Food & Dining

Cooking Demonstration: Make Cannellonis at Bella Luna

January 27, 2010

Cooking demonstration, Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30pm—homemade cannellonis. Make a filling, stuff and roll up the cannellonis, cook and eat them. $35 per person includes cannellonis and wine.

Perfect for a girls' night out, a get-together with friends, or a date night.

Reservations required. Call 410.221.0110. 305 High Street.

Farmers' Market in Grasonville Seeks Vendors

Domnic's Farm in Grasonville would like to do a farmer's market every Saturday and Wednesday and we are currently looking for venders that can provide; fruit, jellies, jams, bread, meat, egs, baked goods, flowers, herbs, soaps, lotions dairy, eggs, crafts, honey, plants, open to suggestions.
The farm is in a good central location and the more vendors and variety the more we can provide an essential service to our county. 
Please have anyone you know call or email Kathy.  301-674-3616 or rriverranch@yahoo.com

Warm Up with Easy, Creamy, Potato Soup!

The weather outside is frightful - but hot soup is so delightful! Not only does this soup go together quickly - but the rich taste will satisfy all! (Ingredients listed after directions)

Saute ham and/or diced bacon in olive oil in your soup pot. Add diced onions, garlic and celery and cook until onions are soft and bacon is cooked through (5-10 minutes). Add chicken broth, diced carrots and diced potatoes (I also threw in some dried green pepper flakes). Cook over medium heat until potatoes and carrots are fork tender, about 20-30 minutes. Smash some of the potatoes against the side of the pot until the soup thickens. Add half & half, grated sharp cheddar cheese and pepper to taste. Simmer a few more minutes (don't boil) until the cheese is melted through. Serve with grated cheese & chopped chives! Yummy!

Make a New Holiday Favorite - Pumpkin Chili!

by Cyndi Paxton Johnon

Even if your family isn't gung-ho for pumpkin they'll enjoy this flavorful chili - according to one of the PICKIEST family on the shore - MINE! This would also work in a slow cooker - if you're organized enough to get an early start!

Pumpkin Chili


1lb of ground pork

1lb of small beef cubes

1 large onion, chopped

1 green or red pepper, chopped

1 T minced garlic

2 cans (15 oz) kidney beans, drained & rinsed

1 cup V-8 or tomato juice

1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, with juice

1-3 cups of pumpkin puree (I used 2+)

Enjoy "Humane" Wines - and Help Talbot Humane!

Talbot Humane unleashes new fundraising alliance

EASTON - Talbot Humane and Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits have teamed up to create an innovative program that may be the first in the nation to feature photos of adoptable cats and dogs on wine labels. 

            “We have been making a donation to Talbot Humane for each bottle of house wine that we’ve sold for several years, but we were looking for a way to do more to help this very worthy cause,” said Shazz Lewis, Director of Marketing for Hair O’ The Dog.

            Each bottle of “Humane wine” sold fetches $1 for Talbot Humane, "enough to feed one shelter pet for one day," according to Talbot Humane's Interim Executive Director, Patty Crankshaw Quimby. "We're extremely grateful to Hair O' The Dog for coming up with this deliciously different idea to benefit the animals.    

            The wines are sold exclusively at Hair O' The Dog stores, and include a Chardonnay, a Malbec and a Cabernet – all grown and estate-bottled in the Mendoza Valley of Argentina.   All are priced under $10, and each variety features photos of four different adoptable animals.

            Talbot Humane is fortunate that photographer Candy Schwadron enjoys volunteering her time each week to take photos of the shelter's adoptable pets, including those cute little kittens who never sit still for the camera. Candy's captivating photos appear on the wine labels and the web site, 아메리칸 룰렛www.talbothumane.org.

            Hair O' The Dog stores are located near Staples on Elliott Road, and next to Pier One on Marlboro Road in Easton. Pet visiting hours begin daily at 11:00AM (except Sunday) at Talbot Humane, 7894 Ocean Gateway in Easton.

Launch Party - EAT, DRINK, & BUY ART

Launch Party - EAT, DRINK, & BUY ART

on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Maryland Life Magazine - Eastern Shore TADD Group
Thursday, September 10, 2009
5:30pm - 7:15pm
Downtown Cambridge - Bella Luna, Arts Center, Ches Classics
303, 317, and 321 High Street
Cambridge, MD


You're invited to join Maryland Life and Eastern Shore TADD for the first ever LAUNCH PARTY introducing the Sept.-Oct 09 issue of Maryland Life AND "Eat, Drink, & Buy Art" - a new way to explore arts, dining and more up and down Maryland's Eastern Shore! Food, drink, some prizes, great people and LOTS OF FUN

Women & Wine!

September 17, 6-9pm . . . Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® kicks off the first Women & Wine! event of the season with “A Crash Course in Wine” at Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery. Bordeleau (“the water’s edge”) creates world class wines from vineyards nestled among the gentle slopes of the Wicomico Creek in Eden Maryland. First 50 women to RSVP will receive a signed copy of Forster’s book The Sipping Point. Admission is $25 and includes wine seminar, Q&A session, book signing, and light fare. Bordeleau is located at 3155 Noble Rd., Eden MD. Visit www.bordeleuwine.com for info & directions. Space is limited, make your reservation today by calling 443.523.5619.

An a-MAZE-ing Wine Tasting

September 10, 6-9pm . . . Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach® hosts a first-of-its kind wine tasting adventure with “An a-MAZE-ing Wine Tasting” at River Plantation’s 5 acre corn maze. Take a stroll and navigate the 1-mile course while enjoying five wine-tasting pit stops, each featuring a different country. After the “a-MAZE-ing” adventure, join Forster for five delicious food-and-wine pairings. Top off the evening at the S’mores Bar! The River Plantation is located at 511 Pintail Point Lane, Queenstown MD. Tickets are $39 per person or $75 per couple. Space is limited, call for reservations at the River Plantation, 800.967.1777. More information at www.thewinecoach.com.

Shore Gourmet & Chesapeake Culinary Center Ready for Summerfest!

Shore Gourmet is located directly behind the Pub on 2nd Street, We will be easy to find at Summerfest -- offering our big hit "tacos in a bag" and our delicious Crab Dip covered Soft Pretzels!

You can also now purchase your Crab Feast Tickets at the Shore Gourmet!! Hosted by the Denton Volunteer Fire Company and catered by us, Chesapeake Culinary, Saturday September 12 will be a fun feast of great food and company.


Canning Blackberries and Corn and Beans - Oh My!

By James R. Coffey

My! How fast Summer is flying by and how quickly the busy part of canning and freezing are fast under way. I have had request for blackberry recipes and I will add several vegetables that are in season as well.

In this post – Canning:

Blackberry Jelly,  Jam, & Blackberry Preserves!

Green Beans     Sweet Corn

If you need instructions on HOW to can, refer to earlier blog posts!

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