Good Living http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/features/good-living en Gingerbread Houses http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>It all goes back to Hansel and Gretel</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>In one form or another, gingerbread has been popular since at least mediaeval times.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Gingerbread was a favorite treat at festivals and fairs in medieval Europe &mdash; often shaped and decorated to look like flowers, birds, animals or even armor,&rdquo; according to Smithsonian Magazine. &ldquo;Several cities in France and England hosted regular gingerbread fairs for centuries.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Waddesdon%20Manor-gingerbread-viewer.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses#comments Good Living News Regulars Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:59:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 36222 at http://www.bayweekly.com Catch Your Own Crab Feast http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Trotline your way to a pickin&rsquo; party</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>Heading out from the ramp in a late morning sortie for white perch, I encountered a solo crabber&rsquo;s boat at the edge of the channel. He was pulling in his trotline from the stern and looked up as my skiff approached.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Seeking info on the crab catch, I gave him the sign language gesture asking how he was doing (arms open and a questioning look on my face). Shaking his head. he indicated problems. I killed my engine and drifted closer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/crab-trotline-082516.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="48" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Good Living Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:38:57 +0000 bayweekly_master 34504 at http://www.bayweekly.com Everyone Loves a Parade http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Neighbors joining neighbors to celebrate our independence</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is there anything more fun, more moving and more important than a hometown Fourth of July parade? Whether joining the parade or watching it, we celebrate our independence as a nation and as a people.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Across the land, communities large and small decorate themselves, their dogs and conveyances from baby buggies to trikes and bikes to convertibles, tractors, fire engines and floats. In a partnership of faith and delight, we join as one entity united by shared purpose.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/SevernaPark-float.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="81" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade#comments Good Living News Places Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:32:14 +0000 bayweekly_master 33603 at http://www.bayweekly.com Compost Only Goes So Far http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Sometimes you need fertilizers</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Am I an organic gardener? I&rsquo;m often asked that question. I suspect that many who read this column conclude that my frequent reference to composting and compost in gardening means I must be an organic gardener. They seem shocked when I say that I use chemical fertilizers in addition to amending my soils with compost. My reasoning is that of a scientist.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/fertilizing-potted-plant-060216.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="155" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Good Living Green Living Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:21:40 +0000 bayweekly_master 33208 at http://www.bayweekly.com Net a Crab http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Our beautiful swimmers are starting to run</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dennis Doyle&rsquo;s cautious Sporting Life report that crabbing finally &ldquo;may be improving&rdquo; is seconded by commercial crabbers, who are notorious pessimists. Better still, we&rsquo;ve seen chicken-neckers pulling in crabs at local piers.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chicken-necking for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs requires you spend a quiet morning or afternoon alongside the Bay or one of its rivers. It gives you the fun of catching wily crustaceans. Then you get to eat them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/good-living/article/net-crab" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/antique-crab-netter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="112" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab#comments Good Living Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:33:43 +0000 bayweekly_master 28728 at http://www.bayweekly.com Discover a Bay Beach http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>When you&rsquo;ve found a Chesapeake beach, you&rsquo;ve found a treasure</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>From shells to polished pebbles to driftwood to fossils, Bay beaches aren&rsquo;t just for sunbathing and fishing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/beach-kids-061815.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0#comments Good Living Places Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:35:15 +0000 bayweekly_master 28328 at http://www.bayweekly.com Make Your Christmas Fire-Safe http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A fresh-cut Douglas fir is the safest tree you can buy</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Believe me when I say that not all Christmas trees are created equal. I know because I was assigned to set fires under the five most popular Christmas species.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/flaming-christmas-tree.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Good Living Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:54:03 +0000 bayweekly_master 20064 at http://www.bayweekly.com Keeping Tabs on Comet ISON http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The interloper visits Spica and Mercury</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> J. Alex Knoll </div> </div> </div> <p>Mercury is putting on its best pre-dawn show of 2013, more than doubling in brightness this week, from +1 magnitude to &ndash;0.5 (each order of magnitude is exponential, so an increase from +1 to 0 is a doubling). Monday marks the innermost planet&rsquo;s greatest elongation &mdash; its farthest point away from the sun as seen from earth and its highest point above the horizon. Mercury rises a little before 6am and climbs nearly 15 degrees above the southeast horizon before the sun rises more than an hour later.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/skies-111413.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="99" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison#comments Sky Watch by J. Alex Knoll Good Living Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:25:34 +0000 bayweekly_master 19756 at http://www.bayweekly.com Let the Oysters Keep Coming http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/food-and-drink/article/let-oysters-keep-coming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>That&rsquo;s the goal of Pirate&rsquo;s Cove&rsquo;s Pigs &amp; Pearls Fundraiser to benefit the West &amp; Rhode Riverkeeper</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jeff Holland </div> </div> </div> <p>They say it was a hungry man who was the first to eat an oyster, but I disagree. I say it was a smart man, one who figured out how to set a bunch of oysters on a flat rock by a fire, cover them over with wet leaves and let them steam until they popped open, then slurped down all those succulent bits of salty goodness. Come to think of it, that was probably one smart woman who figured that out.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/food-and-drink/article/let-oysters-keep-coming" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/OysterShuckingCloseup-bk.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/food-and-drink/article/let-oysters-keep-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/food-and-drink/article/let-oysters-keep-coming#comments Food and Drink Good Living History & Lore News Places Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:23:54 +0000 bayweekly_master 37732 at http://www.bayweekly.com A Feat of Mind Over Body http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Mary Davis transformed herself from a pack-a-day smoker to a &shy;winning bikini competitor</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Alka Bromiley </div> </div> </div> <p>Today&rsquo;s Mary Davis is not the Mary Davis she once was.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chiseled and ripped, with no body fat that shows in a bikini, the 35-year-old mother and businesswoman is a trophy-winning competitive bodybuilder. This month she competes in the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Catonsville Conquer to add two more trophies to her legend. In last October&rsquo;s competition, she came in second as a Novice, the only category she could enter as a newcomer to the sport.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Mary-with-ropes-Brian%20Schneider%20Photography.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;&lt; Brian Schneider Photography &gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body#comments Good Living News People Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:28:58 +0000 bayweekly_master 37591 at http://www.bayweekly.com