| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:33 PM
My bean, squash, cucumber and pepper plants are stunted and yellow in color. We cut down a huge maple tree and tilled all the wood chips from the cuttings into the garden to improve the soil this spring. The garden has produced well in previous years....
| May 1, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Some restaurants just feel comfortable.
E.W. Beck's Pub is one of those places. From the food to the service, dinner at the restaurant is easy, fun and enjoyable.
Scene A Sykesville staple since 1992, E.W. Beck's occupies a large building right on the...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Aylene Gard from Columbia was looking for the recipe that she misplaced for her husband's favorite rhubarb custard pie. Jerry Fore from Towson sent in a pie recipe he says is guaranteed to please rhubarb lovers. The recipe came from his mother and is a...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Punch is back on the restaurant scene in Baltimore, but be careful. It packs one.
America's oldest cocktail, that mix of spirits, tea, sweet, sour and bitter, is finding a fresh start in the shot glasses and shakers of some of the city's most creative...
| Apr 18, 2010
| 4:22 AM
The price of salmon is going the way of volcanic ash -- up, up, up -- and the reason is the Icelandic eruption. That's according to Alan Morstein of Regi's American Bistro, who writes:"The volcano in Iceland does not only......
| May 2, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Just got back from the Baltimore Farmers' Market. I bought strawberries (from Virginia), asparagus, rhubarb, mushrooms, fresh ginger, a cinnamon brioche bun for my 7-year-old daughter (who tagged along while my son and husband slept in), a mango Wheely...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Strawberry-rhubarb stained-glass cookies
Total time: 3 hours
Servings: About 20 cookies
Note: From Mary Ellen Rae in the Times Test Kitchen. Make the jam ahead so it can chill. The cookies can be stored airtight for several days in the refrigerator....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Wednesday night was the second annual Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off, which is hosted by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
It’s a pretty cool event. A lot of people take a train to the Bill Sheffield Railroad Depot and the event is packed...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Anyone who's bitten into a ripe apricot, peach or plum understands the juicy scents of summer. But today's perfumers have created fragrances that make fruity essences available all year long.
Fancy an olfactory plate of ripe figs? L'Artisan's Figuier...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The recent warm, damp weather has caused herds of mushrooms to erupt from our lawn. This has rekindled a conundrum I have grappled with my entire life, the crux of which can be boiled down to: can I eat that or not?
This question is especially...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Tales of the Cocktail is the nation's best-known and most-prestigious drink-industry conference. During the conference, July 17-21 in New Orleans, Stolichnaya Vodka will hold the final round of its Most Original Bartender competition.
This past June,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:41 PM
A commercial property developer, who along with his local business partners, owns more than 500,000 square feet of commercial space throughout Hagerstown said he is slated to buy four city-owned, downtown Public Square properties with plans to create...