| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In recent years, farmers' markets have sprung up in cities and towns all across the country. These new venues have made fresh, locally grown produce conveniently available to consumers and have provided small farmers the means to sell directly to the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:58 PM
This is the second installment in a three-part series.
Hidden behind a shade tree on Victory Avenue, the Victory Café buzzes on a Sunday morning with platters of syrupy pancakes and mounds of eggs.
I wait for my cheeseburgers.
Two of them —...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at six locations — Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown.
Smithsburg, Keedysville and Williamsport are open Mondays, Wednesdays...
| Jun 27, 2013
Off I-91 in Enfield, past the Chipotles and Olive Gardens of the infamously chain-cluttered Hazard Avenue just two miles down the road, you will find a stone patio with blue umbellas calling your name for a relaxing outdoor lunch at LuLu's.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:10 AM
I have seen the mountaintop and it is layered thick in cheese and beef.
Since March my friend and I scoured Burbank for the best cheeseburger in the city. Many readers offered their favorite haunts — and some griddle jockeys I met along the way...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Want to get more health benefits from green leafy vegetables? Then don't keep them in the dark, say researchers at Rice University.
In a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, researchers suggest that consumers can maximize the anti-...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:12 AM
First impression: The Palm is the country's first steakhouse chain, and I believe it's the most-consistent steakhouse experience in South Florida. Great steaks, top-notch service and a comfortably no-nonsense interior combine to create a memorable meal....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Garden Corn and Tomato Salad
Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes * Vegetarian
5 ears corn
2 pounds tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups sliced green onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:23 PM
The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden.
That ancient photo — emailed to me this...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The results are in! We had so many great submissions for this year's battle, it was hard to come up with our five finalists. But we did. We're featuring one finalist and top recipe every day. Our first is Richard Amiel from Santa Cruz. Needless to say,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Just when I thought burger mania had waned, along comes Umami Burger. Yes, Umami.
No, it is not — as one friend suggested — the University of Miami's move into patties on buns.
Umami is the so-called fifth taste, invented by a Japanese...