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Dot's Diner dinner chef Mitch Soskin serves Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, center, a bowl of chili Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013 in Wilmington, Vt. Shumlin was in Wilmington to commemorate the second anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene. Shumlin held up Dot's as an example of how far the state has come and how much is left to do. Dot's is expected to reopen this fall. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

In its 12th year, Mountain Chili Fest still growing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

While Pats Peak is usually known for its colder weather offerings, there will be plenty of smoking hot fun to be found there this weekend. The Henniker Rotary Club will host the 12th Fire on the Mountain Chili Fest on Sunday at Pats Peak Ski Area. This family-friendly event has been known to draw thousands to its tasting tables all … 0

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let’s get one thing clear – I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am. It all came about because I was chasing a childhood taste memory. I wanted the creamy-sweet richness of a … 0

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When we think “hot off the grill,” we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts! In late summer, I make this grilled fruit crisp every week. It is good with whatever fruit you find at the market, ripe and ready to be mixed with … 0

Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, marine biologists are happy to report that your numbers have grown “unbelievably” over … 0

McDonald’s to sell packaged coffee nationally

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

McDonald’s plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants. The world’s biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the … 0

Dinner in 35 minutes: Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe 2 servings These cozy, warm bowls could be just the ticket for an easy meal at the beach. Just remember to pack the cornmeal/polenta and pine nuts. This recipe uses a solid America’s Test Kitchen trick: The bit of baking soda helps … 0

10 Things: 10 ideas for eating all that zucchini

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat? Convinced we could find more – and more creative – ways to use up … 0

Gin shakes things up with aged, new products

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

For a French cognac expert, Alexandre Gabriel has some interesting things to say about gin. Cognac, explained Gabriel, proprietor of Cognac Ferrand in Ars, France, is like classical music, replete with pages of regulations. “It’s written and that’s … 0

Gluten-free Living: Why not ice cream sandwiches?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Few things end a summer meal as nicely as an ice cream sandwich, but gluten-free varieties are hard to find. Thankfully, it’s both fun and easy to make this classic warm-weather treat from scratch. The process is simple: … 0

A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn’t. First, that it must involve tomatoes. Second, that the ingredients should be chopped. Because while chopped tomato salsas are delicious, you don’t want those to be your only … 0

Homeplate: Bean hole beans – if you enjoy a challenge

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I had to drive to the Seacoast along Route 4 recently, and all the way over I kept seeing signs advertising a bean hole bean fundraiser. Bean hole beans? It had to have something to do with baked … 1

Plant waters grow into hot beverage market trend

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Coconut water, maple water, even birch and cactus waters. A quick inventory of beverages in the produce section makes it clear – plant waters are rising. Soda and non-fresh juice sales are flat or slipping slightly, but plant-based … 0

Market Basket boycott ripples into neighboring stores, causing layoffs at Warner Aubuchon

Monday, August 11, 2014

After 40 years of working in retail, Steve Monette knows tough business conditions. He’s worked at Aubuchon Hardware locations during road construction that left excavators parked in front of his store’s front door. But he’s never seen anything … 22