Friday, July 14, 2017

Instant Pot Yukon Gold Potatoes


Ingredients:
3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
1 pound yukon potatoes quartered
kosher salt, ground pepper, garlic powder to taste
herbs (rosemary, thyme) optional
1/2 cup broth or water

Directions:
Turn Instant Pot on Saute. Add oil or butter.  When Instant Pot is hot, add the potatoes. Add seasonings and brown potatoes on all sides. Add broth. Put lid on Instant Pot and lock closed. Pressure cook by setting the Instant Pot for Manual / High Pressure for 7 minutes.  You can either do a quick release of the pressure or keep them warm using a natural release until you are ready to eat.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Honey Glazed Carrots with Green Onions



INGREDIENTS:
1 lb carrots cut into sticks
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
salt and pepper
1/4 cup green onion diced

DIRECTIONS:
Salt a large saucepan full of water and bring to a boil. Add carrots and boil 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain.
In a large skillet or saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add the honey, stirring to blend. Add carrots and salt and pepper to taste (it doesn't need much, a few shakes should do it). Stir around until carrots are coated. Cook until carrots begin to brown.
Pour carrots and all of the sauce into a serving bowl. Add green onions and toss.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

50% OFF Flash Sale at Lemon Lime Delivery

For a Limited Time Lemon Lime Delivery is having a FLASH SALE!

Use code FLASH50 to get 50% off your first produce box!

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Top 10 Tips To Make Your Organic Produce Last!

Do you love organic produce, but wonder about the best way to store it?  Here are some tried and true tips to get the most out of your produce delivery from Lemon Lime Delivery.

1. In general, when most produce starts to look sad it is only because it is dehydrated!  This is especially true for carrots, lettuce and all other greens.  All they need is a good soak in a bowl of cold water in the fridge and they will perk right back up.

2. Berries: Unless you are going to eat them right away, clean your berries in a mixture of 10 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. Swirl the berries in the mixture, drain, rinse, and put them in the fridge. The solution is diluted enough that you won't taste the vinegar. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.

3. Fresh Herbs.  Do not wash the herbs until you are ready to use them, but you can store fresh herbs in water.  Trim the bottoms and set them in a glass or coffee mug of water in the fridge and cover with plastic.  This will keep them fresh and happy until cooking time. Asparagus is also best stored this way. If you are not using the herbs, you can cut them up and place them in an ice cube tray. Add olive oil on top and then freeze,  The herbs will infuse the oil while freezing and the ice cubes are great for cooking; just pop one out and use it as the start of a dish.

4. Celery and Broccoli:  Wrap it in tin foil before storing it in the fridge. I'm not sure why this works, but it sure does!  This will keep it crisp and fresh for a month or longer.  Never have limp celery again.

5. Mushrooms:  Keep mushrooms in a paper bag, not plastic. Trapped moisture makes mushrooms go bad.  Remove them from any packaging when you receive them and store the mushrooms in a small brown paper lunch bag in the fridge.  The paper will absorb any excess moisture and they will stay fresh a very long time. Do not wash them before you are ready to use them.

6. Stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots) and avocados, tomatoes, mangoes, melons, apples, and pears will continue to ripen if left sitting out on a counter top; while items like bell peppers, grapes, all citrus, and berries will only deteriorate and should be refrigerated. If your stone fruit doesn't slightly give to the touch when you receive it, store it on the counter top to ripen and check it daily.  Once it is ripe, use it or refrigerate it immediately.

7. Bananas: Separate them from the bunch and store on your counter individually for best taste.  They will slowly continue to ripen some more using this method.  If you want them to ripen super fast, place them in a closed plastic bag all together.  They’ll ripen quickly when their natural gas is trapped by the bag.

8. Carrots: Carrots are often a victim of dehydration.  That is what makes them limp.  Remove any carrot greens as soon as you receive your carrots.  Wash the carrots and store them in a container with a few inches of water.  They will keep fresh and crunchy for weeks.  

9. Greens / Lettuce: You can wash and chop them when you receive them so they are ready for use.  Just wrap the cleaned and chopped greens in a dishcloths and store it in an opened plastic bag. It will stay fresh that way a long time.  If they look limp, they are just dehydrated.  Simply place them in a large bowl of ice water for a few hours and they will perk right up!  This also works for beet greens.  Remove any beet greens from the beets when you receive them.  The green are delicious sauteed or used in soups.  Keep the beets in the refrigerator in a bag. 

10. Tomatoes: Store on the counter top for best taste, texture and freshness; never in the fridge

Do you have a tip to share?  We would love to hear it!  Please leave it in the comment below.  

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Win a Month of Free Organic Produce Delivery from Lemon Lime Delivery

We are very excited to announce our new organic produce delivery area at Lemon Lime Delivery!



We are so excited that we are having a giveaway to celebrate!

Here is how it works:

1. Head on over to the Lemon Lime Delivery Facebook page and find the picture below by scrolling through our posts or locating it in our photos tab.  Like the picture AND leave a comment telling us which organic produce delivery prize you would like to receive if you win; a standard mixed produce box, an all fruit box, or an all veggie box.



2. The contest will close on June 30th, 2017 at Noon EST.  We will count up the post comments on the picture and randomly choose one of them using a random number generator.

3. Your prize is a gift certificate to Lemon Lime Delivery which will cover 4 weekly deliveries of a standard, all veggie or all fruit box delivered right to your door.

Rules:
Your delivery address must be within our delivery area.
The gift certificate is valid until September 1, 2017.
One entry per Facebook account per day.
No purchase necessary.
Winner will be contacted via Facebook message if their settings allow it and their name will also be listed on our Facebook page and this blog post on July 1st, 2017. Prize winner must claim prize by August 1, 2017.
Giveaway closes at Noon on June 30th, 2017 EST
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How To Cook Beet Greens


If you received beet greens attached to your beets from Lemon Lime Delivery, don't throw out those greens! Beet greens taste awesome and they are a very healthy source of vitamins and minerals. Beet greens are an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin C, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin B2, magnesium, vitamin E, fiber and calcium. They are a very good source of iron, vitamins B1, B6, and pantothenic acid, as well as phosphorus and protein. A whole cup of delicious beet greens is only 59 calories.

Ingredients:
1 bunch of beet greens
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 cloves of chopped garlic (or more if you love garlic like me)
The juice from 1 small lemon (this is about 2 tablespoons).

Directions:
Wash the beet greens. Cut the stems from the leafs. The stems take a bit longer to cook than the leafs, so cook the stems first and then add in the leafs.

Chop the stems into small 1/2 inch pieces. Rough chop the leafs into approximately 1 inch pieces.

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the garlic in the oil for a few minutes (do not brown it).  Add the beet green stems to the pan with the oil and garlic. Stir in 1/2 of the lemon juice and cover 3/4 of the pan with the lid. This allows the stems to cook, but also allows some of the steam to escape. Stir the stems occasionally and cook them until tender; approximately 5 minutes.

Add the beet green leafs and the remainder of the lemon juice. Cover 3/4 of the pan with the lid and cook the leafs until tender while stirring occasionally; approximately 3 minutes.  Remove the lid and turn the heat to high. Stir frequently and continue cooking for a few minutes while any remaining liquid reduces.  Remove the beet greens from the heat and season with salt and pepper. I like to dress mine with balsamic vinegar or a bit of balsamic glaze.

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Christine's Marinara Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes

This from scratch marinara sauce is easy and delicious! This method is something I learned from my Italian mother in law many many years ago. Many people seed and peel their tomatoes before making sauce, but if you use young or smaller tomatoes and cook the sauce until the peels are very tender, it isn't necessary to do either of those steps. This recipe makes about 3 cups of sauce. It literally bursts with flavor!

Ingredients:
1/3 cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
6 large cloves of garlic chopped
1 small yellow onion diced (about the size of a tennis ball)
Approximately 1 1/2 pounds of fresh small to medium tomatoes finely diced. Cherry tomatoes are perfect for this.
1/4 cup of water
2 teaspoons of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1 cup of white wine (I have used red wine in a pinch)
1 large handful of chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley (this is about a 1/2 cup). I just use the leafs, not the stems.


Directions:
In a heavy pot, simmer the garlic and onion in the olive oil over medium to medium high heat until it is soft and translucent (do not brown).

Stir in the tomatoes, salt, pepper, water, wine and parsley. Cover 3/4 of the pot with a lid and continue to cook over medium high heat until the tomatoes are soft (10 minutes or more).

Remove the lid. I like to squish the tomatoes in the pot with a potato masher very well at this point. Continue to cook the sauce until it thickens and reduces by 50 to 75 percent and the peels from the tomato are very soft (for me this was 30 minutes). Stir the sauce occasionally so the bottom does not burn.

Tip: I use #7 on my stove top for medium high heat. Cook time for the sauce to thicken may vary depending on the type of tomatoes you use and their water content.

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