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David & Laura Alima of The Charmery on Hampden’s charm, collaboration and more
11 months ago

David & Laura Alima of The Charmery on Hampden’s charm, collaboration and more

The Charmery is the dream come true of husband and wife team, David and Laura Alima. For over 10 years, they imagined their ice cream shop – travelling …
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Baltimore Staycation, Four Seasons Style . . .
1 year ago

Baltimore Staycation, Four Seasons Style . . .

I’m a homebody.

Kind of proud of it. I’ve created a home that I love. And, due in part to my increasingly social world, I find real joy in the …
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Syracuse Sausage Veteran Hofmann Heading to Baltimore – and They’re Giving Away Free Hot Dogs
2 years ago

Syracuse Sausage Veteran Hofmann Heading to Baltimore – and They’re Giving Away Free Hot Dogs

To celebrate the launch of its German Franks and Snappy’s Grillers hot dogs in Maryland Wegmans and Harris Teeter stores—and the opening of its new corporate office in Baltimore—Hofmann …
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Roasted Cauliflower With Savory Shrikhand Dip
2 years ago

Roasted Cauliflower With Savory Shrikhand Dip

Over the last eight years of being a part of a CSA with One Straw Farm, I’ve grown to love a few vegetables I’d never really liked at all …
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“Velvety. It’s velvety.”
2 years ago

“Velvety. It’s velvety.”

“Velvety. It’s velvety.” That’s me and a fellow food nerd finally coming up with one word to describe noosa yoghurt. Velvety.

I just discovered noosa, thanks to a recent breakfast event …
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“Jump. Tell her to jump.”
2 years ago

“Jump. Tell her to jump.”

“Jump. Tell her to jump.” Words of advice from someone who’s done pretty well in my field. Given to me about two years ago. I wasn’t quite ready to …
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Tessemae’s All Natural – From Annapolis to the World
3 years ago

Tessemae’s All Natural – From Annapolis to the World

I first learned of Tessemae’s All Natural last summer when a friend had it at her house. She was raving about the Green Goddess Dressing, which is one …
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Soft-Shell Crab Celebration:  Downtown Chefs Create Signature Dishes Starring Local Seasonal Favorite
3 years ago

Soft-Shell Crab Celebration: Downtown Chefs Create Signature Dishes Starring Local Seasonal Favorite

I used to be weirded out by soft crabs. I wrote about it.

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I’m a Baltimore kid, so I’ve been eating steamed blue crabs as long as I can remember. I am a very skilled crab picker. I worked at a crab house when I was a teenager – Bill’s Seafood in Perry Hall – and on occasion, I steam my own crabs at home. Crabs are probably my favorite thing to eat. Sitting around a picnic table in your backyard is so communal – you sit for hours and hours. Your hands are so messy, you definitely can’t grab your phone every five minutes (that’s a bonus.) Slowing down is something I think we all need a lot more of, don’t you? Read More

A warm and creamy soup sure to cure your winter blues

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I’m a soup girl. Love a big ‘ole pot of soup on the stove…bubbling away, about to feed me for a week. And when we’re in the dead of winter (and OH MY GAH, it’s cold) I like to make Alton Brown’s potato leek soup. It’s creamy, comforting goodness.  Read More

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