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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

  • Take the plunge into blue home decor

    Take the plunge into blue home decor

    When it comes to home decor, blue is never out of style for Lee Whitehead, owner of Mount Vernon's Nouveau Home & Interior Design. "It's just beautiful," he said. "Sure, there's an ebb and flow [in the color's popularity]. But when you go to trade shows, you are always going to see the peacock...

  • 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 rowhouses 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...

  • Garden Q&A: Tomatoes are not ripening

    Garden Q&A: Tomatoes are not ripening

    What's going on with tomatoes not ripening? Me, my neighbors, friends all over the state—we're all are having the same problem. We have every kind of tomatoes: heirlooms, hybrids, cherry, beefsteak. Everything looks healthy, grows normal size, but they just won't get ripe. Very high temperatures...

  • 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,...

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