Irish Soda Bread…it’s not just for St. Paddy’s Day

And a happy St. Patrick’s Day to you from this Irishman.  Today I wanted to talk about one of my very favorite things to make and eat.  Irish Soda Bread. 

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January Cooking Class at Rumbleway Farm

I recently made my annual cooking class pilgrimage up to the rolling hills of Cecil County, Maryland, to Rumbleway Farm, an old-fashioned, idyllic 62-acre family run operation. Robin Way and

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Winter Market Wonders

Fans of the HBO series, Game of Thrones, have been preparing themselves for the coming winter for six seasons, and it’s still not quite there yet. But at the Waverly-32nd

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Oysters, Oysters, Oysters–The Oyster Epicenter

The Chesapeake Bay is known as one of the oyster capitals of the world. In its heyday the watermen of the Bay were plying about 17 million bushels of oysters

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Maryland’s Best – Fresh Local

For years the Maryland Department of Agriculture has been hosting an awesome annual Buyers-Growers event in Annapolis. It is a fantastic way for restaurant folk to meet producers, farmers, and

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Going Out of Tomatoes Sale!!

  Make sure to head to the farmer’s markets this weekend or next to snag some ripe tomatoes for the end of summer celebrations. With the late spring chill carrying

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A New Season and a New Start for the Chesapeake Kitchen

  My apologies. I haven’t been posting in a while because it has been a busy few months for me! In addition to running Gertrude’s, I’ve been working with all

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2015 – Happy New Year!

          It’s that time of year again. Yep, you know, the New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to the gym everyday, I’ll swim, jog, bike -and possibly

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Full Quiver Farm in Hampton Roads

Next stop on the New Chesapeake Kitchen tour was to Suffolk, Virginia to Full Quiver Farm where Bonnie North and I met farmers Scott and Alison Wilson. The Wilsons are

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The New Chesapeake Kitchen Tour Continues to Virginia Beach

Often I forget just how expansive the Chesapeake Bay really is. For the Maryland-centric, a reminder that the Bay actually does continue on southward beyond Chrisfield. Driving from Baltimore down

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