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How to Build the Perfect Spa Basket

Most everyone enjoys the pampering and results of a day at the spa. Not everyone has the things they need to enjoy a similar experience at home any time. So, whether you’re gifting or stocking your own personal spa “toolkit” here’s a how-to walk-through, featuring quality natural products that provide benefits beyond the normal spa ahhhh.

Sopa de Jitomate y Rajas with Chef Rick Bayless

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Scott Herbert Introduction

Introducing guest host Scott Herbert! Scott will be hosting the Secret Ingredient in Chicago through early July. Tune in to discover what his own Secret Ingredient is and why he's passionate about great food.

All About Peas

One of the first signs of spring in our produce departments is the arrival of fresh peas. Whether you crave snow peas, snap peas or just plain garden peas, now is the time. Listen in as produce expert Jason Duran explains how to select and prepare peas in our podcast.
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The Best Green Sites?

Time magazine online has published a list of their favorite websites, including 15 green sites, listed here. Check out the list and let us know which site is your favorite and whether they missed any that you think deserve notice.
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The Biofuel Debate

About 3 weeks ago, we referenced a report by Time Magazine concerning the controversy surrounding biofuels. In today’s New York Times, columnist Roger Cohen says the alarm over biofuels is hogwash. Check out his column and let us know what you think about this debate.
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Miles Berry Farm

Check out our South region's local grower and vendor profiles. Thanks for watching our slide show and please let us know what you think!
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Earth Day Series, Part 4

While we like to celebrate Earth Day every day, the official day actually falls on April 22. Throughout April, check out our weekly podcasts focusing on things each of us can do to help the planet. Find out how easy it is to do your part.
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Banana Bread Two Ways

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Why Bother?

For a reality check on climate change, read Why Bother?, an important article by Michael Pollan that appeared in the New York Times Magazine on April 20th. It goes straight to the heart of the climate change problem, addressing the attitudes that need to change before effective action can be taken and offering one way for individuals to participate in a solution. When you've absorbed Mr.
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Slow Down and Green Up

Coinciding happily with Earth Day, this coming week is Downshifting Week. Downshifting is about slowing down the pace of your life, changing your attitude about stuff and, of course, being more green.

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Earth Day Series, Part 3

While we like to celebrate Earth Day every day, the official day actually falls on April 22. Throughout April, check out our weekly podcasts focusing on things each of us can do to help the planet. Find out how easy it is to do your part.
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Parmesan Crème Brûlée

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Part 3: Lifestyle and Seasonal Allergies

Here’s your chance to discover the top easy-to-adopt lifestyle recommendations for dealing with and finding relief from allergies. Includes research-based natural approaches that work, as well as personal accounts of what’s been helpful over the years. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutrition consultant and speaker, and sees clients in the Boston region.

Earth Day Series, Part 2

While we like to celebrate Earth Day every day, the official day actually falls on April 22. Throughout April, check out our weekly podcasts focusing on things each of us can do to help the planet. Find out how easy it is to do your part.
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Green Spring Cleaning

Since this is Earth Month, and it happens to be spring, why not combine the two by doing your spring cleaning the green way. How do you clean yourself and your house without using harsh chemicals? Send us your tips for green cleaning or tell us about your favorite commercial green cleaning products.
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Part 2: Natural Approaches to Allergies

Wondering what’s causing all those troublesome allergy symptoms and why natural formulas can be effective? Tune in for the answers and take the first step toward alternative relief. You’ll also hear about preventing allergies and long-term solutions. Dr. Sarah Bedell Cook is a naturopathic doctor in private practice in Westminster, CO and teacher at the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver.

Spicy Coconut Braised Black Cod with Colorful Vegetables

Get the recipe now! Kathy Casey is celebrated as a frontrunner chef—paving the way for the emergence of women chefs on a national level, author of many fabulous cookbooks, and creator of Dish D’Lish.

We can solve it.

The Alliance for Climate Protection — a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore — has launched the We Campaign, an effort to halt global warming. Please go to the We Campaign site to learn more and speak up for solutions. Together, we can solve it.

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Farmer D Organics

Savannah, Georgia
Check out our South region's local grower and vendor profiles. Check out Farmer D Organics! Thanks for watching our slide show and please let us know what you think!
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Algae as a fuel source?

Alternative fuels such as ethanol seem to be causing more problems than they solve. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were fuels that could be produced anywhere and didn’t compete with food crops for land? Algae could be one. Check out this report from ENN and let us know what you think.

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Enviro-Log

Fitzgerald, Georgia
Check out our South region's local grower and vendor profiles. Thanks for watching our slide show and please let us know what you think!
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Part 1: Homeopathy for Allergy Relief

Learn why homeopathic remedies are a great choice for all ages during allergy season. Get the short answer to how homeopathics work, as well as some specific formulas to look for and how to use them. Dr. Tori Hudson is a naturopathic physician of 23 years and medical director of her clinic in Portland, OR. She is also director of product research and education for Vitanica and author of Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

Earth Day Series, Part 1

While we like to celebrate Earth Day every day, the official day actually falls on April 22. Throughout April, check out our weekly podcasts focusing on things each of us can do to help the planet. Find out how easy it is to do your part.
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Environmental Activism

April 22nd will mark the 38th annual observance of Earth Day. This celebration to honor the planet has grown to include the entire month of April, and this year we observed an Earth Hour on March 29th. In some parts of the world, this spirit of concern for Mother Earth has accomplished much since 1970: recycling is more common, rivers and landfills are being cleaned up and our youth are being educated in greenness, as these videos testify.

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