Many of you have heard about “Taco Tuesday” or already make tacos on a regular basis, and for good reason. It is easy to get tacos on the dinner table and the popular dish can accommodate even the pickiest of eaters.
I’VE BEEN PITCHING some of the conventional ways of cooking I’ve learned over the years and have recently been introducing new products into my pantry and coming up with different ways to put dishes together.
Every year when the holiday season rolls around, I put making Christmas cookies on my to-do list. Unfortunately, so many other things end up on that list that I don’t always get around to it, but this year’s early snow and winter-y weather inspired me to spend some time in the kitchen baking.
I was sitting at Rye Beach last week enjoying the summer weather when I noticed a mother packing up her beach gear and trying to wrangle her young kids to help her pick up the towels, sand pails, sunscreen and other assorted beach gear.
Every now and then when I go out to eat or buy prepared food to take home for dinner, I come across a dish that I can’t get out of my head — a dish that’s so good I try to recreate it, or that sets the bar for similar dishes I try somewhere else.
It’s just about strawberry season in New Hampshire, so if you have some free time over the next couple of weekends, make some time to check out one of the many strawberry festivals going on around the state.
A few weeks ago I bought several potted herbs and stuck them in a large container with some good quality potting soil. I figured that later in the summer, I would have fresh herbs right outside my door, ready to pick and add to whatever dish I was preparing.
I love mangos. Their brightly colored flesh makes me think of a bright, sunny morning on a tropical beach. I can almost see palm trees swaying in the breeze when I bite into a mango salsa piled on top of an ahi filet or served with seared scallops.
Fried foods are typically high in calories, salt and fat — what makes them taste great also makes them bad for a healthy diet. But what if you could enjoy the taste and texture of fried foods without the negative associated health risks?
Sugarhouses across the state are busy producing maple syrup this time of year, so if you get a chance to stop in to check things out, it’s a fun time for all ages and a good opportunity to stock up on some fresh, local maple syrup.