Sunday, May 7, 2017

Boston Organics

          Boston Organics is an organic produce and delivery service that provides access to fresh, organic produce and healthy food in a sustainable way. They got started in Charlestown since 2002 and have been serving the greater Boston area since then. I recently had the opportunity to check them out via a sample vegetable box, and based on my experience I would highly recommend the service!

There are several options available on their website, including different sizes and either all vegetables or a mix of fruit and vegetables. You can also add on groceries like bread, dairy, and other specialty items like this amazing maple pecan chocolate!


          I tried the all vegetable box, which I ordered just a few days in advance, and it arrived in this green crate that can be left out for them to pick up the following week. There was a sheet taped to the side of the crate listing all of the ingredients, and their website featured several recipes using ingredients from that week's box.


          I used the purple carrots to try this Moroccan Raw Carrot Slaw, which was quick and easy to make and tasted great!

           I also used the tomatoes, basil, and and onion to make this bolognese sauce along with some sausage and ground veal I had in the freezer from my winter meat share (served over gluten free spaghetti)!


           A standard box is enough for 2-3 people for the week and costs $32; for the quality and convenience of having it delivered I think it's well worth it and would definitely order again. 

       Now for the best part: My readers get 10% off their first delivery, just enter "URBAN10" at checkout when you order here.
          

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Community Servings LifeSavor Gala

          It's almost summer which means it's the season for food and wine events in Boston! The most recent even I attended was a charity gala, The LifeSavor event hosted by Community Servings. Community Servings is an organization that prepares and delivers healthy meals to people who are homebound, critically ill, and their families. The LifeSavor gala is their biggest fundraising event of the year and this year's event was held at the The Langham hotel.

          The evening started with a cocktail party including bites from the Langham and creative cocktails from some of Boston's best mixologists. There was also a silent auction and balloon pop raffle with some amazing prizes.

 
           Although I only ended the cocktail party, guests had the option to purchase tickets that also included a multi course dinner with wine pairings at one of 75 participating Boston restaurants.


          The event was a lot of fun and a perfect way to support a great cause. I would definitely recommend checking it out next year!