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Do, See, Taste

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread. The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is the sturdy and satisfying basis for bruschetta, … 0

Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Watermelon is one of those foods you really don’t need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the occasional seed. Done. Trouble is, the … 0

Dinner in 30 minutes: Spicy Cherry Pork Stir-Fry

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cherry season stir-fry I couldn’t let the clock run out on cherry season without working the fruit into a main course. Chances are good that … 0

Ex-Creed frontman Scott Stapp wants to share with SoulFest crowd

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ten years after Creed disbanded and former frontman Scott Stapp launched his solo career, the singer-songwriter looks back on the past decade of his life and describes himself as “a prodigal son.” “I’m far from having arrived, I’m … 0

Do this: A reading, doo-wop and theater

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beat the heat this week with a little doo-wop, a reading by a New Hampshire author or a theater performance or two: Harvey Robbins’s Legends of Doo-Wop will take the stage at the Flying Monkey Performance Center in … 0

SoulFest uses music as fuel for service, social justice

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When SoulFest Christian music festival started more than 15 years ago, founder Dan Russell saw it as “the answer to a whole lot of different questions” and “a return to the basics of belief.” “Back in 1998, I … 0

Adapted from “Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season,” by Kimberley Hasselbrink (Ten Speed Press, 2014).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This is a noodly tangle you can feel good about serving. Zucchini and yellow squash yield nicely after a salt session. Then they’re dressed with a yogurt-based riff on a 90-year-old French recipe. Serve with avocado slices and … 0

Make a note of that: Two apps help oenophiles keep track of what they drink

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wine lovers are notorious note takers. When a wine excites us, we want to record it before the next glass or a new conversation takes us to another thought. What we do with those notes depends on our organizational skills. Mine lie in a jumble of Moleskine notebooks … 0

Lay’s newest flavor: Cappuccino?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay’s? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., has announced the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual … 0

Stay cool

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A month before the planned grand opening, Victoria Lai stands in the middle of her D.C. scoop shop, Ice Cream Jubilee. It is, ahem, a work in progress. Appliances are still shrink-wrapped. The wall murals aren’t finished. The … 0

Library honors Billy Joel with U.S. pop music prize

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said yesterday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include “Piano Man” and “Uptown Girl,” will receive the prize in Washington, D.C., in … 0

The Insiders: You’re invited to Batman’s birthday party at Red River Theatres

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Batman is like James Bond in that he’s not actually a thing (sorry, spoiler alert). But also in the fact that in both instances, different generations identify with different leading men. When it comes to the Caped Crusader, viewers of a certain age – a group the Insider … 0

PHOTOS: Russian ballet master visits Concord

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Over and over, Valery Lantratov strode to the front of a group of young ballet dancers, performed a combination of movements and offered corrections in a Russian accent as the girls tried to emulate the Moscow-based master. It … 0