Celebrate July 4th with these All-American Classics

  What’s Independence Day without a cook-out? To help you keep things simple this holiday, we've collected our favorite July 4th BBQ ideas that will hit a home …
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The Gold Mine in Our Back Yard

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert  Three years ago, I first visited Sally Fallon's farm, PA Bowen Farmstead in southern Prince George's County and took …
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The Soup Share Continues

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert This week we continue with that great participation party. Of course, even in a Soup Share party, we had to have …
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The Soup Share Affair

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert A group of us who have taken Kundalini yoga together for years, pondered ideas for a get-together. Rather than holding …
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A Tasting Room Plus the How-To

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert Holiday celebrations are aren’t over yet with a swanky New Year’s celebration still to come. Spiff up your stemware be …
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Foods to Fight the Winter Blues

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook With daylight savings time comes shorter days, colder temperatures, and darker mornings. Winter can be a …
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Brilliant Tipsy Tomatoes-Bloody Mary Style, for the Big Game!

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Rich, that is, by way of flavor AND nutrition. So surprise, these little bites satisfy without empty loaded …
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Winning Winter Vegetables

Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Winter has a lot going for it, but fresh produce is usually not one of the benefits. Eating locally through …
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Have a Hoot on New Year's Eve

  Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert Here you have some cleverly darling ideas for a New Year theme, This week a fabulous truffle cookie …
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Dear Santa and Grandma's Kitchen

    Make your own Gingerbread Whoopie Pies!  Homestead Gardens Inspired Holidays by Rita Calvert For all of the inspired tree vignettes at both Homestead …
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The Halloween Scene

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook The Halloween Scene Only at Halloween is it ok to play with your food. At this time creativity kicks in …
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A Slice of Idaho-Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook When I got the invitation to see the 150 year old Idaho festival, Trailing of the Sheep, it was a no brainer. …
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