Archive for May, 2011

So I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of craft. What does it mean, who is doing it, how does it manifest in our daily lives and why does it matter? The modern arbiter on all knowledge, and also notoriously un-reliable (funny how that is) Wikipedia sums it up quite tidily when it says that the notion of craft in English means to: “describe a skill as lying somewhere between an art (which relies on talent) and a science (which relies on knowledge).” Now I’m sure you want to know where this is going and why Door to Door has given me valuable interweb space to talk about craft but I’m going to need to muddy the waters a […]

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Rhubarb – a closet vegetable

This stalky reddish vegetable might be one of America’s favorite pie plants, but it suffers from an identity crisis. It’s technically a vegetable, but is mainly used as fruit in recipes like pies, sauces and jams. What gives? Well when you add a little sugar to this tart and tangy veggie, the flavors open up and something yummy is created! Rhubarb most likely originated in Mongolia or Siberia and had humble beginnings. Its roots were primarily used for medicinal purposes until the early 1800’s when it became a popular pie ingredient. This vegetable loves cold weather. In fact, it’s normally one of the first edible plants to pop up in spring gardens. Our rhubarb this week comes from our dear […]

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Our Pastures Ground Beef

100% Grassfed Beef, Raised on Family Ranches in Colorado Tom Lasater comes from a long line of cattle men, and he’s stuck to the family ethos – nature knows best.  His family’s ranch in Matheson Colorado continues to be a beacon of hope in an industry dominated by practices that are cruel to animals, awful for human health, and disastrous for the environment. “Our Pastures beef tastes great because our cattle live on the open prairie eating native grasses. Cattle have evolved to graze on grasses and natural forages, and they thrive in this environment. Our cattle spend their entire lives grazing in open pastures and are never confined in feedlots or fed grain. They are not given growth hormones […]

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Employee Showcase: John Simmons

Colorado Delivery Driver Start Date: February 2011 Favorite DTDO Memory: Dropping the van keys down an elevator shaft on route Future Job Title at DTDO: Balloon Coordinator Hometown: Westminster, CO Favorite Fruit: Pears Favorite Veggie: Corn Least favorite food: Broccoli Guilty Pleasure: Sunday Night Dairy Queen 5 things I couldn’t live without: Phone, Kids, Pizza, Music, Xbox Favorite past time: Time spent with kids Family: Girlfriend – Lynn, Daughter – Rebecca, Daughter – Ashlynn, Daughter – Brianna, Grand Daughter – Isabelle Hidden Talents: Art Biggest Accomplishment: Being a good Dad to my kids. You should also know: I’m a big time gamer!

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We are super excited to announce our new local herb supplier and partner, The Rocky Mountain Herb Co. Rocky Mountain Herbs opened its doors in Denver in August 2010 and provides organic herbs to local restaurants and now Door to Door Organics! Cooking with fresh organic herbs is one of our favorite parts of the family dinner routine – whether it’s roasting chicken with fresh rosemary and thyme or drizzling fresh snipped basil with olive oil and nesting it on a slice of mozzarella cheese and juicy tomato. If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate fresh herbs in your next meal, check out Rocky Mountains Herb’s recipe for Herb Stuffed Peppers. We asked our friend, Wendy “the Herb Whisperer,” who works at Rocky Mountain Herbs to tell […]

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