Hot Property: A stone stunner in Havre de Grace

The stone front on this classic Colonial suggests historic charm, but inside, it’s updated for a modern lifestyle. In the kitchen, ample storage surrounds stainless-steel appliances and an eat-at countertop peninsula. Meanwhile, built-in shelving flanks a wide stone fireplace in the wood-floored...

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  • 17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    Need a dinner idea? Try one of these delectable dishes created by local chefs.

  • Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    In his first solo cookbook, “Home,” local food superstar Bryan Voltaggio highlights the Mid-Atlantic cuisine of his youth, turning his creative precision to classic dishes using regional ingredients. This asparagus-and-barley dish, which appears in the book and is also on the menu at Aggio, Voltaggio’s...

  • Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    At Azumi, the new Japanese restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, sake turns up everywhere — even in the cocktails. In the Yuki Ringo, Azumi’s most popular sake cocktail, bartender Eric Smith combines the rice wine with fresh pear, lemon and Fuji apple juices, pear liqueur and spicy cinnamon syrup,...

  • Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Chef Teddy Folkman is a veteran of mussel preparation — in fact, you may have seen him school Bobby Flay on Food Network’s “Throwdown” with his moules fromage bleu, a signature dish of D.C. restaurant Granville Moore, where he’s spent more than seven years as executive chef. Here, he shares another...

  • Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Snowy evenings are best enjoyed by a roaring fire with a big dish of something steamy and comforting — like the chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster in Annapolis. Executive Chef Aaron Musinski’s traditional take on the wintertime favorite is chock-full of vegetables and chicken, soaked in just a bit...

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  • What to do with all your stuff now that you've been watching 'Tidying Up'

    What to do with all your stuff now that you've been watching 'Tidying Up'

    Just two weeks into the year, professional organizer Marie Kondo appears to be the most influential woman of 2019. Since the series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” first aired on Netflix on Jan. 1, countless people have begun to pile all their earthly clothes onto beds, holding each item to determine...

  • America’s love-hate relationship with Marie Kondo and our clutter

    America’s love-hate relationship with Marie Kondo and our clutter

    First, let's take a moment to thank the device you're using to read this story, or the table holding up your newspaper. Your computer and phone and furniture work very hard for you. They’re inanimate objects, yes. But think of how you'd feel if you lost them. We all have attachments to our things....

  • What kind of beetle is this I found in my kitchen?

    What kind of beetle is this I found in my kitchen?

    Holiday cleaning turned up lots of things, including this bug. It was in my kitchen, but I don’t see it in the Pantry Pest section on the University of Maryland Extension’s Home and Garden Information Center website. Now I’m nervous. What is it? The larder beetle with its broad panda-like bands...

  • Purple sage is a hardy — and tasty — ornamental

    Purple sage is a hardy — and tasty — ornamental

    Will this plant stay alive all winter? I’d love to have a purple plant all winter. Go Purple! This is purple sage, a fairly hardy herb, both ornamental and tasty for cooking. Its flashy foliage tolerates cold temperatures up to a point. The warmer its micro-climate and the warmer the winter, the...

  • Boxwood blight can spread easily though it's not active in the winter

    Boxwood blight can spread easily though it's not active in the winter

    I’m horrified to see that the Christmas wreath my relative sent me has boxwood leaves infected with boxwood blight! What do I do with it? I would hate to spread this infection to my neighbors. To make matters worse, I live near a historic area with ancient boxwoods. Brown spotted leaves and streaks...

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