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In this Tuesday, April 29, 2014 photo, fruit and vegetables are served during lunch at the Patrick Henry Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain. The requirement is part of a government effort to make school lunches and breakfasts healthier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Make it healthy, make it tempting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In schools where trained chefs jazzed up fare, children ate more fruits and vegetables – and the schools themselves saved money, according to a study released in JAMA Pediatrics. Getting them to drink plain milk instead of chocolate milk was a much bigger challenge, however. Researchers at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health studied the eating habits of …

The newest fitness trend: Mixing it up

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The latest workout crazes promise to stimulate your brain and your muscles in new ways with barre plies in the air (think aerial ballet), dance cardio (think a night out) or a killer routine modeled after a popular cooking show. “Everybody falls into fitness ruts,” said fitness expert Jeff Halevy, owner of Halevy …

How many carbs is in that vodka-martini?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Want to know how many calories are in your shot of Johnnie Walker or your pint of Guinness? You’re about to find out. Diageo, the global alcohol giant behind those brands, along with Smirnoff, Bailey’s, Bushmills and others, says it will put alcohol-content and nutrition information on the labels of its products. The …

The best restaurants in Manchester: Republic 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Republic, on Elm Street in Manchester, with its well-designed signage and cool, post-industrial look, has called to me for a while. I’d popped in once before between assignments in Manchester and picked up an amazing slice of German …

The best restaurants in Manchester: El Rincon 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I walked into El Rincón Zacatecano Taqueria on a recent Tuesday night. It is a small, casual place, and it wouldn’t be hard to miss it on Lake Avenue, across from Verizon Wireless Arena, in Manchester. There are …

The best restaurants in Manchester: Mint Bistro

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

For anyone who has ever contemplated the compatibility of sushi and burgers, look no further than this posh, pulsating fusion establishment in downtown Manchester, where the staff is bubbly, the fare is decent and the menu seems to …

The best restaurants in Manchester: The Top 8 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Yelp search for the most popular restaurants in Manchester turned up these eight contenders. Our reporters chose their destinations based on this list: Hanover Street Chophouse 149 Hanover St Manchester, NH 03101 644-2467 – hanoverstreetchophouse.com Classic steakhouse Hooked Seafood 110 Hanover St Manchester, NH 03101 606-1189 – …

The best restaurants in Manchester 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

We’ve all had satisfying meals at a chain restaurant or two, but there are occassions that call for a little something more – a special meal, amazing service, a unique menu, stunning ambiance. With that in mind, we …

Happy cleaning: Green products make you feel good about cleaning

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

As friendly as we all want to be to the Earth these days, we’re still not too keen on having it for a house guest. Dirt is delightful in our gardens and all, but keep it off the …

Quinoa and Amaranth: Cooking with unconventional grains

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quinoa and Amaranth have much in common. Both have been cultivated for thousands of years in South and Central America and are easy to grow in New Hampshire’s summer gardens, both are raised for their  high-protein seeds as …

Ask a Designer: Outdoor lighting options abound

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Many Americans have embraced outdoor decorating, filling their yards with fluffy sofas, gleaming end tables and even outdoor rugs. But what happens when the sun goes down? Chris Lambton, landscape designer and host of HGTV’s Going Yard, advises his …

Marching into Spring

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March can be so confusing in New Hampshire – one day you can head out to the grocery in a light wind-breaker and the next you can be shoveling two feet of snow. There’s just no telling what …

Three ways to use up root vegetables

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March is the month when gardeners begin starting seeds inside and eating the last of the vegetables stored in their root cellars. They’re called “root” cellars for a reason, because roots, like carrots, rutabagas, storage radishes (such as …