Hearty Fare from the Emerald Isle
Mar04

Hearty Fare from the Emerald Isle

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Tara Hope Cofiell Got a wee bit of Irish in you? Well, even if you don’t, there is no reason that you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) with some hearty fare from the Emerald Isle. Corned beef and cabbage is often associated with the holiday, but in Ireland, it is Irish lamb stew that is traditional. And what would any proper Irish meal be without a crusty loaf of soda bread and a bowl of...

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Sweets to the Sweet: Romantic Valentine Desserts
Jan06

Sweets to the Sweet: Romantic Valentine Desserts

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Tara Hope Cofiell Few days of the year convey as much sweetness as Valentine’s Day. Next to gifts of jewelry and bouquets of flowers, what could be more special than presenting your loved one with a homemade dessert? A tray of heart-shaped sandwich cookies or truffles are a great way to impart sentiments of love. When it comes to culinary Valentine’s Day offerings, chocolate is probably one of the...

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Thanksgiving Trimmings
Nov10

Thanksgiving Trimmings

by Michael Vyskocil  photography by Tara Hope Cofiell The side dishes at Thanksgiving dinner are often upstaged by the roasted, barbecued or deep-fried turkey, but they are just as important to the meal as the main course itself.  If your definition of a side dish constitutes the ubiquitous green bean casserole or marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, you have barely scratched the surface of what a Thanksgiving menu can offer your...

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Ghoulishly Good Halloween Foods
Sep10

Ghoulishly Good Halloween Foods

by Michael Vyskocil, photos by Tara Hope Cofiell It’s a night of festive pageantry, scary and surprising touches, and foods that can make you scream. When you think about Halloween, what usually comes to mind are the traditional tricks and treats of the sugar-coated kind É caramel apples, peanut brittle and candy by the trick-or-treat truckload. But this year, why not try something a little more elaborate for celebrating Halloween?...

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Savoring the Sweets of Summer
Jul17

Savoring the Sweets of Summer

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Tara Hope Cofiell This is the season of abundance. From the farmer’s market to the dozens of locally owned farms that work the corners of the county, summer is the season for enjoying the freshest fruits from Hanover’s orchards and fields. And the experience becomes directly sensual when you have the opportunity to pick a peck, a bushel or a basket full of fruit from some of the dozens of...

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Dining Guide

3 Hogs BBQ 50 N. Forney Ave., 717-632-4227 Aki Steak and Sushi, 1150 Carlisle St.,717-698-3621, www.hanoveraki.com Alfredo’s Pizza and Ristorante 435 Eisenhower Dr., 717-632-6010 Bay City Seafood Restaurant 110 Eisenhower Dr, 717-637-1217, www.baycityrestaurant.com Big Mike’s Crabhouse and Grill 100 High St., 717-632-1733, www.bigmikescrabhouse.com Blue Koi 805 Baltimore St., 717-630-8898, www.bluekoihanover.com Bourbon Bar and Grill...

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