Colorado Table

This July 6, 2014 photo shows a honeybee harvesting pollen from one of the clover blooms on a lawn near Langley, Wash. White clover generally is considered the best plant companion to cool season lawn grasses when trying to attract pollinators. Blended bee-friendly lawns can be a beneficial compromise when landscaping. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)

“Bee lawns aren’t 100 percent flowers. They have some grass included,” said Mary Meyer, an extension horticulturist and professor with the University of Minnesota.

This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows smoky slow cooker vegetarian chili in Concord, N.H. No browning or other pots needed for this dump-and-go vegetarian chili that truly takes just 10 minutes to assemble. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It’s partly philosophical, partly practical. Let’s start with the latter. Truth is, I’m just not good at producing food that tastes all that great in a slow cooker. Whatever I make ends up either tasteless mush or wildly overcooked or — on days when I’m really shining — both mushy and wildly overcooked

This Oct. 6, 2014 photo shows an example of home delivered meals from Madison & Rayne, left, and Blue Apron in Concord, N.H. A bevy of new online services is angling to be a virtual kitchen assistant, giving the chance to outsource the tedious aspects of cooking so that customers can focus on the more satisfying assembling and eating parts. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

“The idea came out of a need my co-founders and I had in our own lives,” says Matt Salzberg, co-founder and CEO of Blue Apron, a 2-year-old New York startup that delivers high-end, pre-measured ingredients to your doorstep.


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