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Do, See, Taste

The Insiders: Look at some shiny things – and enjoy a lot of family fun

Friday, August 22, 2014

For anything to last 51 years is quite an accomplishment. And for those who aren’t so great at math that’s just over half a century (which is 100 years). Don’t feel bad, we had to look it up too. Any who, if you feel like being a part of something pretty old – and that dreaded birthday one year after … 0

Documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler says he’s here to ‘Stay’

Friday, August 22, 2014

His classmates were readying for their week of freedom – for the aimless bike rides, ice cream cones, sunburns. But R.J. Cutler would not waste … 0

Ray Duckler: Time to pay back Beanie for all she’s done

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Things got done on a recent afternoon on Clinton Street in Concord. All in the name of Beanie. “Melanie and Paul will be cooking hot … 0

‘The Talk,’ a father’s poem

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It’s more than time we had that talk about what to say and where to walk, how to act and how to strive, how to be upright and stay alive. How to live and how to learn, how … 0

The Insiders: Stop working on your really old home and pitch in at the Audi

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

There’s a good chance many of you are living in houses that are at least 110 years old. This is New England, after all. The last brand-new house built within state lines is estimated at 1984 (estimation approximate … 0

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let’s get one thing clear – I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am. It all came about … 0

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When we think “hot off the grill,” we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts! In late summer, I make this grilled fruit crisp every week. It is good … 0

Country Crue: Nashville embraces heavy metal

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song. First, the subject of a country ballad … 0

Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, marine biologists are happy to report that your numbers have grown “unbelievably” over … 0

McDonald’s to sell packaged coffee nationally

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

McDonald’s plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants. The world’s biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the … 0

Dinner in 35 minutes: Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe 2 servings These cozy, warm bowls could be just the ticket for an easy meal at the beach. Just remember to pack the cornmeal/polenta and pine nuts. This recipe uses a solid America’s Test Kitchen trick: The bit of baking soda helps … 0

Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with ‘real’ people

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

You couldn’t miss Hollywood talent agent Sid Levin’s office in the old days: It wasn’t much bigger than a closet and it was sometimes filled with burglars, bank robbers and gang members, all trying to break into the … 0

Lake Escapes: Diving at Lake Winnipesaukee 'more fun than challenging'

Monday, August 18, 2014

Their first stop would be 1895, where they’d spend about 45 minutes exploring the majestic Lady of the Lake steamboat that shuttled passengers across Lake Winnipesaukee during the late 19th century. Then, the six explorers who set out … 0