Inspiration for Your Spring Celebrations!

  • Fresh Inspiration: DIY Flowers in a Cabbage Vase
  • Spring Produce: What’s Good this Season?
  • Tasting Notes from Oyster Expert Julie Qiu
  • Creamy Avocado Hummus Recipe
  • Minted Carrot & Cabbage Slaw Recipe from Blue Hill

Fresh Inspiration: DIY Flowers in a Cabbage Vase

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Who says flowers have to be in a vase? Why not keep things natural by putting your arrangement in something else that grew in the ground? We think the green of a cabbage perfectly complements the bright colors of a bouquet because it reminds us of lush spring lawn grass. Read more to find out how to make a floral cabbage centerpiece. ...

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Spring Produce: What’s Good this Season?

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Spring is finally here, and that means warmer climes, longer days, and a fresh crop of vegetables from which to choose. Eating seasonally means you're cooking with the best, freshest, tastiest produce around. And nothing tastes better than that. Here are some of our favorite spring veggies with tips on how to use them: ...

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Tasting Notes from Oyster Expert Julie Qiu

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Whether you’re an aficionado or newbie, oysters make a sophisticated addition to any dinner party. And while the essence of an oyster varies depending on where and how it’s grown, here are some general tasting notes from Julie Qiu, founder and author of In A Half Shell, a website dedicated to international oyster appreciation. ...

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Creamy Avocado Hummus Recipe

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Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, creamy avocado hummus is as delicious as it sounds. Our friends at Ziploc® opened our eyes to this recipe—and it's not an understatement to say that it's one of the most amazing things that's ever happened (it's also a tasty way to get some of your daily fruit intake). So without further ado, this is what happens when hummus meets party-ready guacamole. ...

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Minted Carrot & Cabbage Slaw Recipe from Blue Hill

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One of our new favorite local products is Blue Hill yogurt. These savory treats are made using milk from 100% grass-fed cows from small family-owned farms in the Northeast. The festival of vegetable flavors includes unexpected varieties such as beet, sweet potato, tomato, carrot, butternut squash, and parsnip. They’re great on their own, customized with fruit and nuts, or even as ingredients in recipes. After the jump, learn how to use the carrot ...

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Sweet Potato Cheesecake Recipe from Blue Hill

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One of our new favorite local products is Blue Hill yogurt. These savory treats are made using milk from 100% grass-fed cows from small family-owned farms in the Northeast. The festival of vegetable flavors includes unexpected varieties such as beet, sweet potato, tomato, carrot, butternut squash, and parsnip. They’re great on their own, customized with fruit and nuts, or even as ingredients in recipes. After the jump, learn how to use the sweet p ...

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Farro & Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe from Blue Hill

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One of our new favorite local products is Blue Hill yogurt. These savory treats are made using milk from 100% grass-fed cows from small family-owned farms in the Northeast. The festival of vegetable flavors includes unexpected varieties such as beet, sweet potato, tomato, carrot, butternut squash, and parsnip. They’re great on their own, customized with fruit and nuts, or even as ingredients in recipes. After the jump, learn how to whip up a t ...

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Handy Hacks for Your Annual Spring Clean

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Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to get your clean on, people! The crumbs under the couch, the cobwebs in the corner, the clutter in the closet…it all has to go. Sure, it may sound like a chore, but with a little music and the right attitude, a spring-cleaning session can be fun (plus, it’s a good way to burn off a few winter calories). The effects of a thorough clean are not just physical, but psychological, too. You’ll feel happie ...

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Seasonal Spring Sensations from Gotham Greens

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Where others see city rooftops, Gotham Greens see fields. That’s why they built a 15,000 square-foot greenhouse on a Brooklyn rooftop. All of their produce is pesticide free and grown using ecologically sustainable methods. The result? Delicious locally grown greens all year-round. So we’re celebrating spring and the milder climes it brings by rustling up a citrus salad and a grapefruit-basil gin fizz using Gotham Greens. ...

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Scallop & Snap Peas Recipe

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Let's take a moment to consider and celebrate peas. Did you know that the garden pea has been around since 4800 BC? There's a good reason peas have stood the test of time, because they've stood the taste of time too. They're just so darn delicious! And they go with almost anything. In this recipe (or recipea, if you will) our Seafood Merchant, Michael Kanter, has paired peas with halibut and scallops. Check it out! ...

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Sea Bass and Artichokes Barigoule Recipe

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There's nothing like cooking up a scrumptious seafood supper, and a delicious fish dish can be twice as nice when paired with the freshest in-season veggies. Our Seafood Merchant, Michael Kanter, shares his special sea bass and artichokes barigoule recipe after the jump. ...

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Introducing the FreshDirect Cheese Cleanse

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It’s the new fad everyone’s talking about (it’s even bigger than all those green juices you see on Instagram!). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the FreshDirect cheese cleanse—two years in the making—is finally here. Discover some of the cleanse’s benefits after the jump. ...

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Cheese Cleanse Day 2: Bonne Bouche

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For day two of our groundbreaking cheese cleanse, we partnered with one of our favorite cheesemakers, Vermont Creamery, to bring you a day diet of nothing but Bonne Bouche. For more information on day two, and to find out if the cheese cleanse is right for you, read more: ...

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Cocktails & Canapés for Your Mad Men Party

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We’ve come to the end of an era. The final season of Mad Men gets underway this week, and we sure will miss those sixties’ shenanigans. So the least we can do is go out with a bang, right? Here’s our guide to throwing the swankiest, sixtiest premiere party in town. ...

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Introducing Bonajuto: Chocolate “for the Aficionado”

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If you’re partial to a heavenly piece of chocolate (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?) then you simply have to try a bar of cioccolata modicana from the oldest chocolatier in Sicily, Bonajuto (now available at FreshDirect). Read more to discover the fascinating story behind this enchanting chocolate. ...

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Interview with Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin

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We all know how important it is to drink water, but let's be honest, plain old H2O can be a little, well, bland. Hint CEO Kara Goldin felt so strongly about this that just over a decade ago she left her job as an AOL executive and began developing a sugar-free water beverage that offered a healthier alternative to sodas and drinks infused with diet sweeteners. Click through to read our interview with Kara. ...

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Delicious Matzo S’mores Recipe

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We all love s’mores. If you're celebrating Passover, matzo is a versatile little unleavened bread and makes the perfect graham cracker replacement for this much-beloved treat. It’s simple to make—just three ingredients—and the kids will love it (the adults will, too). ...

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