It's Fall! Time for Pumpkin and a Feast of Squash

It's Fall! Time for Pumpkin and a Feast of Squash

Fall is here. It is that time of year when we get to enjoy those beautiful yet oddly shaped squashes. Their strange shapes and irregularities add to their charm. So do their colors, with the oranges, yellows and greens. We look at them and are ready to take them home. But after making a nice table setting, we ask ourselves, “How do we eat this thing?” 

It’s Complicated – Our Relationship with Our Health

It’s Complicated – Our Relationship with Our Health

We Americans have a complicated relationship with our health. In one recent year, we spent $24 billion on gym memberships, $30 billion on athletic apparel and $60 billion on weight loss. There are new types of workout facilities popping up everywhere, new diet plans, and studies about what it means to eat healthy or not. Despite an overall drop in book sales, cookbooks are selling at an all time high. The Food Network has more than 40 million viewers a week.

Why Sue Sheff?

Why Sue Sheff?

Delivering all the ingredients and step by step directions ought to be a part of a personal relationship. We want our customers to feel a connection to Sue Sheff. We imagine her to be that aunt who was a really good cook. Sue is a name from a previous generation. It is a name that comes from an era of home cooking, a time when people gathered together in a kitchen to chat and share about their day. 

A Boy Named Sam

A Boy Named Sam

All is well with our new grandson. Mom and Dad were great and though Sam didn’t make it easy, (he was a few days late) and wasn’t sure even then, he finally gave in and decided to join us. We were in awe.

It has been 24 years since our first grandson was born and 14 years since the most recent grandson. Each has such unique gifts and each has inspired us in different ways. 

Meeting Sam reminded us of why we do what we do every day. We work to make the world around us a little better for him and his generation. The way we do that at Sue’s is to:

·      Make cooking more convenient     

o   Cooking is one of the more beautiful forms that human generosity takes”, Michael Pollan

o   “One of the reasons people commonly give for not eating healthy is ‘I don’t have time,’ ” says Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD

o   By providing everything you need to cook a great meal (premeasured and labeled), delivering it to your door, with step by step directions, Sue Sheff makes it hard to make cooking more convenient.

·      Broaden tastes

o   Thank you for expanding our taste pallet”, a regular Sue Sheff customer.

o   Home Cookingwith a Modern Twist - Black Drum with Citrus Bagna Cauda, Pan Roasted Veggies and Quinoa

o   While steak and potatoes makes a great dinner – it also lacks a little of the spice we need to keep life an adventure.

·      Provide nutritious options

o   Working with the dietician from Por Vida of The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has provided guidelines we work to achieve with many of our meals.

o    Even the ones outside their stringent standards are well-balanced meals by most nutritionist’s guidelines.

o   Research shows that eating at home means eating better quality nutrition. Period.  

o   We want to be an active part of Sam’s future.

·      Support “Community”

o   At least half of what comes in your box for each meal has been sourced locally.

o   Where we shop, where we eat and have fun -- all of it makes our community home. Our businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place.

o   We have learned from, shared frustrations and gotten great products from our local partners – even when we have to pay a little more for something locally produced, we do because it supports our beliefs.

o   If you have questions or concerns we are just an email or phone call away. If something is missing or unclear from your dinner kit we will make it right.

Our hope for Sam is that he is will grow up in a family and community that will instill within him a sense of belonging and value; that he will be healthy and confident to take risks in his life.