A 'paradise' amid the rocks and weeds

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

  • A 'paradise' amid the rocks and weeds

    A 'paradise' amid the rocks and weeds

    It has been years since visitors to North Gay and Washington in East Baltimore have seen anything much but blight. Boarded-up row houses line the streets. Weeds flourish in sidewalk cracks. But Walker Marsh looked at the Broadway East neighborhood and saw possibility. Marsh, 28, has created a flower...

  • Outdoor rooms for dining, entertaining grow in popularity

    Outdoor rooms for dining, entertaining grow in popularity

    Debbie Mays realized a long-held dream in July, when she and partner Neil Miller opened up their brand new outdoor kitchen and bar to friends and family for a party. "That morning, the doors were put in, and the party began, and it was spectacular," she said. "Having an outdoor kitchen was something...

  • 'Poe Mansion' for sale for $2.5 million in Ruxton

    'Poe Mansion' for sale for $2.5 million in Ruxton

    The house at 1818 Ruxton Road was once owned by Philip Livingston Poe, a cousin of Edgar Allan Poe, who lived in it for almost 60 years. It became known as the Poe Mansion and is now on the market for $2,499,999. The current owners hired a structural engineer and have lovingly restored the home,...

  • Garden Q&A: Unused toilet paper can go in a compost bin

    Garden Q&A: Unused toilet paper can go in a compost bin

    Not surprisingly, I couldn't find much info on this topic: What would be the impact of a huge pile of unused, unraveled toilet paper in a compost bin or garden pot or raised bed? My neighbor was recently TP'd. We pulled down the toilet paper from trees and fences, but I don't think it can be recycled...

  • Canton home linked to Michael Phelps sells for $960,000

    Canton home linked to Michael Phelps sells for $960,000

    While Michael Phelps has been busy racking up medals and inspiring memes at the Olympics in Rio, back in his native Baltimore, what's believed to be his former home has been sold.  The three-bedroom townhome on South Curley Street in Canton — which The Sun has previously reported to be linked to...

  • Local garden clubs make Baltimore County-owned plots blossom each center

    Local garden clubs make Baltimore County-owned plots blossom each center

    In Forge Park, behind the headquarters of WMAR-Channel 2 and the adjacent Giant on York Road, members of the Towson Recreation Council's garden club battle the whims of the weather, foraging rabbits and squirrels, pesky insects and anything else that might stand in the way of growing their beloved...

  • An English country-style stone cottage in Guilford

    An English country-style stone cottage in Guilford

    For those who want a piece of Baltimore history, an English country-style, two-story stone cottage in Guilford is on the market for $759,900. Built in 1930, the home with five bedrooms, three full baths and two half-baths has curb appeal and then some. It exudes a charm clearly intended by its...

  • Critter has a taste for front door

    Critter has a taste for front door

    An animal has been gnawing on our front door for years. We've repainted repeatedly to discourage it, but no luck. What can we do? Many animals chew on things that you would not expect in order to find salts or wear down their teeth. Squirrels, for example, have been known to chew on front doors....

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