| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Like someone on a diet who can think about nothing but food, I feel bombarded by bad food news even as I try to clean up what is on my plate.
I am not a vegan. I am not even a vegetarian. But I have been trying for a while now to clear the junk out of...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Despite getting a negligible amount of snow from last week's predicted "big one," Harford County's Highways Division still racked up $109,000 in salt, overtime and other storm-related costs, mostly from work done along the county's northern tier.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The pause is familiar to anyone who has been in a supermarket: The grocery checkout suddenly stops as a customer, perhaps quietly embarrassed, decides which items can be purchased and which will have to wait.
One day in Apples & Oranges, the grocery...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:52 AM
The menu at Bel Air’s Pairings Bistro changes throughout the year, evolving to highlight the best products from each season. This spring, Chef/owner Jon Kohler is serving small, succulent spring chickens, roasted and served with fresh peas and local...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Like the best Italian mothers, Rose Savalino Uddeme spent a lot of time cooking for her kids when the family lived off the corner of Central and Eastern avenues on the edge of Little Italy in the 1960s.
One of her go-to meals was a staple of hard times:...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:27 AM
In the middle of spin class this morning, I went into a bit of a panic. I still had a big bag of Swish chard, a big bag of mixed lettuces and a half a bag of spinach left in the fridge. And the next pick-up was just two days away!
I decided to tackle...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The next time I have a recipe that calls for cooking greens until they are wilted, I'm going to use twice as much as i think I need - and even mix up the greens. I used all the kale from my CSA pick-up this week to make this recipe for Sausages with...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Gia Daniella learned to cook from her mother, Giovanna Blattermann, a first-generation American who moved from Sicily to Baltimore's Little Italy as a girl. Today, Gia passes along that knowledge to her children in the kitchen of Café Gia, the Little...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Riccardo Bosio knows that great food – and great eating habits – start with fresh, whole ingredients.
Bosio, the owner of the upscale Italian restaurant Sotto Sopra in Mount Vernon, can often be found in his home kitchen with his wife,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Last year my potted impatiens had that terrible new disease, impatiens downy mildew, and all died. Can I use my old infected potting soil in non-flower beds this year? Send it to the landfill?
Impatiens downy mildew spores overwinter in infected plant...
| 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....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:39 AM
The season's chilly weather calls for comfort food, but that's no reason to pack on the pounds. After all, spring is right around the corner.
We asked local chefs to share their comfort food favorites, lightened up a bit in honor of the season ahead....