Two weeks ago, I received my first delivery from Boston Organics
. When I came home and saw my box in the living room, my roommate actually said "I have never seen anyone this excited about produce before." Yes, I am a self-proclaimed dork.
What is Boston Organics? It's a organic produce delivery service that sources from local New England farms when possible. You basically go online, sign up, fill out a "no-list" of items that you never want to receive, and then they send you a box weekly or biweekly of seasonal produce with some non-seasonal stuff mixed in. Their produce was so fresh. I had a bunch of lettuce that stayed fresh in my fridge for 2.5 weeks! Usually, lettuce that I buy from Whole Foods starts to wilt after about a week - and that's if I am lucky. Also having your groceries delivered to you is super convenient. For those of you in the Boston area, I would definitely recommend trying them out.
The first thing that I made with my produce was a Garlic Basil Mashed Sweet Potato Dish. It was beyond good. Since my oven didn't work, I had to boil the potatoes before mashing them, but you could just as easily roast them first.
Garlic Basil Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1.5 lbs Sweet Potatoes
1.5 tbsp basil chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper to taste
1) Place sweet potatoes in pot of water and boil for about 20 minutes or until tender enough to poke a fork through them.
2) Take the sweet potatoes out and allow to cool enough so you can peel the skin off without burning your fingers (lesson learned the hard way).
3) Mash sweet potatoes in a bowl and add basil, garlic, butter, salt, and pepper. If you feel it needs more butter, feel free to add some but I felt that 2 tbsp was perfect.