| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
My first thought when I found a garlic scapes dip recipe, which ran in the New York Times several years ago, was this: I bet this dip would be great with homemade pita chips. My second thought was this: Making homemade pita chips means cleaning my big...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:06 PM
My friend Meredith, who teaches power yoga and is a health fanatic, made this salad for an employee party at the YMCA where she works, and it was voted best recipe. It's both healthy (lots of red and orange superfood peppers!) and delicious -- and the...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Well, the quinoa salad was a hit at the garden party. I think. At least the bowl ended up empty, which is great because my refrigerator is stuffed with greens and with leftovers. One thing I realized today: I can keep up with making a dish every day...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The Friendship Circle will have its carry-out luncheon on Thursday, June 6. The menu consists of homemade chicken and potato salad, cole slaw, Jell-O salad, homemade muffin and cake and roll. Call Susie Head, 410-836-3535 or 410-838-5578, to place an...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Want to try something so old it's new again, but afraid you might end up with something strange on your plate? Use this glossary to determine which old-fashioned crab recipes might whet your appetite.
Crab cakes: This Maryland staple is simple: crab...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Third in a three-part series.
There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird.
They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder,...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:04 PM
I don’t tune into Baltimore’s morning news shows expecting hard-hitting, revealing interviews. Traffic, weather, softer features and a few nuts-and-bolts news stories are the usual order of the day.
But WBFF’s Patrice Sanders stopped...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Hampden has a new cafe. It's called "CHOUX, the cafe at Ma Petite Shoe," and its official public opening is Friday.
The new cafe is located next door to Ma Petite Shoe, Susannah Siger's destination shoe store and chocolate boutique. The cafe will be...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:45 AM
The Maryland State Department of Education may have to pay back up to $540,000 in federal money intended to help the state's poorest schools after a scathing audit found that Baltimore City was one of two school districts that misspent the funds, using...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Mama's on the Half Shell is now a bona fide, indisputable major success. That's fine. Mama's was a love letter to Baltimore from Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, a successful tavern owner and indefatigable nice guy whose wonderful life continues to be...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Nothing says summer like a fresh salad served al fresco.
Pack your picnic basket with a bottle of wine, a fresh baguette and one of these summery salads, favorites of local chefs. From a simple concoction of crab and cantaloupe to an intriguing mix of...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Among the expenditures by the city school system that U.S. Department of Education auditors found inappropriate:
- $4,352 spent by two elementary schools for dinner cruises at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
- $2,413 spent on fried chicken, potato...