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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 …

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 …

Greenfield: On the hunt  for ‘feral apples’

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rich Stadnik of Greenfield tromps through the grass at the edge of the road at Greenfield State Park. The long grass, branches and tangled vines on the ground don’t stop him. He just makes his way steadily to …

School Lunch Menus: School menus

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

conval schools Elementary and middle Monday: No school Tuesday: Mini pancakes, turkey sausage, baby carrots, crunchy veggie Wednesday: Chicken tender wrap, celery/hummus, pear Thursday: Chef salad, kale chips, Mandarin oranges Friday: Nachos, chili/beans, corn, kiwi Every day: Fruit and milk High school Monday: No school Tuesday: Macaroni/cheese, hot …

Peterborough: Local farm supper to be held Wednesday

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Peterborough Agricultural Commission will be holding a farm dinner at the Old Freemont Farm on Wednesday. For the first time, the menu will be all vegetarian. The local, seasonal menu prepared by chef Sam Rule will include Peterborough-made mozzarella, coupled with olives and dressed with balsamic; summer …

Dublin: Alchemy of pulled pork

Monday, August 19, 2013

Natasha Meehan and her boyfriend, William Pickford, have a running joke about pulled pork barbecue. “We banter back and forth a lot,” Meehan said. “We each think our own version is the best.” But when the Dublin couple …

Harvest of ideas

Monday, August 19, 2013

Very few English majors graduate college expecting to spend the next few years with their hands in the dirt. But for Lynsey Burke, a field worker at Rosaly’s Garden in Peterborough, nothing could be more fulfilling. Burke, 21, …

Nutritional health: ‘The skinny on fats’: What is a “good” fat?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Of all the topics on nutrition, food, and health, there are few that are more controversial than fats. We have been thoroughly and well taught to understand and believe that fats are very bad for us; that they cause heart disease and that they make us fat. For …

Starting from Scratch: Art of fencing on a farm

Monday, August 19, 2013

The one thing I have learned about farming is that you must have the proper fencing for each animal, as some animals require different types. Chickens, for example, can be contained in an area or be kept out …

Sustainable steps: A View from the Farm

Monday, August 19, 2013

Walks with chickens Some of my readers may know and others may not, but I ran into some serious health issues this summer, serious enough to require major surgery. Being on the 20th floor of Massachusetts General Hospital, while it is an incredible view of Beacon Hill, is …

Rindge: Former culinary services director takes on new Hometown Diner

Monday, August 12, 2013

RINDGE — A Sunday morning drive-and-dine car show, community barbecues and breakfast served all day are just a few of the visions Bonnie Rosengrant of Rindge has for the Hometown Diner, which she is leasing from owner Tim …

Rindge: Diner’s ties to FPU grad

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

RINDGE — Franklin Pierce alumnus Les Cooper, Class of 1971, fondly remembers his college days with his high school sweetheart, as well as frequent trips to Fogg’s Minimart at the corner of routes 119 and 202 to gas …