Category Archives: Food

Making a Sotheby’s splash with squash

2010/09/22 Food, Garden No comments

A few days before his produce is showcased in Sotheby’s Manhattan showroom, Silver Spring farmer Tom Culton is surprisingly relaxed. After a barefoot stroll around his 53-acre farm, sampl......

Applicious

2010/09/17 Food, Travel No comments

If your idea of an apple is the waxed, glossy, tasteless variety that is more pleasing as fruit bowl art than anything to savor, it’s time to head to a local orchard. There you’ll have a chance ......

Picking paw-paws

2010/08/17 Food, Travel No comments

Exploring the banks of the Susquehanna this summer, hikers may notice small trees with clusters of dull green, oblong forms the size of sweet potatoes tucked amid the leaves. Their fruit a curio......

Hay now! Instant garden by the bale

2010/06/15 Food, Garden One comment

So it’s time to plant and you haven’t even tilled your garden yet, or maybe don’t even have a garden space to till. Straw bales can offer a temporary planting option to see you through the seaso......

Eat your landscape

2010/05/17 Food, Garden No comments

Want landscaping that looks good enough to eat? Trade your flowerbeds for fruits, herbs and vegetables and you’ll have the ingredients to whip up gourmet meals right at your doorstep. Go......

Maple-licious

2010/02/28 Food, Travel 2 comments

Now, as the snow melts and the maple trees turn tumescent, it’s sugar-harvesting time. Miles of plastic tubing may have replaced the traditional buckets, but the end result remains just as sweet......

Celebrating inventiveness in Baltimore

2010/02/14 Food, Travel No comments

The best way to beat the midwinter blues? Take a road trip to the charm city for a sensory stimulation to carry you through until spring. A quick day trip yielded towering dinosaurs, a glam vers......

Cheesemaking 101

2010/01/20 Food 3 comments

A love of artisanal foods naturally leads to a desire to try your hand at making your own. Unfortunately, my first attempts at the ancient culinary craft of cheesemaking were, frankly, embarrass......

Farm Show food

2010/01/01 Food, Travel No comments

Sure we know there’s great rodeo riding and sheep shearing to entertain us, rivers of poinsettias and sculpted winter-blooming garden scenes to give color to our winter-weariness, and a cacophon......

Rustic roots

2009/10/17 Food No comments

In the dark days of winter, when we tend toward our own hibernation, craving warming fires and cozy meals – nature answers our need. It is the time of root vegetables, those hidden mysteri......