| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Mother Nature brought relief to a parched Baltimore on Sunday, but the persistent rain didn't dampen the spirits at the Earth Day festivities in Hampden.
"We had a few hundred people come through today," said Don Barton, 29, an organizer of Sunday's...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Every year, new restaurants, stores and other attractions pop up on the Delaware shore. This year is no exception. The list below is a sampling of some of the more interesting places that have recently opened their doors, as wel as some beach standbys....
| May 9, 2012
| 4:47 AM
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis says that her mother would make frittatas, the Italian egg dish, with whatever leftovers she had in the refrigerator. "
That was the joke," she tells viewers in segment of her cooking show. "What's in the frittata...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Over dinner the other day with a new acquaintance, the topic of food and ethics (and thus vegetarianism) came up. My new acquaintance, Mr. W., is about 60 pounds overweight and was enjoying an oversized cheeseburger on a white bun with a side of fries. He...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Knowing the right way to eat is one thing, but doing it is not always easy, especially when dining out.
But some Baltimore-area restaurants are making heart-healthy dining easier and more attractive for their diners.
Restaurants like Zia's in Towson are...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:22 AM
How are those resolutions going? Same here. But there's help. January is packed with events designed to promote healthy-eating habits.
Calories matter. Using our new online database of calories in restaurant menu items, you can now quickly check the...
| Dec 1, 2012
Wedding day: Oct. 27, 2012
Her story: Katy Ekey, 29, grew up in Abingdon. She is a software developer for SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.). Her mom, Penny Ekey, is a retired seventh-grade English teacher at Edgewood Middle School, and...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:50 AM
I love this idea.
Joe Squared at the Power Plant is throwing a 'shared holiday party' on Dec. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
So, let's say you have an office group that wants to get together for the holidays -- but no one wants to do the planning. Or,...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:29 PM
It's holiday party time. It can be a drag, especially if you're the one planning it for your office gang. For restaurants, holiday party rentals provide a welcome, sometimes vital source of income. I'll be telling you about options in a coming column, and...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:30 AM
With his recent re-election, President Barack Obama has won the power to pardon more turkeys on Thanksgiving. But so does every one of us by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that gives thanks for our good fortune, health, and happiness with a...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Like many people I know, I am planning on voting against Question 6 this November, the amendment to Maryland law that would fundamentally change the definition of marriage in our state. I am planning on doing so because I believe marriage is a special...