| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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......
| 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....
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Total time: 50 minutes, plus macerating time
About 2/3 pound (3 stalks) rhubarb, trimmed
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Zest of 1 orange
Freshly ground black pepper
4 duck breasts (about 1/3 pound each)
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Note: Rhubarb and strawberries unite in a delicious sorbet with results that yield a refreshing treat for a warm summer's night. It's a cool way to end a meal.
Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: Makes 1 1/...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:24 AM
Film and television director Arthur Lubin gets a kiss from a friend, Mr. Ed, the talking horse....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
For Wednesday's print column, in advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, right, spokesman for the local chapter of the American...
| 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...