While fewer hours of daylight and cooler days ahead might trigger anxiety about the inevitable blizzards and subsequent MBTA delays, there's some good news: squash season is upon us. Study up on all the squash varieties you may find in your Boston Organics boxes, so you can make the most of these versatile vehicles of flavor.
If you’re looking to step a little outside of your comfort zone, papayas are a must-try! Native to tropical regions, papayas are a staple fruit South American and Caribbean cuisines. Occasionally we'll have a limited supply of them -- this week (4/26/21) you can find them in our all fruit, 2/3 fruit, and small box!
Leafy greens are coming into peak season! These greens are delicious on their own but for folks looking for an extra dash of excitement we’ve got a perfect recipe formula for you.
The simplest dashi is vegan and is essentially just boiling kombu (seaweed) in hot water. Dashi is delicious soup base for your next homemade ramen, miso soup, cooking liquid for sauces, or a protein marinade!
Topics: Organic Turnips, Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog
Turnips are a root vegetable that are available year-round, but best in the fall. Bite into the fleshy white-purple bulb of a turnip for a slight bite or feast on the hearty leafy greens.
Timing is everything when eating a pear. Eat one before it's ripe and it will be crunchy but devoid of flavor. Eat one past its peak and the mushy texture will ruin the whole experience.
This week we have delicious organic pea shoots from Jonathan's Sprouts of Rochester, Massachusetts. Pea shoots have an irresistibly fresh flavor and we love when they're available!
The secret to good cooking is using fresh ingredients. This is doubly true when we’re talking about herbs.
Topics: Vegetarian and Vegan Food, Recipes, Happy Valley Organics, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Local Dogma Box, organic basil, Eat Local, Organic Herbs, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, gardening, diy
Turns out there are a few different varieties of cucumbers, but the two most common are slicing and pickling. It also turns out that there's some confusion about what constitutes a slicing pickle.