| Sep 30, 2011
Most native-born French recoil from chiles as if from snakes, but in the Basque country of the Pyrenees foothills, five miles from the Spanish border, the citizens of Espelette adore a unique local pod called the Espelette, conical, 3 to 4 inches long and...
| Oct 7, 2011
Dinner or a snack is likely rolling up to a location near you as the mobile-food vendors phenomenon keeps on trucking across the country.
Food trucks and mobile kitchens are not new, but with the Food Network's the "Great Food Truck Race" and the Cooking...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Harold I. Buskirk, former chief of administration for the Maryland Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning, died Friday from complications of a stroke at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa.
The former longtime Sykesville resident was 86.
The son of a coal...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Damon Paul Gerber, a retired Baltimore County Police Department captain who founded its police dog unit, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at Harmony Hall in Columbia. The former Mount Airy and Lansdowne resident was 87.
Born in Sykesville and...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:50 AM
In anticipation of nationwide "Food Day" (Oct. 24) events, the Center For Science in the Public Interest has released the Terrible Ten food issues that the group believes plague American health.
Some of the biggest offenders, according to the Washington...
| Oct 16, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO NELSON
From LAX, direct service (stop, no change of plane) to Spokane, Wash., is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Delta, Alaska, United, Southwest and Frontier. Restricted round-trip fares begin...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 2:50 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is committing $5.7 million to find non-chemical means to control stink bugs, the brown pests from Asia that wreck fruit and vegetable crops and invade homes when the weather cools.
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., announced...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:09 PM
A lush garden erupting with organic vegetables, food displays that rival an upscale grocer's and sleek weatherization projects that slash energy bills — these may not seem like the typical projects of an agency that aids the poor.
| Nov 17, 2011
For lunch, Josh Rivera chose a plate of saffron rice, Jerusalem salad and a Greek-marinated kebab of free-range chicken raised without the use of antibiotics.
"Last year I used to get a burger and pizza, but they were really greasy," the Niles North High...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:30 PM
August is a tough time for many gardeners. Temperatures usually hit an annual high, rain is infrequent, and daylight begins to shorten. While some may throw in the towel (or trowel, as it were), those of us who have been at it for a while know that this...