Byline: By HILLARY NELSON

Cute desserts for a crowd

2/7/18

As an ex-pastry chef, I know the nicest wedding present I can offer a friend or relative is the gift of a wedding cake. So long as the happy...

If you are like me, your freezer is stuffed with last summer’s produce. Roasted tomatoes, tomato puree, chutneys, jams and hot pepper sauce take up...

Chestnuts reemerge

11/3/17

A hundred years ago, the dominant tree species in the woodlands of much of New Hampshire was the American chestnut, a fast grower that could reach...

Pair leeks, pork in stew

10/3/17

I don’t know what it is with me and onions, but some years I raise a bumper crop – harvesting hundreds of huge, well-shaped, long-keepers for the...

Turn green apples to jelly pectin

8/3/17

The roadsides and field-edges of New Hampshire are full of apple trees, chance seedlings for the most part, the offspring of cores dropped long ago...

Grill seafood to perfection

6/1/17

Keeping seafood from drying out on the grill requires a strategy.Shrimp? Leave their shells intact, marinate for a few hours in something delicious...

Spring is here, time for fresh-from-the-garden produce. Asparagus and strawberries are some of the first delicacies to turn up at local farmers...

Growing own paprika supplies fresh spices

4/5/17

 It’s spring, and at my house that means indoor seed-starting time, when the garden of my December daydreams starts to become reality. Or not, as...

W hen it comes to kitchen equipment, I am a lover of making do with what works and is inexpensive.Knives? All I care about is how easy they are to...

Recipes you’ll love

2/2/17

One of the most caring things we can do for our loved ones is to cook them delicious, healthy things to eat. So why not celebrate this Valentine’s...

Asian-inspired chickpea tofu

1/5/17

I first read about this chickpea “tofu” a few years ago in Naomi Duguid’s excellent cookbook Burma: Rivers of Flavor. It sounded delicious...

Embrace ‘hygge’ for comfort

12/1/16

 English is a great language, but there are plenty of other languages that have come up with more and better words, usually to do with topics that...

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