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Krista Edmands uses the Hannaford To Go service intercom at the grocery store on August 22, 2014. Edmands, who has two other sons, says  the new Hannaford To Go service is much easier than shopping at the store with her children.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Tech-driven conveniences creeping into New Hampshire

Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s the rosy promise of living in a modern, tech-driven world: Push a button, and your errands are done. But until recently, conveniences like grocery delivery, same-day delivery for online orders, and on-call car services have been concentrated in populous urban centers like San Francisco, New York City and Boston. Some of them still are – but not all. PeaPod, … 0

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 … 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

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

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 few woks have gathered in a combination such as this – but the result is bright, crunchy, savory and worth a try. SPICY … 0

Sharpen up your salad skills

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Salads aren’t just for summer, but summer is when they hit their stride. Seasonal vegetables overflow from your farmers market basket and herbs pop out of your container garden, demanding to be made into dressings. Summer’s pace – … 0

Farmers markets, local stores benefit from Market Basket shortages

Friday, July 25, 2014

Whether motivated by zeal for Arthur T. Demoulas or just plain desperation, Market Basket shoppers are increasingly turning to farmers markets, independent stores and competing chains as the prolonged dispute drags on. Stacey Cooper, an employee at the … 6

Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mike Leclair is a grocery store manager. He’s not a politician, and not a public speaker, he told a crowd of about a hundred employees, friends and family – and local and state media. He didn’t have a … 10

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