Food & Drink

The Mill Fudge Factory and Ice Cream Café

Have it your way at the Mill Fudge Factory in Bristol's square. It's worth a detour off of I-93 (Exit 23) to find the oldest building in Bristol brim full of the newest ideas.Owners Linda Carmichael and husband David opened…

Ice House

Wow! Try the onion nuggets - light and crispy with a soft heart! This is where I come to get my onion fix. Located a stone's throw from Wentworth by the Sea, this local eatery is now in its 31st…

Coe House Restaurant

Upon walking into the Coe House entrance hall in Center Harbor, you are immediately aware of a deep sense of history. Built in the early 19th century as a home for John Coe and his bride Lavinia Senter (hence Center…

What a Cream Puff!

This versatile pâte à choux makes eclairs and beignets, too.Making cream puffs only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. The recipe is simple and the technique is unique, to say the least. The cream puff batter, or pâte à choux,…

Macaroon Manifesto

Do you like mak-uh-ROONs or mak-ah-rohns?When you think of macaroons, what do you envision? Do you see the chewy, dense coconut macaroons, originating in Scotland? Or maybe you’re thinking about the almond-amaretti type that originated in Venice. The pastel-colored French…

Red Gravy

What’s in the jar?In the mood to cook a delicious meal but don’t want to prepare a savory tomato sauce from scratch? Look on your local gourmet grocery shelf for a jar of Valicenti Organico Red Gravy.I recently visited Dave…

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…

New in Fitzwilliam

A welcoming aroma of bubbling hot cheese and seasonal herbs greeted us as we entered the cozy old tavern room at the recently reopened Fitzwilliam Inn. My husband and I chose a table near the room’s centerpiece — a gigantic…

Light and Airy as a Spring Day

Angel cake is a great way to use up fresh egg whites.Spring is a beautiful time of year in New England. Easter is a big part of that, offering all of us new beginnings, growth and hope. When I was…

Canterbury Shaker Gardens

Spend an idyllic summer day at Canterbury Shaker Village. Explore the gardens, check out the Farm Stand or sign up for one of the workshops. That’s just the beginning of what the Village has to offer serious and armchair gardeners.Founded…