OR Pebre Sauce from Buenas
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish and Scallops from Red’s Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Chimichurri OR Pebre Sauce from Buenas
Paleo Proteins - Whole Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Brookford Farm/Feather Brook Farm
Vegetarian Protein - Empanadas from Buenas; Eggs from Brookford Farm/Feather Brook Farm; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Chimichurri OR Pebre Sauce from Buenas
Fruits and Veggies - Arugula from Brookford Farm; Cucumbers from Five College Farm; Asparagus, Fingerling Potatoes; Baby Lettuce Mix and Yellow Onions from Busa Farm
Grain - English Muffins from Vinal Bakery
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts; Gluten Freen Dairy Free Cookie Balls from Girlfriend Baking

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Whole Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Red Fish from Red’s Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Chimichurri OR Pebre Sauce from Buenas; Eggs from Brookford Farm/Feather Brook Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish, Cod and Scallops from Red’s Best; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Chimichurri OR Pebre Sauce from Buenas; Eggs from Brookford Farm/Feather Brook Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Tatsoi from Heron Pond Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchard; Arugula from Brookford Farm; Cucumbers from Five College Farm; Asparagus, Fingerling Potatoes; Baby Lettuce Mix and Yellow Onions from Busa Farm
Grain - English Muffins from Vinal Bakery
Special Treat - Donut Holes from Union Square Donuts; Gluten Free Dairy Free Cookie Balls from Girlfriend Baking

 

GLOSSARY

Chimichurri: (in South American and Mexican cooking) a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled meat, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper.

Pebre: is a Chilean condiment made of coriander, chopped onion, olive oil, garlic and ground or pureed spicy aji peppers. It may contain also chopped tomatoes

Thanks Dictionary.com!


RECIPES

Vinal Muffins - These guys are fresh baked, so enjoy in a day or two or pop 'em in the freezer. I like to lightly grill mine in butter with a touch of Maldon salt. They also make an amazing bed for a tuna sandwich (don't forget to smash your chips in there like a five year old.)

Roast Half Chicken - We have heard that the half or whole chickens can be intimidating, so we always include this simple, simple recipe with the chickens. Thanks, Martha- we love you! Here I will use olive oil instead of butter and top with the Buenas sauce before serving with a light salad.

Roasted Veggie Salad with Chimichurri - I always, always have a few roasted veggies lying around that are B-team candidates. I've ignored them for just too long and its finally time to face the music. Roast 'em up and top with a bit of the Buenas to brighten your meal up.

Grilled Fish and Tatsoi: I am omitting the chilis, because I'm wimpy like that.