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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 …

A special LiveWell note

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Avid readers will notice that this is the second issue of LiveWell New Hampshire to come out in as many weeks. That's because we've changed our publication date. You'll now see LiveWell in the paper on the first Friday of each month rather than the third Friday. Why …

Lincoln

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Every third Monday in February, on Presidents Day, Americans honor 44 presidents. Two with February birthdays come to mind: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Here are some facts and quizzes to test how much you really know about …

Day trip: Exeter

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Cuban take on a Julia Child classic

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One of the most popular recipes from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking is Poulet en Cocotte Bonne Femme, chicken slow-roasted in a covered pot with bacon, potatoes and onions. Unlike chicken cooked on an open …

For a dramatic design statement, paint interior doors

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If you’ve got your decor looking just about right but want that extra “wow” factor, consider painting interior doors. “Address other main features in the room first, and then if something is still missing, painting the door provides …

Career Coach: tips for baby boomers who want a change

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Baby boomers who have been laid off or are thinking about changing careers or doing something different with their work lives, may have no idea where to begin. Some feel, given their age, there may not be hope for them in today’s marketplace. That would be a grim …

Gender-neutral toys are rare

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate. Parents who hope …

Many smokers don’t know help is available

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Most people who smoke want to quit, and the 2010 health-care law is supposed to make it easier for them by requiring many insurance plans to cover smoking-cessation treatments with no out-of-pocket cost to members. But a recent study found that details about what’s covered and who pays …

Resolutions you can live with: 10 positive changes to make in your life for 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

You gotta love the can-do American attitude behind New Year’s Resolutions, the stubborn, chimerical, try-try-again sentiment that besets the best of us around the time we start bagging the crumpled wrapping paper and sealing leftover pies in plastic …

Fresh ginger brings a little heat to New Hampshire’s coldest months

Friday, January 11, 2013

I live in the kind of old house that charitable people describe as “airy.” No matter how many honeycomb blinds and heavy curtains we hang – or how many walls we re-insulate – my house is freezing in …

For ‘LiveWell,’ new year means endless possibilities

Friday, January 11, 2013

The start of the new year is always bursting with positive energy and forward thinking. This is the time – this is the year – when we make those changes we’ve always dreamed about. Whether it’s learning to ski, dropping a pants size or taking up cake decorating, …

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