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Entries by Maria Rodale from 12/2009

Recipe: Codfish Cakes (It Must Be December)

| Posted 12.02.2009 | Healthy Living

When I was a kid, codfish cakes were one of my favorite winter breakfasts. I think my mom got the fish from a can. She would slice them into 1-inch circles and fry them up, and I'd gobble them down with ketchup.

Maria's Second Annual Top Ten Farm-to-Table Restaurant Recommendations

| Posted 12.04.2009 | Healthy Living

As with last year's recommendations, this is not a scientific list by any means. But I've eaten at every one of these restaurants and highly recommend...

Why I Love a Good Snowstorm

| Posted 12.07.2009 | Healthy Living

They called for three inches, but as I write this we're easily up to 5 inches and it's still snowing. Our driveway isn't plowed, but that's OK because...

Why Magazines Won't Die

| Posted 12.09.2009 | Healthy Living

The more I use technology (and I am on this damn computer a lot...too much), the more I want to read a magazine.

Recipe: Clean out the Refrigerator (and Pantry) Minestrone Soup

| Posted 12.11.2009 | Healthy Living

It's amazing what a good, quick soup you can make from stuff you might otherwise throw out, as I was reminded last night. You don't need meat. You don...

Magazines Won't Die, But Here Is Why I Love the Internet

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Healthy Living

Last week I wrote about why I believe magazines won't die. And it's still true. But ironically, writing that made me love the Internet even more. Here...

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Gift Guide: Top 10 Online Sources

| Posted 12.16.2009 | Healthy Living

Here's the sad truth: By the time you read this, I'm only just starting my holiday shopping. Most of it will be done online, with a few visits to my f...

Recipe: Oyster Stew in 15 minutes

| Posted 12.18.2009 | Healthy Living

I remember loving oyster stew since I was a small girl. Frankly, it's kind of like mother's milk from the Earth and Sea. I know that sounds weird, but...

Season's Greetings and a Sad Farewell

| Posted 12.21.2009 | Healthy Living

My mother died a good death -- at home, surrounded by family, with minimal intervention from doctors. But a death is a death all the same, so I'm signing off for two weeks.