New Hampshire Magazine - April 2010

Symphony of the Seasons

Spring arrives a bit late on Bible Hill in Francestown, but, when it does, the garden of Len and Meredeth Allen lights up with a crescendo of color, texture and fragrance. As the season progresses the tune changes from the…

A Week in Perigord

Truffles, foie gras, crusty bread, wine and cheese — bon appetit! Fresh foie gras, local cheeses ripened to perfection and scooped up with chunks of crusty baguette, tender morsels of veal braised with chestnuts and tiny white onions — it…

Step Back in Time

The Poore family didn’t have much money, but they did have lots of spirit.Imagine what it would be like to scratch out a living on a dairy farm in the Great North Woods back in the late 1800s — using…

An Ode to Mud

Dirt is not a glamorous substance. And when the snow melts and that dirt turns to mud, its lack of charm becomes so legendary that, here in New Hampshire, it has an entire season named after it. But like all…

The Music Hall Kitchen Tour

The kitchens we all dream of – sleek and contemporary, cozy and traditional, packed with innovation and imagination – will become a reality for one day as The Music Hall presents its popular annual kitchen tour. Now in its 19th…

Banana Coffee Cake

Serves 12 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup mashed ripe banana 1/2 cup butter 3 eggs 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon mace 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped walnuts…

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…

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…

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