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Pickled green tomatoes - Easy end of summer recipe

ThinkstockPhotos 456113463Fall has arrived.The weather has chilled, though ever so slightly. Many people are starting to take down their summer garden. Wondering what to do with all those green tomatoes? My parents used to pickle the end of season green tomatoes to enjoy later in the year. The recipe is simpler than you think and takes little time to produce a bounty of deliciousness!

Dine by a cozy fireplace

Reynolds Tavern FireplaceWDo chilly nights make you yearn for a meal in front of a cozy fireplace? Try warming up at one of these Annapolis area restaurants, known for their unique food and drink specialties and a crackling hearth.

Adam's Taphouse and Grille
Locals gather at Adam's in Eastport at the busy bar or in the dining area to enjoy generous servings of barbecued ribs, pulled pork and chicken, for which the restaurant is famous. The white brick fireplace provides a toasty atmosphere.
921 Chesapeake Ave., Annapolis
410-267-0064, adamsribs.com

Killarney House
Killarney House offers traditional Irish dishes as well as a wide selection of seafood, beef, salads and more. The restaurant consists of a large rustic dining room with high ceilings and a cozy pub. Request a table near the majestic stone fireplace with two mantels.
584W Central Ave., Davidsonville
410-798-8700, killarneyhousepub.com

Mother's Peninsula Grille
Sports fans will especially enjoy the flavor of this comfortable restaurant providing 20 types of burgers and wings, fresh fish, overstuffed sandwiches and lots of house-made goodies. Plus, Mother's has two stone fireplaces for warmth.
969 Ritchie Highway, Arnold
410-975-5950, mothersgrille.comNice plate infront of fireplace.

Pusser's Caribbean Grille
Looking for Caribbean cuisine beside the fire? Pusser's, in downtown Annapolis on Ego Alley, has a huge menu featuring lunch, dinner, drinks, island hour specials and Sunday brunch. There's also a beautiful hand-carved fireplace.
80 Compromise St., Annapolis
410-626-0004, pussersusa.com

Reynold's Tavern/1747 Pub
In the basement of Reynold's Tavern, 1747 Pub is the epitome of historic. It has stone and brick walls, low ceilings and an incredible fireplace. The pub is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour with specials, as well as for later evening libations.
7 Church Circle, Annapolis
410-295-9555, reynoldstavern.org

Iron Rooster
What's more comforting than all-day breakfast? Iron Rooster offers unique combinations and comfort food with a bit of Southern flair in downtown Annapolis. You'll find the fireplace upstairs, crowned with what else — an iron rooster!
12 Market Space, Annapolis
410-990-1600, ironroosterallday.com

Vin 909
At Vin 909, you can warm by the glow of a red fireplace or ask for a seat at the chef's bar, overlooking the magic that goes on in the kitchen. The seasonal menu at this wine bar uses the best of what is produced locally to create appetizers, memorable pizzas, salads, small plates and other great dishes to share.
909 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis
410-990-1846, vin909.com

Top photo: The hearth at Reynold's Tavern/1747 Pub

New book charts Chesapeake Bay oysters, restaurants and raw bars

Bill Wade Chesapeake Oyster Lovers co-authorWhether you're a full-blown oyster lover or still a little unsure about the “other” shellfish of the Chesapeake Bay, the new “Chesapeake Oyster Lovers' Handbook” is a handy guide to exploring and enjoying bivalves of the Bay.

Along with profiles of more than 120 oyster houses and raw bars in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, authors Susan Elnicki Wade and Bill Wade also include stories and interviews with industry insiders, a little bit of history and education, a map of oyster growing regions, and a handy index and taste chart.

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