| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations.
There are practical advantages to...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:51 PM
When it comes to weeknight dinners, some of us are not big fans of planning ahead.
Oh, we might take something out of the freezer in the morning, then figure out what to do with it later in the day. Not for us all the a.m. prep work, so the crock pot can...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Joseph A. "Joe" DiPaola Jr., an award-winning Baltimore Sun photographer whose 1962 picture of the controversial nose-to-nose Preakness finish resulted in the suspension of a jockey, died Friday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The arrival of tomatoes at the farmers' market is the high point of the summer growing season. It brings with it a treasure-trove of jewel-colored fruit that span the spectrum from bright green to dark purple and come in shapes that defy geometric reason....
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Among the lovely memories of several visits to Southern California is the annual Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach.
This is an arty seaside town to begin with, but during that six-week festival they pull out all the stops. Ranging over numerous venues are...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 12:46 PM
The Food Market is the restaurant that everyone wanted. The new Hampden hot spot from Chad Gauss, formerly of the City Cafe, has been open only for five weeks, but it established itself as a favorite in no time flat.
As executive chef at City Cafe, Gauss...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:09 AM
Chef Mark Littleton has groupies.
During his stints at a string of pubby Baltimore restaurants, including Simon's, Lulu's and Annabel Lee Tavern, Littleton developed a strong following, thanks to his inventive take on comfort food.
In July, Littleton...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:38 AM
The first Mother's Day was celebrated during 1908 at a small church in West Virginia. By 1915, though, the event was so popular, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it a national holiday.
Back then, too, carnations were a popular gift to give moms. But...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Your family may be the stay-at-home-on-the-holidays type. If that's the case, you might think breakfast in bed is just the thing to honor Mom on her day. But this year, why not ask her opinion? It's entirely possible that the female parental unit in...
| 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 20, 2012
The annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival will be held May 5-6 at the Bay Bridge Marina, 357 Pier One Road in Stevensville. In addition to local and international wine samplings, the event includes live music, arts and crafts, and food. Hours...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 6:58 AM
What started as an individual endeavor to master a style of gardening she called "a tomato here, a zucchini there," has turned into a passion to promote sustainable horticulture for Donna Koczaja and her husband, Nicolas Tardif.
The two earned the...