Tag Archives: Olney

Get Your Ginger Up!

Bobbi Staat stopped by to show me the trophies that will be awarded for the Sandy Spring Museum’s Gingerbread Celebration.  They’re a treat! One looks like jolly James Beard; the other is set to blast off into the Great Gingerbread … Continue reading

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Food As Art; Art As Food: The Women Chefs Exhibit at Strathmore

Artists in the Kitchen is the subtitle of this eclectic display of portraiture, and the concept is as audacious as the execution. The representations of woman chefs by woman artists range from realistic to wildly conceptual.  One, an installation just … Continue reading

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Another Tea-Towel Tale

And a palindromic one, at that.  I got this framed tea-towel at the Medstar Montgomery Hospital Picnic and Bazaar.  It makes a great companion to my previous find.  I have many tea-towels, but only one other is framed and mounted. … Continue reading

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Right In My Own Backyard: Sherwood’s High On Horticulture

Last summer, some students from Sherwood High School showed up at the Olney Farmers Market selling herbs and vegetables.  I had been vaguely aware that Sherwood had greenhouses tucked behind the main building, but I had no idea of the … Continue reading

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We Make Progress Through Olney

About 30 lucky folks gathered at Jane McCarthy’s lovely backyard to enjoy wines contributed by the Winery at Olney and appetizers for the Market’s Progressive Dinner fundraiser.   Jane’s Back Yard We then proceeded to Taste Gastropub for a tapas … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide

On Saturday I attended the opening reception for Jon Mort’s exhibit of graphite drawings at the Sandy Spring Museum.  They are fabulous, in all senses of the word!  On Sunday, I returned for the first winter Farmers Market of the … Continue reading

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Corned Beef King Comes In From The Cold

We had heard that the Corned Beef King  truck that has made its home parked outside the Olney Exxon station on Georgia Avenue had moved inside, so we stopped by recently to check it out. Sure enough, there is now … Continue reading

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Puffballs and Shaggy Manes

This fall’s mushroom foraging was a little sparse, but that was probably because we had to leave for Santa Fe in the middle of it.   I only found one patch of shaggy manes.  They were delicious as usual, but the … Continue reading

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Pati Jinich Stars at the Last Seasonal Farmers Market

It was chilly, sunny and windy at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market last Sunday.  Some of the artist vendors had to take their tents down because of the wind, but in between gusts, the sun shone down.  Between the … Continue reading

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We Have Kittens, and Blue Ducks

Last Sunday, a cruel tease was perpetrated upon the Olney Farmers and Artists Market patrons.  The Brownies of Scout Troop 77 from Olney, working with the foster program Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), brought two adorable kittens and two grown … Continue reading

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