Food: Transforming America’s Table 1950-2000

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  As you visit the exhibit showcasing our food culture over the last five decades, it’s most interesting to …
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Growing Food-Inspiration is Everywhere

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  "Food Unites Us All" ‘Tis the time of year when growers and farmers have their annual gatherings since they …
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See What's Coming Soon to Garden Centers

January is the perfect time to attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), known as the "Masterpiece of Trade Shows."  It's the public's chance to chat …
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A Sustainable, Open-Minded, Spirited and Delicious 2013!

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook To get balance for the new year I paid a visit to Dr. Daohe Fang (rhymes with ong), acupuncturist, who was …
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Hobnobbing with our Local Sustainable Farmers

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook I was asked by my co-author, Michael Heller, to prepare a recipe I had created in our cookbook for the …
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More Holiday Entertaining from Homestead Gardens

   Packaged Savory Parmesan Shortbread in the poinsettia display Homestead Gardens, Severna Park
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Holiday Entertaining from Homestead Gardens

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook It is that time of year when one can never have enough entertaining recipes and design ideas. I know this …
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Recipes for Fun at the Lodge

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Charcuterie Platter Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie    Snazzy S’Mores  If you have gotten through the big meal …
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Natural Holidays at Homestead Gardens

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Last year I did a post on this topic for the 2011 holidays at Homestead Gardens' 2 stores. This year as I …
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What is Kitchen Gardening?

What is a Kitchen Gardener? First and foremost, kitchen gardeners love food, both product and process. They do not dream of eating a good tomato, but a true …
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