Archive for April, 2013

FoodScrapBlog

Have you heard those alarming statistics in the news lately that report that 40 percent of the  food in the U.S. goes to waste? A family of four throws out roughly 20 pounds of food every month, costing them about $2,000 a year, says the USDA. That, my friends, is a lot of beans, literally. So how can you have less of an effect on the Earth, keep from wasting, and get to using? You’ve already started cutting back on food waste by getting your fruits and veggies with us. We work with farms to pick the highest quality produce we can find and then only buy what you order each week, so we avoid over-ordering—a big cause of food […]

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10 Tips to Lessen Your Impact This Earth Day

As we count down to Earth Day on April 22, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at how your everyday actions are affecting the environment. Most likely you recycle bottles, cans, and newspapers, but there are many other easy ways to go even greener. Take one eco-action a day leading up to Earth Day, and you’ll see how simple it is to make a small change that makes a big difference. (Hint: You can go ahead and cross the first three tips off the list because you’re already buying local, organic produce from Door to Door Organics.) Need inspiration? We’ve put together a list of 10 easy ways to lessen your impact to help you out. Opt […]

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Making Homemade Pasta Is Easier Than You Think

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Fresh pasta noodles are a revelation — they truly are. Sure, it takes a little bit of time to make them, but believe me, the payoff is worth it. Actually, my Handmade Pasta Dough recipe takes less than an hour. Don’t be thinking you can use fresh noodles as you would boxed dried pasta, because they are very different. Their cook time is shorter and their starch level is lower, as there is more moisture in them. What that means to you is that sauces won’t stick as easily as they do to boxed pasta. I like a bowlful with some olive oil and cheese. But they hold up quite nicely to a Bolognese or Amatriciana, a bacon, onion, and tomato […]

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