Food

Alley Mazzullo of Peterborough teaches residents the basics of cheesemaking at a class at the Peterborough Recreation Center,

Peterborough: A simple, tasty science

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Cheesemaking is both an art and a science. Alley Mazzullo of Peterborough, a teacher at the Well School, has been experimenting with cheesemaking for several years now, an interest that started when she first worked at an artisanal cheese store in New York. But though she could soon speak competently about the aspects of each of the cheeses she was selling, she knew little about the actual process. That changed once she took positions at educational farms, one in New York and the other in California, where her weekly “chore” became making the cheese from goat’s milk. “My love of cheesemaking really just …

Peterborough: For 45 years, a mainstay downtown

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When 14-year-old Dwight Jarest asked Albert Roy if he could work at his corner market on Main and Depot streets, he never expected to wear that red coat for 45 years. His voice carries a touch of wistfulness when he reflects on those years, yet, his devotion to his customers is …

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers here prefer free-range, pasture-raised or organic eggs. “It’s definitely worth it,” said Nancy Drake of …

First generation on the farm

Monday, May 18, 2015

Linda Estabrook doesn’t have a background in farming. But as she looks around and sees a vibrant, growing dedication to local food, it makes her want to get down in the dirt. “This is an area where you …

Peterborough: Cafe opens in Village Shops

Monday, May 4, 2015

Joe Stanislaw mans the kitchen at the newly opened Joe’s at the Grove Cafe. The restaurant is sandwiched between Ava Marie’s Handmade Chocolate and Ice Cream and Monadnock Oil and Vinegar in the Grove Village Shops. The menu …

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle …

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday …

Peterborough: Turning the tables at Aesop’s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new face is in the kitchen at Aesop’s Tables, serving pastries and quiches, and becoming more comfortable at the register. Jon Dunn of Peterborough is the new owner of the cafe inside the Toadstool Bookshop. Dunn is …

Peterborough: They’re expanding their horizons

Monday, November 10, 2014

When Martha Schaefer joined the staff at Monadnock Oil and Vinegar, one of Korey Snow’s first remarks to her was that he wanted to expand. Snow owns the store with his wife, Kim Homoleski. Now, less than a …

Farming: Growing organic: Taking the worry out of farming

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For years, not many people knew who Rosaly of Rosaly’s Garden was, the 77-year-old matriarch said in an interview last week. Once, a man wandered into Rosaly Bass’s farm stand. “Which one of you is Rosaly?” she recalled …

Peterborough: Chocolate factory to open

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

After making chocolate by hand in a Peruvian museum dedicated to chocolate and cacao — and even harvesting cacao beans in the Amazon, Peterborough resident Neely Cohen is bringing the historic art of chocolate making to Main Street. …

Jaffrey: Local support runs deep

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Throughout the years, the Jaffrey Farmers’ Market has seen different locations as well as various managers, but one thing that has remained the same is the community feeling surrounding the event. According to the former farmers’ market manager, …

Peterborough: Salad supper served on Saturday

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A summer salad supper will be served at the Union Congregational Church on Saturday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Diners will be able to choose between six salads: chicken, black bean and pasta, picnic rice with …