September 13, 2010 • in Maria Recommends

Back-to-School Shopping for Organic Clothing: My Top 10 Places to Shop

I have to admit I no longer get that thrill when September comes along. To me, it just means more work (and lots of it), and the impending doom of winter.  At heart, I’m an island girl (preferably in the …

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September 09, 2010 • in Drinks

Float of the Month: Apple Cider Float

Saturday, September 11th, is the second annual Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute. Consider this your official invitation: Once again, I will be grilling up organic hotdogs from Applegate Farms (and a few organic vegan dogs for those of you …

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September 08, 2010 • in Organic Food

Organic Whole Wheat Pasta Taste Test Results!

One of the most important things I try to do here at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen is to make things like cooking—and organic living—simple and easy, and make them things your whole family will enjoy. And I think nothing can …

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September 07, 2010 • in Random Thoughts

A Rite of Passage: AARP

Well, it finally happened to me. I was opening my mail—feeling fit as a fiddle—listening to really cool new music—when I saw it. MY FIRST MAILING FROM AARP! Ack! I know for a fact (since I heard someone from AARP …

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September 03, 2010 • in Main Dishes without Meat

New and Improved Tomato Sauce Recipe (from Scratch)

Last year I wrote about making my tomato sauce from scratch—as any good gardener married to an Italian needs to do. But the truth is I have improved it this year with a new secret, thanks to another Italian. Over …

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September 02, 2010 • in Gardening

It’s Perennial Love!

Today tomato week continues with a very special treat…a short film that celebrates our passion for tomatoes by featuring passion and tomatoes. Perennial Love is perhaps the first romantic melodrama with an all-botanical cast. There’s romance, drama, mystery…and plenty of …

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September 01, 2010 • in Organic Food

Recipe: Summer Gazpacho that Kids Will Love

How do I know kids will love this cold soup? Well, the other day I made it as an experiment and served it for lunch. Eve had a friend over. The next week I saw her friend’s mom and she …

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