Love basil? You're not alone, with its balanced taste of sweet and savory notes suggestive of mint, pepper, anise and cloves it's one of the most popular and widely used herbs in the world. And we're into basil season now until late fall so now's the time to take advantage of this handy and versatile herb by storing it properly and making the most of its aromatic goodness. Whether you're sprucing up a salad, making pesto or garnishing a bowl of tomato soup, basil is a vital ingredient in fresh, organic cooking. Recipes here.
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For the first time this year, rhubarb can be found in Boston Organics boxes and as an add-on. While you may know rhubarb as something that is usually followed by "and strawberry pie", it has a long history and an intriguing story. Read on for fascinating rhubarb facts.
While sweet potatoes figure prominently in many Thanksgiving feasts, they may be forgotten once the holiday seasons have passed. But sweet potatoes are some of the healthiest and most versatile vegetables available during the winter, so it should be no surprise that they're showing up frequently in New England winter cooking.
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When the weather turns cold, it is lovely to wrap your chilled hands around a warm cup of something delicious. It’s even nicer when you can share a steaming mug with a friend. These recipes are a little indulgent, perfect for this festive season. Though it’s easy enough to add a nip of something else to further the warming, these recipes are perfect by themselves, so you can share them with friends of all ages.
With the shortening of the days come, pomegranates! Eating their seeds means a feast for the mouth and the eyes: both their burst of sweet and tart flavor and their bright red color are welcome this time of year.
Ever feel intimidated by cooking instructions? Not sure what to do with vegetables you receive in your Boston Organics box? Experienced cook but not quite clear on the difference between simmering and boiling? Brushing up on just a few cooking skills and terms will help you follow any recipe, or tackle any new produce item you encounter in your Boston Organics box.
Spring is in the air and with it the daylight time and energy to break out of our winter doldrums. Perhaps your pantry has acquired an inventory - canned goods, snacks and other processed foods - more worthy of winter (and Covid) dormancy than Spring brightness and warmth. Well, that's easily fixed with our tips for building a pantry worthy of the vernal equinox and the fresh seasonal produce to come.
In the cold months, we slow down a litte, spend more time inside, bundle up in layers...and eat root vegetables. With the yearning for sunshine and warmth may come a yearning for springtime vegetables. While we're not quite at the point where winter and roots are going away (regardless of what the occasional spring-like day might suggest), there is still plenty of good eating to be had from these relatively low carbon-footprint local vegetables. Explore techniques and recipes for The Classics, Glazing, Braising, Pickling or Fermenting, Chips, Gnocchi, Au Gratin, Latkes, Salads and more!
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Beans are high in protein making them a popular food for vegetarian and vegan diets. But you don't have to be a herbivore to enjoy these nutrient rich legumes that lend themselves to all kinds of wonderful dishes. And we've got a terrific new local source (ME) for heirloom beans, Baer's Best.
For the past three decades Charley and Carol Baer have been specializing in heirloom bean varieties that have grown here in the Northeast since colonial days. Many years ago beans were a New England staple and some local people may remember the traditional Saturday night meal of baked beans and brown bread. Now many people are rediscovering the benefits and pleasures of having beans as a regular part of their diet and finding new ways to enjoy these specialty beans.
Learn more here about the health benefits and how to cook dried beans!
Surviving winter in New England is no easy task. Fortunately, Boston Organics keeps your kitchen stocked with fresh, healthy food even if you don’t feel like going outside. Here are some tips you can take to ensure that your delivery is made safely and not damaged by the cold.