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Entries by Maria Rodale from 07/2011

Salt Potatoes: A Summer Classic! + Newsletter Giveaway

| Posted 07.01.2011 | Huffington Post

I first heard of salt potatoes when I was at the Oatka Festival in LeRoy, New York. There was a stand selling them. They are traditionally served with...

Beth Terry's Plastic-Free Gardening Adventure, Part 2 + Giveaway

| Posted 07.05.2011 | Green

By guest blogger Beth Terry. For Part 1. A few weeks ago, I began my plastic-free gardening project in my tiny Oakland, CA, yard with the help of Ro...

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for My Newsletter + Giveaway

| Posted 07.06.2011 | Women

I've been blogging for about two years now, and it's time to step up my game--with a newsletter! I really love blogging. It's the perfect creative out...

How To Stake a Tomato in 5 Easy Steps

| Posted 07.08.2011 | Healthy Living

I have admired and coveted the staking skills of my friend Pat Corpora for decades. He is Sicilian, so I think his blood is made of tomato sauce. I ...

Why All the Floods?

| Posted 07.11.2011 | Green

You can blame it on global warming, the rapture, or just plain bad luck. But I have a different theory, backed by science. Yet no one is reporting on this.


| Posted 07.12.2011 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Holly Walck, Iyengar yoga  practitioner and teacher in Bethlehem, PA ( and Istanbul, Turkey I have spent the pas...

How to Grow Garlic in 5 Easy Steps + VIDEO

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

If you are married to an Italian (like I am), are Italian yourself, or have any fantasies of being Italian, you probably want to grow garlic. Don't te...

A Visit to My Back Porch: Seth Avett

| Posted 07.14.2011 | Entertainment

I've written about the Avett Brothers before, so y'all know I love them (not like I want to marry them or anything -- musical love). They are unlike anything I've ever seen before. Energetic. Powerful. Fun!

My Magic Running Shoes

| Posted 07.15.2011 | Healthy Living

I was one of those depressed, overweight, overstressed people who always had a reason why I wouldn't or couldn't run. The most pressing reason was that sneakers made my feet feel so hot that I couldn't bear to wear them. Ever.

Celebrate Tomato Season! Tomaquet: Catalan Tomato Bread

| Posted 07.18.2011 | Huffington Post

I have just harvested my first ripe red tomato, and now I am going to celebrate by sharing my favorite tomato recipes. This first recipe is called tomaquet in Spanish, and I only recently discovered it on my trip to Barcelona.

The 4 Best Ways to Balance Emotions

| Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, ABAAHP, Lac; doctor of Chinese medicine, antiaging specialist, and author of Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds o...

Celebrate Tomato Season, Part 2! Broiled Cheesy Tomatoes

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Huffington Post

Part 1: Tomaquet, Catalan Tomato Bread When people interview me about my childhood growing up on the first organic farm in America, they seem to have...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Peggy Drexler

| Posted 07.21.2011 | Huffington Post

Peggy Drexler is in my kitchen today talking about her Philly food roots, a favorite tool for tea in the kitchen, and where she gets her food news.

Celebrate Tomato Season, Part 3! Open-Faced Sandwiches

| Posted 07.22.2011 | Huffington Post

Speaking of my childhood and what I ate, this was another popular lunch item in my mother's repertoire. It was a very good day when she would take the...

July Salad: Chopped Vegetable Salad Fresh from the Garden

| Posted 07.25.2011 | Huffington Post

By July, it's usually too hot for lettuce to be happy in the garden. Fortunately, while the tomatoes might still be struggling to ripen, all the other...

More Ungarbling of the Term "Grassfed"

| Posted 07.26.2011 | Huffington Post

By guest blogger Carrie Balkcom, executive director for the American Grassfed Association The explosion in the demand for grassfed meat has lead to m...

Americans, Demand Organic!

| Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

So I was dawdling about on Twitter, and I see a tweet from Mark Bittman about the "shocking" (his words) survey just out from Thompson Reuters and NPR...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Claudia Dreifus

| Posted 07.28.2011 | Women

Claudia Dreifus is in my kitchen today, discussing her thoughts on news, and a few of her latest favorite things -- from books to scissors!

The Importance of Taking a Vacation

| Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living

I am taking a vacation, and I'm not going to apologize for it. There's never a good time. There's always more work to be done, and things to be cleane...