| Aug 11, 2011
It's not unusual for me to see hummingbirds sipping nectar from our plants during the summer months. But when I recently witnessed what I at first believed to be a hovering hummingbird taking nectar from a tiger lily, I had to look twice. Something...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Anyone who squeezes through a crowded farmers' market knows that now is prime time for locally grown produce. The summer's bounty — sweet corn, squash, eggplant, melons, peaches, berries, tomatoes — has arrived with the intensity of a...
| Aug 25, 2011
Although it should be against the law to start classes before Labor Day, summer is over for most families here in the Free State. While the lunar calendar affords us a few more weeks until the autumnal equinox, the school calendar forces us to get back to...
| Oct 22, 2011
The view from the Olive Room, the serenely seductive new penthouse restaurant at the Inn at the Black Olive, dazzles you senseless. Suddenly, Baltimore, seen from this fresh angle, looks like a European port city, vibrant and jagged, a starry skyline...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2012
Carol Newman from Crofton was searching for a beef ratatouille recipe that she said was in the manual that came with her Sunbeam Le Chef food processor many years ago. She said it was made with thinly sliced beef, eggplant, mushrooms and zucchini....
| Jan 31, 2009
| 4:22 AM
Under an earlier post on the best chili in town, Mary Roby offered to share her spicy vegetarian chili recipe if folks were interested. I told her I would publish it if she sent me a photo of the chili......
| Apr 7, 2009
| 4:22 AM
Professor McIntyre came up with such a good Top 10 Tuesday topic that I think he ought to take over the feature. Probably that's not going to happen. Today, boys and girls, we're discussing the Top 10 Greatest Food Sins......
| Feb 8, 2009
Cafe Troia has always been something of an anomaly in Towson, a white-tablecloth restaurant that has managed to survive, even flourish, for 23 years.
These are scary times to deviate from the "if it ain't broke" dictum, but when their landlord decided to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: Makes 8 medium or 30 mini frittatas
3 medium or 4 small zucchini
2 large eggs, separated
1 1/3 cups coarsely grated feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup flour (or slightly more if necessary)
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Active work time: 15 minutes
Total preparation time: 4 hours
1 (15-to 20-pound) turkey
Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing, cooled
1/4 cup oil
1 cup apricot preserves
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Clean the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:23 PM
The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden.
That ancient photo — emailed to me this...