A couple of years ago, I reviewed Green BEAN Delivery, a company that sells bins of produce, most of which is organic, a lot of which is local, and delivers your bin right to your door (check out the review here).
I’ve been a customer since that review. Every other week, Green BEAN brings a small bin of fruits and vegetables to my apartment. I can customize what comes in my bin, so if I’m not feeling like Brussels sprouts, I can sub a butternut squash. You can also add grocery items such as locally sourced milk, meat and dry goods. The small bins feed my husband and I pretty well and run us $35 for each bin.
If you’re interested in trying Green BEAN (especially with the closing of Grasshopper’s Distribution fresh on our minds), the lovely folks at the company have offered a discount to new or reactivating customers who read this blog — that means you guys.
Use the code “15AEml” for $15 off your first order when you visit Green BEAN’s website and sign up for a membership (don’t worry, you can cancel if you don’t like it). But hurry — the code expires next Friday, Dec. 27.
Visit Green BEAN’s FAQ page for information about this service and how it works.
This is a great time of year to get a pint of delicious cherries. Too bad you have to eat around those lousy pits.
Some folks use a cherry pitter, but you know how I hate those tools that only do one job. I usually pop cherries into my mouth, chew around the middle, then spit out the pit.
This summer, I wanted to enjoy my cherries minus the mess and spit.
I found this blog post from the writers at The Kitchn, who recommend using a chopstick to de-pit a cherry. I don’t have any chopsticks laying around, but I found something similar in my kitchen — wooden skewers.
I have a huge bag of wooden skewers left over from a barbecue kabob recipe from a few years back. The blunt end of a skewer is perfect for removing the pesky pits and enjoying a heap of cherries. Here’s how I MacGyver my skewer/pitter:
Remove the stem of the cherry.
Take the blunt end of the skewer and push it through the cherry. Use the spot where you took out the stem as a guide.
That’s it. Pretty easy. Have a couple of small bowls handy — one for pits and one for cherries. It can get a bit messy, so put down some paper towels. I like my cherries plain or thrown in some yogurt or sangria. What’s your favorite way to enjoy pit-free cherries?