Organic Food

March Madness Mango Float

I had a request in March to do a Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen float version of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, which I think is minty because it’s green. But the problem is I don’t really care for mint-flavored drinks unless the mint is REAL, and my mint isn’t up yet. It’s usually ready in time […]

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Fermenting Foods for Flavor, Fun, and Nutrition

By guest blogger Paulette Millis, speaker, trainer, and writer about good nutrition Preserving foods by fermenting to make them more digestible and more nutritious is as old as humanity. This technique, lactic fermentation, produces foods that have biological energy, and it is time to renew this practice. Fermentation has largely disappeared from our Western diet, […]

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Real Men, Women, and Kids Eat My Quiche

  It’s hard to remember what all the fuss was back then when real men wouldn’t eat quiche…. Was it the name? The fact that there might be vegetables in it? Anyway, around that time, I made my first quiche, from the original Rodale’s Basic Natural Foods Cookbook. Since then, I’ve made quite a few […]

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Virgin Piña Colada Float—February’s Great Escape

Oh, how I love a virgin piña colada on a beach. I always order one (usually just one a year) on my first day of vacation in a warm place. It’s a delicious confirmation that yes, I really am on vacation in a warm place. Well, I am determined to recreate that happy feeling at […]

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Curry Chicken from Scratch

We never ate Indian food when I was a kid, except for this recipe. I am pretty sure my mother got it out of The Joy of Cooking. I’ve altered it a tiny bit (for instance, the book calls for raisins or currants and I don’t really care for that.) And of course I made […]

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How to Make a Hoagie (Healthy!)

Recently, I had the pleasure and honor of having Dr. Andrew Weil “stop by my kitchen” for a chat. He mentioned one of his favorite foods growing up in Philadelphia was a hoagie. A HOAGIE! I love hoagies! I think it’s a Pennsylvania thing. Sure, around the country they are now called “Subs,” or submarine […]

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A Visit to My Kitchen: Elizabeth Walling

Elizabeth Walling is in my kitchen today, talking about her favorite machine for slicing and dicing, a refreshing and replenishing drink, and a news story that is on her mind. Elizabeth is an independent health researcher and freelance writer. She writes the blog The Nourished Life for others who are also interested in improving their […]

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How to Make Crackers (It’s so Freaking Easy!)

It started with a picture I saw in the local paper about making crackers from scratch. I saved it, but then never found it again. But I kept thinking…how do you make crackers? And how would they taste different? So I decided to experiment. It was right before we were having lentil soup for dinner, […]

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