March 31, 2011 • in Gardening

A Visit to My Kitchen: Temra Costa

Temra is a nationally recognized sustainable food and farming advocate. Her recent book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, is the product of the eight years she spent working to create a more vibrant local food economy in California …

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March 30, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

Why Women’s History Is So Important

This is the last week of National Women’s History month. Big whoop, right? Yeah, big whoop (from yo’ mamma) right on your ass if you think you don’t have to care about it. Just ask Hillary Clinton, who, according to …

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March 29, 2011 • in Gardening

City Gardens: The Bees’ Needs

By guest blogger Amy Freitag Amy Freitag is the executive director of New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and maintaining parks and community gardens in under-resourced New York City neighborhoods. It turns out that there …

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March 28, 2011 • in Breakfasts

The Joy of Buttered Eggs

I had never really thought or heard of buttered eggs until one day when I was reading a romance novel. It was Duchess by Night, by one of my favorite authors, Eloisa James. I think it started out as a …

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March 25, 2011 • in Drinks

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 …

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March 24, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

A Visit to My Back Porch: Lori McKenna

Dear Readers, Welcome to a new feature on my blog, “A Visit to My Back Porch,” which is reserved exclusively for my favorite musicians. It is my pleasure to start this feature with one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Lori McKenna, …

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March 23, 2011 • in Environment

The Long-Lost Return of Spring

Finally, FINALLY, finally, spring is officially here. Is it just me, or has this been the longest, darkest, and most depressing winter ever? Well, good riddance to winter, if you ask me. The snowdrops are up, the little green buds …

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