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Do, See, Taste

This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows lean roast beef with Marsala gravy in Concord, NH. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier roast

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the world of beef roasts, marbling is king. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing. So what are the options for roasting healthier, leaner cuts of meat? There’s the pork tenderloin, which is the leanest choice. But it is so mild in flavor that it sometimes doesn’t quite scratch the roast …

Mini lemon curd cups are a fancy, yet simple dessert

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There is a time and place for a pint of ice cream and a spoon, or for a pile of cookies or box of doughnuts. …

Chipotle schools employees in safety

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday …

Crostini: easy elegance for an Oscar party

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

They sound simple. Crostini, that is. Slices of bread that have been brushed with olive oil and toasted, then topped with something that need be no more complex than a sprinkle of salt and a generous rub with …

EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Traces of potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three Colorado water systems, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Tests required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency detected compounds called PFOS and PFOA in utilities that serve about 69,000 people in …

Drink and be merry

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Silver shakers and the silver screen go back a long time. Think French 75 from Casablanca and Agent 007’s dry martinis. So for those of you planning to drink along at home for the Feb. 28 showing of …

Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year. In Beijing, hundreds of thousands of people visited traditional fairs held in …

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyoncé’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism …

At 25, Deadpool’s greatest power isn’t what you think it is

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Perhaps even more impressive than mutant regenerative abilities or ninja-level skills with katana blades, Deadpool has one super-power that now seems to stand above the rest: The “Merc With a Mouth” somehow survived the ’90s. This from a …

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! and the Jane Austen-monster mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies followed distantly behind Kung Fu Panda 3, which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu …

A look at Teddy Roosevelt and the birth of the primary process

Sunday, February 7, 2016

If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president, over the strenuous efforts of party regulars to derail him, he ought to send a note of thanks to Geoffrey Cowan. Almost 50 years ago, Cowan led a campaign …

Looking for Valentine’s Day options? Concord has plenty to offer

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dating experts always advise couples to branch out on dates and shy away from the same-old, same-old of dinner, drinks or seeing a movie at the local theater. And what’s better than a date that’s not only out …

App reviews: American Red Cross, Feast

Sunday, February 7, 2016

First aid at your fingertips It’s a scary world out there, and sometimes it would be nice to feel a little more equipped to handle it. Enter the first-aid app from the American Red Cross, which gives users a guide to simple first aid for a variety of …