Archive for June, 2012

Throw a Good Food Garden Party

Throw a Garden Party This Summer!

Ah, yes, the garden party. It brings to my mind visions of shimmering afternoons, croquet, lemonade and men in fedoras. There are small plates with even smaller sandwiches, cool soups and even cooler desserts. It is civilized and sweet, and I adore them. Garden parties are easily planned, with just a bit of organization. The food made for them should be easy to prepare and not heat up your kitchen. For example, the Hot Smoked Salmon on Cucumber with Crème Fraîche could not be any easier: slice, crumble, dollop, done. Prepping a salad ahead of time should be just as simple. The colorful crispness of the Radish and Snap Pea Salad is perfect and fresh. Tiny sandwiches should be offered, […]

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Shorty’s Corner! Plum-tastic Plums!

This week we finally get plums! I know we’ve had pluots the last couple weeks, but nothing beats a good plum. RIGHT? This week our red plums are from Twin Girls Farms, out of central California. “Named for his twin girls, Ignacio Sanchez’s Twin Girls label graces a year round selection of fruit grown in the San Joaquin Valley. Known to us as Nacho, Ignacio produces QAI certified navel oranges, mandarins, plums, peaches, pluots, kiwi, persimmons, and pomegranates.” Although plums are native to Asia, Europe and America, most U. S. production is in the Japanese varieties which are red and yellow (European varieties are blue and purple). The plum season extends from May through October with the Japanese varieties first on the […]

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Shorty’s Corner: The Berries of Summer

Bring on the berries! If it doesn’t quite feel like summer yet, it will when you pop a strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, or blackberry into your mouth. It’s so tempting to polish off a pint, but these fruits also shine in some of our favorite summer desserts. Check out our Summer Fruit Pies and Desserts collection for recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Fruit Crumble Cobbler, Summer Berry Bread Pudding, and more. If you have never paired sweet berries with a savory dish, you must try Grilled Salmon with a Mixed Berry Coulis or Grilled Salmon Topped Spinach and Berry Salad. Since they’re now at their peak, go ahead and indulge in berries. Did you know how low cal they are? Strawberries […]

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Door to Door Organics just started delivering milk but we’ve actually been discussing dairy delivery for two years. While some of the team searched for local farms offering a variety of all-natural or organic milk, cream, and butter, I researched packaging materials that would both keep these items cold and have the most minimal impact on the environment. As the director of operations and resident sustainability expert, I consider how everything we do at Door to Door Organics affects the planet, from partnering with local producers and sourcing recycled packing materials to composting as much waste as possible and strategizing delivery routes to reduce our carbon footprint. In my quest for the most eco and efficient packing solution that would […]

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Help Save Alaska’s Wild Salmon

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At Door to Door Organics, we believe it’s important to connect you with where your food comes from. That’s why we share stories from our farmers, ranchers, and fisherman who not only produce your food but are also stewards of the land and sea they work. We just heard from our fisherman in Alaska, Kaleb Walker, about an environmental challenge he’s facing in Bristol Bay, so we thought we’d share his news with you and ask for your help in protecting what turns out to be one of the last great wild salmon fisheries left in the world. Door to Door Organics: What’s going on in Bristol Bay, where you fish for our Marine Stewardship Council-certified sustainable Wild-Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon? […]

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At Door to Door Organics, we believe in empowering people to eat more Good Food, but we recognize that we can’t do it alone. It takes educated consumers, dedicated farmers, and a variety of community organizations to keep the real-food revolution moving forward. We are grateful for that group effort. We not only value food that has a positive impact on our health, our communities, and the environment — but local organizations that share our mission as well. To show our ongoing gratitude to the local nonprofits that address the needs of our Colorado community, we’re introducing our “Sowing Seeds” project. It originated from our profound desire to do more for the communities that support us. At Door to Door […]

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We’re now delivering delicious farm-fresh milk direct from happy, healthy cows to your doorstep. Why are the cows so happy? They get to roam the pesticide-free pastures at family-owned Morning Fresh Dairy in Bellevue, just outside Fort Collins. And they’re healthy because they are not given hormones or antibiotics, which helps produce the best-tasting milk around! Just try Morning Fresh’s whole, 2% reduced fat, or skim milk half-gallons or half-and-half quarts in glass bottles and taste the difference yourself. Get to know Farmer Rob Graves at Morning Fresh, the man who’s milking these content cows so we can deliver you the freshest milk we could find in Colorado. Door to Door Organics: How long has Morning Fresh Dairy been operating? […]

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