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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 …

It's okay to ask for help

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

As difficult as it can be to admit our weaknesses, admitting our children's weaknesses can be even tougher. We want to think they represent the very best of who we are; we want to believe that, with enough love, enough hard work, enough whole grains and Omega 3s, …

Garlic gardening

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

If you'd like to grow your own garlic, now is the time to scout local farmers markets for the biggest, healthiest, best-tasting heads of garlic you can find. Do be sure to ask the seller if they've had any insect or disease trouble with their garlic crop before …

Day trip to Keene

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Local legend has it that Keene has the widest and most welcoming downtown area in New Hampshire. I guarantee that after you've strolled the shaded sidewalks, popped into a shop or three and stopped for a bite to eat at one of the many outdoor cafes, you'll swear …

Football for mommies

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Soccer moms (and dads) have it easy. Even if you've never so much as laid eyes on a soccer field, it likely won't take you long to figure out what's going on out there. You may not know the difference between a "give and go" and a "takeover," …

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 …