Food & Drink

Butter’s Artisanal Cheese and Wine

A Place for pairingFor almost two decades I lived in Switzerland. While I missed my family, I discovered many interesting places, developed some wonderful friendships … and enjoyed lots of marvelous food. Now back in New Hampshire, I’ve traded in…

Little Tastes for Your L.O.

Little Duck Organics, a new line of healthy snack food for little ones ages six months to three years, has just been put on area store shelves. I recently sat down with Zack Normandin, the owner and developer, to ask…

Feeling Your Oats

It’s that time of year for a bowl of steaming oatmeal.Oatmeal is the order of the day in January when the cold winds are blowing and you need more than mittens to keep you warm. Instant oatmeal is quick, but…

The Republic Café

You are invited to gather for coffee and much, much more. The Republic Café reminds me of a Seattle village café or a neighborhood eatery in Europe. Comfortable. Simple. Local.The hardwood floors are dark and worn. Hanging white lights recall…

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…

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…

January Field Notes: Back to Its Roots

The kitchen at Longhaul Farm in Holderness hums all year ‘round. Lorri Downs, her sister Sally and gourmet chef Michael Lewko collaborate on a menu of constant new creations that include savory quiches, lasagnas, slow-roasted ribs, as well as jams…

The best is always better

To be a better cook/chef/baker starting today, simply begin by purchasing the finest quality ingredients available. That sounds like common sense, but you can't buy good food if you're not sure what it is.When I say purchase good food, I'm…

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…