| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Matthew and Joan Lallo never intended to open a restaurant in Baltimore. But considering the interesting menu and top-notch service at their Mount Washington spot, the Blue Sage Cafe & Wine Bar, Baltimore is lucky that they did.
Blue Sage opened in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:45 AM
We tend to think of casseroles and stews as one-dish meals, but a main dish salad fills the bill as well. And at this time of year, when summer hasn't quite finished with us — nor, happily, the local farmers markets — these colorful, crunchy...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:08 PM
To everything there is a season, or so it is said. And that includes grilling. Not that you won't venture out on a cooler evening to barbecue some chicken, but autumn is here — almost — and the desire to dine al fresco is waning along with the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Executive Chef Chris Lewis, Iron Bridge Wine Co., reflects:
I chose this dish because it reminds me of summer. Fresh local corn, tomatoes, English peas — all very vibrant just like summer. The drink plays up the sweetness of the vegetables and...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Martha Socolar from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for a pasta salad with turkey that she said was printed on a box of Mueller's shell pasta in the mid-1990s. She said the recipe was on the box for a long time, but she never copied it down. Sue Housel...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Potatoes are a humble food. Grown under the ground until harvested and kept in the dark until needed as filler for a soup or a quick side, they are rarely given a moment in the spotlight.
Sure, there are mashed potatoes and french fries, but they are...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:05 PM
It was while she was serving dinner to her kids in 2008 and their dad was out campaigning for president, that Michelle Obama hatched a modest daydream: a vegetable garden on the White House grounds.
She'd recently had a conversation with her children's...
| Jun 2, 2012
Asian Court could be the Chinese restaurant we've all been looking for. There's something for everyone at this unpretentious Ellicott City restaurant. If you're seeking well-prepared classic Cantonese and Hunan dishes made with fresh ingredients and...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:10 PM
The three years I lived in Santa Fe influenced my style of cooking eternally. The selection of spices, flavor combinations and chilies from that region has an impact on my menu creations and recipes. I wanted to incorporate a classic...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Spring onions rarely get a chance to shine. They are always relegated to playing fourth or fifth fiddle. But the spring onion has much more to offer than being a bit player in a soup. From now until the end of the summer, farmers' markets all over...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Bobby Flay has a theory about Father's Day:
"All guys think they can grill," he said. "They're going to take the reins whether they have the skills or not."
But don't worry. Flay's not going to pass judgment on your burger — he'll even give you...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Bill Key from La Pine, Ore., was looking for a recipe for making chewy chocolate-walnut brownies similar to the ones he remembers from his childhood. Over the years he has tried many different recipes and mixes, and nothing has come close to the...