April 21, 2014 • in Gardening

This Year’s Peas

OK, peas and I, we go a long way back. We’ve had our good year (somewhere around 2003) and our bad years (too many to name). We’ve fought rabbits and mostly lost. We’ve tried trellising of all sorts, elaborate and …

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April 19, 2014 • in Sustainable Shopping

Maria’s Five Favorites: It’s Picnic Time!

Thank goodness, the weather is FINALLY starting to turn around! Sunshine and warm days are here at last—which has just about everyone itching to get outside. Let’s celebrate the arrival of spring with a good old-fashioned picnic, shall we? To …

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April 18, 2014 • in Health & Fitness

A Yoga Hug

By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me; guess I’ll go eat worms. Long, thin, slimy ones; short, fat, juicy ones; itsy, bitsy, fuzzy, wuzzy worms.” The other night, as I …

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April 17, 2014 • in Health

Fat Facts

Human fat cells, photo by Dr. Peeke by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition While a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, I became known as the “fat doctor,” …

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April 16, 2014 • in By Maria

Be a Farm Hero?!

The other day I was walking to work and decided to cut through Madison Square Park because there’s often something interesting going on there, like an art installation or a festival. It was a beautiful, sunny spring day. And yes, …

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April 15, 2014 • in Family

DIY Organic Baby Food

By guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie Now that my son Ajax has reached 9 months, we’ve been having a lot of fun getting him to try new foods. When we first starting giving him baby food, we …

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April 14, 2014 • in By Maria

A Lifetime of Music

For my birthday this year, my oldest daughter got us tickets to see Neil Finn at Town Hall in New York City. Now, most people have never heard of Neil Finn. But maybe you’ve heard of Crowded House. Or Split …

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