| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Tequila is a colorless, sometimes straw-colored liquor made by fermenting, then distilling, the sweet sap of the agave plant (a durable, long-lived cactus, also known as the century plant). It originated in Tequila, Mexico. Hence the name.
| May 16, 2012
| 7:25 AM
While it's certainly true that there's no place like home, it behooves us now and then to venture out of "Harrid Cownee" and see what's happening elsewhere. Which is why we recently ventured into Anne Arundel County, to check out how the new casino is...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 10:59 AM
My blackberries had some brown parts on the berries early in the season, but that seems to have gone away. Now I'm having trouble with those little berry "balls" turning white.
Each of those little juice-filled spheres that make up a blackberry is...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Khalid Chaudry won't give up the recipes behind the food at his new Mount Vernon restaurant, Alladin Kabob. When pressed about the magic behind the meat samosas, or the sprinkle of red powder on a lemon sitting atop a small salad, the restaurant's owner...
| 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 21, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Debbie Housden from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for chicken divan that she said was published in The Baltimore Sun at least 10 years ago. Martha Socolar, also from Baltimore, said she too cut the recipe from The Sun many years ago and served it...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Christine Dobmeier offers nutrition lifestyle tips.
| Aug 20, 2012
| 10:43 AM
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 23, 1962:
When the annexations of The Homestead property on Emmorton Road and the Durham Farm property on Baltimore Pike were completed, it would enlarge the Town of Bel Air by more than one-third...
| 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 14, 2012
| 1:31 PM
After years of being relegated through the purgatory of forgotten foods, kale has found itself in the spotlight for the first time in decades and is ready to prove it belongs there permanently. A crop of the ancients, kale has been cultivated for over 2,...
| Apr 20, 2012
The annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival will be held May 5-6 at the Bay Bridge Marina, 357 Pier One Road in Stevensville. In addition to local and international wine samplings, the event includes live music, arts and crafts, and food. Hours...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 6:58 AM
What started as an individual endeavor to master a style of gardening she called "a tomato here, a zucchini there," has turned into a passion to promote sustainable horticulture for Donna Koczaja and her husband, Nicolas Tardif.
The two earned the...