Recipes

[April] Eggs

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
[April] Eggs

The Egg and You Traditional rites of spring have long revolved around the egg. There is even an old Latin proverb, “Omne vivum ex ovo” which means “All life comes from an egg.” The Romans weren’t alone in celebrating the egg. Eggs have long been held as an emblem of new life, and as time
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Slow Cooker Recipes

Oct 15th, 2013 | By
Slow Cooker Recipes

Find yourself busy and looking for some new ways to enjoy and make use of your slow cooker? Try one of these delicious (and healthy!) recipes  from the book 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes by Jonny Bowden and Jeannette Bessinger. Thai Seafood Stew The magic ingredient in this delicious and exotic Thai-inspired seafood stew is
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Buffalo Chicken Bites from Granite Restaurant & Bar

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By
Buffalo Chicken Bites from Granite Restaurant & Bar

Ever go to a bar and enjoy Buffalo wings and think to yourself: “wow, those were good!”  The Buffalo Chicken Bites on the bar menu at Granite Restaurant & Bar in Concord, New Hampshire are just that . . . really good, without the mess. Why are they so good? A chicken mousse with Great
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A Halloween Happening

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
A Halloween Happening

This article was originally printed in the Fall 2011 issue. Get in the spirit with frightening food and fiendishly clever party plans     A full moon rides high in the sky and ghosts and goblins are on the prowl. This is the perfect time to conjure up party plans and renowned stylist and entertainment guru
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A French Favorite meets Classic New England

Aug 15th, 2012 | By
A French Favorite meets Classic New England

Now’s the perfect time to feast on one of Julia Child’s Greatest Hits By Mark R. Vogel  |  Photograph by Glenn Scott  |  Recipe preparation and styling by Catrine Kelty Article reprinted with permission from www.foodreference.com. Lobster a l’Américaine, or for its full French name, Homard a l’Américaine, is a lobster dish of dubious origin. It
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July is National Ice Cream Month!

Jul 1st, 2012 | By
July is National Ice Cream Month!

July is National Ice Cream Month, and perhaps no other food captures the flavor of summer better than this cool treat. Savoring those creamy licks is the essence of sun-splashed days and fun in the sun. Americans consume more than 6 billion gallons of ice cream each year, whether piled three scoops high in a
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From Juniper to James Bond: A Gin Primer

Jun 18th, 2012 | By
From Juniper to James Bond: A Gin Primer

Personal Disclaimer: I feel a debt of gratitude to gin. The early 1980s were the tail end of the Three-Martini Lunch, but the book publishing industry, like the advertising industry, was still fully involved in a romance with gin (do you watch Mad Men?). I was working at a New York book publishing house and
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Spanish Sizzlers

Jun 18th, 2012 | By
Spanish Sizzlers

I recently bought a new car for the first time in many years and was amazed at all the technological developments. It took me back to the early ’60s and thoughts of my ’49 Mercury coupe. That automobile, like its owner at the time, was loud, unstable, and thirsty. (I sometimes imagine taking my present
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Strawberries

Jun 18th, 2012 | By
Strawberries

VARIETIES The Northeast (zones 3-7 in a seed catalog) plays host to an incredible variety of strawberries. The most well-known varieties fall into larger categories called June Bearers, Ever Bearers, and Day-Neutral. Popular June Bearers like “All Star” and ”Red Chief” are likely to show up later in June, with other, hardier varieties showing up
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Colossal BBQ Shrimp with Crab Cake Stuffing

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

Colossal BBQ Shrimp with Crab Cake Stuffing INGREDIENTS For the Brine: 3 cups water 1/2 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3 bay leaves 2 tablespoons white peppercorns 8 giant shrimp, 3 to 4 ounces each (U4) For the Crab Cake Stuffing: 1 1/2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice 1
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