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6213 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21212
410-377-8040
Mon - Sat: 7am - 8pm
Sun: 8am - 7pm

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Roland Avenue

5113 Roland Avenue
Baltimore MD 21210
410-323-3656
Mon - Sat: 7am - 8pm
Sun: 8am - 7pm

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CHARM CITY COOK: Thanksgiving sides, family favorites and new traditions

Sides. Even the word indicates an afterthought. Not at Thanksgiving. Nope. Sides can really be some of the best things of the entire meal. Give me turkey, though, I gotta have it. And, honestly, for me, Thanksgiving is really about traditions. Maybe your mom made the best candied yams or your uncle was the bird carver? For me, it’s about that dollop of sauerkraut (this is Baltimore, after all) to remind me of my sweet dad. He was the absolute best.

LOCAL, GREEN GROWING

Eating locally doesn’t get much better than Uccellini Aeroponics, whose cutting edge, custom-built, indoor aeroponic setup provides a year-round growing environment for gorgeous, “living lettuce” bouquets—cultivated in downtown Baltimore!

Founder/grower Dominic Uccellini explains that his pesticide and soil-free, vertically-stacked growing system uses a combination of LED light and nutrient-fortified, filtered water mist to produce hundreds of fully-grown living lettuce blooms, within a relatively small footprint, in under 10 weeks.

BE THE GUEST WITH THE BEST

 

As the old adage says, never show up to dinner empty-handed—however, special occasions like Passover deserve extra special attention. Here, events coordinator (and self-proclaimed dinner party diva) Amy Simon shares five hostess/host gift recommendations to bring along for Seder dinner:

 

SITTING FOR DINNER

According to Psychology Today, when faced with choosing where to sit at the dining table, each guest sends unspoken messages to the guests sitting around them. Sitting near the middle suggests a level of approachability and collaborativeness, whereas sitting at either end is a power position—and by becoming the presumed leader, guests will be looking to the head to propose the toast.