June 21, 2010 • in Family

How to Discipline a Child

I’ve tried many methods of disciplining children over the decades (yes, I’ve been a mom of three different 3-year-olds over a period that’s spanned 20 years). And I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. It’s not that complicated or hard; …

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June 18, 2010 • in Breakfasts

Sour Cherry Sauce—and a Yummy Breakfast Parfait

Very soon, the sour cherries will make their fleeting appearance at local farmer’s markets. If we are lucky, they will be out for two to three weeks. If you see them, grab as many as you can, and plan to …

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June 17, 2010 • in Gardening

A Visit to My Kitchen: Marta Teegen from Homegrown

Marta Teegen, the author of Homegrown: A Growing Guide for Creating a Cook’s Garden (Rodale, 2010), is stopping by my kitchen today. Check out her crisp summer salad recipe and her unusual salt habits! Marta is a trained master gardener …

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June 16, 2010 • in Organic Issues

Is There Lead in Your Juice?

A recent test by the Environmental Law Foundation found higher than acceptable levels of lead in both organic and “conventional” juices and baby foods. They filed a notice of violation with a list of which foods were fine, and which …

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June 15, 2010 • in Gardening

Queen Bees, Cellphones, and Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) A recent study, conducted this spring in India, found a link between the disappearance of honeybees and cellphones. If only it were that simple. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) was found in …

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June 14, 2010 • in Gardening

How to Start a Compost Pile in 4 Easy Steps

Now is the perfect time to start a compost pile. You can do it fancy or simple. And if you know me, you know I always prefer simple. Compost is the most important thing you can use in your garden …

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June 11, 2010 • in Drinks

Ice Cream Float of the Month: Blueberry!

I’m still obsessed with ice cream floats these days, and this blueberry float is one I’ve tried that is not only refreshing and delicious, but also so very lovely to look at. I think you could serve it as a …

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