July 26, 2010 • in Family

Raising Guinea Hens (Including the Great Guinea Surprise!)

We started keeping guinea hens about three years ago because we live in the woods, and I wanted something to eat the ticks. Guineas eat more ticks than any other bird, including chickens—probably because they come from Africa, where there …

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July 23, 2010 • in Exploring

My Trip to Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa—Part 2

Heritage Farm, the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) headquarters, is nestled into a little valley amidst rolling Iowa cornfields. This was the 35th anniversary of Seed Savers and the 30th anniversary of the annual Campout. So the valley was filled not …

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July 22, 2010 • in Family

A Visit to my Kitchen: Amanda Kimble-Evans

Amanda Kimble-Evans is stopping by my kitchen this morning to chat about what’s filling her garden (and her belly!) and her unusual use for diaper cream. Amanda is a writer and editor specializing in organic gardening and farming. Growing up …

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July 21, 2010 • in Exploring

My Trip to Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa—Part 1

When George DeVault asked me to speak at the annual Seed Savers Conference and Campout in Decorah, Iowa, I jumped at the chance. I had been meaning to visit their farm for a while, and this was just the impetus …

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July 20, 2010 • in Organic Food

Empowering the Next Generation Through Food

By guest blogger Julie Frans, Owner of Dining Details and Chickpeas. It is shocking how many educated people have no education or true understanding when it comes to healthy eating. In my line of work, I come across so many …

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July 19, 2010 • in Drinks

Fizzy Sparkling Water-Lemon Float: July Float of the Month

Ice cream drinks like my coffee float and blueberry float are cool treats, but my fizzy sparkling water lemon float is the ultimate refreshment to beat even a scorching Northeast heat wave. It’s hot out. You’re thirsty for something cold, …

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July 16, 2010 • in Main Dishes with Meat

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll at Home

We’ve been going to Maine for 20 years to drop kids off at camp, and each time we have eaten lobster rolls, which are a uniquely Maine delicacy. There seem to be two clear, constant winners of the best lobster …

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