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Lovin' on Latkes

Lovin' on Latkes

This week we have spuds this week in all shares and we can't stop dreaming about making latkes. Whether you make 'em with the traditional white potato or prefer a sweeter tuber, we have you covered with a few recipes, such as this gem from the Kitchn. 

There are myriad ways to attack latke preparation but as the KITCHN crew says:  "Every Jewish family has a different take on latkes. Some are flat and lacy, while others are thick with substantial chew. The beauty of this food is in its near inability to be bad. After all, we are talking about potatoes crisped up in fat. If you can achieve that, any recipe is sure to be delicious."

Not to exaggerate, but I think the words "potatoes crisped up in fat" may be a lost love language.

And not to blow your mind entirely but the latke has some of its earliest humble origins  in Italian cuisine and they were made with cheese. Just when you thought life couldn't get any more glorious. If only the 12th century Italians also had Netflix and a desire to stay home alone with a bottle of cold white.

From PBS

"Of course we associate potato latkes with Hanukkah, but in reality latkes descends from Italian pancakes that were made with ricotta cheese. The first connection between Hanukkah and pancakes was made by a rabbi in Italy named Rabbi Kalonymus ben Kalonymus (c. 1286-1328). According to The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food by Gil Marks, the Rabbi “included pancakes in a list of dishes to serve at an idealized Purim feast, as well as a poem about Hanukkah. After the Spanish expelled the Jews from Sicily in 1492, the exiles introduced their ricotta cheese pancakes, which were called cassola in Rome, to the Jews of northern Italy. Consequently, cheese pancakes, because they combined the two traditional types of foods–fried and dairy–became a natural Hanukkah dish.

Whether you order your latkes through our Pop Up and have them delivered, or make them yourself, we hope you love them and we would love to hear all about it.


Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday, 12/17 and Tuesday, 12/20

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.

 

Weekly Add-ons

Bread of the Week - Focaccia from Forge
Cheese of the Week - Camembrie from Blue Ledge Farm 
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Radiatori from Seven Hills Pasta Co. 
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Popcorn from Hurricane Flats Farm
Grain of the Week - Lemon Basil Linguine from Valicenti 
Mezze of the Week - Cocktail Pickles from Olde Haven Farm
Pastry of the Week - Almond Croissants from Iggy's

Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Red Lentil Soup with Chickpea and Spinach Soup from Forge

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's Best
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's; Chocolate Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

DOUBLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Ground Beef Patties from Yankee Farmer's Market
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm; Shallots and Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Garden Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers; Pizza Dough from Forge
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's; Chocolate Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein - Haddock from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Sea Bass from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's; Chocolate Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein - Haddock, Sea Bass, and Clam Chowder from Red's
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm; Shallots and Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Garden Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers; Pizza Dough from Forge
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's; Chocolate Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Veggie Burgers
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchard
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's

 

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

 

Vegetarian Protein - Veggie Burgers; 16oz Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's; Chocolate Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Veggie Burgers; 16oz Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Pierogi from Jaju
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Henhouse; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm; Shallots and Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Garden Farm
Grain - Crackers from Brewer's Crackers; Pizza Dough from Forge
Special Treat - Nuts from Q's; Chocolate Macaroons from Do Good Kitchen

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm; Shallots and Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Garden Farm

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Haddock from Red's Best; Pork Chops from Yankee Farmer's Market; Ground Beef Patties from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Langwater; Parsnips from West Farm; Lettuce from Springworks; Pears from Champlain Orchards; Mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm; Shallots and Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Garden Farm; Garlic from Shady Acre Farm; Cabbage from Brookford Farm


Recipes (MA)

Sweet Potato Latke's - Like normal latkes.... but sweeter. 

Broiled Haddock - 20 Minutes and simple seasoning to use with any number of veggies or sides. 

Parsnip and Pear Soup - While I love a parsnip/apple mash to go with pork, I also love this parsnip pear soup and a good book on a rainy day like today! 

Sea Bass and Mushrooms - 35 Min till dinner! Easy weeknight meal. 

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots - This recipe got my parents to actually eat brussels sprouts! 

Napa Cabbage Rolls - For the Vegetarian Wholes and Doubles, use your mushrooms and any leftover tofu or tempeh or anything else you'd like to use up in the fridge in this fun recipe! 

Quickle Radish - This week's radishes are a mix of watermelon and purple daikon so enjoy a gorgeous colored quickles to add to salads, rice bowls, sammies and anything else you'd like! 

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

—Shannon


Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery date: Saturday, 12/17

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Only Share" or "Fish and Seafood Only Share" you will receive just the proteins listed, not the fruits and veggies, dairy, grains or teats.

 

Weekly Add-ons

 

Add-on Bread of the Week - Herb Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Vault No. 5 Cheddar from Jasper Hill
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Orecchiette from Solo Cucina Italiano
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - English Muffins from Something Sweet Without the Wheat
Add-on Grain of the Week - Popcorn from Popzup Popcorn
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Cheddar Scallion Dip from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Pistachio Tahini Sticky Buns from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Spicy Fennel from Colvard & Co.
Add-on Treat of the Week - Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Carrot Ginger from Forge Baking Co.

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust
Special Treat - Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust
Special Treat Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm; Carrots from Langwater Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Cheddar Scallion Dip from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust; Fresh Orecchiette from Solo Cucina Italiano
Special Treat - Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Pollock from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust
Special Treat - Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Trout from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust
Special Treat Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Trout from Harbor Fish Market; Skate from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm; Carrots from Langwater Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Cheddar Scallion Dip from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust; Fresh Orecchiette from Solo Cucina Italiano
Special Treat - Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bake

 

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust
Special Treat - Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Shells & Cheese from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust
Special Treat Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Shells & Cheese from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Gyro Seitan from Littleburg
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm; Carrots from Langwater Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Cheddar Scallion Dip from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Grain - Frozen Pizza Dough from The Good Crust; Fresh Orecchiette from Solo Cucina Italiano
Special Treat - Blueberry Buckle from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Peanut Brittle from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farms and Nature's Hen House

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm; Carrots from Langwater Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farms and Nature's Hen House

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Spicy Fennel Sausage from Colvard & Co.; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Shaved Steak from Pine Ridge Acres; Chicken Breast from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Lehigh Gold Potatoes from Buckle Farm; Arugula from Goranson Farm; Treviso Radicchio from Dandelion Spring; Garlic from Shady Corner Farm; Delicata Squash from Goranson Farm; Carrots from Langwater Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Honey Crisp Apples from Snell Family Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Codman Community Farms and Nature's Hen House

 

 

*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)

 

Potatoes are magic. And latkes honor their magic like few other dishes do so keep it simple. This recipe served with high quality accoutrement (poached eggs, smoked seafood, sour cream, home made applesauce, etc.) and some bubbly. Get after it.
 
Now for something completely different: Pizza night! This time we've got some dough from The Good Crust. As always, for the dough, defrost overnight in the fridge and then a few hours before you plan to shape it, let it rise, covered, on your counter. It'll be way easier to work with.
 
Spicy Pork Sausage and Mushroom Pizza - Direct from the source! We've done some of the heavy lifting by providing most of you with some of Colvard & Co.'s excellent Spicy Fennel Sausage. Or omit if you're not feeling meaty (or perhaps if you're feeling too meaty... tis the season, after all).
 
Italian Sausage and Mushroom Calzone - Or calzone it up. Here's one standard-cause-it's-delicious version but the world is your filling.
 
Other Pizza Dough Uses
Radicchio and Delicata Salad - We're a bit addicted to the classic combo of sweet delicata and bitter radicchio. The creaminess of the interior of roasted delicata squash along with its toothsome skin and the crispy radicchio is downright dreamy. (Pro tip: great as pizza toppings, too.)
 
Garlic Butter Steelhead Trout - Excited for this steelhead trout that some of you are getting this week! Here's a great treatment that's quick and easy.
 

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

 

—Joe