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‘Save the world, one pie at a time’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Teeny Lamothe was acting in Chicago – and babysitting to make ends meet – when she realized she wanted to follow her bliss: pie. She was baking one almost every day (and holding regular pie parties to unload her bounty), so she contemplated applying to culinary school. The hefty price tag stopped her. So did the fact that she wanted … 0

Boston remembers the dead, wounded at first anniversary of marathon bombings

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Solemn but resolute, Boston marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday by remembering the dead and wounded, acclaiming the heroism of first … 0

The Insiders: It’s our inaugural attempt to welcome an inaugural poet to Concord

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The English language can be a confusing thing sometimes, even to those of us who don’t speak another one. Many phrases can be misleading without … 0

New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble unites ages and styles in shows

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? No, this is not a riddle. “Most people say that a fiddle is a violin with attitude,” said Ellen Carson of the New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble. The fiddle and … 0

‘Mad Men’ end in sight for Weiner

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his Mad Men immersion. When its bifurcated final season begins Sunday at 10 p.m. on AMC (with seven episodes, to be followed by seven more … 0

FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn’t honey

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued yesterday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it “honey.” The agency said enforcement action is … 0

A roasted squash dish to bring us into summer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Just one more squash dish. Before spring truly arrives, I wanted to squeeze in just one more recipe for roasted butternut squash. It’s because roasting does such wonderful things to squash. It caramelizes the natural sugars, making the … 0

Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah, Ga., seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained the celebrity cook’s … 0

A light and airy fruit pudding from America’s past

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had – things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs. … 0

Dinner in 25 minutes: Preserved Lemon Chicken With Kale

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lemony chicken In her new cookbook, Australian food writer and stylist Donna Hay says “You could eat this dish as a warm salad and it’s the ideal leftover for lunch at the office.” She’s right. Preserved lemons are … 0

The Insiders: Is Batman coming to Gibson’s? Nope, but Peter Wayne is, and he’s also awesome

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quick primer on tonight’s author appearance at Gibson’s Bookstore: Peter Wayne? He’s got a Ph. D. and is a celebrated writer and professor at Harvard Medical School. Bruce Wayne? He’s Batman. It’s Peter Wayne who will be appearing at Gibson’s, so plan accordingly (*puts Batman costume back in … 0

’Rio 2’: Even lovebirds hit rough spots

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

There are a couple ways to make a sequel. The Hangover school of thought, for example, dictates that all successors lazily follow the same formula with only the minutest of variations. The G.I. Joe route, on the other … 0

Henniker’s Colby Hill Inn hosts weekend murder mystery event

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mr. Shade was sweating bullets. It was the moment of truth. He had murdered his mother, Baroness Audry von Munchen, and he could tell Sue Bromley, the archaeologist, and Joan Dunn, the philanthropist, were on to him. His … 0