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: Sneaky barberry seedlings

    Garden Q&A: Sneaky barberry seedlings

    I have pulled up over 50 barberry seedlings from my yard this year, both green and purplish. (I counted.) I have barberry myself, the purple and yellow varieties, but mine don’t produce berries. My neighbors have the same. So where are all the barberry seedlings coming from? Barberry is popular...

  • Cockeysville kitchen and dining room tour to benefit BSO's education programs

    Cockeysville kitchen and dining room tour to benefit BSO's education programs

    The Baltimore Symphony Associates, the volunteer and fundraising arm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will host the second annual Kitchens of Note and Symphony of Chefs fundraising event later this month in Cockeysville. The culinary and interior design tour is a benefit for the BSO’s education...

  • Garden Q&A: Protecting dahlias

    Garden Q&A: Protecting dahlias

    My dahlias are still blooming like it’s summer. How long does this go on? Since they can’t handle winter, how do I protect them? Dahlias are jewels in the garden until frost. Do not wait until soil freezes to dig up the tubers or you’ll be left with mush. After the first frost or when leaves yellow,...

  • 10 most expensive Baltimore-area homes to hit the market in September 2017

    10 most expensive Baltimore-area homes to hit the market in September 2017

    These are the 10 priciest new home listings in the Baltimore area last month, according to multiple listing service Bright MLS. The list excludes new construction and homes without seller permision to advertise or promote. 

  • Dream home: All in the family with open layout in Annapolis

    Dream home: All in the family with open layout in Annapolis

    What began with Marie Halka’s desire last spring for a different color on one wall turned into updating the family room and more, all in time for a 100th birthday party over the summer for the older man of the house: her father. “It started with changing the accent wall color in the family room,”...

  • Garden Q&A: Leaves fall prey to yellownecked caterpillar

    Garden Q&A: Leaves fall prey to yellownecked caterpillar

    Leaves have been stripped from our river birch trees, but we can't seem to find the culprit. We looked under leaves, and my husband searched with a flashlight at night. What should we do? In late summer-early fall it’s common for a mob of caterpillars to strip leaves from a branch here and there,...

  • Garden Q&A: Hover flies

    Garden Q&A: Hover flies

    A tiny flying insect appears late afternoon/early evening in our neighborhood and lands on people. Could you help us identify it? Shoo away gently. This is your friend times two. The syrphid fly, commonly known as a flower fly or hover fly, feeds on nectar and pollen, making it a good pollinator....

  • Large house in Baltimore County comes with 41-acre lot

    Large house in Baltimore County comes with 41-acre lot

    A 12,000-square-foot house located on 41 acres in the Phoenix community of Baltimore County is on the market for $1.65 million. An L-shaped wrap-around porch is one of the features of the four-story Colonial-style structure. A columned portico leads to the front entrance and a large double foyer....

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