Give Dad a Hand on Father's Day

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Fire it Up for Father's Day is the all-time great present for your guy! The gift of a live-fire grilling …
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Celebrating the Allium

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Consider the onion, the allium. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic. The genus, includes …
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The Nuts & Bolts of Outdoor Entertaining

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook  Join us for a fun seminar-Saturday 3:00 at Davidsonville, as we throw the doors open and get back outside …
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Beans-Nutritionally Dense “Heroes”

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Low in fat and high in protein and fiber, beans, legumes and pulses are a healthy, high-fiber, affordable …
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Bourbon and Coffee Brine Recipe + A Grilling Primer

Come one and all as we break out the grill to kick off the outdoor entertaining and the grilling season.  You get an extra bonus for this post because I have …
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Celebrating with the Chinese New Year-Year of the Snake

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert The Year of the Water Snake began last Sunday, however, it lasts for a full year so there's still time to celebrate one of …
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More of the Soup Saga

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert The first two recipes in this weeks soups are classics. They are based on food culture although the slant of the dish may …
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How to Melt Snow and Ice Safely

It's cold enough now that I've resigned myself that snow and/or ice WILL probably happen this winter, like it does almost every winter here in the …
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Soup Saga 2013

 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook It's that time again when a heart-warming full meal in a bowl fits the bill. Most of the winter months, I …
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It’s the Beginning of a New World-Thank you, Mayans!

  Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook Some believed the world would end Friday -- on 12/21/12 -- which is when an important phase on the ancient …
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Holiday Brunch On the Run

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook This time of year we are especially on the run-way too much to fit in those short daylight hours. These …
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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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