The Faith Middleton Show http://wnpr.org en The Good-to-Go Cookbook http://wnpr.org/post/good-go-cookbook-0 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show has aired on three previous dates, most recently on December 5, 2013.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em>If your schedule is rushed, have we got a cookbook for you! The </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Good-to-Go</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> collection of about 300 recipes is a winner with adults and children. It's also the perfect cookbook for transitioning kids in a first apartment, or for kids in college.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20634 at http://wnpr.org The Good-to-Go Cookbook Earth Day 2014 with White Flower Farm http://wnpr.org/post/earth-day-2014-white-flower-farm <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Times; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Our Earth Day celebration: a gift certificate for you to White Flower Farm. Litchfield's famed garden center, </span><a href="http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">White Flower Farm</a><span style="font-family: Times; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">, thanks you for supporting </span>WNPR<span style="font-family: Times; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> with a $25 gift certificate for you toward any store or online purchase.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:57:56 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20581 at http://wnpr.org Earth Day 2014 with White Flower Farm Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/insiders-guide-connecticut-1 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show has aired on six previous dates, most recently on April 15, 2014.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll get you in the mood to explore our state with the author of Insiders' Guide to Connecticut, the best state guide on the market. It's pure pleasure cover to cover. And we'll send the book to your door.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20580 at http://wnpr.org Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut Achieving Goals Through The As If Principle http://wnpr.org/post/achieving-goals-through-if-principle <p></p><p>Our actions guide our emotions, according to psychologist and author Richard Wiseman. In his book,<em>&nbsp;The As If Principle: The Radically New Approach to Changing Your Life,&nbsp;</em>Wiseman offers solutions for achieving day-to-day goals that do not take the popular self-help approach of positive thinking.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20282 at http://wnpr.org Achieving Goals Through The As If Principle Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry http://wnpr.org/post/paleo-cooking-elanas-pantry <p></p><p>The Paleo diet emphasizes the basics: meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and nuts. It's based on the foods our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The diet has also been touted as the solution for food allergy relief and better health. But healthy eating shouldn't mean you have to give up flavor.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:23:59 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20217 at http://wnpr.org Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/insiders-guide-connecticut-0 <p></p><p><em>Today's show has aired on five previous dates, most recently on April 16, 18, and 26, 2013.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll get you in the mood to explore our state with the author of Insiders' Guide to Connecticut, the best state guide on the market. It's pure pleasure cover to cover. And we'll send the book to your door.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20132 at http://wnpr.org Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut The Science of Skinny http://wnpr.org/post/science-skinny-3 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show has aired on twelve previous dates, most recently on February 10 and 15, 2014.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>With scientific research, her own chemistry background, and the traditional diets of our not-so-distant ancestors as her guide, Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age-old wisdom: Eating foods in their closest-to-natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the remedy for almost any health problem. We are so far removed from foods in their natural state that we now call them “health foods,” a sad admission that we’ve compromised our health for the sake of convenience.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:23:35 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20113 at http://wnpr.org The Science of Skinny Make the Bread, Buy the Butter http://wnpr.org/post/make-bread-buy-butter-1 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's show has aired on eight previous dates, most recently on February 11, 2014.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When blogger Jennifer Reese lost her job, she began a series of food-related experiments. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that “doing it yourself” doesn’t always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foods from scratch—marshmallows, hot dog buns, and hummus—can be augmented by buying certain ready-made foods—butter, ketchup, and hamburger buns. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it.</span></p><p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 20010 at http://wnpr.org Make the Bread, Buy the Butter Dreamland, a Cruise Through the Science of Sleep http://wnpr.org/post/dreamland-cruise-through-science-sleep <p></p><p><em>Today's show originally aired February 25, 2014.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Science still can't say for sure why we need sleep, though we spend a third of our lives asleep, or trying to sleep. Those trying to sleep include the millions who have some sort of sleep issue, from insomnia to over-sleeping.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:07:10 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19912 at http://wnpr.org Dreamland, a Cruise Through the Science of Sleep Lobster Quinoa Horseradish Salad http://wnpr.org/post/lobster-quinoa-horseradish-salad <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em> Chomping at the bit, I'm already cruising lobster salad recipes, and I can't wait to share this one with you. It's got a kick from horseradish and a touch of Tabasco, but not too much to cancel out the briny rich lobster flavor.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19777 at http://wnpr.org Lobster Quinoa Horseradish Salad Best Travel Tips http://wnpr.org/post/best-travel-tips-1 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> There are last minute spring break getaways. You can find great hotel rooms in major cities. And locate cheap ski lift tickets.</span></p><p><em>Travel + Leisure</em> magazine's <a href="https://twitter.com/tltripdoctor">Trip Doctor</a>, Amy Farley, is a tipster to follow for cheap flights, seat changes, and the best online sources for all kinds of travel deals.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:58:09 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19772 at http://wnpr.org Best Travel Tips Conversation with Peter Matthiessen http://wnpr.org/post/conversation-peter-matthiessen <p></p><p><em>This interview originally aired September 12, 2011.</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Only Peter </span>Matthiessen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a celebrated author (and </span>Buddhist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> priest) from The East End of Long Island, would have confessed to me in the interview posted here that he used his meditation time once to work on his book. And he said it with so much earnestness, though he was a little amused. How could I not adore him?&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:30:56 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19708 at http://wnpr.org Conversation with Peter Matthiessen People Tools: Strategies for Building Relationships http://wnpr.org/post/people-tools-strategies-building-relationships <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton</em>: Everyone wants to know how to have more joy, embrace prosperity, and deepen relationships with friends, family and co-workers. But rarely do we want to take advice on these things from someone who hasn't lived it.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:18:14 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19683 at http://wnpr.org People Tools: Strategies for Building Relationships The Book Show: April 3, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/book-show-april-3-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faith's motto on </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/term/book-show" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is… Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.</span></p><p>Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:38:39 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19531 at http://wnpr.org The Book Show: April 3, 2014 Lidia Bastianich: Salmon with Prosecco Sauce http://wnpr.org/post/lidia-bastianich-salmon-prosecco-sauce <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em>If it is the Lord who should be praised, then praise the Lord for <a href="http://www.lidiasitaly.com/">Lidia Bastianich,</a> one of the great chefs in America. She is always in service to the food, not her own ego, yet there is a self-contained sureness in her as she teaches on television and in her books.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19097 at http://wnpr.org Lidia Bastianich: Salmon with Prosecco Sauce The Science of When We Laugh and Why http://wnpr.org/post/science-when-we-laugh-and-why <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there a way to figure out what we really find funny—and why?</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:46:40 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19390 at http://wnpr.org The Science of When We Laugh and Why Bruce Clements: Questions You Should Never Ask http://wnpr.org/post/bruce-clements-questions-you-should-never-ask <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> Never ask a seriously sick person what she needs, despite the best intentions. Your sick friend will be better off if you select something and offer your services with confidence. She or he will tell you if it's needed. The idea is not to put an added burden of choice on someone ill.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:00:15 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19318 at http://wnpr.org Bruce Clements: Questions You Should Never Ask Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth http://wnpr.org/post/seven-deadly-sins-sloth <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> For some time on the show, long-time contributor Gina </span>Barreca<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and I have been making our way through The Seven Deadly Sins. (Lust was fun.)</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:07:10 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19149 at http://wnpr.org Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth One-Skillet Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya http://wnpr.org/post/one-skillet-sausage-and-shrimp-jambalaya <p></p><p><em>From Faith:&nbsp;</em>Mostly we think of Cajuns when we talk about hearty, soul-deep Jambalaya, a blend of flavors that go to town on your palette...smoky sausage, diced tomatoes, shrimp, smoked paprika, green onions and rice. Oh yes, and in this recipe you begin it all with one teaspoon of bacon fat, unless you prefer vegetable oil.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 19001 at http://wnpr.org One-Skillet Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya Meet the King of Anxiety http://wnpr.org/post/meet-king-anxiety <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> Roughly 40 million Americans reportedly say they have struggled with anxiety issues. Why wouldn't we in such a surprising world? Still, there are anxiety sufferers and there are ANXIETY SUFFERERS. Scott Stossel is one of the latter.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:21:36 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18995 at http://wnpr.org Meet the King of Anxiety NYC Teacher Grace Kiley: Acting Lessons http://wnpr.org/post/nyc-teacher-grace-kiley-acting-lessons <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>From Faith Middleton:&nbsp;</em>New York City acting teacher </span><a href="http://www.gracekiley.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Grace Kiley</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is interested in the natural actor. Understandable, since she is a licensed mental health counselor who has a gift for teaching what contributes to a transformative performance on stage or on film.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18924 at http://wnpr.org NYC Teacher Grace Kiley: Acting Lessons The Book Show: March 20, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/book-show-march-20-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Faith's motto on </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/term/book-show" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is… Life is short, but it can be ever so wide.</span></p><p>Join Faith and her book buddies for a call-in show recommending terrific books to read in all categories. If you're in a book club, please tell us what you've read and enjoyed.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:14:21 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18755 at http://wnpr.org The Book Show: March 20, 2014 Quick Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca http://wnpr.org/post/quick-lemony-chicken-saltimbocca <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> If you want a "jump in the mouth," you've just discovered the right easy, quick and delicious recipe, combining flavors I love -- chicken, fresh lemon juice, sage and crispy prosciutto.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18558 at http://wnpr.org Quick Lemony Chicken Saltimbocca Craft: Why Making Things Matters http://wnpr.org/post/craft-why-making-things-matters <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Carving birds? Knitting sweaters? Paper cutting? Blowing glass? If you're a crafts person, paid or unpaid, please call and tell us what it adds to your life.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:10:58 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18623 at http://wnpr.org Craft: Why Making Things Matters In Praise of Admitting Ignorance http://wnpr.org/post/praise-admitting-ignorance <p></p><p>Except when you shouldn't admit ignorance, as in, you'll be found out, or it would devastate another person (“You do look much fatter in your jeans”).</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:30:49 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18555 at http://wnpr.org In Praise of Admitting Ignorance Movies and TV We're Watching Now http://wnpr.org/post/movies-and-tv-were-watching-now <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Call and tell us what you're watching on TV and at the movies.</span></p><p><em>Resurrection</em> is a new TV series with enough highway billboard promotion to fund several small countries. (Dead people are returned to their stunned families and friends.) <em>Veep</em> starts on HBO, taking aim at ego-oriented politics in Washington. <em>True Detective</em> just ended, though it can be seen on HBO Go or On Demand. (Great moody acting, but not for the squeamish. The finale episode is a little cheap in the exploitation department. Still, it was irresistible.)</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:42:42 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18374 at http://wnpr.org Movies and TV We're Watching Now 15-Minute St. Pat's Brown Soda Bread http://wnpr.org/post/15-minute-st-pats-brown-soda-bread <p></p><p><em>From Faith Middleton:</em> You know the usual American-style St. Patrick's Day drill… corned beef and cabbage, or beef and beer stew. They're great, but for something different this year we recommend a 15-minute Irish Brown Soda bread, made especially tasty from buttermilk and brown sugar.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18252 at http://wnpr.org 15-Minute St. Pat's Brown Soda Bread On The Road: Mystic Aquarium http://wnpr.org/post/road-mystic-aquarium <p><em>This show originally aired May 24, 2011. We're reposting it here, along with Chion&nbsp;Wolf's photos, because of the <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/mystic-aquarium-beluga-whale-dies-33">death last week</a> of the 33-year-old beluga whale Naku.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re On the Road again! Today we take you to </span><a href="http://www.mysticaquarium.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Mystic Aquarium</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Stonington<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Connecticut. We’ll explore the fascinating lives of whales, penguins, sharks, seals, sea lions—all the wonders of the undersea world. We’ll talk to scientists, trainers, educators, and explorers—and a few marine mammals will talk to us (and you)! And don't miss </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/people/chion-wolf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Chion Wolf</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">'s amazing photographs of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wnprimages/sets/72157626795784632/with/5754613751/">our day at the Aquarium</a>!</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack, Jonathan McNicol & Chion Wolf 4831 at http://wnpr.org On The Road: Mystic Aquarium Frank Rich Says Fox News Is Over http://wnpr.org/post/frank-rich-says-fox-news-over <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Faith Middleton:</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> One of the nation's most interesting thinkers, writer Frank Rich talks with us about </span><a href="http://nymag.com/news/frank-rich/fox-news-2014-2/" style="line-height: 1.5;">his analysis of what's happened to Fox News</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Essentially, Rich says liberals and centrists keep falling for the Fox game, by responding to Fox's silly stories, like the so-called war on Christmas, or the </span>birther<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> controversy. The bait is offered time and again, and usually taken. Witness MSNBC's constant responses to Fox “news” reports.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:43:35 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18222 at http://wnpr.org Frank Rich Says Fox News Is Over Tips on Animal Care http://wnpr.org/post/tips-animal-care-2 <p></p><p>Barking, fleas, Lyme disease, pet food, biting, housebreaking, shyness, pet insurance, animal rescue. Top flight advice from vet <a href="http://www.northwindhamanimalhospital.com/locations/connecticut/north-windham-north-windham-animal-hospital/veterinarians">Dr. Todd Friedland</a>. Don't miss his adventures with animals of all kinds. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 18150 at http://wnpr.org Tips on Animal Care