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Admit it. Sometimes you find yourself in a fancy grocery store, staring at a fruit you can’t name or a sauce you can’t pronounce. You think to yourself, What would I even do with this? Will I ever be the kind of person that knows how to use star anise in a recipe?
Blue Apron makes learning about new (and delicious) ingredients fun. Their weekly recipes are designed to introduce you to new flavors while gently showing you your way around the kitchen. Best of all, these fresh ingredients from small farms and specialty vendors are shipped to you without a grocery store mark-up. That means the ingredients are more affordable, you don’t buy more than you need, and you won’t spend an hour trying to find them in your local gourmet supermarkets. And if you sign up now, you’ll receive two free meals on your first order.
Following are six of the more fun ingredients to be featured in recent Blue Apron recipes. There are a lot more where they came from!
Done with kale? Let us introduce epazote. Traditionally used in a range of Mexican dishes, epazote has a pungent fragrance often compared to citrus, savory herbs, or mint.
Although it’s widely used in Middle Eastern cooking, the barberry hasn’t exactly reached peak popularity in the States. Use it like citrus peel for an extra pop in your cooking.
They look like mini oranges, but you can actually eat the whole thing, peel and all. Blue Apron sources these lovely little fruits from Ripe To You in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
This citrusy Japanese sauce is made from mirin, rice vinegar, tuna flakes, and seaweed. A citrus juice is added at the end, and it comes to you ready to add to a grilled meat or fish.
You’ve seen these little beauties in the market and wondered what the heck to do with them. Well, don’t actually eat them. But you can simmer them along with your meal to infuse the flavor, and then keep them around for garnish. (But really… don’t bite into it.)
Madagascar pink rice
With a sweet, almost fruity flavor, the color isn’t the only distinctive thing about this rice. The taste and unexpected tint will add a touch of the exotic.
So be brave! Sign up for Blue Apron for a simple, healthy, and cost-effective way to get yourself cooking. You will be venturing into exciting new culinary territories, without setting foot in the grocery store.
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St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger