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Bean hole beans are cooked in a cast iron pot that is placed in a hole in the ground and covered with hot coals. (HILLARY NELSON photo / For the Monitor)

Homeplate: Bean hole beans – if you enjoy a challenge

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I had to drive to the Seacoast along Route 4 recently, and all the way over I kept seeing signs advertising a bean hole bean fundraiser. Bean hole beans? It had to have something to do with baked beans, of which I am not a huge fan, having eaten one too many of them on the Saturday nights of my … 1

Home Plate: Now’s the time to enjoy local lettuce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June is peak lettuce season in New Hampshire, still cool enough that greens haven’t gone bitter, but well enough along in the growing cycle that heads have taken on some size. If you don’t have your own garden, or want to taste some varieties you haven’t grown, now is the time to get … 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 edible garden, the ramps (a kind of wild garlic) we planted a few years ago … 0