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Entries by Maria Rodale from 04/2011

5 Lessons for My Daughters

| Posted 04.01.2011 | Healthy Living

This past week I was on a "staycation" at home for spring break. My husband was out of town so it was just me and my girls, cleaning out and doing wha...

Spring Into Kindness!

| Posted 04.05.2011 | Huffington Post

By guest blogger Alicia Silverstone I'm so excited that the paperback edition of The Kind Diet is now available! Since the original edition came out,...

Book Review: Sailing Alone around the World

| Posted 04.06.2011 | Entertainment

I discovered Captain Joshua Slocum's book Sailing Alone around the World--written more than 100 years ago (it was published in 1900)--while reading a ...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Ted Danson

| Posted 04.07.2011 | Green

Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course o...

10 Surprising Ways to Restore Our Oceans (and Our Seafood)

| Posted 04.08.2011 | Green

In a previous post, I wrote about Oceana, Ted Danson's amazing book. He's got a lot of great save-the-ocean tips in there for what you can do to keep ...

Shepherd's Pie--Quick, Easy, and Organic

| Posted 04.11.2011 | Huffington Post

The other night I had a pound of organic grass-fed beef thawing in the fridge, and it had been the third springtime snowstorm in a week. What to make?...

A Royal Bouquet

| Posted 04.12.2011 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger Mark Kintzel The bouquet is an important element in any wedding. Here's a fast and easy how-to lesson on making an organic flower bo...

Rice Pilaf from Scratch

| Posted 04.13.2011 | Huffington Post

We have always loved that rice pilaf stuff that comes in a box and cooks up quick and flavorful. But I've stopped buying it, since it isn't organic. S...

A Visit to My Back Porch: Holly Williams

| Posted 04.14.2011 | Healthy Living

I can relate to Holly Williams, though she is completely in a league of her own. She's the third generation of a famous family (Hank Williams and Hank...

One Day, You Too Can Be an NRDC Growing Green Winner!

| Posted 04.15.2011 | Healthy Living

By using less plastic, hanging more unmentionables on the clothesline, and stocking our cabinets with Chocolate Blasters instead of Coco Pops, many of...

Top 10 Non-Toxic Ways to Control Bed Bugs

| Posted 04.18.2011 | Healthy Living

About a year ago I wrote a very controversial blog post about bedbugs and global warming. I admit I was "brainstorming" rather than basing my thoughts...

The Trouble with Testosterone

| Posted 04.19.2011 | Huffington Post

By guest blogger Peter Moore, editor of Men's Health magazine and coauthor, with Travis Stork, MD, of the Lean Belly Prescription A few years back, w...

Make Your Own Organic Easter Candy! Candy Nests

| Posted 04.20.2011 | Huffington Post

If you like chocolate, coconut, and jelly beans, this recipe is for you.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Jamie Oliver

| Posted 04.21.2011 | Huffington Post

Jamie Oliver, host of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, is in my kitchen today, talking about his yummy, fast, and simple style of cooking, and his thou...

My Father's Hankies and the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

| Posted 04.22.2011 | Healthy Living

WTF do these two things have to do with each other, you ask? I'll explain. I was sitting at the computer this morning and I went to clean my glasses....

How to Make Organic Bratwurst "Burgers"

| Posted 04.25.2011 | Huffington Post

When I was in Germany recently, I tried the local Nuremburg sausages, which are a skinny little bratwurst that taste so good. Now, I can get "bratwurs...

5 Crazy Things That Occur When You Raise Backyard Chickens

| Posted 04.26.2011 | Green

By Leah Zerbe, an online editor at Rodale.com. I lived a pretty dysfunctional farm life growing up. The fields were filled with corn or soy commodity...

'ED' Is an Effect of ED

| Posted 04.27.2011 | Huffington Post

"ED, erectile dysfunction, is an EFFECT of ED, endocrine disruption." That's a direct quote from one of my all-time heroines, Dr. Theo Colborn, one of the scientists who coined the term "endocrine disruption" 20 years ago.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Chris Elam from Meatless Monday

| Posted 04.28.2011 | Huffington Post

Chris Elam is program director of Meatless Monday. Chris describes himself as a curious carnivore, happy to eat meat but curious to learn about the he...

Mojito Float--The Final Float!

| Posted 04.29.2011 | Huffington Post

To finish off my month-by-month year of floats, it's time to celebrate the return of warm weather (sort of--at least it's not freaking freezing all th...