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Entries by Maria Rodale from 07/2010

A Visit to My Kitchen: Maya Rodale

| Posted 07.01.2010 | Green

I have a very special guest in my kitchen today -- my daughter Maya! Well, she's usually in my kitchen quite a lot; she's got the inside scoop on the truth of what really goes on in the real Maria's Farm Country Kitchen.

Ziti Wars - Part 2: My Recipe for Ziti

| Posted 07.01.2010 | Green

Any good Italian wife had better make ziti once in a while. And any good Italian-family summer potluck includes at least one giant vat of ziti. The It...

A National Look at School Lunches, Part 2

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Green

Make a point to visit your local school. Sit in on lunch and see what kids are actually eating. It might just convince you that school food is not a joke anymore. It has real consequences.

Kutztown Folk Festival Fever!

| Posted 07.07.2010 | Green

It calls itself the longest-running folklife festival in America, and I can believe it. I've been going to the Kutztown Folk Festival since I was a small kid.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Ed Orem From Grower's First

| Posted 07.08.2010 | Green

Today, Ed Orem, is stopping by my kitchen to talk about his personal journey from being a sugar junkie to an organic freak.

Overcoming Cooking Fears (With Extreme Simplicity)

| Posted 07.09.2010 | Healthy Living

Only in the past 10 years or so have I vanquished most of my fears and come into my own as a cook. To do this, I developed and perfected a technique I call Extreme Simplicity.

What Do Bedbugs Have to Do with Global Warming?

| Posted 07.12.2010 | Green

So far I have avoided any interaction with bedbugs, but I know a few people who have experienced infestations, and it's starting to become a worrisome...

Spoon Fed -- More Wisdom From the Kitchen

| Posted 07.13.2010 | Healthy Living

In Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life Kim Severson writes about her personal journey to a healthier life and the cooks who helped her choose that path.

10 Fabulous Finds in Maine

| Posted 07.14.2010 | Healthy Living

This year I found lots of amazing things in Maine that you might want to know about -- from stuff to buy to stuff to eat to places to go.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Marion Nestle

| Posted 07.15.2010 | Healthy Living

Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics is in my kitchen today. Find out what her favorite frozen treat is, her favorite childhood snack, and how she stays connected.

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll at Home

| Posted 07.16.2010 | Huffington Post

The best lobster rolls are not in any way gourmet, or served in any sort of fancy place -- they are best eaten and served close to the water, ordered from a counter, and eaten either standing up or sitting on some plastic chairs.

Fizzy Sparkling Water-Lemon Float: July Float of the Month

| Posted 07.19.2010 | Huffington Post

Ice cream drinks like my coffee float and blueberry float are cool treats, but my fizzy sparkling water lemon float is the ultimate refreshment to bea...

Empowering the Next Generation Through Food

| Posted 07.20.2010 | Huffington Post

It is shocking how many educated people have no education or true understanding when it comes to healthy eating. Where did we go wrong? How has America gotten so confused about what "food" is?

My Trip to Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa - Part 1

| Posted 07.21.2010 | Green

When George DeVault asked me to speak at the annual Seed Savers Conference and Campout in Decorah, Iowa, I jumped at the chance. I had been meaning to...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Amanda Kimble-Evans

| Posted 07.22.2010 | Healthy Living

Amanda Kimble-Evans is stopping by my kitchen this morning to chat about what's filling her garden (and her belly!) and her unusual use for diaper cream.

My Trip to Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa - Part 2

| Posted 07.23.2010 | Green
Read More: Seeds, Green News

Heritage Farm, the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) headquarters, is nestled into a little valley amidst rolling Iowa cornfields. This was the 35th annivers...

Raising Guinea Hens (Including the Great Guinea Surprise!)

| Posted 07.26.2010 | Healthy Living

We started keeping guinea hens about three years ago because we live in the woods, and I wanted something to eat the ticks.

Women On Tractors

| Posted 07.27.2010 | Green

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman, a.k.a. the Dirt Diva. Unfortunately, like many urbanites, I grew up thinking that food came from the supermarket b...

How to Plan a Vacation

| Posted 07.28.2010 | Healthy Living

I read once that the glow from taking a vacation lasts only a few days, but the happiness from having planned a vacation lasts eight weeks. I can attest to that.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Bart Yasso

| Posted 07.29.2010 | Healthy Living

Bart Yasso is in my kitchen today, talking about the good food and great inspirations that have been so valuable to his running career. Bart is the r...

Organic Food at the Bicycle Races!

| Posted 07.30.2010 | Green

The Tour de France may be the king of biking events, but do they serve organic food there? Here in Pennsylvania, we are blessed to have a velodrome n...