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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

Woman sues, saying chia powder caused salmonella

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Colorado woman has filed suit against Navitas Naturals of California, saying she contracted salmonella from the company’s chia powder. Carolyn Marie Shirley of Fort Collins filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in Denver. The suit says Shirley was diagnosed with salmonella after getting sick in … 0

Contaminated parmesan cheese seized in Italy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Italian police have seized 2,400 wheels of contaminated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and detained four people in the latest safety problem afflicting some of Italy’s most prized foods. The cheese was contaminated with aflatoxin, a highly-carcinogenic toxin that can be found in corn used to feed animals, Italian news agency … 0

Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds heading from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota. The seizure marked the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. The federal Farm Bill signed into law earlier this year allows cultivation … 0

Lemon-pepper really pops in this pulled chicken

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

For a fresh take on barbecued pulled pork, I decided to reinvent it from the bottom up. And I started by ditching the pork. As delicious as pork is, for this July Fourth offering I wanted something that … 0

Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A crop scientist credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates has been awarded the 2014 World Food Prize. Sanjaya Rajaram, who was born in India and is a citizen of Mexico, wins the $250,000 prize founded in 1986 by Norman Borlaug, who … 0

Red, white and grilled

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As somebody who spends a whole lot of time thinking about grilling, I love that so many Americans celebrate July Fourth by busting out the grill. So many of us are eating the same thing cooked in the … 0

FDA prepping plan to reduce salt

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty – a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug … 1

There are healthier ways to reset your eating habits than by going on a juice cleanse

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I took my 3-year-old daughter to the pool recently and witnessed a cluster of high school girls sipping green juices. At first I smiled, thinking how wonderful it was that these girls had chosen vegetable juice over the classic teenage drink, soda. But as the day progressed and … 0

No need for fat in this potato salad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Let’s talk potato salad. Everyone knows it’s good – there’s a reason it’s a summer perennial – but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here’s a crafty version that swaps in sweet potatoes for the more traditional … 0

Home Plate: Now’s the time to enjoy local lettuce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June is peak lettuce season in New Hampshire, still cool enough that greens haven’t gone bitter, but well enough along in the growing cycle that heads have taken on some size. If you don’t have your own garden, … 0