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Leilah, a 13 month old Siberian Husky, explores the water at Ashuleot River Park in Keene.

The dog days of summer

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It is not just hot for people in the summer, it gets hot for furry companions too. Some days the best way to cool off is to go to the beach or take a dip in one of New Hampshire’s many lakes and rivers. Here are some dog-friendly areas in Southern New Hampshire near the water. Bear Brook State Park - Allenstown With more than 10,000 acres, this is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. Forty miles of trails wind through the forest to marshes, bogs, summits and ponds. Like all state parks, dogs are not allowed on the beach, but they are …

Chill out: Save energy while keeping cool

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer is coming, and so too is the heat. The kind of heat that leaves people sitting around in gym shorts and sticking to leather couches. No one enjoys this, and there are relatively easy and cheap ways to keep cooler at home – while saving a few bucks in the process. Some are obvious, like turning off the lights when you leave …

Garden to table: Roses make yummy jams and tarts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It’s amazing how many good things to eat are already growing in our own yards. All it takes to enjoy them is a new way of looking at things. Got weeds in the lawn? Put away the chemicals and harvest those dandelions, lambs quarters and purslane leaves. They’re good to eat and packed …

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 …

Day trip Pittsburg

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The best way to visit Pittsburg is to go fully armed with information. Luckily for all of us, the Town of Pittsburg has a robust website loaded with I-gotta-see-that-myself images of moose, fish, woodland and lakeside scenery and …

Thursday, July 10, 2014

We asked Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds in Warner to tell us what to read this summer. Here’s what she recommends: “Call the Midwife” by Jennifer Worth – $16 each Volume 1: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and …

Safe fun in the sun

Thursday, July 10, 2014

When local dermatologist Stephen Del Giudice talks about sun damage, he finds it helpful to use a metaphor: “Just because you have a seat belt on doesn’t mean you can drive recklessly and speed.” Here, Del Giudice said, …

Got ink?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

t’s summer, which means sweaters and jeans are getting shelved and skin is about to start getting a daily dose of vitamin D. In honor of the season of tank tops and shorts, we asked local people to …