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Do, See, Taste

You never know what you’re going to find at the flea market

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rain clouds blanketed the Davisville Flea Market early last Sunday as a chilly drizzle began to fall – foreboding signs for most fairweather hagglers. But John Stark, a portly Vermonter and self-described “pickah,” meandered about in shorts and a T-shirt, practically giddy. “I love buying and selling stuff,” he declared, balancing a Tonka truck and a handmade wind toy under …

Take Me Outside: Signs of summer’s unavoidable end

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I love the palette of wildflowers that decorate the landscape and mark the stages of summer. In June the roadsides were blanketed with daisies and …

Whirlpool recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air ovens due to burn risk

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

The Insiders: We’ll explain how baby musicals are made, but only if you promise to see Legally Blonde, Jr. tonight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

This is a conversation we should probably have had some time ago, but it’s time for us to sit down and explain how some productions are made. You see, there’s the birds and the bees and sometimes two …

Tilton Winter Farmers Market in need of a new home

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Joan O’Connor, the manager of the Tilton Winter Farmers Market, envisions a bright, expansive space for the market. A place with atmosphere, a facility full of sunlight that is reminiscent of Boston’s Faneuil Hall. “I’d love a beautiful …

The Insiders: Eagle Square reflects it’s name but doesn’t feature real eagles playing music at this concert

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagle Square is an apt name tonight, because the downtown locale will be hosting the 39th Army Band for a live performance at 7 p.m. It’s maybe not as apt as it would have been if the band …

Do This: Gallery openings worth the drive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A couple of far away galleries will unveil some new exhibits this weekend. Seems like a perfect chance to take a little trip – all of the ones mentioned here are also next to bodies of water, so …

Fair Life: Local musician gave new life to long-running Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival attracts performers from across North America to its small-town, New Hampshire campsite location. Bands hail from Nova Scotia, Nashville, Long Island and locales throughout the country. Over the course of four days, musicians …

One Man’s Media: A cosmic Amy Alignment with a not-so-happy ending

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It’s not often you find two films in theaters the same week both featuring creative, self-destructive women named Amy who like to drink, curse and smoke. This once in a lifetime Amy Alignment has never happened in the …

Milford infant receives first newborn hunting, fishing license

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Milford infant has become the first child to get a newborn hunting and fishing license in New Hampshire. The grandfather of 6-month-old Daylen Brickley read about the state program in a hunting and fishing magazine. The family all went to Concord to purchase his license July 23, …

From My Kitchen: My favorite blueberry muffins

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To me the best recipes are the ones regular people like me have been making for ages. There’s a place in my kitchen for fancy cookbooks for sure (I love sitting down with a gorgeous new cookbook and …

Embracing a new grain for a fresh take on bibimbap bowls

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bibimbap is incredibly trendy in urban centers right now. Not familiar with it? You’ll want to be! Bibimbap is a Korean rice bowl – white rice topped with meats, veggies, kimchee (intensely pickled cabbage) and hot sauce. Often, …

Scientists have discovered a new taste that could make food more delicious

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Taste, the sense that allows us to appreciate the beauty of good food, is something scientists understand fairly well. The sensation we feel when eating a piece of cake, chewing on a hamburger or taking the first bite of a piping hot piece of pizza is triggered when …