Dean Kearney Organic Garden Plants

Eco friendly gardening tips, and useful hints for allotments and raised beds.

Christmas is coming!

Now with the holiday season just around the corner, you might be worrying about the cost of Christmas 2013. Whether it’s the presents, the food, the Christmas lights, or the tree, there are many expenses for homeowners this December, and this can be difficult in the current financial climate. This article will help you make […]

Death, Life, and Rebirth

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen I have a friend on Facebook who is slowly dying. He announced his terminal cancer diagnosis a few months ago, and since then his friends have been rallying around him. On Facebook, he’s been posting pictures of trips to the beach, his favorite drinks at the bar, heartbreaking photos […]

Maria’s Five Favorites: Made in America

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen Happy 5th of July! I hope you had an amazing Independence Day and that you’re continuing to enjoy your 4th of July weekend. Let’s keep the patriotic spirit going throughout the month by supporting Made in America brands and products. The next time shopping is on your to-do list, […]

A Blow to Independence Day

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen Photo: (cc) Mark Fischer/Flickr, license from Creative Commons 2.0 by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels On Monday morning I was planning to dash off some fun, fluffy Independence Day blog for today (fireworks! sparklers!). Then the Supreme Court handed down the sort of […]

Summer Craft: Mint Tin Treasure Boxes

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer Here’s a super-easy and super-fun project for the whole family! Transform empty mint tins into stylish little keepsake boxes, perfect for storing your favorite beach treasures and special trinkets. Or you can tuck tiny little treasure maps inside for a really fun children’s […]

Fourth of July Playlist

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen This list is dedicated to Tim Howard, who showed the world what being a goalie is all about. What does that have to do with the 4th of July? Nothing except timing. What does Tim Howard have to do with music? Nothing. Although I do sort of feel about […]

Arborio Risotto with Garlic Stock

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen by guest blogger Martha Rose Shulman, New York Times Recipes for Health columnist and cookbook author The following recipe is featured in The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking: Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day. When it comes to making risotto, when and how you introduce […]

Laurie David Dishes on Family Dinner

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a quick interview with activist, author, and producer Laurie David to discuss her new documentary film Fed Up, which looks into our problematic sugar consumption. We also dove into her book The Family Cooks, and the importance of family dinners. […]

A Green Practice Is a Loving Practice

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen by the Rodale’s team Peace. Balance. Love. These are words we often associate with yoga. But are we really bringing these intentions onto our mats? While our classes might promote the practice of peace, balance, and love, our yoga gear often supports the opposite. And while many seek out […]

Does Art Imitate Life? Uh-oh!

Blog Name:  Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger I can always count on my sons to introduce a provocative topic into the conversation, one that almost always makes me think about things a little differently. For example, one night we were discussing movies and they asked if I could […]

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