The New Chesapeake Kitchen Tour Begins – Coming Soon To A Town Near You

After years of planning, ruminating, procrastinating, and a good bit of day dreaming, the New Chesapeake Kitchen project is underway. The fine folks at Johns Hopkins University Press will be

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The New Chesapeake Kitchen – Summer Market in Full Bloom

Beets and Chard and Radishes, Oh My! Only the third week of the “Summer Market” at the 32nd Street Farmers Market in Baltimore City and things are already in full

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Seasonal Summer Dishes

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

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The Winter Market

    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.

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The Three Sisters of Summer

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

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Blue Crab Summertime Blues Road Show

    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

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The Chesapeake Kitchen Garden

            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

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The Urban Chesapeake Waterman

            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

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Partnering With Our Local Farmers For Good Eats

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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Welcome to the New Chesapeake Kitchen

  Welcome to the New Chesapeake Kitchen – where the old is once again new! The latest, hottest craze in the food world is “local cuisine.” It’s all about using

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