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
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
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
The days are getting longer and writing time is getting shorter! We’ve been very busy at the restaurant with private parties, including bridal showers, graduations, and celebrations, all taking advantage
Every year about this time, in the dead of the Chesapeake winter, people constantly mention to me their dismay of no local food being available for their kitchens.
Late summer into the early fall is the season of the Three Sisters, a Native American method of planting and growing corn, beans, and squash together. Native legend has it
My apologies for the disappearing act, but it’s been a hectic graduation and wedding season at Gertrude’s and I have gotten way behind with the blog. Things are
Well, it really wasn’t such a horrible winter. Yet mild as it may have been, the icy grip of Old Man Winter still has been hanging
When we look at that beautiful piece of pan-seared rockfish on our plates, or sit down to a plateful of shucked Chesapeake oysters freshly
The Wonderful World of CSAs… Photo courtesy of One Straw Farm In the dead of winter the fields on our local farms look barren, all seems quiet and at rest,
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