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Do, See, Taste

This August 3, 2015 photo shows inside out apple crumble in Concord, NH. Apples are a great healthy choice. One small apple has about 80 calories and delivers great vitamins and 4 grams of fiber. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

When the apple itch strikes, make this easy baked treat

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

During my freshman year at the University of Vermont, I became a pro at apple picking and at cooking up all those apples I picked. I probably know at least 20 different ways to bake an apple! So ever since college, it just doesn’t feel like fall without a slew of apple recipes rotating through my kitchen. Luckily, apples are …

A dish that does double duty

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I confess: I am somewhat of a lazy cook. It is not that I am willing to cut corners and sacrifice good technique; instead my …

Fast-food’s new target: the snack attack

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to …

Get creative with local cake and cookie decorating classes

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When Sue Chandler stepped into her first cake decorating class at Eaton’s Cake and Candy Supplies in Hooksett in 1989, she didn’t have the slightest idea it would lead to a second career. A woman who had worked …

Looking to share your talents? Check out these local volunteer opportunities

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Supporting local farms The nonprofit Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH needs volunteers experienced in financial management (accounting, tax and financial planning) and development (sales, real estate and business development) to join its board of directors. For more information, contact Reagan Bissonnette at reaganbissonnette@gmail.com or 617-272-6419. Gardeners wanted …

Washington: Scientists, tribe study shrinking glacier

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical …

Concord 250 Watch: Commemorative Collectables

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In addition to the year-long series of events for Concord’s 250th, the anniversary is being celebrated with many commemorative items. Medal The beautiful medals featuring the Concord 250 logo and Concord Coach are available at the Greater Concord …

Novelist imagines the life of Pissarro’s mother

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Midway through Alice Hoffman’s latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a medicine man she hopes can cure him of the malady that has kept …

The fight over proper usage

Saturday, August 29, 2015

How you say something matters as much as what you say. At least that’s the opinion of many grammarians, who have been quibbling about Americans’ use of language for as long as there has been an American language …

Hummingbird rehabber saves numerous birds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

You don’t have to be a bird person in general or a hummingbird person specifically to read Fastest Things on Wings. You don’t need to know anything about birds at all. The very gifted bird whisperer Terry Masear …

An early attempt to bring the West to Japan

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As most of us can attest, being a teenager is hard enough. Now imagine being a Japanese teenager in America – in the 1870s. If your imagination needs a little help, look no further than Janice P. Nimura’s …

‘Circling the Sun’ doesn’t offer a truer sense of Markham

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As a young person, I searched for books about Africa. Black African writers were in short supply back then, but Rudyard Kip­ling, Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway and Joseph Conrad were readily available. They delivered a world of danger, …

‘Safari’ memoir from founder of Abercrombie & Kent

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Geoffrey Kent, founder of the Abercrombie & Kent luxury tour company, grew up in colonial Africa and hunted an elephant at age 15 in 1957. After killing “the most beauteous and magnificent beast” he’d ever seen, he vows, …