Sweet potatoes figure prominently in many Thanksgiving feasts, other times of the year they may be forgotten. But sweet potatoes are among the healthiest and most versatile vegetables available during the winter - be they baked, steamed or roasted; in soups, curries and stews - so it's no surprise that they show up frequently in New England cooking.
Topic: Organic Root Vegetables
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Turnips are a root vegetable available year-round, but are 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.
The abundance of dried or sprouted beans, wintery root vegetables, and dark leafy greens available at this time of year plus the many varieties grains we've got available have got us thinking about Grain Bowls! And what could be better than building one from the bounty in your Boston Organics box. Follow our recipe or use it to inspire a version that speaks to you. Or go totally off script creating your own!
Creating a grain bowl is basically a three step process:
- choose your base of a grain and green
- build your middle from our fresh organic fruits and vegetables
- top it off with the fun stuff
- optional 4th step - make it substantial!
Recipe #6 Roasted Vegetable Tart
What's a great way to use up leftovers or all those odds and ends rolling around in the bottom of the vegetable drawer? What's also perfect for a special lunch, light supper or conversation-starting appetizer? And comes together easily, making the best use of whatever you've got on hand? Why a vegetable tart of course!! The key to keeping this tart crisp, crunchy and flavorful is cooking the slower cooking vegetables (read: root vegetables) and those that will release a lot of liquid - like summer squash, mushrooms, peppers - before placing them on the crust. Your best friend here is keeping frozen puff pastry on hand; that way you're ready to go at a moment's notice.
If being more environmentally-friendly was one of your New Year’s resolutions, good for you! You already contribute to sustainability by choosing to support Boston Organics, and, by extension, organic producers. These growers don’t pollute our soil and water with toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers and help build the soil to ensure that organic farming can continue for generations. This week, we’re thinking about ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to food, especially those associated with eating meat and with food waste. Read on for ideas for experimenting with reducing your food's carbon footprint.
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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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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
Don’t be fooled by the sunchoke—nothing is what it seems. With more names than the devil, sunchokes/Jerusalem artichokes/sunroots can intimidate those unfamiliar the scraggly root vegetable.
Though the temperatures have remained bitter cold, the beginning of March definitely has us thinking about spring. It's a time when new things start to pop up, and things are no different here at Boston Organics. We have new add-ons, and a brand new box type.
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This week, we are getting in touch with our roots—root vegetables, that is! This week, celebrate the variety of New England roots, meet a new breed or try a different preparation.
Topics: Organic Turnips, Recipes, Local Dogma Box, Newsletter, Eat Local, organic carrots, Organic Farmers, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Celeriac, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables