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  • For Better or Worse: Tax season is easy if you consider IRS rules as 'suggestions'

    April 15 has been the deadline for filing income tax returns since Roman times. I'm not sure why they chose that particular date, but I'm guessing it was because the Ides of March was already taken for another tragedy. My tax-preparation method is easy:...
  • Mother's Day dining: A daylong event

    Mother's Day dining: A daylong event
    You still have time to plan a Mother's Day brunch. But you might not have to bother. According to a new survey, your mother might prefer to make the plans herself. The survey, published by Open Table Inc., says that 65 percent of surveyed mothers...
  • Sizzle some steaks for Mother's Day

    Sizzle some steaks for Mother's Day
    Your family may be the stay-at-home-on-the-holidays type. If that's the case, you might think breakfast in bed is just the thing to honor Mom on her day. But this year, why not ask her opinion? It's entirely possible that the female parental unit in...
  • Go green with organic and biodynamic wines

    Organic products are getting a lot of buzz these days. They are trendy and becoming part of the consumer purchasing decision in a significant way. The old rule of thumb used to be that if you are going to eat the skin of the fruit or vegetable buy...
  • Raid your wine cellar: Corkage is coming

    Raid your wine cellar: Corkage is coming
    Raid your wine cellar, corkage is coming. The governor signed corkage into law on Tuesday. The new law, which takes effect on July 1, will allow Maryland diners to bring their own wine into licensed establishments. Previously, corkage has been allowed...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Wrongo Dongo Monastrell

    Wine Find: 2010 Wrongo Dongo Monastrell
    From: Jumilla, Spain Price: $12 Serve with: Grilled meats, pasta You can't go wrong with this full-bodied wine from Bodegas Juan Gill if you're looking for a hearty, flavorful red wine at a good price. It's a rustic Spanish wine with notes of...
  • Carney: October's brings harvest of special anniversaries

    Congratulations to lovebirds Jim and Maureen Westwater, who will count up 50 years of wedded bliss on Oct. 28. The Westwaters have two sons and three grandchildren. Special wishes to a Halloween birthday girl, little miss Marisol Toledo, who will blow...
  • Changes at the Chameleon: New chef, bar and brunch

    Changes at the Chameleon: New chef, bar and brunch
    The Chameleon Cafe on Harford Road has a new executive chef. It's Andrew Weinzirl, recently of the Wine Market in Locust Point. Weinzirl takes over from The Chameleon's owner, Jeff Smith. Replacing Weinzirl as The Wine Market's executive chef is Wilbur...
  • No complaints from Catonsville group after trip to wine country of northern California

    Welcome home, Dave Carney, as the Old Catonsville resident and owner of the Wine Bin, in Ellicott City, returned from Sonoma, Calif., trip with five other Catonsville wine enthusiasts. Their trip included work in the fields of the Moshin Vineyard in...
  • With or without ginger, red heads can be more fun

    With or without ginger, red heads can be more fun
    Heartier dishes are called for as we ease into the chilly season. Ergo, we tend to plan side dishes, as well as meat preparations, designed to warm the family cockles. Root vegetables come to mind. But leafy vegetables can play a big part in menu planning...
  • Team Mark, Wine Bin team up for fundraiser to help fight cancer

    Last month I wrote about Team Mark, a group that promotes community involvement and charitable fundraising in memory of Mark Hollingsworth, a local husband and father who died from cancer in July 2010. Team Mark participated in the Athleta Iron Girl...
  • The weekend ahead: It's festival time in Federal Hill and Roland Park

    The weekend ahead: It's festival time in Federal Hill and Roland Park
    Bond Street Social and Manchurian Rice Company opened this weekend in Fells Point and Harbor East, respectively. Drop in and say hello. There's plenty else to this weekend. Have a look. The fourth annual Federal Hill Wine Festival on Saturday features...