| Jan 15, 2012
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine.
I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:21 PM
In the diet world, there are a few vocabulary words that are generally considered as bad words. All too often, "calorie" is one of them.
But that's too bad, because, according to Brittany Smith, clinical dietitian at Meritus Medical Center, calories...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Total time: 15 minutes, plus 2 to 3 hours roasting time
Servings: 8 to 16
4 tablespoons fennel seeds
4 pounds seedless red or black table grapes
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
| Oct 12, 2012
REEDLEY, Calif. -- Raisins are the neglected icon of California agriculture, perceived as an old-fashioned industrial commodity, devoid of seasonal sizzle. At farmers markets, however, it's well worth searching out special varieties, freshly harvested and...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:05 AM
I planted eight arborvitaes last spring and fall and they are not growing as fast as I had hoped. I read that you recommend Miracle-Gro. Is there a particular formulation of the product that I should use? Do you suggest a spray or granules? My soil is...
| Oct 15, 2012
Richard Lewis Hill III, a longtime social and labor activist and volunteer at Baltimore Clayworks, died of pancreatic cancer at his Towson home on Oct. 7. He was 68.
Mr. Hill was born in Manhattan, Kan., the son of a lawyer and a homemaker. He studied...
| Oct 20, 2012
On that first trip to Italy years ago, I talked to everybody, if only to practice my Italian. Shy in English, I was more gregarious in Italian. I had come with Venetian friends, six of us piled into a tiny Fiat, careening down the autostrada, stopping...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Who has time to think about what they're eating? Everyone, especially with the variety of convenient fruit and vegetable choices on the market today. As you experience increased time constraints from jobs, family and other commitments, a healthful diet is...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Connecticut is a tough place to grow wine grapes, and state officials are now investigating allegations that a few of our wineries are cheating.
The suspicion is that some of Connecticut's 34 licensed wineries are skirting a state law that requires at...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Uncooperative weather has damaged grapes worldwide, causing global wine production to shrivel 6.1% to its lowest point since 1975, according to a Paris-based trade group.
Between dwindling vineyard space and tough climate conditions that pummeled mega-...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Nigel Goldsborough is a normally a mild-mannered freshman at Loyola Blakefield High School.
But something strange happened to Goldsborough this month, and it's a good thing that his change in attitude is only temporary.
When the Loyola Blakefield...