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Concord’s winter market returns to Cole Gardens

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter is coming – but that means the Concord Winter Farmers’ Market is back. Cole Gardens, located at 430 Loudon Road, hosts the annual market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. General manager Charlie Cole said the vendors are a mix – some familiar faces from the summer market in downtown Concord, others winter newbies. They sell everything from winter vegetables to ice cream, ravioli to guacamole, fish …

Caramel candy: an annual tradition

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My favorite candy in the whole world is a good caramel. Which is why, for 30 years, I have been making them every holiday season to give to people I care about. Over the decades, I have tried a lot of different recipes, but I always seem to return to a recipe I …

Pinnacle buying Boulder Brands for about $710 million

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pinnacle Foods to buy Boulder Brands Pinnacle Foods is buying Boulder Brands for about $710 million in a move that adds a line of health and wellness food brands to Pinnacle’s offerings, which include Birds Eye frozen foods, Duncan Hines frosting and cake mixes. The deal, announced Tuesday, comes as food producers try …

Going for the food? New travel guides aim to please and feed

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Destination dining Just eat. Two words that encapsulate Anthony Bourdain’s approach to travel and appreciation of other cultures. Want a better understanding of the people and places you visit? Find something to shove in your mouth; it will …

Eat lots of food with a trip to the 10th annual Taste of Concord

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

If Concord was a food, we’d definitely take a couple nibbles. Sadly, it’s not so we’re forced to enjoy it many other ways typical of a city that’s not made out of gingerbread. But the good news is …

Photos: Picking a sweet treat

Monday, October 12, 2015

With temperatures in the 70s and clear skies on the Columbus Day holiday, Meadow Ledge Farm in Loudon was packed with apple pickers and long lines for doughnuts and cider Monday. The farm is open daily 9 a.m. …

General Mills recalling 1.8M Cheerios boxes on allergy risk

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, Calif., saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat. The recall affects Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios …

It’s the season for black and orange... Now in a salad

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Perfect for fall Rice salads are a summertime staple, perfect for picnics and al fresco dining. It just makes delicious sense. They are versatile, unfussy and can be served warm, room temp or chilled. Rice salads also are …

Restaurant-quality pork chops

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sometimes restaurant meals really stun you. You experience a dish so amazing you find yourself saying, “Oh, I could never make that at home.” But then you pause for a moment and think, “Or could I?” This happened …

Cool beans

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Until I went off to college and became a vegetarian out of financial necessity, beans really weren’t a part of my life. But once I found myself pinching pennies while sharing a house with three other women, beans …

Treats so simple it’s scary

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The eyes have it this year for easy Halloween treats. Being short on time, or skill, doesn’t mean you can’t turn out something worthy of even the finest Halloween party table, all you need is a little melted …

Pressure cooking 101 using chickpeas

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I have come to the pressure cooker late in life, probably because students were not taught how to use one at the French Culinary Institute back in 1986. Such a tool was suitable only for amateurs, according to …

Apple crisp is a sweet fall treat

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

For as long as I can remember, going apple picking with my family was a fall tradition. My parents, little brother and I would pack into the car and drive about half an hour away to a small …