Archive for September, 2012

The No-Mess Secret to Seeding a Pomegranate

Ripe, juicy pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and are known to enhance heart health. Love the sweet seeds of a pomegranate but not the mess you make freeing the fruit from the skin? Then you must watch Chef Chris’ trick to seeding a pomegranate without making a mess.

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We’ve all heard the statistics many times: 75% of our planet is covered by water, but only 3% of that is fresh and usable for human consumption and only one-third of that is even accessible by humans (not locked in glaciers, ice caps, or too deep below the surface). Combine that with the rapid population increase over the last 50 years, and most anyone can do the math. The number of people without access to clean and safe water is quickly approaching 1 billion — that’s almost 1 in 8 across the entire planet. Water is quickly becoming a scarce natural resource. Water Issues at Home Sometimes these numbers are hard to fathom in a country where fresh water accessibility […]

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Shorty’s Corner! The Honeycrisp Edition!

Honeycrisp!

Here in Colorado it’s that time of year when the Aspens are changing color and growing apples. Just kidding. The apple trees are growing apples. But that would be cool. Peaches are done and nectarines are about finished as well. That makes it apple time! We just got some local Honeycrisp apples in and they are fantastic. The Honeycrisp is an apple cultivar (a hybrid created for certain characteristics) developed by a horticulture research center at the University of Minnesota, and it is in fact patented by this group. It was released to the market in 1991 and in recent years has blown up into one of the most popular premium apples. It’s easy to see why if you’ve ever tasted one. It has a great […]

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The Organic Difference

The recent Stanford study on organic agriculture has received a mountain of media coverage. Since the initial blitz, much of conversation has been highly critical of the conclusions reached by the authors and the media. After all, the researchers found multiple studies saying that organic foods can be more nutritious than conventional foods and that the “consumption of organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.” But that’s not how they presented their conclusions and that’s not the story that was widely publicized. At Door to Door Organics, we believe in and support organic. Why? Because we’re all about Good Food for health, community, and the environment–and organic hits the mark on all levels. Organic also means that the […]

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Slow Cooker Season

Crock Pot

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” –Calvin Trillin, a humorous food writer and longtime contributor to The New Yorker When you walk through your door at the end of the day, after your dinner has been cooking away in your slow cooker for hours, your house smells like home. Whomever invented this ingenious kitchen appliance should be sainted or knighted or at least invited over for a big bowl of Beef Stew. As I was planning to write this blog and put together a collection of slow cooker recipes, I sent out the call to all the Door to Door Organics employees: […]

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