| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:53 AM
As far as years go, 2014 has come barreling out of the gate, with a whole host of happenings already lined up in Hampden.
Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Ave., presents Learning By Heart, an exhibit and performance for children 4-12 with no formal training,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
This quirky island, snug in the wine-dark northern Aegean Sea, came alive with tantalizing tales my grandmother spun when I was young. The narratives, some real, others not so much, were a balm.
On school nights, they kept me up past my bedtime....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Serve with: Grilled red meat, pizza, pasta
This blend of California red varieties is a concentrated but soft-textured wine that packs a lot of flavor. Widely distributed – and often on sale at attractive prices...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The Carroll County Farm Museum is now accepting entries for the annual Maryland Wine Festival poster design competition.
The winning design will be reproduced on posters, T-shirts, brochures and other promotional materials for the 2014 Maryland Wine...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:10 AM
From: Sonoma County, Calif.
Serve with: Duck breast, rack of lamb
This is a smooth, suave, sophisticated merlot from a highly commercial winery that I can't help admiring. This is an ideal restaurant red — full-bodied enough to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Fresh porcini mushrooms, with their earthy flavor and aroma, are an exciting find. At Scotto’s Cafe, chef-owner Victor Scotto takes advantage of the prized mushroom’s late fall season with a decadent dish of porcini risotto (available as a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The PTA Council of Howard County is holding a debate on Common Core at Reservoir High School on Dec. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. This is a great time to learn about the changes that are happening with our school's curriculum.
Congratulations to Forest Ridge Fifth...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:47 AM
There's nothing wrong with slapping together some bread, mayo and turkey in the days following Thanksgiving. But eating what seems like an endless stream of cold sandwiches after the holiday can get a bit dull.
So avoid getting stuck in the boring...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year.
Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Baltimore restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf announced Monday that a second Petit Louis Bistro will open on the downtown Columbia lakefront.
The 6,943 square foot French restaurant, which the pair hope to open by the end of the year, will...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:15 AM
It's here! I know we've all been listening to Burl Ives singing "Holly Jolly Christmas" in the grocery store for weeks now, but we historic district lovers know the holiday season doesn't really start until we enjoy our beloved Midnight Madness, a holiday...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:47 PM
2010 Wolfgang Puck Red Wine Blend
Serve with: Beef roast, leg of lamb
Celebrity-named wines don't always live up to their star-studded labels, but this red wine from the famous chef can only bolster his reputation. It's...