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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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 1

Peterborough: Home cook sharing her secrets

Monday, January 20, 2014

Seven years ago, Laura Mahoney of Peterborough opened up her big upright freezer to take out some meat, and discovered that the freezer had died and all of her food was thawing. It was a big freezer, and … 0

Greenville: French Canadian dinner at Sacred Heart Saturday

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A dinner celebrating the large pool of people sharing French Canadian heritage in the area will be held at the Sacred Heart Church in Greenville on Saturday. The Knights of Columbus Council 8016 in Greenville is hosting its 17th Annual French Night Dinner. This event is open to … 0

Jaffrey: Friendly meal set for Jan. 16

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Jaffrey Friendly Meals for seniors will be held on Jan. 16 at the VFW post. The meal, served at noon, will be roasted pork tenderloin with gravy, mashed potatoes, Capri vegetables, and tapioca pudding for dessert. This month’s Information Station will feature Scott Maslansky of ENH Power … 0

Francestown: Village Foods now based in Milford

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FRANCESTOWN — Francestown Village Foods, which started in the historic Main Street store and gained a regional presence in recent years, has recently moved to a new location in Milford. Former Village Store owners Jason and Jennifer Martel began preparing meals like lasagna, burritos, shepherd’s pie, pasta dishes … 0

ML: Squares are my downfall

Monday, November 25, 2013

While shopping at the local grocery store a few weeks ago, I met a friend I haven’t seen in years. We asked each other about our kids and family life, and she commented that she follows our family … 0

New Ipswich: Nisu, tying family, friends

Monday, November 25, 2013

Nisu, a Finnish coffee bread, once graced the tables of Finnish folks in the region on a weekly basis. But now it’s made much less frequently, says Eileen Haavisto of New Ipswich, mostly just for special occasions and … 0

Peterborough: From the history books

Monday, November 25, 2013

Around 1900, the ladies of the Peterboro Grange published a community cookbook, “Reliable Recipes,” but Michelle Stahl of the Monadnock Center for History and Culture says she’s not so sure how reliable the recipes are for modern cooks. … 0

A chef’s passion made from scratch

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

When Adam LeComte of Peterborough was a teenager, the he was working as a dishwasher at the now-closed Depot Restaurant in Greenville, where he grew up. One day, one of the prep cooks didn’t show up for work, … 1

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