This time of year, I could live on tomato sandwiches. But it's hard to make a sandwich out of cherry tomatoes, and I have loads of cherry tomatoes. I don't know what it is, but I can't resist buying them when I see them at the farmer's market. If you are like me and have a glut of cherry tom…

Question: I have attached an article about tomatoes which recommends planting tomatoes in partial shade for best yields. I have always planted mine in full sun. Would I be better off to give partial shade? What about the other recommendations in the article?

Sole piccata, a light and delicate dish that consists of lightly browned sole fillets bathed in a lemon, caper and white wine-laced pan sauce, is a classic for a reason: The fresh, bright acidity of the sauce wakes up the flavor of the fish.

The unmistakable flavor of Old Bay seasoning is the key ingredient in many seafood dishes north, south and west of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly anything to do with crab and crayfish.

Question: I have a hydrangea plant which has gotten too large for its location. Are there hydrangeas which don’t get so large? I cut it back two years ago and it is just as large again now. I have been told there are new varieties which will flower all summer. Will they survive in our climate?

The Southern staple known as spoonbread — a particular specialty of Kentucky and Virginia — is a Native American dish adopted early on by America's earliest European settlers. George Washington happened to be a big fan and often served it up at Mount Vernon, Virginia. I love it because of it…