If you're soft on ice cream If you love ice cream, you...



If you're soft on ice cream

If you love ice cream, you can have ice-cream-parlor treats at home with Black & Decker's Arctic Twister Ice Cream Mixer. The mixer lets you take store-bought ice cream or frozen yogurt, add your choice of candy, fruit or nuts and make a soft-serve ice-cream treat.

The price of indulgence: between $65 and $75. The machine is available at mass merchant and discount stores. For more information, call 800-231-9786 or visit www.blackanddecker.com.

Pies, preserves and new fare at fair

If you'd like to show off your homemade pie or canned preserves, don't forget to preregister for the Maryland State Fair on or before Aug. 2.

Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded in all competitions and all entries will be on display beginning opening day, Friday, Aug. 23.

New competitions this year include Kids Gold Medal Cookie Contest, Spam Kid Chef of the Year and an Herb-Ox Bouillon Comfort Food Contest.

For a complete list of contests, rules and registration information, visit the fair Web site at marylandstatefair.com.

Pad Thai for two

A Taste of Thai, the company that brought Thai sauces and seasonings to the home dinner table, now offers that most ubiquitous of Thai dishes: pad Thai.

The boxes contain noodles and seasonings to make the dish for two with 1 1/2 percent of the proceeds from the $2.95 purchase going to help endangered Asian elephants.

But don't think of this as dinner in a box. You will have to supply oil, egg, scallions, peanuts, bean sprouts, cilantro and lime wedges, and if you like, shrimp, pork or chicken. Taste of Thai doesn't give you pad Thai so much as a recipe, and perhaps the feeling that it somehow is easier to follow instructions on a box than in a book.

Sickening season for some

Is summer upsetting your stomach? While the season brings fresh produce and outdoor dining, some common summer foods can be upsetting, according to the National Headache Foundation and the National Heartburn Alliance.

The alliance has published a food guide to help consumers choose foods that are not likely to cause stomach upset. The guide is free by calling toll-free 877-471-2081 or visiting www.heartburnalliance.org.


Enjoy an outdoor market of fresh produce, seafood, flowers, herbs, ice cream and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Can Company, 2400 Boston St. Call 410-558-2262.

A Cook's Table, 717 Light St., shows you how to make Indian food not usually found in Indian restaurants, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. $45. Learn to make sushi, 7 p.m. July 26. $45. Call 410-539-8600.

Enjoy ice-cream treats noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Eddie's of Roland Park, 5113 Roland Ave., and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Eddie's at 6213 N. Charles St.

Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, will hold its annual Reggae Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Event includes reggae bands, tours, tastings, food, arts and crafts and a petting zoo. $10 per adult. Call 800-514-8735.

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