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Appalachian Trail thru-hikers Kevin "Biscuit" Henschel and James "Mechanic" Bush read the sign at the beginning of the Webster Cliff Trail on their way to the summit of Mount Washington. (NICK REID / Monitor staff)

4 hikes to get epic adventurers and families alike into the mountains

Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you’re not out hiking in the nearby mountains, you’re missing out on one of New Hampshire’s great advantages. Maybe you don’t know where to go? Try these. I’ll offer two easy trails with other attractions nearby for families, one semi-difficult loop with spectacular views less than an hour away, and a strenuous weekend section that I find to be …

Make your own ricotta

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Making your own ricotta is easy and the results are far more delicious than what comes from the grocery store. Better yet, the recipe can be tinkered with to suit your needs. Like your ricotta creamy? Swap in some half and half for some of the whole milk. Using it for lasagna? You …

Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition. “Good morning, merry sunshine, how did you wake so soon?” Irving’s daughter, Tamara Rusoff-Hoen, sings in a video playing from a laptop wheeled …

Sleigh ride, anyone?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The sleigh had just rounded a corner. It was now headed up a sloping stretch of terrain. The temperature was hovering around freezing, a handful of snowflakes falling from the ashen sky. The horses pulling the sleigh started …

Jazz up your holidays with the latest in lights

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Clark Griswold would be proud. Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this …


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pinterest board information Need some ideas for your own elf this Christmas? Follow LiveWell on Pinterest and check out our Elf Ideas board: if your elf or mensch does something cool, pin it and send it to …

Day trip: Keene

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Forget about pumpkins! Keene’s lively community is active all year round, but especially so during the Christmas season. The downtown area has a wonderfully eclectic array of small, independently owned shops and eateries. Even better, most are within …

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The problem with Christmas elves is that only people who celebrate Christmas can enjoy them. Enter Mensch on a Bench. Created by Neal Hoffman, a Jewish father who wanted a way to teach his sons about Hanukkhah while …

Soup’s on!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It’s bonfire season in New Hampshire, which means it’s time for simple, warming soups and stews. Here are two recipes that won’t crowd your busy holiday schedule or break the bank with costly ingredients. Both can be mixed …

Talking turkey

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cooking a turkey is either a horrifying experience or a piece of cake. Or so people said when I told them my plans to cook my first turkey this Thanksgiving. Seeking guidance, I rolled up Interstate 93, to …

“If he can do it, so can I”

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The pop-up timer in the 12-pound turkey I bought had popped. I didn’t know what this meant. Thankfully, my friend did. The first turkey I’d ever cooked was done! Before we get to the turkey, a disclaimer: I …

A sweet way to use winter squash

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter squash is a great storage vegetable. As long as the squash’s skin isn’t damaged and its stem is intact, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Stored in a cool room (50 degrees is just about right), the …

Pinterest pops

Thursday, July 10, 2014

That’s right, LiveWell New Hampshire is on Pinterest. The plan is to find cool things to try and then share them with you. It seemed fitting to give popsicles a go for this issue. They are the perfect …