October 11, 2010 • in Breakfasts

Creamed Chipped Dried Beef on Toast—A Real PA breakfast!

Round these parts, go into any good diner worth its PA Dutch salt and you will see creamed chipped dried beef on toast on the menu. It may sound strange, but it really isn’t. In fact, I’ve decided that it’s …

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October 08, 2010 • in Random Thoughts

Why I Can’t Live without Coffee

See the results from Rodale.com’s organic coffee taste test here! Whenever I give a speech and talk about local versus organic, I joke about how, being from Pennsylvania, I am totally against local when it comes to my coffee. Here’s …

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October 07, 2010 • in Organic Issues

A Visit to My Kitchen: Birke Baehr

Eleven-year-old Birke Baehr is in my kitchen today, talking about how he has been inspired to ditch his dreams of the NFL for aspirations of becoming an organic farmer. At the age of 9, Baehr started studying sustainable- and organic-farming …

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October 06, 2010 • in Exploring

Dietrich’s Meats and Country Store: A Meat Mecca

I’ve been going to Dietrich’s Meats for decades (it’s been in business since the early 1970s). It’s the best place to buy unusual meats, local specialties, and lard. I have written before about the somewhat surly Pennsylvania Dutch staff (which …

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October 05, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

What’s All This Food Coloring Good For?

By guest blogger Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD, physician (pediatrics and medical genetics), artist, serious vegetarian home cook, mother of three school-age active kids, and cofounder of Herbal Water Inc. A new European law went into effect this summer requiring foods and …

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• in Organic Food

Sweepstakes Rules

Sweepstakes Official Rules Template with Web or E-mail Entry Method Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen Garden Guru OFFICIAL RULES   NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. A purchase or payment will …

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October 04, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

Learning to Run

I used to be a runner. A long, long time ago. Not the kind who raced or anything, or felt part of a running community, but the kind who ran for fitness. In 1985, I was 24 (had a 4-year-old …

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