Archive for March, 2011

The MM Local Story, In Their Words

Ben Mustin and Jim Mills founded MM Local in Boulder, CO in 2009. They partner with great family farmers in the front range to can and preserve super-ripe, organic produce at the height of the harvest, with the goal of making it easier for all of us to eat local all year round. “I eat a lot of MM Local tomatoes. This should not come as a surprise – I own MM Local. But with each jar, even after this long, I look at the lid and the name of the farm that grew the tomatoes I’m about to eat. It takes me back to a moment that happens every year, sometime around September, when I worry I might drown […]

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Flagship Parsnip

At Door to Door Organics we’re often told that people love being “forced” into trying new vegetables.  We hope the word “forced” is a friendly hyperbole!  But, we love the thought that we’re introducing new produce to our customers and increasing the bio-diversity of our communities.  We try to highlight these looked over veggies in our Friday emails, highlighted recipes and featured sales.  To go beyond that, I’m happy to bring you my top (one might say “flagship”) parsnip recipe. When asked about uncommon ingredients, I like to compare them to more common ones.  When asked how to cook barramundi, I say “like tilapia”.  When asked how to cook escarole, I say “like spinach”.  When asked how to cook parsnips, […]

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We are celebrating Earth Day in a big way this year and you’re invited to participate! We are partnering with Growing Gardens to host a family-friendly Earth Day Celebration and selling organic seeds to help you jumpstart your own vegetable garden. The Earth Day celebration will be held at the Growing Gardens facility at 1630 Hawthorne Avenue in Boulder on Saturday, April 23 from 9am to noon. You, your friends, and family are all invited to tour the gardens, and experience four garden learning stations in the Children’s Peace Garden to include: making butterfly masks, learning about worm composting, planting, and participating in a tasting tour. Each session will last one hour. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP […]

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Employee Showcase: Jesse Watts

Colorado Warehouse Manager (aka Superman) Start Date: October 2010 Favorite DTDO Memory: Showing the crew I can pick up a dime with the forklift Hometown: Commerce City, CO Favorite Fruit: Peach Favorite Veggie: Artichoke Least favorite food: Liver Guilty Pleasure: Ice cream at Coldstone 5 things I couldn’t live without: Chipotle, Camping, Go Fast, My Kids, and My Wife Favorite past time: Fishing with my dad Family: My wife Retta, 3 Boys, Gavin 10, Elyjah 7, and Danny 3.  No pets –  we just enjoy watching others peoples pets! Hidden Talents: Yo-Yo’s Biggest Accomplishment: Becoming the person that I am today Fun Fact: I like a challenge

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The Anti-Salmon Stew

Winter time is the perfect time for hearty stews.  Root vegetables are at their sweetest this time of year. They work great in traditional lamb and beef stews, and, in this recipe, complement the light taste of fish.  It can also be made without any meat for a wonderful Vegan feast. I chose to use Barramundi.  It’s an up-and-coming fish, called the “anti-salmon“.  I haven’t found locally farmed Barramundi yet, but my local supermarket stocks an imported variety.   The article I linked to talks about the health benefits, but what surprised me about barramundi is how wonderful it tastes.  The flavor is sweet, buttery and not fishy in the slightest.  The flesh is light, but firm enough to hold together […]

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We’ve got spring fever…

And a healthy serving of asparagus is just what the doctor ordered! Spring marks the beginning of the short asparagus season which lasts about 6-8 weeks. Asparagus has been considered a luxury since ancient times due to its tender and succulent taste. This highly loved veggie is also chock-full of vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients and has been heralded for its medicinal properties for centuries. One of our favorite ways to enjoy asparagus is a simple healthy sauté. First, heat 5 TBS of broth (vegetable or chicken) in a skillet. Once bubbles begin to form add whole asparagus, cover, and sauté for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with a light Mediterranean or Italian dressing. Asparagus is quite […]

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish

I am an Irish-American. Well actually, in all honesty, I’m Canadian born and recently became an American citizen but, all eight of my great-grandparents were born in Ireland so, I am Irish-American. And, this post is about St Patrick’s Day, the day when we’re all a little bit Irish. For those of you that don’t know, St Patrick (whose special day I look forward to celebrating every year) is responsible, and I think got his sainthood, for getting rid of all the snakes in Ireland. Though, no one has ever been able to find evidence of snakes living on the island of Ireland… ever. I look forward to St Patrick’s Day for many reasons. On the most personal level my […]

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