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Do, See, Taste

Draft day: Horse owners till soil, relish in camaraderie in Boscawen

Sunday, April 26, 2015

According to local lore, Boscawen’s first tractor arrived in town sometime during World War II. The owner of that tractor was a farmer who had Sanborn as a last name, the story goes. “Once they changed over to tractors they never wanted to see another horse,” said Roger Sanborn of Boscawen, the son of that farmer. So it only makes …

Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

Sunday, April 26, 2015

An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that …

Autism Speaks offers grants for lifesaving swim lessons

Sunday, April 26, 2015

‘Ian, Ian, Ian,” squeals 8-year-old Anna as she spots her friend across a pool in the South Bronx. She splashes with excitement until he gingerly …

King

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

King salmon, also known by its Native American name “chinook,” earns the title. The largest of the Pacific salmon, a single king can weigh more than 100 pounds, though typically they’re landed at 20 to 30 pounds. King …

Pink

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With a delicate flavor, rosy pink flesh and a texture similar to trout, pink salmon offers a blank canvas for sauces and other flavorings. Pink salmon is extremely lean, with soft meat and a small flake. “We got …

Keta salmon

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Keta salmon, also called chum, has pale orange, red or pink flesh and a pronounced flavor. These characteristics make keta a favorite for drying and smoking as well as for chowders and curries. Chum has a lower oil …

The Insiders: Walker Lecture Series music > college lecture class

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We probably would have done much better in our college lecture classes if they were actually musical performances. Sometimes they kind of were, really, if you consider the melodic sound of us catching some Zs in the back …

How many carbs is in that vodka-martini?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Want to know how many calories are in your shot of Johnnie Walker or your pint of Guinness? You’re about to find out. Diageo, the global alcohol giant behind those brands, along with Smirnoff, Bailey’s, Bushmills and others, …

Make it healthy, make it tempting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In schools where trained chefs jazzed up fare, children ate more fruits and vegetables – and the schools themselves saved money, according to a study released in JAMA Pediatrics. Getting them to drink plain milk instead of chocolate …

The newest fitness trend: Mixing it up

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The latest workout crazes promise to stimulate your brain and your muscles in new ways with barre plies in the air (think aerial ballet), dance cardio (think a night out) or a killer routine modeled after a popular …

A quiet start to syrup season

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Things were quiet at Sunnyside Maples in Loudon on Feb. 17. Temperatures hadn’t been above freezing in days, so sap was not running yet. Owner Mike Moore had the finishing pan of his evaporator disassembled for repairs and …

The Conversation: What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pa., – the “Chocolate Capital of the World” …

Hillary Nelson: With help of foil, flavors pick up steam

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cooking inside tightly sealed aluminum foil packets infuses the flavor of herbs and spices deep into vegetables, meats and fish in a way that almost no other method of cooking can achieve. Why? When an aluminum packet is …