| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Just when Mother Nature throws the sultriest nights of the season our way, she also provides the wherewithal for us to entertain friends using local ingredients in a "chill out" meal that'll revive flagging appetites.
Our bill of fare for such a soiree...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Okra isn't the first (or seventh) vegetable most people think to buy when they go to the farmers' market. Known primarily for its use in heavy Southern dishes and infamously for its ability to become slimy because of its natural mucilage, okra isn't...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 1:31 PM
After years of being relegated through the purgatory of forgotten foods, kale has found itself in the spotlight for the first time in decades and is ready to prove it belongs there permanently. A crop of the ancients, kale has been cultivated for over 2,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:34 AM
The final stage of a seven-month renovation to the Catonsville Family Center Y, an exterior paint job, should be completed by the end of this week.
But members and visitors to the facility at 850 South Rolling Road are already enjoying some of the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:55 AM
There are three of us Gorelick brothers. When it comes to mealtime, my older brother, Andy, and I are natural foragers. My younger brother, Gary, is the cook. He is one of those restaurant diners who seldom gets anything he thinks he can make better at...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:51 AM
It's been years since Maggie Lebherz lived in sunny Spain as a college exchange student. Yet just one taste of fresh olive oil takes her back in spirit.
"In 2007, I lived with a family in Salamanca, and my host mother cooked everything in olive oil, in a...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Even though mushrooms are available year-round, I tend to crave them most in the fall. The look, feel, smell and flavor of mushrooms evoke chilly September walks through dusky forest trails. Purveyors at area farmers' markets often sell these foraged...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:38 AM
One bite of a cool, crisp and bittersweet apple, and it's apparent why it is so intertwined with autumn.
No fruit has had a more schizophrenic symbolic history — from the tantalizing tempter of Eve to the sign of appreciation for favorite...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:33 AM
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is advising consumers not to consume or purchase Trader Joe's brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt because of a potential link to a Salmonella outbreak.
The department said...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Florence Martin, originally from Paris and now residing in Baltimore, was looking for a recipe for making a traditional American Jewish-style beef brisket. Dolores Keene from Baltimore sent in her favorite brisket recipe, which comes from "Mama Cooks...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Dianne Bernsten from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for making pub cheese similar to one she remembers from the Hilltop Inn and Lounge in Bowie many years ago. She said she has tried several store-bought versions over the years and has not liked any....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Wedding day: Sept. 13, 2012
Her story: Dani Moore, 38, grew up in Columbus, Ga. She is a real estate agent for Exit Realty. Her father, the Rev. Edward Moore, is retired from the Army and is the associate pastor at Holsey Monumental Christian Methodist...