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: 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....

  • At home with WBAL anchor Deborah Weiner

    At home with WBAL anchor Deborah Weiner

    According to conventional wisdom, life in the country is simpler than in the city. But for Deborah Weiner and her family, it’s the opposite. Weiner, a longtime news anchor and investigative reporter for WBAL-TV, spent nearly two decades living in a large home in northern Baltimore County. Two years...

  • House in Annapolis Historic District features a rooftop deck

    House in Annapolis Historic District features a rooftop deck

    A semi-attached house with a rare rooftop deck in the Annapolis Historic District is on the market for $679,000. The sage green home with black shutters at 159 Conduit St. offers views of the State House dome and a bird’s-eye view of the area. Richard Curtis, president of the Curtis Real Estate...

  • 5 hot kitchen design trends in the Baltimore area

    5 hot kitchen design trends in the Baltimore area

    Long considered the heart of the home, the kitchen is a hot topic among homeowners, builders and decorators. From engineered countertops that deliver looks and functionality to added bursts of color and hidden light sources, here’s a look at what’s trending right now in kitchen design: 1. Quartz...

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