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Entries by Maria Rodale from 01/2011

This Writing Life

| Posted 01.03.2011 | Healthy Living

I have recently heard that some people wonder whether I write my own blog posts or not. I can understand why they might think that, since I am a very ...

BikeTown Africa: Transforming Rwanda

| Posted 01.04.2011 | Impact

BikeTown Africa provided 120 bikes to the families supported by Foundation Rwanda. Many of them are HIV-positive, and all of them are outcasts in a society that is struggling to recover.

My No Excuses Exercise Secret!

| Posted 01.05.2011 | Healthy Living

This time of year, we all have good excuses for not exercising...it's cold, it's dark, I'm busy, the kids need a babysitter; it's too much work, it's ...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Carrie Vitt from Deliciously Organic

| Posted 01.06.2011 | Food

Carrie Vitt is in my kitchen today, talking about her love for cooking--be it the detailed process or the use of clean ingredients. When faced with h...

My Favorite Healthy Breakfast

| Posted 01.07.2011 | Food

OK, let's get real. This time of year it's about focusing on health, not indulgence. And as much as some people out there would like to cultivate the ...

Cleaning Is Praying. Praying Is Cleaning!

| Posted 01.10.2011 | Healthy Living

I recently read a wonderful novel by a Turkish author, Elif Shafak, called The Forty Rules of Love. It's a powerful book, but one of the lines that st...

Eat Trash, Save the Planet

| Posted 01.11.2011 | Green

By guest blogger Jeremy Seifert After four years of nonprofit work, Jeremy recently cofounded the production company Compeller, focusing on documenta...

Beware of Chemical Miracle Cures of Any Sort: Fluoride, A Case Study...Sort Of.

| Posted 01.12.2011 | Healthy Living

This is not a Harvard Business School Case study; it's a Maria's Farm Country Kitchen case study. Which means I tell it like it is! About 50, maybe e...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Dr. Andrew Weil

| Posted 01.13.2011 | Huffington Post

Dr. Weil is in my kitchen today, talking about all reasons why he's organic, his simple-yet-can't-live-without kitchen staple, and the current news is...

Huevos Rancheros: My Favorite Hefty Breakfast!

| Posted 01.14.2011 | Food

If for some reason or another I only had one breakfast left on this planet to eat, I would have huevos rancheros. Dinner or lunch, I might need to go ...

Students as Stewards of the Earth

| Posted 01.18.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Annie Spiegelman, a.k.a. the Dirt Diva A year and half ago, I received an email from Nicole Calmels, a sixth-grade science teacher a...

Chocolate Milk Float: January's Dead of Winter Treat

| Posted 01.19.2011 | Food

This one was Eve's idea. I actually was out of float ideas, trying to think what is seasonal and fitting for January--when, I am sorry people, there i...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Jared Koch

| Posted 01.20.2011 | Huffington Post

Jared Koch is in my kitchen today, talking about his transformed childhood sweet tooth, favorite spices in the kitchen, and his thoughts on the curren...

Maria's Must-Read for the Month: Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Call Me Irresistable

| Posted 01.21.2011 | Entertainment

There is nothing quite like a good book to make time fly and let you escape the mundane trials and tribulations of daily life. I read lots of stuff, s...

Music I Love Now: My Current Top 10

| Posted 01.24.2011 | Entertainment

There is not a radio station that plays all the music I love. I dream of having my own radio station one day, so I can share the eclectic selection o...

DIY: A Sight of Spring to De-Winterize Your Home

| Posted 01.25.2011 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger designer Mark Kintzel Right about now, I start seeing spring flowers sold around town. Colorful spring flowers are a great fresh way...

What's for Dinner? 5 Questions to Help You Figure It Out

| Posted 01.26.2011 | Food

Isn't that always the question? Every day? And a challenge for the cook, too. Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's hard, but it's got to be answered...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Jennifer Patterson Lorenzetti

| Posted 01.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Jennifer is in my kitchen today, talking about her long-standing love of pasta, her old-fashioned favorite kitchen tool, and her thoughts on food safe...

The Freezer Saves the Day

| Posted 01.28.2011 | Food

This time of year, I'll admit it, I don't feel like cooking much. Everything in the garden is dead as a doornail. The farmer's market won't open again...

How to Make Crackers (It's So Freaking Easy!)

| Posted 01.31.2011 | Food

t started with a picture I saw in the local paper about making crackers from scratch. I saved it, but then never found it again. But I kept thinking.....