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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ConVal schools Elementary and middle Monday: No school Tuesday: Turkey/bacon melt, kale chips, potato salad, orange wedges Wednesday: Baked macaroni/cheese, celery sticks/dip, banana Thursday: Herb-roasted chicken strips, green beans, mixed fruit swirl Friday: French bread pizza, baby carrots/hummus, pears High school Monday: No school Tuesday: Turkey/bacon melt, kale chips, potato salad, orange wedges Wednesday: Baked macaroni/cheese, maple-glazed carrots, banana Thursday: Herb-roasted chicken strips, rosemary breadstick, broccoli salad, mixed fruit swirl …

Peterborough: One shared offering

Monday, September 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Before a tithe was a portion of one’s earnings to be given to a religious organization, it was 1/10 of an ancient Israelite’s harvest or herd, which would be given to the Temple in Jerusalem or to the needy. The Monadnock Congregational Church has revived this ancient practice, giving a portion …

Daniella's Challah

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ingredients: 4 1/4 cups of bread flour 1 tsp. or bread machine yeast 1/2 cups white sugar 2 large eggs + 1 egg for glazing 1 cup warm water 1 tbs. vanilla extract (what sets this recipe apart) 1 1/2 tsp. table salt 3 tbs. canola oil sesame seeds/poppy seeds (optional) Directions: With the dough hook attached, measure into the mixing bowl 4 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …