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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: Lucy’s fascination with fair food

Friday, June 5, 2015

It’s closing in on summer and the season of fairs. It is time for my annual roundup of new and may I say somewhat weird fair food. I have a certain fascination with these foods. There is always something new and amazing in the fair food world. Who …

This citrusy summer wine has a romantic backstory

Friday, June 5, 2015

Principessa Gavia (Novi Ligure, Italy) Cortese di Gavi, $13 Last year, during a visit to Beaufort, South Carolina, a friend introduced me to his new favorite warm weather wine, Gavi, an Italian white wine from the Piedmont region. …

Valley Bounty: Hakurei Turnips

Friday, June 5, 2015

Hakurei turnips Bunches of sweet, crisp hakurei turnips are showing up at markets and farm stands. For me, they demonstrate another advantage to eating seasonally: exposure to a wide variety of foods, some of them brand new to …

Eat Up: Flat iron steaks

Friday, June 5, 2015

Flat Iron Steak Julie Chalfant, who raises Highland beef cattle at Roaming Farm on South Mill River Road in South Deerfield (www.roamingfarm.com) offers this recipe for grilling flat iron steaks. 4 flat iron steaks (thin, about ½-pound each) …

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Summer sipping

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I don’t think I have to remind anyone that this past winter gave many of us a good dose of cabin fever. All through the long, cold months, we looked forward to the opening of The Deck Bar …

Hangar Pub and Grill owner seeks approval for new signs, changed entrance at Amherst Brewing Company

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AMHERST — A few months after the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill took over operations of Amherst Brewing Co. at the Newmarket Center shopping complex, new signs indicating the Hangar’s presence at the 10 University Drive site could be installed. Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo said Wednesday …

Paradise of India reopens after brief family vacation for owners

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

AMHERST — A week-long family trip to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania prompted owners of a two-decade old restaurant on Main Street to temporarily close the business for a few days at the end of May. Paradise of India restaurant, which has been at 87 Main St. …

Paradise of India in Amherst closes until further notice

Monday, June 1, 2015

AMHERST — The Main Street restaurant Paradise of India is closed until further notice, and local business leaders are unsure why. Efforts to reach restaurant owner Tarlochan Singh were unsuccessful Monday. Phone calls to the restaurant went unanswered. A sign taped to one of the restaurant’s windows announced …

Sneaking some healthy, green fats into morning muffin treats

Saturday, May 30, 2015

For me, this has been the year of the avocado. In addition to using them in all the usual suspects — guacamole, cobb salads and club sandwiches — my family also has been smashing them up on toast …

Putting your brunch all in one eggy basket

Saturday, May 30, 2015

By DANIEL NEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS) Eggs are the building blocks of life, the first step to creating you and me and most other animals on Earth. Isn’t it a little weird, then, that they are also …