Hot Property: A stone stunner in Havre de Grace

The stone front on this classic Colonial suggests historic charm, but inside, it’s updated for a modern lifestyle. In the kitchen, ample storage surrounds stainless-steel appliances and an eat-at countertop peninsula. Meanwhile, built-in shelving flanks a wide stone fireplace in the wood-floored...

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  • 17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    Need a dinner idea? Try one of these delectable dishes created by local chefs.

  • Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    In his first solo cookbook, “Home,” local food superstar Bryan Voltaggio highlights the Mid-Atlantic cuisine of his youth, turning his creative precision to classic dishes using regional ingredients. This asparagus-and-barley dish, which appears in the book and is also on the menu at Aggio, Voltaggio’s...

  • Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    At Azumi, the new Japanese restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, sake turns up everywhere — even in the cocktails. In the Yuki Ringo, Azumi’s most popular sake cocktail, bartender Eric Smith combines the rice wine with fresh pear, lemon and Fuji apple juices, pear liqueur and spicy cinnamon syrup,...

  • Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Chef Teddy Folkman is a veteran of mussel preparation — in fact, you may have seen him school Bobby Flay on Food Network’s “Throwdown” with his moules fromage bleu, a signature dish of D.C. restaurant Granville Moore, where he’s spent more than seven years as executive chef. Here, he shares another...

  • Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Snowy evenings are best enjoyed by a roaring fire with a big dish of something steamy and comforting — like the chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster in Annapolis. Executive Chef Aaron Musinski’s traditional take on the wintertime favorite is chock-full of vegetables and chicken, soaked in just a bit...

Baltimore Sun Home and Garden Coverage

  • Garden Q&A: What killed this tree?

    Garden Q&A: What killed this tree?

    These things like spaghetti pasta were sticking out of our tree that suddenly died. They crumbled when I touched them. Did they attack the tree and kill it? These are sawdust tubes pushed out by ambrosia beetles as they bore into your tree. The tubes are rarely seen this time of year. However,...

  • Garden Q&A: How to spice up your garden with fall perennials

    Garden Q&A: How to spice up your garden with fall perennials

    What are some fall perennials to spice up my garden? I love mums, but what else is out there? Toad lily, for starters. Its speckles vary from bloom to bloom, so plant where you can enjoy its detail up close. More fall bloomers include: turtlehead, asters (a range of bloom times so check), goldenrod,...

  • 6 historic Anne Arundel residences to see right now

    6 historic Anne Arundel residences to see right now

    From Georgian-style structures that sheltered signers of the Declaration of Independence to a Greek Revival-style farmhouse that was central to the area’s produce sales, Anne Arundel County is home to some of the state’s most significant historic residences. Here are six that have their histories,...

  • Gibson Island's oldest home is grandparents' getaway for entire family

    Gibson Island's oldest home is grandparents' getaway for entire family

    When Washingtonian couple Beverly and Peter Jost decided to buy a home on Gibson Island, they wanted a spot that would serve as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life while also providing a reprieve for their three children and six grandchildren. That’s what they got in their eight-bedroom,...

  • Anne Arundel County answers: What would your dream home look like?

    Anne Arundel County answers: What would your dream home look like?

    We asked three notable Anne Arundel County residents: What would your dream home look like? Panayiotis "Pano" Kanelos President of St. John’s College “My parents come from Greece, and we have a little family home in Greece on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It’s been there for ages and...

  • Garden Q&A: From chrysalis to Monarch butterfly

    Garden Q&A: From chrysalis to Monarch butterfly

    I found this on butterfly weed that I planted to help Monarch butterflies. Lots of butterfly caterpillars have been munching on the leaves this summer. Is this what I hope it is — a cocoon soon to be a Monarch butterfly? Yes. Congratulations. Soon an orange and black Monarch butterfly will be emerging...

  • Garden Q&A: What is this flower?

    Garden Q&A: What is this flower?

    What is this flower? We love it and let it reseed every year. We call it orange zinnia, but it gets easily 6 feet tall and we suspect it isn’t really a zinnia. Butterflies and hummingbirds like it, and I think little birds eat the seeds, too. Tithonia rotundifolia, commonly known as Mexican sunflower,...

  • Ready for tiny-home living? Start at the Mid-Atlantic Tiny House Expo

    Ready for tiny-home living? Start at the Mid-Atlantic Tiny House Expo

    A few years ago, the college-age daughters of longtime friends Frank Hazzard and Kirk Johnson got interested in tiny houses – small dwellings, sometimes on wheels, that typically cap out at around 400 square feet. The girls’ interest faded before their fathers had time to build them tiny houses...

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