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This July 21, 2014 photo shows orange-vanilla ice cream pie with orange whipped cream in Concord, N.H. The dish offers the creamy-sweet richness of a Creamsicle. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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 Creamsicle, but I wanted it as 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 the past 25 years. Will that diminish your white-tablecloth profile? If I’d known our friends … 0

Summer takes a licking to keep on ticking

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Summer is waning, but this is no time to switch your focus to fall. Savor these last few weeks of warm weather, beach days and flip-flops. Don’t go gently into those cool nights and rushed school mornings; forge … 0

‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards kick in

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Starting this week, “gluten-free” labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term “gluten-free” had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means. This new requirement is especially important for people … 0

What I craved was a more mindful snack

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two years ago, I cut refined sugars, processed foods and gluten from my diet. My goal was to feel better. I’ve always been interested in the relationship between food and the body. Mostly, that led to eating more vegetables, buying meat from local farmers and putting grass-fed butter … 0

Summer berries nestle in bright, airy cake squares

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Embedding summer berries in a creamy cake batter creates little fruity pockets and, along the way, a nifty cake for serving as dessert, with mid-afternoon iced tea or coffee or as a casual treat. The operative word, for … 0

California company recalls food on botulism fears

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An Orange County, Calif., packaged food company is voluntarily recalling several products over fears of possible botulism contamination. The California Department of Public Health warned consumers to avoid some products from San Clemente-based VR Green Farms. Officials determined two botulism infection cases might be tied to the company’s … 0

A classic summer pairing in a bowl

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

As much as I love cold soups, they can get tiresome, especially because chilling mutes flavors. Even in the heat of summer, I frequently crave something hot – as long as it’s easy and quick to put together. Fresh-from-the-cob corn often makes its way into those hot dishes, … 0

For some small farmers in New Hampshire, Certified Naturally Grown makes more sense

Monday, August 4, 2014

When Rick Barry arrives at the Concord farmers market on Saturday mornings, he unpacks squash, kale and garlic from his white van. He also unfurls a banner, printed with a “Certified Naturally Grown” emblem, that he hangs atop his stand. This is the standard under which he grows … 0

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Market Basket’s leaders are calling for all employees to return to work Aug. 4 or risk being replaced. Many employees of the regional grocery chain have been on an unofficial strike since July 21, refusing to deliver fresh … 16

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 … 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 sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon is so appealing in summer, I tend to … 0