Food & Drink

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Harvest on the harbor

Portland raises the ante with a three-day culinary festivalThe city of Portland, Maine, is about the size of our Manchester, but this city on the Atlantic has become an epicenter for fine dining found on a national Richter scale. I…