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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 the landmark Hart’s Turkey Farm and Restaurant in Meredith to meet with head chef Mike Cornelissen, a man whose livelihood is tightly tied to his turkey-cooking talent. “It’s easier than you think it might be. It really isn’t that tough,” said Cornelissen, a 25-year veteran at Hart’s. “Really, what people tend to rely on is the turkey itself, as opposed to doing something to it.” He settled …

“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 am not a talented chef. I don’t get upset when friends use words like “limited” …

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 texture and flavor of most kinds of winter squash (with the exception of acorn) will …

Cruise into savings

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Americans love driving - and pay dearly for it. Last year, it cost more than $8,500 to drive a midsize sedan 15,000 miles, according to the American Automobile Association, which factored in gasoline, maintenance, insurance and depreciation. Car expenses run second only to housing costs in the United …

Something for everyone

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OFFER. WANTED. TAKEN.     With those three words, Deron Beal of Tucson, Ariz., helped move the yard sale online, only with no money changing hands. Beal is the founder of The Freecycle Network, or Freecycle.org. It's a grassroots gifting network that - thanks to the sour economy and a …

What to do

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The early days of fall, with their colorful palette and exhilarating chill, are like a brightly painted invitation to get outside and play. And winter is a blank white canvas for drawing adventures with blades, boards and sleek plastic sleds. But right now, in these bare-boned weeks bereft …

Check out LiveWell

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DESPITE THESE unseasonal temps, winter really is on its way, and we need your help with the January issue of LiveWell magazine. Visit our new LiveWell website to tell us how you like to spend chilly days - and to enter our skiing photo contest. While you're there, …

Make your entryway say 'welcome'

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Entryway floors take a beating during the season of snow boots and slush. The spot where we enter our homes - and welcome guests - can be a tricky one to decorate. It's meant to be a showcase, expressing our style and setting the tone for a visitor's …

Day trip: Jackson

Thursday, January 19, 2012

If you could wave a magic wand and create a winter-perfect New Hampshire village, you'd surely end up with Jackson. White church steeples, classic barns and iconic red bridges, colonial inns with fires burning bright, horse-drawn sleighs and cross-country ski trails running through deep forests. Stunning views of …

Hit the trails

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ready to hit the trails? Here are some of the most popular places across the state: • Beaver Meadow Golf Course, 1 Beaver Meadow Road (off of Sewalls Falls Road), Concord, 228-8954. The city maintains the trails when there's adequate snow, and the restaurant is open on weekends so …

Day Trip: New London

Monday, May 6, 2013

May is one of my favorite months. The sun comes out. Flowers bloom. People smile. It happens all over New Hampshire, but I dare you to find a more lovely setting for the promise of spring than New …

Hillary Nelson: Get grilling with heart-healthy Mediterranean foods

Monday, May 6, 2013

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine proved pretty decisively that a “Mediterranean” diet, rich in olive oil, fruit, vegetables and fish, can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by about 30 …

Put your best face forward while enjoying sun’s warm, damaging rays

Monday, May 6, 2013

Finally. It’s warm and sunny. You’re heading to the park, raking your yard, going for walks without the aid of a treadmill. And you’re wearing sunscreen every day, right? Just because you’re not spending the day under the …

Living online

Monday, May 6, 2013

We’ll forgive you a little melodrama, parents of tweens. After all, if you’re living with a kid (or kids!) between the ages of 9 and 12, you know that EVERYTHING IS A BIG DEAL!!!!! But if you’ve been …

More than just a pretty place

Monday, May 6, 2013

The silky petals of a fragrant pink shrub rose; the crunchy texture of a gravel path; a nook where grass rustles and a stream runs. What we smell, see, hear, touch and taste can make a garden walk …