July 3, 2013 |
It's a wonder any of us at Food can fit into our clothes, after three months of doughnut tastings, and now this: an ice cream sandwich taste-off ! Yes, we fanned out far and wide to find the best summer treat the area has to offer. It was grueling, but we did it for you, dear reader. Bonnie S. Benwick tells you all about it here, and Becky Krystal writes about the burgeoning gourmet ice cream sandwich trend here. Becky and Bonnie also teamed up to give you a fabulous graphic : everything you need to know about making your own ice...
September 20, 2009
Dear Dr. Fox: I have had two purebred Labrador retrievers, mother and daughter. Both loved hibiscus flowers. They could smell the bushes from the street and veer their way. The flower's color didn't seem to matter -- they liked them all. The flowers never seemed to harm their tummies, as they were never sick after eating them. R.S. Bonita Springs, Fla. There are different types of hibiscus. Flowers, seeds, leaves and roots are used around the world for various healing and culinary purposes.
August 26, 2011 |
Couples typically spend about $2,000 on wedding flowers, according to a recent survey by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, but once the day is over, most of the pretty, pricey blossoms will be decorating the inside of trash cans. But local florists are finding ways to let those bouquets and centerpieces bloom a little longer. After their events are over, some of them give left-behind blooms to charitable causes. Katie Martin of Elegance & Simplicity in Bethesda takes centerpieces to three area nursing homes: "The patients...
March 7, 2013 |
Men ranged through the streets of Moscow on Thursday, clutching pink tulips and yellow mimosa, dismantling pyramids of champagne, buying up skyscrapers of chocolates. Joyful or dutiful, all would be prepared. Friday was on its way. Lucky Russian women! March 8 is their moment: International Women's Day, when nearly every man they know gives them a bouquet along with an expression of regard, if not love. Women, the government says, are so important that the entire country must have the day off to celebrate them.
September 29, 2011
The motivation that has driven C.H. Flowers senior James Brown over the offseason to get faster, better and stronger can be traced back to one play in last year's game against Suitland , a 14-7 double overtime loss . Rams' quarterback Nyema Washington hit Bobby Burke in the left corner of the end zone just out of Brown's reach for the winning difference. "I was playing safety," he said. "I saw the man, I chased him. I wasn't fast enough back then, but now it's not payback, but it's a sense of...
September 25, 2011 |
Dear Heloise: Before our daughter's wedding, we contacted the Ronald McDonald House in Lubbock, Tex. We asked if we could bring the wedding flowers to the house that Saturday night, and they were thrilled. After the wedding and reception, the florist delivered them for us. We were told that the families felt a "bright spot" that Sunday morning when they saw the flowers. -- Kirby D. in Texas This is a wonderful hint! Valerie Reeves of Katy, Tex., shared a similar story: "Our son was recently married, and the wedding took...