| Mar 15, 2011
Even the most casual of drinkers likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters stashed somewhere in the kitchen.
But celery bitters? Blackstrap? Mexican mole? Memphis barbecue?
They're all out there, as are bitters meant to conjure specific drinks (Tiki),...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Alice Domar is a modern-day mom, so she knows the drill:
"When you're at work you feel guilty that you're not at home, and if you go home at 5 or 6 p.m. to pick up the kids from day care, you feel guilty you're not at work — or you do what I do:...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Ellen Slaby has things to do. She is a director of marketing for a publisher, cares for her elderly parents, sits on a charity board and has season tickets for the Red Sox. Yet, she throws several dinner parties each month.
"People are afraid to have a...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Julie McAllister was feeling serene as she lounged in her room with the window view, enjoying a quiet, kid-free afternoon.
It was almost as if she were on vacation.
But in fact the 37-year-old from Owings Mills had just delivered an 8-pound baby girl...
| Nov 11, 2010
Some people are just natural hosts. Then there are the rest of us.
We yearn to be invited to somebody else's house for holiday dinners and parties and weekends and pretty much anything. And to be invited back again — and again.
While there's an...
| Nov 24, 2010
If alarmist trend stories are to be believed, we'll all be sitting around the Thanksgiving table texting and tweeting and otherwise ignoring each other. In which case, proper grammar — and civility — take a holiday this week.
But if you...
| Oct 26, 2010
he sight of frosty ornaments in malls before Halloween might send a shiver up spines. So should waiting till after Halloween to contemplate a cozy do-it-yourself gift for the December holidays.
If you want to handcraft something special for someone...
| 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,...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Monday is the 4th of July and folks will be celebrating with lots of food, plenty of cold drinks and an arsenal of fireworks to let scream across the sky. These days, thanks to supermarkets and restaurants that never seem to close, one can pull together...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:28 AM
I have always enjoyed Everyday Food, the mini mag with quick and delicious recipes from Martha Stewart's team. So when a special summer issue (its first full-sized version) arrived, we made a quick skim through, folding down the corners on pages with a...
| May 22, 2011
From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are
How the American identity and its contradictions — democratic ideals and aristocratic pretensions — are...