Three local food bloggers share recipes featured in our Holiday Entertaining spread in our November 2013 issue.
Dara Bunjon, Dining Dish, diningdish.net
Asian Cucumber Salad
Adapted from About.com video Thai Cucumber Salad
1/3 cup Roasted Peanuts
1 English Cucumber (sometimes called seedless cucumbers)
1 Shallot, peeled
1 Thai Bird Chili
2 Green Onion, washed and any old outer skin removed
¼ to 1/3 cup Cilantro, coarsely chopped
1/2 small carrot cut in thin strips...
For more and more people, luxury apartment living beats the burdens of home ownership hands down.
When Tracy Nyce sold her 5,000-square-foot Lutherville home two years ago, she moved into a 1,700-square-foot rental unit in The Crescent, a high-end apartment complex in Fells Point, and never looked back.
“My house was on the market for almost two years and, in order to sell it, it ended up being a short sale,” she explains. “I said to myself, ‘There’s no way I’m buying another property.’ I...
Want to find the coolest stuff for your home redesign? Some of Baltimore’s best interior designers tell all.
If IKEA chairs, a bookshelf fashioned from cinderblocks, and some threadbare discards from your late Aunt Hilda’s estate are no longer working for you, then you might do well to pick the brain of Baltimore’s interior design community. Whether it’s fabric, accessories, repurposed industrial items, or antiques and art, they know where to find unique items that will make your house a little more of...
Welcome the cooler weather by making a few fall changes to your front porch.
Don’t let the changing season stop you from enjoying the outdoors. A balance of rustic furniture and elegant accessories in autumnal tones and textures creates a warm and welcoming space.
Clockwise from top left: Europe2You library ladder ($225) at Sweet Elizabeth Jane. Planter/bowl ($26.50) and faux fruit ($4/each) at Stebbins Anderson. Vance Kitira timber pillar candles ($4.95-12.25) at...
The one-of-a-kind home-office of McLain Wiesand’s founder speaks volumes about the furniture designer’s success.
The medieval-looking Medusa–head doorknocker on David Wiesand’s laundry-room door begins to tell the story. “This is my $20, cheap, hollow-core door like you get at Home Depot or any home-supply place,” says the 57-year-old Wiesand. “I used a router to cut the grooves in the door, bought these wonderful hand-hewn clavos nails, and installed one of these old rim locks my grandfather saved. The...
The forlorn remains of a fall garden are perfect for another purpose—seasonal decorations.
Though the first frost is still weeks away, your garden’s bloom is probably off the rose, with the beauty of early summer surrendering to weeds and wildflowers. But the end of the warm weather offers an opportunity: You can use some of this vegetation for seasonal decorations like wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces for Thanksgiving. Of course, some plants work better than others for this purpose...
Jim Moriconi, owner of Jemco Graphic Services, gets fired up about his backyard.
Decked out: It all started with replacing our deck. We just wanted to replace our deck and thought maybe we’d get a fire pit or a fountain.
Moving ahead: Our daughter, Sam, is on the varsity soccer team at Maryvale with [Maxalea landscaping co-owner] Dave McWilliams’s daughter. One day, I saw my wife, Jeannine, up in the stands talking to Dave, and three days later, five guys were in my backyard...
Antique machinery meets modern convenience with this bar storage unit.
The Voltage Tester Bar ($1,995), inspired by original German light bulb testers of the 1920s, stores your wines, spirits, and bar instruments. The iron sphere is antiqued to match the aged tarnish found on the original machine. Designed with function and style in mind, the bar opens and closes with a hinged door.
Available at Restoration Hardware, 1906 Towne Centre Blvd., Ste. 200, Annapolis, 410...
Making homes accessible for the elderly and disabled is a growth industry.
Thirty or so years ago, Maureen Torgerson was sitting with her mother-in-law on the front porch of the family’s home by the South River in Annapolis. A plan was already in place: When the time came, the elder Torgersons would move to a nearby retirement community and Maureen and her husband, Bill, would take over their home in Washington, D.C. But there was one snag: Mom didn’t want to go.
Flowering, scented vines and climbers get their moment in the sun.
Let’s face it: With a lot of gardeners, vines have a bad rap. There’s this notion they’re invasive, can’t be controlled, and that they strangle other plants and trees. But there are good vines and bad vines, and for serious cottage gardeners, the good ones are a must-have.
That’s because well-chosen, established vine species are a feast for the eyes and often smell wonderful, especially...