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Entries by Maria Rodale from 05/2010

Recipe: Raw Asparagus Salad

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Green

Asparagus is delicious cooked, but it's also really good raw. And this time of year, when the asparagus is coming in fast, you need more than one way ...

First Annual Spring Planting Festival at the Rodale Institute!

| Posted 05.05.2010 | Green

This Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, the Rodale Institute will be having its first-ever spring planting festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. ...

Grilling! Quick and Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken

| Posted 05.06.2010 | Healthy Living

Ah, it's grilling season. Nothing tastes quite as good as something cooked outdoors and infused with the flavor of wood smoke. Yes, I mean real grilli...

May's Float of the Month: Coffee!

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Food

First comes a coffee float. I invented this one on a hot Saturday afternoon in May when I needed my afternoon pick-me-up but didn't feel like having a hot cup. And I wanted more than my usual black, bitter brew.

Accelerated Aging Strikes Again

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Green

In my book, Organic Manifesto, I write about how studies are finding that genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are now found in almost all our...

Quick and Easy Couscous (10 minutes max)

| Posted 05.14.2010 | Green

Sometimes you want something as a side dish that is filling, satisfying, yummy, and just quick as can be. That would be couscous. What is couscous? It...

Letters to Juliet...from Camelot

| Posted 05.17.2010 | Green

A while back I went to see a romantic comedy with my 13-year-old daughter Eve and we saw a preview for Letters to Juliet. It looked like a good movie,...

The President's Cancer Panel Report Suggests We Smarten Up!

| Posted 05.18.2010 | Green

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) Earlier this month the President's Cancer Panel submitted its report, entitled Reducing Envi...

The True Cost of Doubt and Denial

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Green

The recent President's Cancer Panel report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now," has put the official government seal on somethin...

Strawberry Whip: A Simple Spring Dessert

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Food

The strawberries are ripening! And these days it's even more important to choose organic strawberries. Methyl bromide, which is heavily used on chemic...

Secret Organic Weapon for Weeding

| Posted 05.24.2010 | Green

Yes, it's that time of year, when weeds arise and rise again. Even the most devout organic gardener might be tempted to pull out the evil chemicals at...

Listening to Signs from Nature

| Posted 05.26.2010 | Green

We are used to thinking about nature as sending "messages" with big things like weather and earthquakes--though we often scoff at the idea as supersti...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Cheryl Forberg from The Biggest Loser

| Posted 05.27.2010 | Green

Cheryl Forberg is hanging out in my kitchen today, chatting about her good old Midwest food favorites, and why she's jumping on the backyard chickens ...

Ardie's Garlic Chicken

| Posted 05.28.2010 | Food

Memorial Day isn't just a holiday for picnics; it's a holiday for remembering. I love to remember my lost relatives by making their recipes and tasting the past with them.