March 03, 2011 • in Gardening

A Visit to My Kitchen: Amy Goldman

Author and gardener Amy Goldman is in my kitchen today, talking about her connection to the garden from farm to table. Amy Goldman is a passionate gardener and seed saver and a nationally recognized advocate for heirloom fruits and vegetables. …

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March 02, 2011 • in Maria Recommends

The Top 10 Things I Wish Didn’t Involve Plastic

Last week, to mark the end of the Rodale.com Plastic-Free Challenge, I shared some tips for reducing the amount of plastic in your life. I personally don’t think that anything is completely evil.  But I do think we overuse a …

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March 01, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

Can You Make Your Sexuality Organic?

By guest blogger Pamela Madsen, founding executive director of The American Fertility Association and author of Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure…and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner (Rodale, 2011). I love this …

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February 28, 2011 • in Exploring

A Whirlwind Trip to Germany

A few months ago, I got invited to be the keynote speaker at Biofach, in Nuremberg, Germany. Biofach is the world’s largest trade fair for the global organic industry. I accepted right away—not only because of the honor of being …

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February 25, 2011 • in Health & Fitness

My Struggle With Plastic, and 10 Tips for Avoiding It

A few years ago when I was starting this blog, I thought to myself, “I need a stunt.” The first stunt that came to mind was spending a year without buying or using any plastic. That thought lasted about 15 …

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February 24, 2011 • in Gardening

Creative Thank You Gift Idea: A Global Arrangement

By guest blogger designer Mark Kintzel Need a quick and effective way to give someone a big thank-you? With a little play on words, and an old antique globe, you can do just that. By packaging fresh flowers in a …

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February 23, 2011 • in Main Dishes with Meat

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 …

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