January 27, 2011 • in Gardening

A Visit to My Kitchen: Jennifer Patterson Lorenzetti

Jennifer is in my kitchen today, talking about her long-standing love of pasta, her old-fashioned favorite kitchen tool, and her thoughts on food safety. Jennifer Patterson Lorenzetti had her first garden—and her first compost pile—at the age of 8. Armed …

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January 26, 2011 • in Organic Food

What’s for Dinner? 5 Questions to Help You Figure It Out

Isn’t that always the question? Every day? And a challenge for the cook, too. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard, but it’s got to be answered one way or the other if people want to eat. I ask myself …

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January 25, 2011 • in Gardening

DIY: A Sight of Spring to De-Winterize Your Home

By guest blogger designer Mark Kintzel Right about now, I start seeing spring flowers sold around town. Colorful spring flowers are a great fresh way to snap out of any winter funk. So I picked up a few and combined …

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January 24, 2011 • in Music

Music I Love Now: My Current Top 10

There is not a radio station that plays all the music I love.  I dream of having my own radio station one day, so I can share the eclectic selection of music I love with others—I’m sure there are more …

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January 21, 2011 • in Books & Movies

Maria’s Must-Read for the Month: Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Call Me Irresistible

There is nothing quite like a good book to make time fly and let you escape the mundane trials and tribulations of daily life. I read lots of stuff, serious, nonfiction, you name it…but I have a hungry soft spot …

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January 20, 2011 • in Organic Food

A Visit to My Kitchen: Jared Koch of Clean Plates

Jared Koch is in my kitchen today, talking about his transformed childhood sweet tooth, favorite spices in the kitchen, and his thoughts on the current biggest news story. Jared is the coauthor of the Clean Plates guide (Craving Wellness, 2009 …

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January 19, 2011 • in Drinks

Chocolate Milk Float: January’s Dead of Winter Treat

This one was Eve’s idea. I actually was out of float ideas, trying to think what is seasonal and fitting for January—when, I am sorry people, there is NOTHING, nothing, that is in season. (And I don’t want to hear …

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