Food & Drink

November Food for Thought: Enjoying Pomegranates

Take advantage of National Pomegranate Month — November. Starting to show up in New England grocery stores this time of year, the under-utilized, mostly decorative, ancient pomegranate. The pomegranate season runs from late September to mid-January. The variety you'll probably…

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…

Seeking Local Seafood

Fresh and local — you hear it all over these days. But if there is one place where fresh, and hence local, is really important, it’s the seafood that finds its way to your plate. I have always thought that…

November Food for Thought: Enjoying Pomegranates

Take advantage of National Pomegranate Month — November. Starting to show up in New England grocery stores this time of year, the under-utilized, mostly decorative, ancient pomegranate. The pomegranate season runs from late September to mid-January. The variety you'll probably…

Cider-Braised Red Onions and Carrots

Hard cider can be substituted for beer and wine in many recipes. You can find Farnum Hill Ciders – made here in New Hampshire – in most liquor stores. Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1/3 pound pancetta or bacon, sliced very thin…

Chicken Roasted in Hard Cider

Not just for drinking, cider makes a wonderful sauce for meat and poultry. From Helen Brody’s "New Hampshire: From Farm to Kitchen." Serves 4 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon oil 3-4 pound chicken, quartered 2 large shallots, chopped 1/2 pound…

March Field Notes: Courser Farm Sap House

An authentic sugar shack on the Courser Farm in Warner offers visitors an up-close view of the boiling down of sap as it has been done by one family for generations. Freshly made syrup is all that is sold from…

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…

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…

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…