| Aug 11, 2011
Bottom of the Bay, the venerable (since 1972) crab joint-cum-seafood restaurant on Route 1 in Laurel, is not easy to describe. It's a one-story, two-room structure that defines what Maine lobster purveyors up "nawth" call "eating in the ruff." That is,...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:50 AM
You probably have a lot of your indoor plants outside on the deck or patio anyway, so why not use them as a backdrop for a summer dinner party? Perhaps you don't have potted palm trees or crotons or the like, but you can put lights in and around what...
| Sep 8, 2011
Peppers are, arguably, among the easiest home garden crops to grow. Problem is, they take forever to do so. They usually don't come into their own until after the tomatoes are gone and the herbs are exhausted from the heat. So, herby, tomato-ey, peppery...
| Aug 25, 2011
Although it should be against the law to start classes before Labor Day, summer is over for most families here in the Free State. While the lunar calendar affords us a few more weeks until the autumnal equinox, the school calendar forces us to get back to...
| Oct 20, 2011
Not being terribly "continental," we Americans tend to hit the supermarket once a week, rather than shopping for fresh stuff for dinner every day. Hence, the pantry. In your arsenal of fall-back foods to use for dinner when you can't get to the...
| Nov 3, 2011
Heartier dishes are called for as we ease into the chilly season. Ergo, we tend to plan side dishes, as well as meat preparations, designed to warm the family cockles. Root vegetables come to mind. But leafy vegetables can play a big part in menu planning...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 8:09 PM
Nadine Brunswick of St. Augustine, Fla., wrote in search of a recipe for stuffed flank steak. She said she had a delicious recipe for it that came from a small cookbook put out by Pepperidge Farm some 30 years ago. Unfortunately, she lent the book to...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Sean Brown and Doug Jones were brainstorming ideas for a signature burger to add to the menu at Players Bar & Grill in Woodstock when Brown, the restaurant's general manager, threw out a crazy idea.
"We were trying to figure out what we could put on a...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:36 PM
There's more cooking at Westwood Unique Furnishings & Antiques than meets the eye. Wander past the antique chests and art deco lamps to the back of the shop, and customers might be surprised to see a large kitchen fully stocked with pots and pans and...
| Oct 27, 2011
The Hickory Ridge Village Center has a lot to offer. The ambience there seems light, airy and contemporary when not a few of Columbia's commercial centers are looking rather tired these days.
One of the center's long-time residents (since 1993, we're...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:57 AM
Espresso Amaretto Sundae
4-6 ounces heavy whipping cream, whipped
3-4 tablespoons amaretto liquor
4 large scoops of good vanilla ice cream
8 amaretti or almond cookies, crumbled and separated
8 tablespoons hot espresso coffee
| Nov 3, 2011
Wine is the focus at Grand Cru, a bar in the charming food market at Belvedere Square.
It's a good spot to sit and learn about new wines — chances are, Grand Cru's knowledgeable staff can help you find a new favorite grape. The selection of small...