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CAROL LOLLIS

Quiche made as part of an after school program called Circles for Jewish Living  as a way to raise money to donate  Heifer International.

Good food, good cause

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cooley Dickinson Hospital mum about departure of Jeanne Ryan, vice president and hospice director

Friday, April 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Jeanne M. Ryan, who was hired in 2007 to lead Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice — and recently promoted to vice president of post-acute care in addition to the hospice post, no longer works at the hospital. Cooley Dickinson spokeswoman Julia Sorensen, chief marketing and communications officer, said Ryan has not been employed by the hospital since April 10, but declined …

Robert Floyd gallery offers artist conversation

Friday, April 17, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center will hold an Artist Gallery Conversation by photojournalist Robert Floyd Sunday at 3 p.m. Floyd will discuss, with an accompanying slide show, his experience of capturing images for author Jeanne Braham’s “Another Language: Portraits of Assistance Dogs and Their People.” The gallery is …

Eat Up

Friday, April 10, 2015

FARMERS MARKETS Area farmers markets are opening soon. The Amherst Farmers Market begins its season April 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Spring Street parking lot. The Tuesday market in Northampton begins April 28 from …

Valley Bounty: Wheatberries

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wheatberries Locally grown wheatberries offer an alternative to pasta, rice or other grains in salads, sides and main dishes. Wheatberries are flavorful and hearty even when fully cooked, making them a satisfying and assertive partner in many dishes. …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lucy does Manhattan

Friday, April 10, 2015

You could set your watch by my father’s nightly Manhattan. His favorite cocktail. 5 p.m. on the dot. Pretty much every night. Manhattan, 5 o’clock. When he was visiting my house from his Florida residence and I would get home a little past 5 from work, he would …

This week’s local wine and beer tastings

Friday, April 10, 2015

TASTINGS Provisions, 30 Crafts Ave., Northampton Saturday, 12 p.m, Jack’s Abby beer, 4 p.m., Charles River wines; Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Brewmaster Jack; Friday, 4:30 p.m., Vineyard Road WEEKLY EVENTS: Cooper’s Corner Liquors, 31 Main St., Florence: Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., wine; Leeds Package Store, Route 9, Leeds: …

Style Stop: Carly Raber, feeling Bohemian

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Carly Raber, 23, was browsing from shop to shop in downtown Northampton when we caught a glimpse of her colorful skirt fluttering in the wind. We had to stop and ask about the rest of her unique outfit. …

Your Time: Culinary arts program, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Students in the culinary arts program at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton get real-life experience. Under the direction of instructors/chefs, the program’s 50 students — from freshmen to seniors — study cooking theory in the …

ID: Molly Merrett, vegetarian cook, pedal person

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Molly Merrett owns a vegetarian catering company and meal delivery service based in Northampton. She also plays guitar and fiddle in a local band called The Ephemeral Stringband, and is a member of Pedal People, a worker-owned, human-powered …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: A step, or 42, behind the times

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Recently I read about the Next Big Thing. It’s a Twitter video you can use to tell an eager world what you’re having for breakfast — nothing new there — but now the world can watch you chew it. I didn’t care about the video but the phrase …

Gussy up your salad by breaking it down and jarring it up

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Too often, a salad is served out of obligation. We feel it is something we have to do to make the meal complete, but really don’t want to. And too often that’s why the salads we serve aren’t …

Video selfies by a tough trio of travelers on Animal Planet

Thursday, April 9, 2015

NEW YORK — No one needs to be reminded of our selfie epidemic, and certainly not when traveling. (Hey, you people mugging for your GoPros — anybody notice the Grand Canyon out there?) Happily, “100 Miles from Nowhere,” …