December 27, 2010 • in Organic Food

A Visit to My Kitchen: Erin Ely of

Erin Ely is in my kitchen today, talking about her organic lifestyle, a hearty and warm favorite go-to meal, and her media obsession. Erin Ely is an organic fanatic, strategic optimist, community and political activist, homebirther, attachment parent, and homeschooler. …

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December 24, 2010 • in Organic Food

Brussels Sprouts That Will Blow Your Mind

I used to hate Brussels sprouts. In fact, I once went to bed without any dinner because first I tried to hide them in my water glass, and then I tried to feed them to the dog—who wouldn’t eat them …

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December 23, 2010 • in Environment

A Visit to My Kitchen: Paul Rice from Fair Trade USA

Paul Rice is in my kitchen today, talking about his global journey to appreciating organics, his love for coffee, and his surprising new organic obsession. Paul is the founding President and CEO of Fair Trade USA, the leading independent, third-party …

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December 22, 2010 • in Maria Recommends

2010 Top 10 Farm-to-Table Restaurants (Third Annual!)

It’s that time of year…when I share my list of my favorite farm-to-table restaurants. This is not a scientific list. It’s simply a roster of the places I’ve eaten in the past year that have fulfilled my criteria for a …

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December 21, 2010 • in Organic Food

How to Make Traditional Apple Pie

By guest blogger Dana Blinder I come from generations of foodies. My auntie Rae makes a brisket that will knock your yarmulke off and my papa had a backyard garden that yielded crisp cucumbers and plump raspberries. My immediate family …

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December 20, 2010 • in Drinks

December Float of the Month: Tangerine-Pomegranate Float

The other day I was asking my family if they associate Christmas with any specific dessert, the way we associate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie. They couldn’t think of any. Sure, there are cookies and pies (my favorite is sour cherry, …

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December 17, 2010 • in Main Dishes with Meat

How to Cook a Goose

For some of us (unfortunately, not my husband), there is no better way to celebrate Christmas than with a roast Goose. One of my favorite carols is the one that goes “Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please …

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