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This Sept. 21, 2015 photo shows 4-ingredient Zucchini Soup in Concord, NH. Zucchini, available most of the year despite technically being a summer squash, is full of fiber and offers nice array of vitamins. One medium squash provides vitamin B6, folate and over half our daily requirement of vitamin C, not to mention minerals, such iron and calcium. Zucchini also sports a couple grams of protein. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Four ingredients, 20 minutes: All you need for great zucchini soup

Friday, October 2, 2015

In the farm-to-table food world of today, we often praise the cook who keeps recipes simple, letting the ingredients speak for themselves. Yet once I get started in the kitchen, sometimes I can’t help but add in a final touch, an extra this or that (or two or three) that will make the whole recipe really sing. So I’ll admit, …

Fall comfort foods get a healthy twist

Friday, October 2, 2015

With the start of fall, comfort food cravings really settle in. There are creamy and hearty soups and chowders, cheesy lasagnas and casseroles drenched in cream-of-something soup. But that comfort often comes with a pretty hefty cost: lots of carbs and calories, fat and sodium. But it doesn’t have to be that way, …

Friday, October 2, 2015

Grapes Just-picked grapes are a treat, and of course they don’t need anything in the way of cooking or preparation. One fall, however, a neighbor brought us a grape pie, and I learned that skinning and seeding grapes is worth the trouble. If you want to highlight grapes without lots of preparation, pair …

Chef’s Best: This fall, get French onion soup off the stove, onto a grill

Thursday, September 24, 2015

When a friend asked me if I could create a hearty fall soup that begins on the grill, at first I was stumped. I love making grilled gazpacho; it’s a regular in my summer rotation. But a cold …

The Edgy Veggie: A healthy spin on traditional breakfast

Friday, September 18, 2015

Not ready to face the day with green juice, but ready for a healthier spin on traditional breakfast? Welcome to tofu scramble: scrambled eggs without the eggs, cholesterol and cruelty. Great for breakfast, it also pleases at lunch, …

Pork sandwich, the center piece of simple supper

Friday, September 18, 2015

A thick and juicy barbecued pork sandwich served with three-bean salad makes an easy, nutritious dinner. In this quick version, the pork is sautéed, not grilled, and then served with a barbecue sauce. The secret is to cut …

Collards are the new kale: This southern staple is catching on from pesto to pickled stems

Friday, September 18, 2015

Yield: About 6 cups This may be the perfect tailgate-season dip, and you can use it right through New Year’s. We adapted it from Edible Piedmont magazine, which got it from Mindy Ballou Fitzpatrick of The Friendly Market …

A cool, sweet popsicle with a kick? What’s not to like about cocktails on a stick?

Friday, September 18, 2015

BC-WBS-BOOZY-POPSICLES:LA - food (1300 words),1392 A cool, sweet popsicle with a kick? What’s not to like about cocktails on a stick? (PHOTOS) By Noelle Carter Los Angeles Times (TNS) Those of us who love cocktails spend a lot of time thinking about how to drink more of them, …

Eat Up: Garlic fest time

Friday, September 18, 2015

Garlic fest time The 17th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival takes place Sept. 26 and 27 at Forsters Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange. About 100 booths featuring garlic cuisine, farm products, artists, healing arts and …

A simple way to make your own yogurt

Friday, September 18, 2015

Contrary to what you may have heard, making your own yogurt is not as easy as pie. It’s easier. That’s why we invited Lucia Ivantchev, a Greenfield woman who emigrated to the United States from eastern Europe in …

Valley Bounty: Swiss Chard

Friday, September 18, 2015

Swiss Chard In my house, the shift to cooler evenings brings renewed interest in cooked greens. Swiss chard is a stalwart, hearty green with a mild flavor likely to appeal even to those who didn’t grow up eating …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lou writes, or doesn’t

Friday, September 18, 2015

This is the week I’m supposed to write the main Leftovers piece but I was on vacation down in Wellfleet so I’m sorry to say I won’t be writing it. You see, I was too busy eating dozens of raw oysters and raw littlenecks, numerous lobster rolls and …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Judie’s, Judie’s, Judie’s

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I hadn’t seen Michelle in years — way too long — so we decided to get together. As she works in Amherst, we decided on Judie’s Restaurant at 51 North Pleasant St., where we found perfect seats at …