New Hampshire Magazine - April 2010

Boardroom in the Bedroom

As the economic landscape continues to change, many Granite Staters are looking for ways to create professional yet comfortable offices right in their own homes. Attend the board meeting in your robe and slippers? Why not? For many professionals, 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…

Cider-Braised Red Onions and Carrots

Cider can be used instead of white wine or beer in many of your favorite recipes. Serves 8 -- from Farnum Hill Ciders. 1/3 pound pancetta or bacon, sliced very thin Olive oil 6-8 red onions, peeled and quartered (leave…

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…

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