| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:37 AM
In my continuing attempt to eat only what is already in my fridge and pantry all week, this recipe, which I found in WomenHeart's All Heart Family Cookbook (Rodale, 2008), appealed to me because I knew I could adapt it easily. The original recipe was...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The Fourth of July is not technically about the inalienable right to grill hot dogs and burgers, but to vegetarians or people trying to cut down on their meat intake, it can sure seem that way.
For those looking for a way to join in the backyard...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Is my tomato plant going to be too hot in a black plastic pot on my balcony? It gets full afternoon sun.
Plants, including their roots, in containers or raised beds are hotter than in-ground plants when temperatures rise. Normally that is not a problem,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Gardening in Havre de Grace no longer has to be a lonely affair.
Residents who want to grow tomatoes, cucumbers or even just flowers can buy a 10-by-10 plot on a sunny piece of land at one of four community gardens created by the city's Green Team....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:59 AM
It's back-to-school time, and perhaps you are settling back in to a family-dinner routine after summer chaos. Or perhaps you at least plan to. If your picky eater isn't getting into the groove just yet, perhaps these recipes will help. Tell your kids they...
| 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...
| 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 19, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Summer squashes have to be the most overlooked (and overcooked) vegetables of the summer growing season. They're everywhere, but they're not as widely anticipated as asparagus, as beloved as peas or as coveted as strawberries. Available in all farmers'...
| 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...
| May 12, 2012
Plug Ugly's Publick House is a strange name for a tavern. But Baltimore history buffs know the Plug Uglies were a thuggish street gang/political club that ran riot on Baltimore's streets in the 1850s.
Don't worry. The newest resident of O'Donnell...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Along about now, the grill as a culinary appliance begins to pall. Not that grilling isn't still the preferred summertime cooking method, both for everyday meals and for deck parties. But, still, we get a little nostalgic for fixing a quick supper...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Some foodies — and I'm not naming names here — prefer to spend their dining-out dollars only at individually owned, full-service restaurants with roots in the local (more or less) community. Whether it be fine dining or pubby, they...