| 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 26, 2012
Naomi Stoltzfus, a young Amish woman, pushed a cart full of soda she'd just bought at Redner's Warehouse Market across the parking lot of Joppatowne Plaza to another section of the shopping center, where she planned to resell the beverages at the food...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:10 AM
This week, the chefs leave the comfy confines of their climate controlled Vegas kitchen for a more rustic setting.
But first, Curtis introduces the Quickfire by revealing a huge salad bar that the chefs will use to compose a salad.
"Here's your salad...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2012
Encore Chorale, a program for older adults, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts. The group will perform spirituals, Civil War music, and Gilbert and...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Midway through preparing a chocolate-filled babka, pastry chef Paula Shoyer pauses to raise her freshly kneaded sweet bread toward the heavens with outstretched arms.
“It’s like in ‘The Lion King,’ ” she tells her audience...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:21 PM
As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community.
These groups and the people they serve need our...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:31 AM
It’s pretty much a given that every neighborhood is home to a public house where locals can gather for quaffs and noshes. The latest in conviviality is The Corner Stable in the Columbia village of Kings Contrivance. This 198-seat watering hole is an...
| 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 13, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape.
The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must...
| 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
| 6:49 AM
It’s the final countdown. Do do doot do, do do doot doo doo. Lorena, Kerry, and Chris are still standing. I have no idea how the final finals will work, as they seem to change it every season (two finalists! three finalists! one finalist and a goat!...