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

  • Peeling bark is sign of emerald ash borer

    Peeling bark is sign of emerald ash borer

    The bark on my neighbor’s large ash tree is being peeled off. Short bark strips lie all over the ground at the base. Is it squirrels or woodpeckers or a deer rubbing its antlers? Is it something to worry about? This ash tree is probably infested with emerald ash borer. Woodpeckers strip chunks...

  • Garden Q&A: Keep eye out for new invasive pest

    Garden Q&A: Keep eye out for new invasive pest

    My relatives said I should not bring firewood from Pennsylvania when we come home after the holidays. Is there a quarantine? A new invasive pest, the spotted lanternfly, is just over the line in Pennsylvania and has now been found in Delaware and New York. All Marylanders need to be on the lookout...

  • Garden Q&A: Defeating a clothes moth infestation

    Garden Q&A: Defeating a clothes moth infestation

    My home is infested with small clothing moths that look like feathers. They ate holes in my grandfather’s WWII army blanket! I found larvae and tiny black dots of moth excrement. An exterminator put pesticide strips in the garbage bags I filled with clothes and bedding. The washer and dryer killed...

  • Red, green and gleaming glass: Poinsettias still a holiday highlight in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park

    Red, green and gleaming glass: Poinsettias still a holiday highlight in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park

    Bridget Maginn passed her 90th birthday years ago, but her eyes lit up like a child’s as she made her way through the profusion of red and green — and pink and cream and apricot — plants on display at the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory. She had dropped in on the annual poinsettia show at the Victorian-era...

  • Garden Q&A: History of Maryland holly

    Garden Q&A: History of Maryland holly

    My mother has a holly with lots of berries she calls Satyr Hill and claims is from Maryland. Is it safe to prune off branches for decoration this time of year? Satyr Hill is indeed a Maryland daughter, from the McLean Nurseries in Parkville, acclaimed as one of the best all-time hollies for vigor...

  • Garden Q&A: Name this green caterpillar

    Garden Q&A: Name this green caterpillar

    A friend took this picture in a parking lot. The caterpillar is about three inches long and grabbed hold of the pavement tightly when my friend tried to move it. Can you identify it? If you wondered whether fall was unusually mild, this caterpillar is exhibit A. It waited until well after Thanksgiving...

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sold waterfront home for $1.35M

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sold waterfront home for $1.35M

    Gov. Larry Hogan has sold his waterfront home for $1.35 million. Hogan sold the house last year, but the sale was reported this week by local news website Maryland Matters. Public real estate records and the governor's financial disclosure statement confirm the sale of the four-bed and five-bath...

  • Home furnishings store Belle Patri opens second location in Columbia

    Home furnishings store Belle Patri opens second location in Columbia

    Jennifer Lane has been selling consignment, repurposed and new furniture from her Jarrettsville store for 10 years, but over time, she learned that many of her customers were traveling to get there. That prompted Lane to open a second location of Belle Patri in Columbia in October. There are now...

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