Food

Peter and Reuben Somero snagged the prize for their sap at the Ledger-Transcript's 35th maple syrup contest Saturday. A crowd of almost 50 sampled the 21 entries.

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 at the Ledger-Transcript’s 35th Maple Syrup Contest. The event was held at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s Bass Hall on … 1

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday … 0

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 finalizing the purchase of Aesop’s from Allison Fredericks. He hopes to gradually make the hangout … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

Greenfield: A book so good you could eat it

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Stephenson Memorial Library in Greenfield held its inaugural Edible Books contest. Edible books could refer to a book’s title, characters or illustrations, it could have been inspired by a book’s plot or quote, or it could have … 0

Peterborough: Local Food Dinner

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Peterborough Agricultural Commission held its Local Food Dinner on July 24 in Peterborough. Food was provided by Sunnyfield Farm, Rosaly’s Garden and Walkabout Farm. … 0

Peterborough: Cornucopia and Mariposa to offer taste of the world

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PETERBOROUGH — Paella, African stew, Ukrainian borscht and spring rolls will be on the menu for the inaugural International Food Festival on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. “It will be a celebration of local farmers and chefs,” … 0

Rindge: Employees back Market  Basket CEO

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

RINDGE — Signs reading “Save Market Basket” greeted customers as they walked into the Rindge store Tuesday. Each time a customer approached the doors, there was an employee of the store there — on his or her own … 0

Antrim/Sharon: Banana bread bonanza

Monday, July 15, 2013

A love of food and all things homemade are what inspired two women from Sharon and Antrim to take the leap of faith and startup home-based businesses with online and local markets in the last two years. What … 0