| Apr 11, 2012
| 1:25 PM
An ursine troublemaker was tranquilized and taken deep into the Angeles National Forest on Tuesday morning after repeat visits to area homes, but foothills residents shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for their next “Yogi Bear” moment....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Sometimes it pays to procrastinate.
When Vic and I last wrote about our three chickens, it was mid-December and none of the hens were laying eggs. Despite spending an exorbitant amount of money setting up our henhouse, the darned hens weren't laying...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Have you heard of a smart meter? I hadn't until I received a notice from Baltimore Gas and Electric advising that it will be installing them in Anne Arundel County soon, so I searched for it on the Internet. Wow, there are a bunch of "Stop Smart Meter"...
| Apr 16, 2012
1 Start smart: Dive into the day with a super healthy, super delicious breakfast. How about the Apple and Cheddar Tartine, a la Real Simple magazine? Split a baguette lengthwise, then crosswise (extra points for whole grain); broil until lightly toasted,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Smoothies are an easy and healthy breakfast option.
Just throw a few ingredients into your blender and in five minutes you're ready to eat.
Just about every fast food restaurant has caught on to the smoothie fad and added them to menus. If you...
| Dec 29, 2011
Whether your New Year's festivities include planning a big cocktail party or hosting a simple dinner, odds are you'll want something to feed your guests over the hours as they count down to 2012.
Here are 25 easy-to-make little dishes to choose from...
| Jan 3, 2012
Q: Why put a bit of oil into pasta dough? Is it taste or to keep the fresh pasta from sticking? My grandmother did not add oil or water.
I would (also) like to find out how long to leave fresh pasta on the counter before cooking, maybe in plastic wrap if...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Angela Ross of Baltimore was looking for the recipe for the chicken pot pie that used to be served at the Ambassador House restaurant on Lombard Street in Baltimore. The restaurant is no longer open and unfortunately I was unable to locate the exact...
| Jul 30, 2011
Katharine Hepburn's storied seaside Connecticut mansion in Fenwick is again for sale.
Yes, it is the Hepburn estate. And yet, it isn't. It's someone else's house not only by title, but by feel.
A massive, multi-million dollar renovation pushed the...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:53 AM
You've made the decision to sell your home this year. Since you're winter housebound now, why not put this time to good use by preparing it for sale?
Besides the obvious tasks of a good thorough cleaning, making necessary repairs and decluttering,...
| Jan 11, 2012
So you had friends over for wine and conversation. There was an Italian barolo, a California chardonnay, an albarino from Spain plus Neapolitan-style pizzas from a new place in town.
And now? Your friends have split and you have a dozen wine glasses,...