| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The summer birthday season in our family began with my husband's birthday, just before July Fourth. He never enjoys celebrating his birthday, but he likes cake and plenty of it.
This year I ordered one with fudge icing, as he had enjoyed a friend's...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:43 AM
With my husband out of a town, and full share from the Moon Valley Farm in my refrigerator, I decided to give myself a bold challenge: I would not do any additional grocery shopping this week, but find creative ways to use all the great vegetables and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Our sister publication, Maryland Family magazine, recently ran a four-week Kids' Cooking Club in which local chefs shared some of their favorite recipes that they love making — and eating — with their own kids.
Participating chefs were Gia...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Chef Scott Ryan might be the rare person who did not have a scarring experience with beets as a child.
The instructor at Baltimore's Stratford University culinary school was on his honeymoon in Paris when he and his wife packed a picnic that included...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Really, I wanted to have scallops for dinner, served outdoors on our back porch. But the Celebrating Heroes triathlon in Columbia was early the next morning and I felt like I should be carbo-loading with a pasta. And then there were all the greens that...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Just week 2 into our CSA challenge, and I had a mid-week meltdown.
Someone in my empty-nest, two-person household sent me a text saying he was picking up dinner. "Don't get any vegetables!" I texted back, anxious about the eight different kinds of...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The Fourth of July is not technically about the inalienable right to grill hot dogs and burgers, but to vegetarians or people trying to cut down on their meat intake, it can sure seem that way.
For those looking for a way to join in the backyard...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:28 AM
I was visiting my sister in New England on our weekly CSA pickup day, so my husband dutifully went out to the farm to get our haul. Once home, he prepped all the veggies, carefully placing them in the crispers of the fridge.
He even took a photo of this...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Mary Sloan Roby of Baltimore was looking for the recipe for the crab casserole from the old Robertson's Cafeteria in Charleston, S.C. She said it was very creamy and had cheddar cheese melted on the top.
Carol Smith of Ellicott City, who said she enjoys...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Nikki McGowan is no stranger to half-pints in the kitchen.
The Howard County chef teaches kid-centric cooking classes in schools all over the region, making her a perfect fit to help us kick off Maryland Family’s brand new Kids’ Cooking...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:57 AM
On Sunday, Thomas Albright will wake up early.
Before 5 a.m., the patriarch of the Albright Farms family will be in his truck, driving from his farm in Monkton to the city, where Saratoga and Holliday streets meet underneath the Jones Falls Expressway....