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Myrna Camp of Contoocook picks out heirloom tomatoes at the Lewis Farm booth at the Steeplegate Farmers' Market in Concord on July 24, 2014. "I am sad about Market Basket," said Camp, who shops at the supermarket's Warner location in addition to regular visits to the farmers' market. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

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 Yankee Farmer’s Market store in Warner, said the store sold out its vegetable stock Sunday and has been working to keep up … 4

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 speech prepared, so instead, he spoke from the heart. “We’ve crippled this company now, and … 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 fresh salsa. Summer Squash Pasta With Green Goddess Dressing 2 medium zucchini 2 yellow squash … 0

Home Plate: Sauteing the first foods of spring

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May is the season when all that planning ahead gardeners have done in seasons past pays off. Our tulips and daffodils, flowering quince, cherries, peaches, apples, pears, crab apples and lilacs are in glorious, fragrant bloom. In the … 0

Finger-lickin’ good wings

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“We’re going to make some money off these!” That was the reaction when Tim Ma tossed together a batch of chicken wings for family in 2010. The chef now plates 60 pounds of wings a week at his … 0

Retro sweets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When it comes to ice cream, I generally feel it’s hard to improve on a simple scoop right out of the carton. But this time my mind has turned to baked Alaska. I know . . . how … 0

McDonald’s tests seasoned french fries

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

McDonald’s says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says the test of its “Shakin’ Flavor Fries” will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. Customers will be able to choose garlic Parmesan, … 0

Summer sips

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Homemade lemonade is an essential taste of summer. But concentrates and powders simply won’t suffice. Luckily, great homemade lemonade is as easy as remembering a few numbers – 3-1-1-1. Three cups of cold water, 1 cup of lemon … 0

Noodle salad: a quick, light dinner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Molly Wizenberg weaves recipes into her new book, Delancey, which chronicles the startup of her relationship with husband Brandon Pettit and Delancey, their Seattle pizza restaurant. For this dish, inspired by the takeout food the couple loves, we … 0

Coke, Pepsi dropping ‘BVO’ from all drinks

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo said Monday they’re working to remove a controversial ingredient from all their drinks, including Mountain Dew, Fanta and Powerade. The ingredient, called brominated vegetable oil, had been the target of petitions on Change.org by a … 0

A healthy way with jerk chicken

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

It’s barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling. Why? Chicken is light, it easily picks up the marinade of your choice, and it cooks quickly. But this recipe is not for your everyday … 0

Swiss Chard and Spring Onion Risotto

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

This is a right-now dish, when fresh spring onions show up in markets. Lighter than leeks and more substantial than scallions, these onions are a good starting point for a risotto. Swiss chard adds earthiness and pancetta a classic Italian flavor. A spring onion looks like a scallion … 0

Delicious drinks can happen when you lose the lime

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

If the warmer weather has you wishing for a cool mojito or frosty margarita, you might also start wishing for some extra cash. The cost of limes this spring has skyrocketed, pushing the price of some of our … 0