Food & Drink

Josh and the Beanstalk

Grow something special, and they will come. You could say that farmers Josh and Jean Jennings know their beans. On their 150-acre Meadow's Mirth Farm in a suburban area of Stratham, the couple and a few employees cultivate 10 acres…

Savor the Summer with Fruit Tarts

The recipe for tart shell dough can be mixed using two procedures — the “creaming method” or the “pie dough method.” Both have the same ingredients. Below is the creaming method, and the tart shell dough will be “short” like…

Recipes for the Fourth of Fuly

Blue Berry Tart Lisa Laskin's Blueberry Tart is originally from Food & Wine Magazine. 1 1/4 cup whole almonds ( 1 1/2 ounces) 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Unbaked tart shell (recipe below) 1 1/2 pints blueberries…

Wilted Cabbage Salad

Serves 6 2 pounds green cabbage, washed quartered and shredded 4 - 5 strips of bacon, cooked crisp, fat reserved Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar Put the cabbage in a bowl and cover with…

The Best Coleslaw

Makes 8 cups 3/4 - 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 cups green cabbage finely sliced, or 4 cups green and 4 cup red…

April Quick Look - Mountain Manor Bread

Wholesome, homemade and delivered Judy Ulrich of New Hampton had been making bread for years, giving loaves to friends and family. Then one of her breads won a blue ribbon at the Sandwich Fair, and she and her husband Bob…

Orange Sabayon Cream

From the Chez Boucher Cooking School in Hampton 1 blood orange, juiced and zest 1 cup champagne 1 cup fish stock 1/2 cup orange juice 1 each shallot, minced 8 each egg yolks Place the blood orange juice, champagne, fish…

Chocolate Challenge 2009

We asked two bakery cafés to present us with a chocolate dessert that was beautiful, wonderfully chocolate and incorporated a “secret” ingredient of ginger. We impaneled four judges with serious food backgrounds to taste, comment and proclaim a winner. Jennifer…

Baited Hook - August Quick Look

Chris Carroll, a carpenter by trade, bought a dairy bar with a few tables 23 years ago and today with his wife Patti has established a casual dining niche for 75 diners overlooking Lake Mascoma on the Lebanon-Enfield border, just…