By Brooks Welsh, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
No one wants to gain weight at the beach - especially with the upcoming bikini parade. (Guys, I'm looking at you, too.) So this week, we're going to give you some ideas for healthy eats you an make right at home in your beach rental. With the help of my friend and unofficial nutrition expert Alex Bogucki, we've come up with a few different menu ideas that are healthy, light and won’t drain the bank. First up, we're going for a three-course dinner that is cost effective, great for larger groups and tasty for kids.
October 5, 2014
So Maryland Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch and fellow "high-rolling" Democrats guffawed at Bill Clinton's joking about the contrast between public housing and the "posh estate" when they were gathered Tuesday night for a million-dollar fund-raiser, reveling in "one of Maryland's wealthiest communities" ( "Brown gets boost from Bill Clinton," Oct. 1). And this from the Democratic Party that likes to portray itself as so caring and compassionate, yet is so entrenched in one-party rule as to be only beholden to millionaire donors and lobbyists.
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
I didn't know it was Eat a Peach Day. But indefatigable Dara Bunjon over on Dining Dish did. She posted a great looking recipe for grilled peaches with arugula, prosciutto and ParmReg by Riccardo Bosio of Sotto Sopra . Seems to me we just did something about peaches here at the Baltimore Sun. Speaking of which. Even though we said that peach cakes were something one bought in bakeries, now we're looking for home recipes.
By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
I'm tired of planting tulip bulbs for voles to eat. What bulbs won't they eat? Squirrels, voles and chipmunks can all be the bane of bulb gardeners, but there are lots of rodent-proof choices - including daffodils, which now come in shades from pink to white with orange highlights, as well as many fascinating forms and fragrances. Other options include hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis), grape hyacinth (Muscari spp.), ornamental alliums, snowdrop (Galanthus spp.), summer snowflake (Leucojum spp.)
By Laura Vozzella | June 7, 2011
There can be no cuter way to cut your grocery bill than "picking up pawpaws, put 'em in a basket. " Unless, perhaps, you're collecting that wild produce on the banks of a sewage leak. I have a story on urban foraging in The Sun this week. "The City That Breeds," a blog devoted to "the dumber side of Baltimore," linked to it under this inspired headline: " Urban Foraging in Baltimore: or, Hey, this Superfundberry tastes great! " "Look, people, I’m no fascist, hippy-killing, factory-farm loving capitalist, but I’ve seen the quasi-legal things Baltimoreans routinely throw on the ground," the blogger writes.
By ROB KASPER | August 6, 1995
When other people say things you agree with, they are brilliant. That is how I felt about Molly O'Neill recently after spending time with the New York Times food writer and author of "A Well-Seasoned Appetite" (Viking, $26).We agreed the way to live a happy life is to buy fresh food, cook it with care, and eat it in a pleasant setting surrounded by friends or family. The dictum may sound simple, but putting it into practice often requires effort.Beeping frozen chicken dinners in a microwave oven is, for example, easier than taking the time to prepare a supper of lime-marinated chicken served on top of fresh, creamed corn.
September 30, 2011
The Laurel Police Department's Crime Line is holding a fundraiser at Tampico Grill, on Route 1 south, Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Patrons who mention the Crime Line fundraiser will have 40 percent of their food and alcohol purchases donated to Crime Line. Through Crime Line, citizens can offer information on crimes to Laurel Police without identifying themselves. Crime Line was started at the urging of Shirley Bell after the 2005 slaying of her son, Brian Moses, a Laurel High School grad, whose death remains an unsolved homicide.
June 17, 1994
The federal government has come a long way since the early 1980s, when the Reagan administration tried to expand the bounds of good nutrition by promoting ketchup as a vegetable.Now, prodded by mounting evidence of atrocious eating habits among American children, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new regulations aimed at subtracting much of the fat, sodium and cholesterol from school lunches, while adding fiber and vitamins through increased servings of produce.These changes, the broadest in the USDA's school-lunch program since the mid-1940s, are long overdue.
By Kevin Cowherd | December 16, 1992
All in all, Clarisse considered her marriage to be a healthy one, except for Buddy's habit of eating his food in sequential order.Clarisse found this very annoying. At supper, Buddy would eat all his string beans first. Then his mashed potatoes. Then his roast beef."Why do you do that?" she asked him once."Do what?" Buddy said. He had just polished off a mound of spinach, and was now rotating his plate counterclockwise to tackle his rice."Eat your food in order."Buddy said he didn't know what she was talking about.
By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Staff Writer | October 28, 1993
Whoever thought you could have grilled pork chops at Regi's, cheese fondue at Gampy's or chocolate cream pie at Mick's -- and still feel virtuous?Well, tonight you can if you eat at these restaurants -- or one of 39 others in the area. Participating restaurants are donating 20 percent from their dinner bills to Moveable Feast, a meal delivery program for homebound AIDS patients.Dining Out for Life, as the event is called, raised $12,000 in 1992, the first year it was held. The fund-raiser allowed the organization to increase service from three to five times a week.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Maryland might be a relatively pricey place to live, but the average resident can afford it - and then some. That's what a first-ever breakdown of consumer spending by state suggests. Per-person spending on goods and services for Maryland households is among the highest in the country but eats up a smaller share of personal income than in nearly any other state, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of federal data. On average, Marylanders spent three-quarters of the money flowing in during 2012 on housing, gas, food and other consumer expenses, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates show.
By Ryan Kneller, Tribune Newspapers and By Ryan Kneller, Tribune Newspapers | August 7, 2014
It's 9 a.m. on a recent Saturday and I am one of 20 day campers sitting around a fire pit in rural central New Jersey. Doused in suntan lotion and bug spray, we are all there for the same reason: to learn survival skills, particularly those meant to fend off cannibalistic corpses. Yes, you read that correctly - cannibalistic corpses, more commonly known as zombies. From TV favorite "The Walking Dead" to last year's blockbuster "World War Z," the flesh-eating foes are everywhere.
By David Horsey | August 5, 2014
There are endless metrics to gauge whether the United States is ahead or behind other countries. Finland does education better and cheaper. Russians and central Europeans beat Americans in alcohol consumption. But it takes only five minutes for the average American to earn enough money to buy a pint of beer -- far less time than in any other nation. And, when it comes to meat consumption, only the Australians come close to matching the amount of dead animal we eat in the land of the free and the home of the obese.
By Meredith Cohn | July 28, 2014
Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety. Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than meat because fruits and vegetables can attract bacteria from the soil or water where it's grown, notes NSF International , citing data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some tips from the group and from , a site maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: +Look for produce that isn't bruised or damaged.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014
Kevin Bacon spent his weekend doing what you do in Annapolis -- sailing and eating good food. The actor was in town to perform Friday at Rams Head On Stage with his brother, Michael.  The pair began touring as "The Bacon Brothers" nearly two decades ago. On Saturday, the brothers and other band members hopped on a yacht from Annapolis Yacht Sales with WRNR DJ Alex Cortwright. The group sailed from the yacht store's dock to Bembe Beach near Chesapeake Harbor, where they dropped anchor.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Stacy Keibler plans to take a special supplement after she gives birth next month -- a pill made from her placenta. The Rosedale native and host of "Supermarket Superstar" is among a growing number of women who are returning to the ancient practice of consuming the placenta , the organ which nourishes the fetus during pregnancy. Most other mammals eat the placenta immediately after birth, as do many women in some Asian and African cultures.  Some believe that consuming the placenta can ward off postpartum depression, boost energy and speed healing, although few studies have been conducted.
By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | February 1, 2004
IN MY FAMILY, we are nautical people. We have the sea in our veins. I do not speak metaphorically: Sometimes we find actual eels in our underpants. That's how nautical we are. And so a few weeks ago, we set out on a sea voyage from Fort Lauderdale, knowing that it would be five days, and roughly 153 meals (included), before we would reach our destination: Fort Lauderdale. We sailed aboard a cruise ship, which had one of those cruise-ship names, like the Majestic Vagabond Restaurant of the Seas.
By Lissa Rotundo | July 17, 2014
One of my favorite things about living in the Wyman Park neighborhood is that, although we're smack in the middle of the city and all it offers, the park is close by. And one of my favorite things about the park is that, for the first two weeks of July, the wild raspberries are ripe for picking. I've looked forward to this activity every summer since my now-grown sons were wee. Back then, when the children helped pick, we would take the berries (the ones they didn't eat on the spot)
July 9, 2014
Regarding your recent editorial on Howard County's effort to limit sales of unhealthy foods at county-sponsored events or venues, it's quite apparent that you do not understand our fundamental rights under the Constitution ( "Fireworks in Howard County," July 7). Our Founding Fathers declared independence from tyranny. Might I suggest watching the John Adams series on HBO? It's very educational. The president's ridiculous "executive orders" are simply the government acting as a dictatorship.
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