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Beef Stroganoff & Garlicky Kale Rigatoni With Tomato Sauce And Green Salad Mahi Mahi With Om Sweet Mama Dressing And Artichoke Served Family Style Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops With Honeyed Carrots & Quinoa Tabouleh Orange Roast Chicken With Moroccan Roasted Cauliflower And Corn On The Cob Asparagus Frittata

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    Newsletter & Recipes October 3rd -4th 2012

    Every year when we say goodbye to the long days of summer, I long

    for simple, comforting meals to help ease the transition to autumn. I

    grew up on the East Coast, where September nights were crisp and

    clear and the smell of fallen leaves filled the air. These are some of

    my favorite recipes to highlight the bounty of this season in

    California.

    The main dishes beef stroganoff, mahi mahi, rosemary grilled lamb

    chops and orange roasted chicken are the perfect vessels for

    showcasing the delicious veggies we get at this time of year,

    including kale, corn on the cob, cauliflower

    and artichoke.

    Warm regards to you and yours,

    Ayda Robana

    www.omsweetmama.com

    Aydas Comfort Food Box

    Marcies Pies: Most weeks we buy pastured lamb or pork from Marcie Jimenezs farm in

    Santa Ynez. But she does much more than

    raise animals. She also has an amazing

    business making pies and quiches using fruit

    she grows on the farm, and hand-rolled crusts.

    Her pies and quiches are different flavors

    every week, so we surpise you each week

    with what is most seasonal for our Pie ($20) or

    Quiche Selection ($22). If you

    havent ordered a pie or quiche yet you really should try one!

    $8.50 in the store

    Recipes

    Beef Stroganoff & Garlicky Kale Rigatoni With Tomato Sauce And Green Salad Mahi Mahi With Om Sweet Mama Dressing And Artichoke Served Family Style Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops With Honeyed Carrots & Quinoa Tabouleh Orange Roast Chicken With Moroccan Roasted Cauliflower And Corn On The Cob Asparagus Frittata Oil of Pacines Dijon Mustard Regional Specialty! Love da Mustard in the Box this week. Deetjens Big Sur has created an entire menu round another flavor of these Mustards from this award-winning producer of organic olive oil Enjoy!

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    Braised chicken with coriander (Chile)

    Ingredients: 3 tbsp vegetable oil 3 to 4-lb chicken - rinsed,patted dry and cut into 8 serving pieces Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste 1 cup coarsely chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 tsp dried oregano 2 tbsp plain flour 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup packed finely minced coriander leaves 1 finely sliced chilli (seeds kept in) Method: 1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat 2. Add the chicken and cook until browned all over 3. Season with salt and black pepper 4. Transfer the chicken to a large plate while you saute the onion and garlic 5. Scrape the juices out of the frying pan into a larger cooking pot. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and saute over medium heat for 2 minutes 6. Add the chicken to the pot, along with the oregano and flour and stir 7. Pour the broth and wine into the pot, cover, and simmer over low heat until the chicken is just done 8. Just before serving, stir the coriander into the sauce and sprinkle with chopped chilli Score: GOL

    Grilled ginger chicken wings (Cambodia)

    Ingredients:

    900g chicken wings

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    Aydas Comfort Food Box 2012

    October 3 rd -4th

    Jay Ruskey is the farmer behind Goodland Organics, one of the most interesting farms in the Santa Barbara area, specializing in tropical fruits. Not only is he working on a feasibility study to see if coffee can grow in the area (were planning a sample of it soon!), but he also produces those amazing caviar limes we sometimes buy, and in this weeks box we have his miraculous GOJI BERRIES and Strawberry Guavas. What an amazing climate we are blessed with, and what an amazing farmer!

    Located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Sonoma County coast, Bellwether Farms is only a few miles from the ocean and well known areas like Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay. This region is known for mild temperatures and coastal fog.

    Heat stress adversely affects milk production and quality, so the mild temperatures are ideal for dairy production. Dairies in this area are reknowned for producing the richest and sweetest milk in the land.

    Farmer Profile: Goodland Organics

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    Artisan Made Gifts and Wine from the Stewards of the Land of the Californian Terroir! Coming Soon: amazing foodie gift boxes. Wine and Cheese available for all deliveries in California. Artisan delicacies available for shipping nationwide! If any of you are

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    considering corporate gifting, we can also create boxes to meet your needs. From jam makers like Bona Dea, Sqirl and Kevin West to wine makers like Alma Rosa and Ambyth, and cheese makers like Rinconada and Central Coast Creamery, to name just a few...

    Gifts from our beautiful Terroir, made by Stewards of the Land.

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    Aydas Comfort Food Box 2012

    October 3 rd -4th

    Box Contents Not included in the Couples Box **Add-on option. Please go to www.outoftheboxcollective.com if you are interested ***

    Roots Vegetables Fruit Garlic (Earthtrine) Yellow Onions (Tutti Frutti) Carrots (Garden Of..)

    Cherry Tomatoes (Roots or Shepherd Farms) Asparagus (Lifes a Choke)* Cauliflower (Rancho Cortez) White Corn (Lane Farms) Artichoke (Lifes a Choke)* Black Beech Mushrooms (Chris Milliken)

    Goji Berries (Goodland Organics) Hass Avocadoes (Hilltop & Canyon) Blackberries (Chuys Berry Farm) Murcott Tangerines (Friends Ranch) Yellow Peaches (Tenerelli) Nectarines (Tenerelli)*

    Leafy Greens Extra Fruit ** Meat & Eggs

    Salad Mix (Shepherd Farm) Dino Kale (Roots)*

    Melon (Old River Farms) Extra Nectarines Extra Blackberries Strawberry Guavas (Goodland)

    Chicken legs (Couples) Half Chickens (Family) (Dey Deys) Lamb Sirloin Chops (Jimenez Farms) Fajita Strips (Dey Deys) 1 dozen Eggs (Dare to Dream)*

    Herbs Dairy Regional Specialty

    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme (Earthtrine)

    Butter (Organic Valley) Creme Fraiche (Bellwether)

    Dijon Mustard (Oil of Pacines)

    Juice Grain/ Pulse Nuts, Seeds or Dried Fruit

    Orange Juice Somers Ranch Valencia Oranges

    Rigatoni (Solvang Pies) FRESH Pistachios (Avila)

    Fair Trade Catch of the Week ** New Customer/ Referral Gift

    Quinoa (Alter Eco) Mahi (Kanaloa Seafood) Quinoa Chocolate Bar (Alter Eco)

    For a very short window of about three weeks a year, Avila has these amazing fresh pistachios available. Tasting these was a first for me, so please enjoy this special treat!

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    October 3 rd -4th

    Beef Stroganoff & Garlicky Kale

    Ingredients for Stroganoff: Beef strips Mushrooms 1T olive oil 1 clove minced garlic 1T butter 2 spring onions, chopped 1 container creme fraiche 2T chopped parsley 1t salt 1t fresh ground pepper Ingredients for Kale: 1 bunch of Dino kale 4 cloves of minced garlic 1T olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions for Stroganoff:

    Clean mushrooms by simply wiping them with a damp paper towel. Chop the mushrooms and set them aside. Then, saute your beef strips in a hot non-stick frying pan in one tablespoon of good olive oil for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned, but not cooked all the way through. Place the beef in a small bowl and set aside. Then reheat the same pan for a few moments on a medium-high flame, add one tablespoon of butter and the chopped mushrooms. Saute the mushrooms for several minutes until golden brown. While the mushrooms are browning you can add the minced garlic clove. Turn the flame down to low and add in the beef and creme fraiche, salt, and pepper. Finish with the chopped spring onion and parsley. You can serve this over white rice or pasta. If you are not using the fresh rigatoni for another meal, you may want to serve it with this.

    Directions for Kale:

    Chop your Kale and blanch it in some salted boiling water for 2-3minutes. Strain and rinse it under cold water until it has cooled. In a saute pan heat up the olive oil, adding the garlic and then the Kale, and saute for just a few more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste; this kale is wonderful with a squeeze of lemon or some fresh grated parmesan cheese if you have these too. Its delicious without them as well.

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    Aydas Comfort Food Box 2012

    October 3 rd -4th Fresh Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce and Green Salad

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    Directions:

    Halve your tomatoes and set them aside, then mince your garlic cloves finely or use a garlic press. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan, adding in the garlic and tomatoes. Allow to cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes, adding a few teaspoons of water. Meanwhile, bring a pot of hot water to a boil. Once it has boiled, add in 1T of salt and drop in the fresh rigatoni. Cook the pasta until it is al dente (4-5 minutes). Remember that fresh pasta cooks much quicker than dried pasta. Drain your pasta and add it to the saute pan with the tomato sauce. Finish with some thyme, salt and pepper.

    This meal is fantastic with a simple green salad topped with some of my OM Sweet Mama salad dressing!

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    Ingredients:

    Fresh pasta

    1 pt cherry tomatoes

    4 cloves of garlic

    2 sprigs of thyme

    1/4c olive oil

    1T plus 1t salt

    1t pepper

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    October 3 rd -4th

    Ingredients:

    Lamb chops

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    2 t minced rosemary

    2T olive oil

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Honeyed Carrots:

    Ingredients:

    1 bunch of carrots