Food

Both Monadnock Olive and Vinegar  and La Mia Casa are expanding because of booms in business.

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 year after Monadnock Oil and Vinegar opened in the Grove Village Shops in Peterborough just before Christmas, they have doubled their floor … 0

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 him saying. Bass, chuckling while retelling this story, said her protégé, Matt Gifford, lowered his … 0

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. The 28-year-old, 2004 ConVal High School graduate is opening her Vicuna Chocolate Factory and Cafe … 0

Rindge: PastaFest planned for Saturday

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A PastaFest will be held at the Meeting House on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Homemade pasta dishes will be served, including lasagna, ravioli, and spaghetti with meatballs. Salad, garlic bread, beverages and desserts also will be part of the dinner. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 … 0

Rindge: Well-traveled diner off and running

Monday, October 28, 2013

If you’ve driven through the intersection of Routes 119 and 202 during the last few Saturday mornings, chances are that you’ve seen the out-the-door line of people at the Hometown Diner. The historic diner that was moved from … 0

The low-down on gluten: The difference between intolerance, sensitivity

Monday, October 21, 2013

Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. If neither of these sound familiar, perhaps the term gluten intolerance does as well. But with the growing awareness of different types of gluten sensitivity, it’s important to know the facts and … 0

Know your food: On eating  natural, organic

Monday, October 21, 2013

No matter what type of diet someone follows, whether they eat meat, don’t eat any meat, eat dairy or none at all, their diet can still be all-natural and organic. Many responses to eating only natural and organic food may be that it’s too hard or too expensive, … 0

Challenges and benefits: So what is vegan, anyway?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Some may have heard of a vegetarian diet, which excludes meat from the diet. But the vegan diet may be on the rise, and even this lifestyle has a few variations. Some vegans don’t eat anything that our … 0

FALL HARVEST: Sweet year for apples

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The orchards in the area are winding up a successful season this month, as a slow spring and rainy summer provided an abundance of fall apples. Even though the season is coming to a close, there are still … 0

ML: School Menus

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

conval schools Elementary and middle Monday: Mini pancakes, turkey sausage, baby carrots, crunchy veggie, applesauce Tuesday: Chicken patty, green beans, cucumber, pear Wednesday: Tacos, corn, pineapple, churro Thursday: Ham/cheese on bun, three-bean salad, Mandarin oranges Friday: Cheese dippers/marinara sauce, hot pasta, celery/hummus dip, kiwi Every day: Fruit and … 0

Temple: Tapping possibilities

Monday, October 14, 2013

A tractor-trailer truck pulls up, loaded down with over 2,000 plastic bottles, waiting to be filled with the pure maple syrup produced at Ben’s Sugar Shack in Temple. The driveway for the shack isn’t large enough to accommodate … 0

School Menus

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

conval schools Elementary and middle Monday: Chicken fajitas, red beans, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges Tuesday: Meatballs bread bowl, hot pasta, broccoli, crunchy veggies, pears Wednesday: Macaroni/cheese, green beans, cucumber, apple Thursday: Chicken fingers, rice pilaf, kale chips, crunchy veggies, pineapple Friday: Nachos, chili w/beans, corn kiwi Every day: … 0

Sharon / Wilton: Planting seeds for spring

Monday, September 23, 2013

After all that hard work in the spring and summer months to get the garden in pristine shape, there is no need to have it all go to waste over the winter. There are some quick and easy … 0