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Entries by Maria Rodale from 04/2010

Food Revolution or Organic Revolution? Or both?

| Posted 04.02.2010 | Healthy Living

Food Revolution is based around the fattest town in the world, Henderson, West Virginia

Deviled Easter Egg Salad

| Posted 04.05.2010 | Healthy Living

The egg hunt is over, the Easter dresses are all scuffed with grass stains--now, what to do with all those hard boiled eggs? Personally, I love the t...

Foraging for Bitter Greens

| Posted 04.07.2010 | Healthy Living

When I first met my in-laws almost 20 years ago, I thought it was a bit odd that they ate so much food that they "found" outside. I had never really b...

My Mother's Ashes

| Posted 04.09.2010 | Healthy Living

On Good Friday last week, we spread my mother's ashes. She had passed away in late December, and it seemed fitting to wait until spring to fulfill he...

The Great Miracle Whip Vs. Mayo Smackdown!

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Food

Chef Danny Meyer has written of the difference between the types of families that prefer Miracle Whip versus those that like Hellmann's. Recently, I happened to have the opportunity to ask him what it was.

Back to the Nursery...It's Planting Time!

| Posted 04.14.2010 | Healthy Living

It's only early April, but global warming has given me a serious case of spring fever. It started last week when I knew I was going to give a speech t...

Donatella Cooks...Really Well!

| Posted 04.16.2010 | Healthy Living

My company publishes a lot of good cookbooks, so many I can't really keep up with them all. But the other week one crossed my desk that I decided to o...

Plant a Kid's Garden for Earth Day!

| Posted 04.19.2010 | Healthy Living

Kids love gardening. What's not to love? Digging in the dirt, good stuff to eat. Worms. Rocks. Fun stuff. But it's not just about vegetables. In fact,...

Does Climate Change Exist, and Does It Even Matter?

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Healthy Living

It amazes me, really, how many different views there can be on any one subject. Whether it's religion, the best-tasting tomato variety, or the right w...

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

| Posted 04.23.2010 | Healthy Living

I always say I'm more of a cook than a baker. My freewheeling, improvisational style doesn't do well with exact recipes for finicky fripperies. Howeve...

Recharging the Batteries in a Favorite Place

| Posted 04.26.2010 | Healthy Living

I've been busy lately. And what I really need is a long vacation. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen soon. You know when you feel so tired--eve...

High Season for Gardeners

| Posted 04.28.2010 | Healthy Living

Anyone who gardens knows that this time of year is probably the most important time of all. Certainly, the local nurseries know it, since they need pe...

Slow Death by Rubber Duck

| Posted 04.29.2010 | Green

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) Last month, for my Dirt Diva garden column, I reviewed two fascinating books: Maria Rodale's ...

It's Derby Weekend! Vote for Your Favorite Derby Day!

| Posted 04.30.2010 | Healthy Living

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Kentucky Derby. I'm not a betting kind of woman, or a proponent of mistreating animals in any way, but something about all that glorious horseflesh (especially in high-definition) makes my heart race.