Archive for 2012

Planting in 2012 and Growing in 2013

Here at Door to Door Organics, we care about what you eat. So we spent 2012 finding the freshest, most delicious sustainably grown organic produce and natural groceries and bringing them right to your door. We also made the shopping experience more fun and convenient by improving account management, box customization, and Shop by Recipe features on the Website. This year, we also started delivering farm-fresh eggs, milk, and butter from local and organic dairy partners. We also had a really great local food season this year. With an increase of over 18%  in our local food sales, and the addition of 3 new local farms and over 35 new local products. What’s not to like about local food? Fresh food is more nutritious, […]

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Door to Door Organics Shares Holiday Food Traditions

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I come from a very large Italian-Irish Catholic family. I’m talking 40 first cousins, so the holidays were a very big deal for us, in every way. We always had a gigantic Antipasto Platter to start the meal. One of my family’s favorite antipastos was the Marinated Mushrooms, so they were the first to disappear. It was all fish and vegetables on Christmas Eve, as the Italian side celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes and no meat or cheese was allowed. Italian Catholics believe Christmas Eve to be a fasting day, so their approach is to gorge on seven kinds of seafood instead. Many Italians also feel, as my Gramma Ruocco did, that you shouldn’t pair cheese with fish…ever. […]

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10 Easy Homemade Holiday Gifts

You’ve known since you handed your mom a construction paper heart stuck with glued macaroni that a homemade gift touches someone in a way that a store-bought item can’t. Make that DIY gift from food that’s tastier than spray-painted pasta, and you’ll please even the pickiest person on your list. We rounded up festive foods that are easy to throw together on a busy weeknight but impressive when packaged in pretty jars decked with boughs of holly and curls of ribbons. We’ve been dreaming of a green Christmas, so we repurposed recycled jelly jars and trash-bound boxes that were made instantly merry by kids’ drawings. Then we filled every empty container in the house with these sweet and savory treats.

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Shorty’s Corner! Clementina Fina Sodea!

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Hi! Olsen Orgainc Farms guest wrote today’s edition of Shorty’s Corner! Clementina Fina Sodea is traditionally grown in Spain and is not a common supermarket variety. It is one of the most flavorful and sweet of all the varieties. Clementina Sodea is now grown in Lindsay California by Ken Olsen. This juicy bright orange fruit is easy to peel. A pleasing floral scent mingles with a spicy zing, creating the pleasing flavor of this amazing mandarin. Savor the delicate flavor of this citrus as a snack, appetizer, or dessert. Clementines are a popular treat for the holidays, and are loved by both children and adults. Olsen Organic Clementines are tree ripened and are selectively harvested when both color and flavor […]

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Ah … Leftovers …

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“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” —Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving is when we give thanks, show our gratitude. And, yes, we are grateful for family, friends, our health, and homes. But mostly, I think, we are grateful for leftovers. Once the meal and football game are over, when we’ve finished with our late-afternoon armchair nap, that is the time to start pulling out all the plates, platters, and containers that were so lovingly filled with the leftovers just mere hours before. The absolute MUST is, of course, the Thanksgiving Hangover Sandwich. It incorporates all we love: stuffing, gravy, turkey, and cranberry sauce. This will ensure that […]

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A Non-Traditional Take on Thanksgiving

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Roast Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Bake, Sweet Potatoes, and Pumpkin Pie. That’s the go-to menu most families end up feasting on this Thanksgiving, right? Well, this year I’m cooking for eight adventurous eaters, so I’ve added seven of my non-traditional holiday favorites to my Thanksgiving planner over at the Kitchen. I like to start with the Vegan Wild Mushroom Soup with Thyme. Its flavors evoke the season, and it’s creamy and thick without any cream for the non-dairy crowd. The Rosemary Garlic Turkey served with the Pesto Mashed Potatoes on the side brings a Mediterranean slant to two very American favorites. No marshmallows were harmed in the making of the Sweet Potato Gratin, and the savory flavors […]

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Shorty’s Corner! Pineapples!

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The pineapple is originally from South America and it’s cultivation began to spread around the world when the Spanish first came to the Americas. Large-scale pineapple cultivation by U.S. companies began in the early 1900s on Hawaii. Now, most of the world’s supply comes from Southeast Asia and Central and South America. Hey. Did you know that pineapples don’t grow on trees? In the survey that I just made up in my head, most people believe pineapples grow on trees. This is a misbelief – maybe gained from cartoons and video games (like Donkey Kong Country!). As seen in the picture above, a pineapple plant is a spiky bush, growing just 3 to 5 feet tall. The fruit itself blooms […]

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