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Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you.....!!

Posted by Boston Organics on Jan 2, 2024 12:07:00 PM

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 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!

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Topics: Recipes, Organic Grocery Add-Ons, boston organics, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, New England Winter Cooking, Original Boston Organics Blog, Organic Dried Beans


A Sweet Tooth for Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 19, 2023 9:32:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, CSA, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, deep root organic coop, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Organic Potatoes, Organic Root Vegetables, New England Local Fruits and Vegetables, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog


Squash in the Box: Your Quick Guide to Boston Organic's Varieties

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 16, 2023 8:30:00 AM

While fewer hours of daylight and cooler days ahead might trigger apprehension about the approaching winter, there's good news: it's squash season! Colorful, shapely and substantial squash are the workhorse of the winter kitchen lending themselves to soups, stews, curries, pastas, even pies and more!   

Learn all about the squash varieties you may find in your Boston Organics boxes, so you can make the most of these versatile vehicles of flavor.

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Topics: Recipes, Fall Produce, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, winter squash, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Guides and Infographics, Original Boston Organics Blog


How Eggplant Got Its Name

Posted by Boston Organics on Aug 22, 2023 5:11:00 AM

Blueberries are blue, sweet potatoes are sweet (though not actually potatoes), peaches are peachy but eggplants?!? Where did they ever get that moniker? While it's possible to make a delicious eggplant omelet, a hen's contritbution is required!

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Topics: Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Eggplants, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog


Are Pluots GMOs? And Other Questions About Hybrid Stone Fruit

Posted by Boston Organics on Jul 25, 2023 11:30:00 AM

What would the perfect fruit look like? It would probably be sweet and juicy. It might have a bright, edible skin so you don’t have to worry about messy peels and rinds. While you’re at it, you’d want to make it easy to grow and sturdy enough to take with you without getting smooshed like a brown banana at the bottom of lunch bag. Do you have an image in your head yet? Does it look something like this:

This is a pluot, a beautifully constructed hybrid-cross between a plum and an apricot. Some people consider pluots to be the perfect fruit, but it’s also very much still a work in progress. Though the first successfully controlled cross between a plum and an apricot occurred more than a century ago, most people are unfamiliar with pluots. And those who are fortunate enough to have tasted these juicy fruits are often filled with questions about the mysterious hybrid.

Fortunately, Boston Organics is here to take you “beneath the peel,” giving you a better understanding of the mysteries behind the organic pluot.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Organic Stone Fruit, Non GMO, Original Boston Organics Blog


5 Best Basic Basil Facts & Recipes

Posted by Boston Organics on May 23, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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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Topics: produce delivery, Recipes, Happy Valley Organics, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, organic basil, Newsletter, boston organics, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog


Everything You Never Knew About Asparagus

Posted by Boston Organics on May 22, 2023 3:10:00 PM

Are you familiar with the expression it’s just the tip of the iceberg? That’s the best way to describe how much you probably knew about asparagus...until now.

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Topics: Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, spring produce, Original Boston Organics Blog


Meyer Lemons Brighten Winter Days

Posted by Boston Organics on Feb 21, 2023 9:15:00 AM

When life hands you lemons… It’s a pretty good day, actually.

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Topics: Recipes, Beneath The Peel / Digging Deeper, Newsletter, organic citrus, organic produce, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Original Boston Organics Blog


Warm Hands, Warm Heart: Festive Winter Beverages

Posted by Boston Organics on Dec 20, 2022 7:45:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Organic Milk, Recipes, Newsletter, organic citrus, boston organics, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Original Boston Organics Blog, gift cards


Refresh Your Cooking Skills

Posted by Boston Organics on Sep 19, 2022 12:45:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Recipes, Newsletter, boston organics, Home Cooking Kitchen Tips, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, New England Winter Cooking, Original Boston Organics Blog


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