| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:54 AM
With the Smashing Pumpkins, Train and the Offspring, the just-announced lineup for SunFest 2013, running May 1-5, seems reminiscent of, oh, Lollapalooza ’94.
The waterfront music and art festival announced its lineup on Thursday, splitting the...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
How are you going to get them back on the farm?
The North Dakota State University Extension Service and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Service have teamed up to answer that question. They've released a new program, “Marketing Agritourism...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Pennsylvania's vegetable farmers harvested 14,200 acres of sweet corn for fresh market in 2012 with production totaling 1,037,000 cwt. or 73 cwt. per acre, according to the Pennsylvania field office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service...
| Jun 7, 2013
The children of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, planted a pumpkin patch May 26 on church ground prepared by gardeners Ernest and Diane Pugh and Duane Mose.
The children planted three varieties of pumpkins, including a giant variety. Once...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:30 PM
You've seen it at the market. You've picked it up and wondered, What is this? An odd shaped acorn squash? Then you saw the sign: Kabocha squash, and thought, How the heck do you pronounce that?
What is Kabocha squash? A relative newcomer to the U.S....
| Feb 16, 2013
Dear SOS: A visiting cousin from Georgia and I recently ate lunch at the Bluewater Grill in Redondo Beach, and she loved the avocado vinaigrette salad dressing — so much so that we returned for dinner the following day just so she could order it...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Some occasions require a touch of romance.
Nothing too formal or over the top — no scattered rose petals or strolling violins. Just good, interesting food served capably in a special setting.
Baldwin's Station in historic Sykesville is just the...
| Feb 6, 2013
The No. 1 trick to roasting chicken: Heat. For perfectly golden skin, turn on the convection setting on the oven, if you have one, or fully heat the oven to 400 degrees. For moistness, let the chicken swim first in a briny solution of water, sugar and...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:43 PM
It's the art world, Charlie Brown.
When Scott Minerd began compiling "Peanuts" memorabilia a decade ago, he did it on a small scale. By the time he prepared his collection for its first-ever public showing, which will open Wednesday at the Laguna...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Gardeners are usually thought of as a rather patient group. We plant little seeds or small trees and shrubs and then have to wait for weeks, months or even years to get the benefit of a harvest, flowers or shade. But, that is not usually the case when...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:48 AM
If I'd been weaned on Cuban black beans, I'm sure I'd hate the spicy version I had at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar. If I had a Jamaican grandmother who regularly prepared curry, I'm sure the very good curried shrimp at Paladar wouldn't hold a...