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Food / Dining

Yakitori

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TERIYAKI GLAZE • Combine 2 cups mirin and 2 cups white wine. Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes to cook off alcohol. • Add 6 tablespoons brown sugar and stir until dissolved. • Add 1 cup soy sauce and 5-6 slices of crushed fresh ginger. Simmer until thickened to a light syrup. 2) TSUKUNE (CHICKEN MEATBALLS) • Combine 1 pound ground chicken, 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, 2 teaspoons …

Valley Bounty: Sugar Snap Peas

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sugar Snap Peas Sugar snap peas are a recent and widely successful addition to the pea family. Introduced in the late 1970s, these plump, sweet edible pod peas are a top seller for some regional seed companies and an early summer treat. Mostly, I eat them raw, but I’m eager to try grilling …

Beach Eats in our own backyard: No need to head to the ocean for fresh seafood

Friday, June 26, 2015

Under a hot sun, a subtle breeze carries the scent of fried seafood out to the lot outside Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack on Route 10 in Easthampton where customers are dining on the fresh fish at picnic tables dotting the area. The clams, scallops and pollack served by restaurant owner Kevin Sahagian are …

Lou & Lucy’s leftovers: Lou has an herb to pick

Friday, June 26, 2015

I’ve discovered a whole lot of new friends in my retirement. Why, just in the past few weeks they’ve really been growing on me. My new friends hang out on our deck and practically beg me to snip them every day. And you know how I love to …

European deal creates new US grocery giant

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK — The owner of Stop & Shop and Giant will tie up with the parent company of Food Lion, creating a $29 billion grocer that will be in a stronger position to compete with Wal-Mart and …

Man enough to get into the kitchen? These books aim to help

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cookbooks Just in time for Father’s Day, there’s a whole crop of new cookbooks aimed at guys. The message in the three books seems to be that any guy can and should get in the kitchen, and if …

Red, white and blue: Food for the Fourth

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Most holidays have iconic colors and foods. While the colors for July 4th are clear — red, white and blue — there’s no must-have food for Independence Day — like turkey at Thanksgiving, cookies at Christmas, or chocolate …

Valley Bounty: Make-Your-Own Cheese

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Make-Your-Own Cheese Basic cheeses are easy to make and combine the wonder of a science experiment with the pleasures of eating. Making cheese can be as simple as adding a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to a …

Raise your glass, Hampshire County

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Chateau La Paws, California; $10.99 - $12.99 I’m generally turned off by cute wine labels. If I come across a bottle with say, a smiling, cartoon version of Ebenezer Scrooge and a name that borders on the scatological, …

Ditch the bottled vinaigrette and go Italian for pasta salad

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Make this the year that you elevate your July Fourth pasta salad. By which we mean, avoid the temptation to simply dump a bottle of vinaigrette over cooked pasta and a bag of frozen peas and call it …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lucy takes her dishwashing seriously

Saturday, June 20, 2015

I saw a Facebook post the other day about the mundane subject of loading the dishwasher. It had a drawing of an elegant women holding her glass up in a toast, the caption read “Here’s to all you who rearrange the dirty dishes in the dishwasher after someone …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Once bitten ...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I was bitten by a Black Widow. As my friend Chris and I were driving through Easthampton recently, we decided to stop for a libation at the Hideaway Lounge at Riff’s Joint in the Eastworks building at 116 …

FDA orders end to artificial trans fats

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years. The Food and …