Archive for December, 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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