| 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,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:40 AM
While it might be tough to imagine heading out to a local farm for an armful of fresh vegetables when it’s still chilly, it’s almost that time of year. Harford County farms are gearing up for growing season, and that means it’s time to...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 3:01 PM
New research has found that the Mediterranean diet is linked to a healthy heart.
The diet is rich in vegetables, fish, olive oil and nuts. Thinking of switching or adopting some of the principals of the diet? Here is a Mediterranean diet recipe from...
| 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....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:04 PM
All restaurants make mistakes. How they handle them is a test of their mettle.
During our visit to 4 Seasons Grille in Gambrills, the kitchen messed up, serving a piece of undercooked chicken. But the staff handled the error professionally and swiftly,...
| 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'...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Whatever Punxsutawny Phil predicts today, we can rest assured that there's more cold weather ahead. And, as we all know, cold weather calls for comfort food. Actually, any excuse for comfort food will do, but setting out to prepare tummy-warming fuel...
| 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...
| 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...