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Cooking the ham in a slow cooker, and here, adding brown sugar to it, makes leftover ham the best part of Easter. (Tom Wallace/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Make the most of your holiday ham

Friday, April 18, 2014

I’m practical and hungry, a duo that makes leftovers the best part of any holiday meal. That’s as true for the Easter ham as with any other platter of protein at a family gathering. But before the leftovers, of course, comes the ham in all its glory, tender slices gleaming as it’s served on what we hope will be a … 0

Brunching it up for Easter

Friday, April 18, 2014

First comes church, for those who go to church. Then comes brunch. Easter brunch has become almost as much a part of the Easter celebration as chocolate, eggs and bunnies. It is a way to continue that feel-good sense of contentment with friends, family and loved ones. And if you aren’t religious, it … 0

Wine of the Week: 2013 Chateau Miraval Cotes de Provence rose

Friday, April 18, 2014

A WINE TO TRY 2013 Chateau Miraval Cotes de Provence rose Region: Provence Price: $20 to $26 Style: Elegant and fresh What it goes with: Tapenade, crudites, salmon, chicken The second vintage from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s wine estate in southeast France is a spectacular rose from an unspectacular year. Made by … 0

Great American Meals
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Ryan Gougeon, left, of Worthington and Jack Rustico of Goshen, both 4, trike around the New Hingham Elementary School gymnasium earlier this month.

    Dynamic duo KEVIN GUTTING Ryan Gougeon, left, of Worthington and Jack Rustico of Goshen, both 4, trike around the New Hingham Elementary School gymnasium earlier this month. Purchase photo reprints »

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George Delia, left, a senior in the Stockbridge School of the University of Massachusetts, helps judge the knot-tying abilities of Norfolk County Agricultural High School students, in hard hats from left, Alan Quinn, Jonathan Rice and Vinny Francios (only hands visible) during an arbor skills career development contest held in Look Park on Wednesday. Several state vocational schools from as far away as Cape Cod took part in the one day event hosted by the Forestry department at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.

    KEVIN GUTTING George Delia, left, a senior in the Stockbridge School of the University of Massachusetts, helps judge the knot-tying abilities of Norfolk County Agricultural High School students, in hard hats from left, Alan Quinn, Jonathan Rice and Vinny Francios (only hands visible) during an arbor skills career development contest held in Look Park on Wednesday. Several state vocational schools from as far away as Cape Cod took part in the one day event hosted by the Forestry department at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. Purchase photo reprints »

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Samuel Rowlett sets his camera up on a tripod and uses a remote trigger to capture shadows as they fall on his giant backpack mounted canvas in Williamsburg on Friday, April 11th.

    JASON PICARD Samuel Rowlett sets his camera up on a tripod and uses a remote trigger to capture shadows as they fall on his giant backpack mounted canvas in Williamsburg on Friday, April 11th.

Sam Adams pulls out of St. Patrick’s parade

Friday, March 14, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade over organizers’ continued exclusion of gay groups. Boston Beer Co. said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn’t be reached between the … 0

Inspired by an affection for asparagus

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I like to think that I’m the kind of open-minded cook who loves all ingredients equally. But I’m not. There are two foods for which I have such a strong affection that we build family celebrations around them. … 0

Shark lovers try to save sharks from Trinidad’s bite

Sunday, March 9, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Conservationists said last week they have launched a shark-saving campaign in the Caribbean country of Trinidad & Tobago, trying to stop locals and tourists from eating a popular delicacy: deep-fried shark sandwiches. Many have long considered “bake & shark” sandwiches to be an essential part … 0

Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

Friday, March 7, 2014

I’ve always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make this classic Italian dish, but I’m partial to what you might call the full-fat version: thick slices of breaded eggplant that … 0

30-minute recipes that are good for you

Friday, March 7, 2014

As the hard-working husband of a hard-working wife and father of a very busy first grader, I’m lucky if I ever get a single hour to myself. It sometimes happens, as it did one recent night when my wife took my son to music lessons and I happened … 0

Add greens and veggies to soup for satisfying winter meal

Friday, March 7, 2014

If you’ve resolved to eat more healthfully in 2014, think soup. It’s filling and, when made with the right ingredients, can make you feel better by the bowlful. “There is research that suggests when you have a bowl … 0

Valley Bounty: Pizza

Friday, March 7, 2014

Need some new ideas for using local winter ingredients? Try them on a pizza! On the Valley Bounty page at www.buylocalfood.org, you’ll find links to recipes for a Roasted Red Cabbage, Apples and Gruyere Pizza, Potato Pizza, and … 0

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Hankering for tomatoes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sometimes you just get a hankering for something. Often the hankering is for something from your childhood, something your mother used to make. It’s odd but it usually comes out of the blue. Recently, I suddenly hankered for … 0

Smoked fish lends big flavor to a light soup

Thursday, March 6, 2014

With St. Patrick’s Day nearly upon us, our minds often turn to corned beef and cabbage. This recipe was inspired by that tradition, but swaps out the corned beef in favor of smoked fish (also incredibly popular in … 0

Barhopping: An Irish cocktail?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Irish love their stouts, ciders, wines and whiskeys. But cocktails? Not so much. I suppose the closest thing the Irish have to a cocktail is the Irish coffee. I don’t remember my first, but I certainly remember … 0