| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Labor Day has come and gone, but there's no need to pack away all that white. Not only can you still wear it, you can use the color to give your decor a lift.
Fashion designers from Derek Lam to J. Mendel stocked their fall 2012 collections with crisp...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Gertrude's, the Baltimore Museum of Art's finest (and only) restaurant, debuted its summer cocktail menu last week. It's designed with refreshment in mind, with summery ingredients and an almost playful approach to flavors. And Gertrude's Desert Rose...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on barbecuing....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Say it with me now: Shisoito. That's She. Sew. Eeto. In other words, what you get when Shiso Tavern, the new Asian-fusion restaurant in Canton, takes the typical Latin-American Mojito recipe and moves it further East — Japanese style.
So what makes...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Appletini. Few words make bartender Doug Atwell shudder as much as that one.
Atwell is part-owner and head mixologist at Rye, a new bar in Fells Point that specializes in craft cocktails, the bar equivalent of gourmet meals. These drinks are made with...
| Feb 13, 2012
A few weeks back, the Hammond Elementary School PTA sponsored its second annual basket bingo. Denise Simmerly, a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish of Fulton, was kind enough to fill in the details no the hugely successful event.
| May 29, 2012
| 9:03 AM
We tend to think of the winter holidays as a time to create appetizers for those cocktail parties we like to host. But spring and summer have their appetizing merits, too. Casual outdoor-indoor get-togethers – for graduations, showers, even...
| May 29, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Creamy orange sherbet for breakfast? And it's spiked with gin? And it's good for you?
Langermann's in Canton wants to make your dream come true with their take on a true classic, The Ramos Gin Fizz. There's only one, eye-opening catch: It's made with a...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Bayne Joyes, managing director of Gitan Bistro Crú, takes cocktail naming almost as seriously as cocktail making. And he was willing to bet on it.
"If you get the reference, the drink's on me," he said. Start doing your homework. You see, Joyes is "kind-...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:40 AM
I just saw a crab apple tree in full blossom. How is this freaky weather going to affect our spring blooming plants and trees? Is it going to be extra hot this summer?
Most plants that bloom earlier than usual are tough and easily ride out a cold spell...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Something is eating the leaves on my red twig dogwood. On some leaves, nothing is left but the center rib. I suspect it is a caterpillar that birds like to eat, because I saw a lot of bird droppings.
Those bird dropping are the caterpillars. What you see...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Some foodies — and I'm not naming names here — prefer to spend their dining-out dollars only at individually owned, full-service restaurants with roots in the local (more or less) community. Whether it be fine dining or pubby, they...