Archive for January, 2015

6 Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

When the weather outside is frightful—and germs are making the rounds at school and in the office—one of the most enduring pleasures is hunkering down and getting cozy at home. We’ve gathered some ideas we hope will inspire more warmth in your life—and your family’s bellies—during the most wintery months. Check out our Winter Warmers recipe roundup, and read on for more inspiration to raise the temperature! 1. Go savory to satisfy on cold mornings. Eating refined carbs at breakfast, especially those with added sugar like cereal or muffins, causes metabolic swings that can mess with you all day. Oatmeal’s complex carbs are a better foundation, especially if you ditch the usual sweet toppings for savory ones like an over-easy egg and […]

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chocolate truffles in a heart shaped box

From the time Cheryl Ames was a young girl, there was a candy-coated competition in her family: Cheryl’s chocolate versus Grandma’s chocolate. Whose was better? “When I was a kid, I used to create chocolate-covered cherries and other treats and give them to my grandma,” Cheryl says. “She loved them so much she wouldn’t share them.” Sounds like Grandma crowned Cheryl the winner. When Cheryl grew up, she enrolled in a course on chocolate molding to hone her confectionary skills and began creating mouthwateringly rich truffles. Visions of sugar plums—er, handmade artisan chocolates—soon danced in her head, and she dedicated herself to making her dream of selling her treats to happy customers a reality. Gradually, she made the successful transition […]

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From a small building nestled among the industrial buildings and smoke stacks of northeast Philadelphia, the intoxicating smell of baking bread wafts through the early-morning air. Inside, a handful of bread makers are busy rolling out and hand-shaping Wild Flour Bakery’s signature breads. A longtime dream for Nishon Yaghoobian and his wife, Laura, Wild Flour opened for business in 2003. Nishon has labored in kitchens since he was a teenager washing dishes at a local diner. While working in well-known pastry shops like Le Bec-Fin and the Striped Bass, he decided to launch his own bakery. “This is not a typical 9 to 5 business,” says Laura, who left her full-time position in finance to take over the company’s customer […]

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15 Ways to Eat Better in 2015

Door to Door Organics wants to make it fun & easy to keep your resolution to eat well in 2015, so we created an inspiring list of tips to kick off a healthy new year.

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