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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February 22, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

Why Is There Never a Bird Around When You Need One?

by guest blogger Rick Chillot, senior editor, Rodale.com Well, we’re into the final week of our plastic-free challenge at Rodale.com. One thing that’s become clear to me is that each of us has different challenges when it comes to cutting …

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February 21, 2011 • in Organic Issues

An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, I have been a devoted supporter of your presidency up until now. But by allowing the complete deregulation of GMO/GE alfalfa, and now sugar beets, you have unleashed another wave of UNCONTAINABLE contamination on this planet. These …

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February 18, 2011 • in Drinks

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 …

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