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Entries by Maria Rodale from 05/2011

My Mother's Ham Glaze

| Posted 05.02.2011 | Food

I had wanted to write this blog post before Easter, so you all could try this recipe on your Easter ham. But I hadn't tested it yet, so it had to wait...

Frankenfood or Real Food?

| Posted 05.03.2011 | Food

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics,www.gustorganics.com, the world's first certified-organic restaurant, and one of t...

The Power of Emotional Healing

| Posted 05.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Y'all know me...I am quick to blame environmental toxic chemicals for almost everything. But here's something you may not know about me...I strongly b...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Laurie David

| Posted 05.05.2011 | Healthy Living

Laurie David is a global warming crusader. She helped produce Al Gore's book An Inconvenient Truth, and is the author of several similarly themed book...

What It's Like to Meet Prince Charles

| Posted 05.06.2011 | Healthy Living

It started with a mysterious email from Eric Schlosser, who wrote the forward to my book Organic Manifesto. For security reasons, I couldn't tell anyo...

How Organic Gardening is like Good Business

| Posted 05.09.2011 | Healthy Living

I was out puttering in my garden this morning, planting a few new perennials - (I'm running out of space for planting new things!). My mind was on wor...

Beth Terry's Plastic-free Gardening Adventure

| Posted 05.10.2011 | Green

By guest blogger Beth Terry Last fall, Rodale.com's Dana Blinder forwarded me a cool article: Keep Your Garden Plastic-Free with These Easy Swaps. Kn...

Pirates and Poets

| Posted 05.11.2011 | Healthy Living

The other day I was laying around thinking about pirates and poets. It started with I saw an ad for Disney in People magazine that features Patti Smit...

Jillian Michaels: Our Food System Is Set Up to Fail + Book Giveaway

| Posted 05.12.2011 | Food

By guest blogger and leading health-and-wellness expert Jillian Michaels Here's a statistic for you: One dollar will buy you 1,200 calories of proces...

Cheese Crisps That Will Be Gone in an Instant

| Posted 05.13.2011 | Food

I've been meaning to try to make cheese straws for a while. They are so yummy and crispy. But they seem so fussy and hard to make--and as you know I a...

Highlights From The Future of Food Conference

| Posted 05.16.2011 | Healthy Living

Where to begin? Well, how about with a brilliant speech by HRH Prince Charles that was practical, spiritual and sharp. He's not new to organic, so his passion for the topic of the future of food is genuine.

Word of the Day: Scandalbroth

| Posted 05.17.2011 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale Scandalbroth, according to Obsolete Word of the Day, is an old name for tea. But it's also a "reference to tea as the be...

My Top 10 Favorite Flowers

| Posted 05.18.2011 | Green

Now that gardening season has returned in full force, it's time to revel in the glorious abundant beauty of nature (unless, that is, she is thrashing ...

May's Salad: Watercress and Walnuts With a Citrus Vinaigrette

| Posted 05.19.2011 | Food

When I was a kid, watercress was a garnish. It came on the side of plates of food at local restaurants, and sometimes I would eat it just to taste its...

Is America a Third World Country?

| Posted 05.20.2011 | Politics

The other day I was talking to a dear friend of mine who had just returned from a business trip to China. "Coming back to America felt like returning...

Cleaning Out: What Was I Thinking?

| Posted 05.23.2011 | Healthy Living

I don't know about you, but every once in a while I get in the mood to clean out...REALLY clean out. The kind of clean-out that starts at one end and ...

Avoid Unknown Alteration of Our Food: Go Organic

| Posted 05.24.2011 | Food

By guest blogger Arran Stephens, founder of Nature's Path Foods, North America's largest organic breakfast food company, and author of The Compassiona...

Ten Reasons Why I Love Bob Dylan

| Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

I picked up the recent issue of Rolling Stone magazine that celebrates Bob Dylan's 70th birthday. I was in the airport, on a very long and unexpected ...

A Visit to My Back Porch: Adam Gardner from Guster

| Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment

I can't quite remember how I first learned about Guster. But I think it must be because of their song "Amsterdam," which is one of my all-time favorit...