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Greenmarket Inspo: Peach & Ginger Cornmeal Crumble

Every week, our test kitchen team pays an early morning visit to New York City’s biggest farmers market: the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. Comprised of over 70 stalls bursting with flowers, local products, and beautiful seasonal produce, it’s the perfect place for a hit of mid-week inspiration. Follow us on Instagram to tag along […] Read more »

Greenmarket Inspo: Sweet Pepper Confit Toasts

Every week, our test kitchen team pays an early morning visit to New York City’s biggest farmers market: the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. Comprised of over 70 stalls bursting with flowers, local products, and beautiful seasonal produce, it’s the perfect place for a hit of mid-week inspiration. Follow us on Instagram to tag along […] Read more »

beautiful greenmarket blueberries

Greenmarket Inspo: Blueberry Eton Mess

Every week, our test kitchen team pays an early morning visit to New York City’s biggest farmers market: the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. Comprised of over 70 stalls bursting with flowers, local products, and beautiful seasonal produce, it’s the perfect place for a hit of mid-week inspiration. Follow us on Instagram to tag along […] Read more »

The Power of Pollination

A couple of years ago, farmer Tony Emmi’s neighbor asked him for a favor. Mr. Winter, his friendly, longtime beekeeper and proprietor of Winter Apiaries—located just down the road, outside Syracuse, in upstate New York—was doing some renovations on his property and wanted to know if Tony would be willing to store some of his honey bees for him temporarily. Read more »

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cast Iron Skillet

Perhaps no piece of cookware is more iconic—or dependable—than the cast iron pan. This tried-and-true workhorse is beloved for its durability and versatility: you can fry, grill, sauté, braise or bake in it. Best of all, with proper care, cast iron actually improves with use. Below, we break down how to maintain it. Read more »

How One Woman Remembers The Past By Cooking In The Present

Dana’s challenge to the whole Blue Apron community (that’s you!) is to take a recipe you love and add your own family twist to it. What recipe have you done this with? What was the special family tradition or twist you added to it? Dana’s story is the third installment in our series of customer spotlights! […] Read more »

Blue Apron Love Stories

In honor of #ValentinesDay, we’re sharing a few of our favorite Blue Apron love stories here on our blog! From enjoying time together as a family to finding a new ingredient to love, these stories always warm our hearts here at Blue Apron and we wanted to share them with you!

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How One Woman Taught Her Kids To Cook With Confidence

Growing up, Paula didn’t know how to cook. That all changed when she had kids. She wanted to give them something that she had never experienced herself when she was young – kitchen confidence. Read more »

The Secret Story of Soil

Chris, the owner of Say Hay Farms in northern California’s Yolo County (northwest of Sacramento), isn’t what most people would think of as a typical farmer. A UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in Philosophy, he’s a brilliantly articulate admirer of soil. Chris wants us to think about “dirt” differently. His main lesson: it’s alive, “a giant living web.” Soil teems with an ecosystem of countless microbes, crucial to growing healthy, delicious produce like Say Hay’s gorgeous orange cauliflower, hearty beets and petite shokichi squash. “Once you kill that ecosystem it takes a lot of work to build it back up,” he says. “It’s not something that you can take lightly.”
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Customer Spotlight: Crystal Hypes

In January of 2016, her food resolution was to continue on a weight loss journey by cooking with Blue Apron. Check out a few of our favorite moments from our chat with Crystal below!
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