| 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...
| 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 11, 2013
| 11:17 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Chanelle Sladics posed a question to second- and third-graders at Newport Elementary School Thursday morning.
"Are you guys excited to plant some seeds?" Sladics, the pro snowboarder, asked the kids.
"Yes," the 23 Newport El...
| 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 1, 2013
| 11:33 AM
It isn't hard to recognize an example of false economy in the average household budget. The vegetable gardener who spends $500 on supplies to produce $12 in produce, the inexpensive home repair that falls apart in a month or the avid shopper who saves...
| Apr 5, 2013
The Master Gardener Series presents the class, "Grow it! Eat it! Spring Vegetable Gardening," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, on how to prepare the garden soil for spring planting, plant seeds...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Run by three county commissioners instead of a county executive, Howard County was a different place in the early 1960s.
As required of all counties by the Maryland General Assembly in 1953, Howard had finally approved its General Plan in 1960, a much-...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:22 PM
This Howard County movie has played before: the County Council considering laws to restrict rural land development, farmers staging a tractor parade protesting what they see as an attack on their property values, public officials saying preservation...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Indian Trails Library
355 S. Schoenbeck Road
Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart
Yield: one 9-inch tart, serving 8
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:20 AM
I'm a big fan of juicing, so I recently checked out Ritual Juice Box at The Camp, which opened a couple of weeks ago.
Ritual Juice Box originated as an online juicing cleanse business, Ritual Wellness, started by Lori C. Kenyon and Marra O. St. Clair....