A Picnic Under the Stars
Pack up and head out
With our unseasonably mild weather, the stars and planets beckon for more than a cursory look toward the heavens early in the morning as you retrieve your newspaper or after work as you unload the car. Not only are nights longer, but dry winter air provides crisp, clear views of the heavens.
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My Style of Supping
Where I do and don’t draw the line
So much for the original Renaissance man. Had I not read the above words, I would have pictured Leonardo in the vein of a rotund Oscar Wilde, dining and drink gaily with intelligentsia of his time, then following the repast with a long clay pipe and repartee worthy of any journal.
The joys of fresh veggies in February
We have been enjoying fresh produce from our garden almost every dinner. With a little forethought throughout the year, you too can feast on fresh vegetables in February. If you’re not a winter gardener, let me tempt you with visions of fresh produce that you can grow in your own yard.
Hungry? Who’s Cooking in Chesapeake Country?
Is it just us, or do you, too, find that food’s never far from your mind? We’ll be minding our own business, writing or working or even exercising, when suddenly nothing’s more important than imagining the perfect match for the empty longing that’s opened up inside.
Anything better than this, the gods kept for themselves
The striped bass was as imposing as I remembered. It had given me fits several weeks ago, testing my nerves, luck and skill. But I had eventually triumphed. Now the reward was at hand.
Sweeten Your Valentine with Eco-Chocolate
By buying environmentally sound cacao, you love the Earth, too
Like coffee beans, the cacao seeds from which we derive chocolate can only be grown successfully in equatorial regions right where the world’s few remaining tropical rainforests thrive. As worldwide demand for chocolate grows, so does the temptation among growers to clear more and more rainforest to accommodate high-yield monocultural (single-crop) cacao tree plantations.
previewed by Jane Elkin
Annapolis Chorale’s South Pacific.
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