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Sigona's Home Deliveries Blog

Sigona's Home Deliveries Blog

Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad

Summer is berry season, and all four main varieties are sweet and delicious. Blackberries are the fourth most popular berry in the United States and can often be overlooked. But trust us, the sweet-tart taste of blackberries make a fabulous addition to many dishes, but our favorite right now is this blackberry goat cheese salad.

Vodka Watermelon Cocktail

Hello, summer! We're all about watermelon lately and we aren't stopping yet! This vodka watermelon cocktail is the perfect drink for a warm, summer evening. This recipe is per cocktail, but it's super easy to adjust to make in a larger batches. 

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

We’re loving watermelon this summer! It’s juicy, sweet and perfect for a hot day. While it’s great eaten on its own, especially as a side at a barbecue, it also makes a great ingredient in salads! This recipe combines the great flavors of summer watermelon, cucumbers, plus some added pepper flavor from the arugula.

Our Favorite Fruits & Veggies This June

During the month of June, California produce gets more delicious every single day. Here are some of our favorite fruits and veggies that you can look forward to seeing this month! 

Announcing Box Customizations

Allergic to bananas? Don't like beets? Now you can customize Sigona's Home Deliveries produce boxes! With this update, you are now able to remove and replace up to two items in your boxes for a nominal fee ($1 per change). 

Roasted Asparagus with Barley and Herb Salad

Looking for an easy weeknight meal? Look no further than this insanely delicious roasted asparagus with barley and herb salad! This dish can be made as a main vegan/vegetarian dish or as a side and perfectly highlights the delicious flavor of the fresh, local California-grown asparagus that we’re getting right now. This recipe comes from the Martha Rose Shulman at NYT Cooking.

Grilled Artichokes

We love artichoke season and grilling might be our new favorite way to cook and devour them! This recipe is simple and requires only a few ingredients. The key to this recipe is using fresh lemon and locally grown artichokes from the "Artichoke Capital of the World!", Castroville, California. The mild, coastal temperature and Mediterranean climate in Castroville are similar to this Italian vegetable's native home across the Atlantic, which is why it is the home to most of the California artichoke farms. At Sigona's, we source our artichokes from Pezzini Farms and Ocean Mist Farms, both of which have been in business for decades and take great care to grow best-in-class artichokes.

Kale Salad

This recipe will make anyone love a raw kale salad. This salad comes together quickly and uses simple, fresh ingredients that complement each other seamlessly. The recipe comes from our favorite author Joshua McFadden when he was on the hunt for a delicious seasonal winter salad. 

Small Business Highlight: Connoisseur Coffee

At Sigona’s Home Deliveries, we strive to bring you the best local produce and goods that our area has to offer. We’re excited to introduce our newest vendor, Connoisseur Coffee, which has been serving the Bay Area delicious, hand-roasted coffee since 1985.

Rutabaga Inspiration!

Rutabaga is a winter root vegetable that’s mild in flavor when eaten raw and develops a slightly sweet richness when cooked. It looks a bit like an ugly turnip and is often overlooked, but this veggie is worth getting to know better! 

White Beans with Fennel and Sage

This recipe is a simplified version of an Italian dish called fagioli all’uccelletto, which is a Tuscan take on baked beans. It’s warm, comforting, and comes together in 30 minutes - perfect for busy weeknights in winter. The sage leaves and fennel give it an earthy flavor, but if you’re in a pinch and can’t find fennel, celery will do. 

Mushroom Risotto

If you’re ever stuck on what to make for dinner, consider making this flavorful mushroom risotto. Risotto intimidates many but can be achieved easily with a little patience and many “figure 8’s” with the spoon. Stirring the mixture while the rice slowly absorbs the broth is vital to release the starches that will make the dish creamy. Top it off with a handful of parsley, and you have a crowd-pleasing dinner every time! If you’re not a vegetarian, consider adding grilled chicken on top.