| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Although by all accounts the Maryland legislature had a very productive session, legislators fell short in protecting the land that most sustains us — our farmland. While we applaud the successful defense of open space funding overall, for the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:57 PM
It was the only type of cuisine that our mother, former Gossiping Gourmet columnist Elle Harrow, could not cook. We were about 7 and 14 years old, respectively, and every morning, she would ask us what we'd want for dinner that evening. "Corn...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Let’s face it: when it comes to going green, a lot of us are, well, a little green—especially with regards to shopping. Manufacturers say one thing, but oftentimes they do another. “The abundance of green-washing is tragic,” says...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:11 PM
“The Scarecrow,” a short animated video put out by Chipotle Mexican Grill, seems part Pixar, part Tim Burton, accompanied by a creepily melancholy version of the song “Pure Imagination” from the first Willy Wonka movie.
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
It was Dirty Finger Club Day at Linton Springs Elementary School, near Eldersburg.
Out in the vegetable garden — one of a dozen "outdoor classrooms" in the meadows, wetlands and woodlands of school's spacious grounds — Anna Letaw, a...
| Apr 27, 2013
There's a Southern influence that lately has wended its way through Los Angeles restaurants, and its emblem is the biscuit. Tender, flaky, golden biscuits have risen on menus from Manhattan Beach to Melrose Avenue. Buttermilk biscuits, oat biscuits,...
| Apr 27, 2013
There's no doubt that vegetable gardening is hot. Folks who've never grown a radish suddenly want to plant pots or plow up their lawn so they can add fresh food to the table. The upside: You can harvest edibles untouched by synthetic chemicals, and the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
John E. "Jack" Simms, a retired executive vice president whose career at American Credit Indemnity Co. spanned more than four decades, died Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88.
The son of a Methodist...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
According to U.S. Census data, there are nearly 5,000 farms in little old Connecticut. That sounds pretty good. Except the demographics suck.
The average age for farmers here is 57.6 years. The largest single farming age-category is 65 and older....
| May 8, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Nate Weiner used to do most of his grocery shopping at the Wegmans in Hunt Valley and the Giant near his Hampden home. Now he orders most of his groceries online from Relay Foods and picks it up at designated spot on Sundays.
"I get most of my produce...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Q: I’ve heard a lot about raw dog food, but it seems pricey. Is it safe? Are the health benefits substantial?
A: Raw diets for dogs (including raw meat) have become increasingly popular. Some pet owners -- even some veterinarians -- swear by them,...