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Entries by Maria Rodale from 06/2010

Who Says You Can't Grow Roses Organically?

| Posted 06.02.2010 | Green

I often hear people say they can't grow roses without chemicals, and to them I say "phooey!" Actually, I say, "of course you can!" All it takes is a l...

A Visitor to My Kitchen: Anni Daulter from Organically Raised

| Posted 06.03.2010 | Green

Anni Daulter is stopping by my kitchen today to talk about her mission to go organic, to share her must-have kitchen tool, and to make mouths everywhe...

Finding a Great Recipe while Lost in Harlem

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Food

The other week I had an event to go to at Fort Washington Park in Harlem, New York. It was the spring picnic for Bette Midler's New York Restoration P...

10 Ways To Get Your Kids To Eat More Vegetables

| Posted 06.08.2010 | Food

My kids eat their vegetables all the time. At least sometimes. I mean, they all go through phases of pickiness, but when it's all said and done, they eat almost every vegetable there is.

BP Oil Spill Denial: What Will It Take to Get Us to Change?

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Green

More than a month after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the oil continues to flow from the Gulf of Mexico to pollute the shores of America's once-be...

A Visit to My Kitchen: John Grogan

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Green

My dear friend John Grogan is in my kitchen today, chatting about eggplant steaks, vegetable chili, and the living and breathing kitchen tool he could...

Ice Cream Float of the Month: Blueberry!

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Food

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...

How to Start a Compost Pile in 4 Easy Steps

| Posted 06.14.2010 | Green

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 mo...

Queen Bees, Cellphones, and Colonel Mustard in the Ballroom

| Posted 06.15.2010 | Green

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 ho...

Is There Lead in Your Juice?

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Healthy Living

A recent test by the Environmental Law Foundation found higher than acceptable levels of lead in both organic and "conventional" juices and baby foods. What are the effects of too much lead?

A Visit to My Kitchen: Marta Teegen from Homegrown

| Posted 06.17.2010 | Green
Read More: Green News

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 cri...

Sour Cherry Sauce--and a Yummy Breakfast Parfait

| Posted 06.18.2010 | Food

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. ...

How to Discipline a Child

| Posted 06.21.2010 | Healthy Living

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...

Sharpen Your Sunscreen Savvy

| Posted 06.22.2010 | Green

Guest blog by Laura Klein, publisher of OrganicAuthority.com. There's so much to say about sunscreen--beyond how essential it is. That's because the...

The Great American Backyard Campout

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Green

I would much rather stay in a tent than in a bad hotel. And I love the taste of food cooked over a wood fire. I'll tell you on Friday about how I cook trout over a fire. But in the meantime, you might want to start planning your campout.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Author Martha Rose Shulman

| Posted 06.24.2010 | Green

Martha Rose Shulman, author of Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine (Rodale, 2010), is chatting with me in my kitchen today.

Trout Cooked Over a Wood Fire

| Posted 06.25.2010 | Healthy Living
Read More: Healthy Living News

Who knows what is going to happen to our seafood-eating habits over the next decades, thanks to the Gusher in the Gulf. Fortunately, trout is a freshwater fish, and according to a sustainable seafood guide, it is totally good to eat.

How Gardening Teaches Patience

| Posted 06.28.2010 | Green

The other day I was weeding my asparagus patch. Asparagus takes three years to get going enough for you to start eating it. The first year you plant a...

A National Look at School Lunches, Part 1

| Posted 06.29.2010 | Green

By guest blogger Ed Bruske from The Slow Cook One school serves chicken nuggets, frozen in a distant factory and reheated for a few minutes in the ov...

Ziti Wars, Part 1: Organic Vs. Chemical -- Which Is Better and Cheaper?

| Posted 06.30.2010 | Green

How would my homemade organic ziti compare in taste and price to either homemade chemical or frozen processed ziti? We cooked two zitis: my homemade and a Celatano's frozen white pasta ziti.