Posts Tagged ‘ Recipes ’

The Flavors of Fall

Sep 27th, 2013 | By
The Flavors of Fall

It’s as if Fall was created specifically for New England. How else can you explain the perfect slight chill in the air and the great produce like squash, pumpkins, and the myriad of delicious apples available at farm stands throughout the region? And don’t even get me started on the foliage that sets our landscape
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[September] Cucumbers

Sep 4th, 2013 | By
[September] Cucumbers

While driving anywhere in New England this September, you’ll see signs sprouting up along the roads advertising “cukes” for sale. The early fall is harvest time for the wildly popular and seemingly limitless bounty of cucumber, universally known for its crunch and refreshing taste. (Whenever I visit my family this time of year, I make
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[August] Watermelons

Aug 1st, 2013 | By
[August] Watermelons

After the recent heat wave that swept across New England, watermelons seem like a miracle food. Few other snacks back the same amount of flavor and hydration into every bite, making them the perfect thing to help you cool down on a hot summer’s day. Watermelons are 92% water, which explains the name and one
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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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Summer is here! And, the new issue, too!

Jun 20th, 2013 | By
Summer is here! And, the new issue, too!

Summer has finally, most definitely arrived here in New England. After the cold, snowy winter that we had, we welcome the longer days of warm sunshine. It feels great to just be outside, exploring all the fantastic things our region has to offer. It’s no wonder why tourists have been coming to New England for
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[June] Summer Travels

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By
[June] Summer Travels

Finally, it’s summer in New England, and the living is certainly easy. We’ve all survived a trying winter that seemed like it would never end. And we got so much snow! But it’s over now, and we New Englanders know how to put it all behind us and appreciate the great days coming to us
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Spring is in the Air!

Feb 28th, 2013 | By
Spring is in the Air!

  We just know that spring is in the air, and not a moment too soon. Here in the Northeast, we’ve had a winter full of short days, an overabundance of snow, and cabin fever was at an all-time high. But fear not, Spring is just around the corner. And we couldn’t be happier. In
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[February] My Red Velvet Valentine

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
[February] My Red Velvet Valentine

I have a confession: I’m not a big chocoholic. Now, don’t get me wrong . . . I’ll eat it when offered, but I won’t go out of my way to buy it. My feelings are usually “meh.” But red velvet changes everything. I love, love, love red velvet. Cupcakes, cakes, and even ice cream
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[December] Nutmeg

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
[December] Nutmeg

Ah, nutmeg. One whiff, and I’m instantly in the holiday mood. From cookies to eggnog to mulled wine, nutmeg is the spice that defines holiday for me. But what, exactly, is nutmeg? Nutmeg is the seed of the Myristica tree, an evergreen indigenous to the Indonesian Banda Islands. (Mace is the lacy covering of the
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‘Tis the Season!

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
‘Tis the Season!

For those of us who love food, the holiday season really IS a very special time of year. When we think of Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Day, we reminisce about holidays past, and look forward to getting together with family and friends. We feast on good food and wine (dieting during the holidays is not allowed!), and enjoy the time with loved ones. . .