I usually go for a savory nut because that’s just the type of girl I am but as soon as I tried these I fell in love. Instantly they brought me back to my childhood and the many Disney trips my family took together and those hot churros you could get at all the parks around Disney. Seriously friends these taste like a Disney World churro. So maybe it’s the nostalgia talking or maybe it’s the fact that they taste so good that I just loved me some Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Cinnamon ALmonds.
You know how I mentioned that they tasted of those hot churros? Well to make them taste even more like that I like to put them in a microwaveable dish and heat for 20-30 seconds. They come out all warm just like a hot churro. Some might say they taste like cinnamon roasted nuts, you know the warm ones you can get at theme parks, farmers markets, special events, etc and why I do agree my instant thought was those churros.
On the downside Edith loved these nuts as well and she loved them so much that she decided to lick her hand and stick it in to grab up all the honey and cinnamon flavor. Needless to say once she was done doing that we had to toss out the remainder of the container because ….well you get it. I guess I’ll have to buy myself a new container or rather buy one for me and one for her…and maybe one for Neil too.
Is there a food the takes you back to your childhood?
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.
Disclaimer: This is in no way a sponsored post. We purchase our weekly box with our own money and choose to share it with you just for fun.
It’s time for another organics delivery box haul! Back in January I blogged our first Organics To You box (see post here) of the year so I thought I might follow up with how things are going. First off Organics To You is a local Portland area organic produce subscription box that is delivered straight to your front door. They have a variety of different boxes based on your needs as well as additional produce and (limited) grocery items.
If you remember we started off with the small bin and baby add-on. Since then we have gone with the large bin but due to too much fruit (one can only eat so many pears, apples & kiwi) we skipped last week and this week went with the all veggie box and the baby add-on. We also sometimes add grocery items to our order such as Papa G’s tofu or a bar of chocolate or loaf of bread; this week we went with blue corn tortillas and pinto beans.
This week we received in all veggie box ($36):
- 1# Tomatoes: Mex.
- 4-5oz. Bulk Spinach: Local, farm direct
- 2# Potatoes: Local, farm direct
- 1 Bunch Spring Green Onions: Local, farm direct
- 6oz. Shitaki Mushrooms: Local, farm direct
- 1 Bunch Broccoli: Cali’
- 1 Bunch Celery: Cali’
- 1 Bunch Lacinato Kale: Cali’
- 2 Yellow Onions: Local
- 1 Garlic: Cali’
8oz. Brussels Sprouts: Mex. Missing from our box and no substitute (contacted them)
- 1# Beets: Local
- 1# Rutabaga: Local
In our Baby Add-On ($15):
- 1 Mango
- 2 Pink Lady Apples
- 2 Fuji Apples (both were super bruised – disappointed)
- 4 Pears
- 3 Kiwi
- 6 Bananas
- 2lbs Sweet Potatoes
Grocery Add-On’s ($9.50):
- Blue Corn Tortillas
- Pinto Beans
Overall I am mostly happy with your box this week with exception of brussels and apples. Hoping that maybe they will send replacements next week.
Goal: Share recipes next week after I cook up these veggies!
Have you ever tried a produce delivery service?
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED. I PURCHASE THIS BOX WEEKLY WITH MY OWN MONEY.
In my meal planning post this week I talked about our Organics to You box. For those of you who aren’t from the Portland area you may not have any idea what I am talking about so before I get into the contents of this weeks box let me first tell you about the box. The box is filled with 100% Organic produce with much of this produce coming from local farmers.
The box is delivered right to your door so as a busy mom of two this is FANTASTIC. You can customize your box based on the size you’d like and you can do add on’s for additional produce such as ingredients for salads or Asian dishes or maybe you have little one’s in the house. Not only can you add on extra produce you can also add on lots of grocery items such as pantry items, milk (dairy and non-dairy), coffee, tea and even chocolate among other things.
This week we went with the small bin with a baby add-on (see here for details on bin sizes). The cost was $51 for the box plus add-on.
8 Anjou Pears
3 Fuji Apples
4 Gala Apples
4 Navel Oranges
1 Butterkin Squash
4 Russet Potatoes
4 Sweet Potatoes
1 Bunch Lacinato Kale
2 Bunches of Carrots
1 bag Shitaki Mushrooms
I have to say everything looks fantastic and based on what I would normally spend on the same produce at the grocery store it ends up being less expensive. Bonus I don’t have to leave the house! We will continue our order and I might bump our box up to large bin and no baby bin.
Have you ever used a produce or grocery delivery service?
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