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Planning Board approves Atkins Farms satellite store expected to open next summer in North Amherst

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — A satellite Atkins Farms Country Market remains on track to open in North Amherst next summer. The Planning Board Wednesday approved site plans for the project at 113 Cowls Road, within what is being called the Mill District development, as well as granting a special permit that will allow deliveries to be made to the Atkins store through an existing driveway at 134 Montague Road. Atkins owner Pauline …

Chef’s Best: Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Talk about a vegetable that’s everywhere. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. And it’s not just for taste. The onion also happens to be a terrifically healthy ingredient. If nothing else, it’s a delicious way to add bulk to …

Owner of Hangar Pub and Grill and Wings Over Amherst plans restaurant in Greenfield

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — The owner of a chicken wings delivery service founded in Amherst in 1999, which has nearly three dozen stores in 13 states, is planning a new restaurant in Greenfield. Harold Tramazzo, who owns both the Wings Over Amherst and Hangar Pub and Grill restaurants on University Drive, said last week that he is examining a similar enterprise at the former Lunt …

Beloved Hadley Korean Restaurant Gohyang to close its doors this week; owner Hyunjeong Kim to head back to Korea for family issues

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HADLEY — Its name means “hometown,” but the restaurant that has been a home away from home for its owner could not keep her from a family crisis in her native land. Hyunjeong Kim, owner of the Gohyang …

Locavores takes to deer hunting

Friday, December 5, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don’t know the first thing about bagging …

Raise your glass, Pioneer Valley: An uncommonly smooth but still hearty Malbec to ease winter’s chill

Friday, December 5, 2014

Domaine Bousquet Malbec Reserve, $10.99 As the temperatures have receded, the red wine season is upon us, and one of my favorites is Malbec. It’s a flinty wine, high in tannins, produced from gritty deep purple grapes grown …

This week’s local wine and beer tastings

Friday, December 5, 2014

TASTINGS Amherst Wine & Spirits, 308 College Street, Amherst Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m., Cabernet Sauvignon, U.S. style Provisions, 30 Crafts Ave., Northampton Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Special combo tasting of Bantam Ciders and Spencer Trappist Ale Liquors 44, 238 King St., Northampton Friday, 3 to 5 p.m., Guinness …

Valley Bounty: Spinach

Friday, December 5, 2014

Spinach Finding it hard to eat healthy local food this time of year? Spinach is versatile and nutritious — and it’s available all winter long at farmers markets and local grocers. Sauté spinach as a side or make …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lucy’s tips on culinary gifts

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday gift giving can be hard. That’s why all year round I keep my eyes peeled and ears tuned when I am at family or friends’ houses to find out what culinary gift I might be able to get them for Christmas. Recently while at my niece’s house …

Heritage Baking Day contest features favorite family dessert recipes

Friday, December 5, 2014

DEERFIELD — For Montague resident Amy Stout, a Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration just wouldn’t be the same without “Mom’s Apricot Danish.” But when her mother, Carol Jenks, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease over a decade ago, she began to find it difficult to continue cooking. So, Stout stepped …

Chef’s Best: Dressing up a simple hash for Christmas brunch

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sure, you could do pancakes or muffins, just as you have so many years before. But maybe this year you should consider stepping up your Christmas brunch offerings. Maybe this year you could consider a baked hash made …

From maple to nutmeg to currant, Tea Guys of Whately make a blend for every taste

Friday, November 28, 2014

During a visit to Piccadilly Circus in London, Oliver Rich of Hatfield came across an open-air market, where vendors were selling fresh lemons, spices and other foods. The crisp aromas swirled in the air, coalescing beneath the tea …

The Beerhunter: All-you-can-sample nights a weekly staple at Paper City Brewery

Friday, November 28, 2014

Throw down your coasters and pull up your stools — there’s a new beer column in town. You’ll be seeing The Beerhunter every month here. But who, exactly, is this wanderer of the night? Well, I could pretend …