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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 …

A little care, a little brine can produce stellar pork chops

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that’s simple to prepare, but not boring. These pork …

A “burger” of a different sort. A Middle Eastern shish kebab

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With autumn winking at me from the horizon, Labor Day grilling takes on a whole new significance. I’ve either worked my rusty old charcoal grill to the bone over the summer and I’m looking for something a little …

UNH professor Charles Simic wins Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize for poetry

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poet and University of New Hampshire professor Charles Simic was recently selected as the sixth winner of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Simic, 77, is a writer who has published many books of poetry and …

Lily Tomlin is a brilliant ‘Grandma’

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lily Tomlin – comedian, activist, national treasure and natural wonder – deftly balances a dazzling star turn and deeply felt character study in Grandma . Like its unassuming title, this small, closely observed movie is deceptively modest in scope and tone. Tomlin plays Elle Reid, a feminist poet …

HUNGARY: Migrants race fence construction

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thousands of refugees, most fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been snaking northward through the Balkans in recent days, confronting a Europe woefully unprepared to deal with them at every step. Most endured a perilous crossing …

ohio: High school’s mascot under scrutiny

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot. Boosters typically lease a cub called Obie each year to play the mascot of …

california: Wine train apologies to black women

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race. The company also promised additional training for …

Show reveals racism’s polite faces

Monday, August 24, 2015

I wrote last week that the first two episodes of Show Me A Hero, David Simon, William Zorzi and Paul Haggis’s miniseries about housing desegregation in Yonkers, took off when Mayor Nick Wasicsko (Isaac), who is fighting for the housing, found himself on the phone with Mary Dorman …

Prosecutor: Man sent nudes to O’Donnell’s child

Monday, August 24, 2015

The owner of a home where comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday. Steven Sheerer, 25, is accused of having inappropriate online communications …

saudi arabia: Women register to vote for the first time

Monday, August 24, 2015

Two women in Saudi Arabia made history last week when they became the country’s first registered female voters, according to local media. “The participation of the Saudi women in the municipal elections as voters and candidates was a dream for us,” Jamal al-Saadi, one of the women who …