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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, smaller-dose pot-infused cookies, called the Rookie Cookie, sit on the packaging table at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley,File)

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to a bill ordering edible pot products to be marked, colored or stamped so that they can be identified when out of the …

Dunkin’ plans ‘Croissant Donut’ — not a ‘Cronut’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don’t call it a “Cronut.” The chain tells the Associated Press it will launch its “Croissant Donut” nationally for a limited time starting Nov. 3. It comes more than a year after the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City introduced its now-trademarked Cronut, …

Homeplate: A quick primer on FODMAP foods

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Warning: This is not one of my usual food columns filled with delicious recipes and lovely photographs. In fact, this column is going to get downright unappetizing. But before you stop reading, consider these questions: Do you have gastric distress – symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation – that remain unexplained even …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lanctot’s Plaza attracts new Subway, day care

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Subway restaurant is opening in Weare’s Lanctot’s Plaza this month. Local businesspeople see the move as a signal that the town’s economy is growing and becoming more business friendly. “We are all totally excited,” said Samantha Walton, …

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 …