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 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...

  • Garden Q&A: This vine can do permanent harm to your plants

    Garden Q&A: This vine can do permanent harm to your plants

    A vine quickly grew up and over two shrubs and a perennial bed this summer. It hurts to pull these vines, but the plants below them are turning brown (what I can still see of them, anyway!) What should I do about this mess? Can I spray? This is a crucial time of year for mile a minute vine, also...

  • Garden Q&A: What is this camouflaged leaf creature?

    Garden Q&A: What is this camouflaged leaf creature?

    This leaf creature was flying from plant to plant yesterday, otherwise I would never have noticed it. Do I want it in my garden? I hope so. Katydids are great mimickers. The adults camouflage themselves as leaves, but their immature nymphs can look like spiders, assassin bugs (all the better to...

  • This South Baltimore rowhouse renovation is anything but cookie-cutter

    This South Baltimore rowhouse renovation is anything but cookie-cutter

    When Stanford Kimmel and Chris Franzoni were searching for a new home five years ago, they wanted three things: a place accessible to the interstate — Franzoni was working in Washington, D.C., at the time — lots of windows and parking. The four-story South Baltimore rowhouse only met one of the...

  • Turns out your kitchen (not the bathroom!) is the grossest place in the house

    Turns out your kitchen (not the bathroom!) is the grossest place in the house

    With the longer, sunnier days of summer comes the crashing realization that you can now see with startling clarity just how filthy your home has become. In a study to measure the contamination of 30 common household items and surfaces, NSF International, which develops public health standards and...

  • Garden Q&A: What to know about the weed with petal-less flowers

    Garden Q&A: What to know about the weed with petal-less flowers

    We vacationed for a month and returned to find a 5-foot tall weed. I keep waiting for it to flower to help identify it, but the flower buds just sit there unopened. This is American burnweed, and you’ve noticed the most interesting thing about it: the flowers don’t have petals. They seem to never...

  • Garden Q&A: How to control stiltgrass

    Garden Q&A: How to control stiltgrass

    My front lawn has been overtaken by Japanese stiltgrass. It’s making serious inroads in my backyard, and this year it exploded in my woods. I much prefer the moss and clover that used to grow in my yard! Other than mowing stiltgrass before it flowers and drops seed, and waiting for spring to apply...

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