Dining and Food Granite Kitchen

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen -- Cherry, cherry: Make the best of a summer treat

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jul 10, 2018

Fresh summer cherries are turning up in grocery stores so now's the time to make the most of them.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Memorable dishes that deserve to be duplicated

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jun 26, 2018

Every now and then when I go out to eat or buy prepared food to take home for dinner, I come across a dish that I can't get out of my head — a...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Quick kitchen escapes when the warm weather hits

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jun 19, 2018

As much as I love warm summer weather, it can make spending time in the kitchen less pleasant. I’d much rather be outside working in the yard,...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: It's time to get festive with strawberries

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jun 12, 2018

It's just about strawberry season in New Hampshire, so if you have some free time over the next couple of weekends, make some time to check out one...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Tortilla time: The basic platform for Mexican treats is easy and economical

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jun 5, 2018

I love fresh corn tortillas. I tend to buy the ones that are sold in the refrigerated section instead of on the shelf because they have a more...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: What are you bringing to the holiday cookout?

By JANINE GILBERTSON

May 22, 2018

Memorial Day is a good time to gather with friends and family, hopefully enjoy some warm weather and fire up the barbecue — and remember those...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen -- Mad about mango: Sweet tropical treat is perfect for summer

By JANINE GILBERTSON

May 15, 2018

If you have a sweet tooth, mango can be a great thing to have around. It's a healthier choice than say, a bag of chocolate-covered peanut M&Ms when a...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen -- Specialty markets: A little slice of heaven for a cook

By JANINE GILBERTSON

May 8, 2018

I love shopping at specialty food markets, and I was thrilled to find myself in Salem last weekend exploring Tuscan Market, an Italian specialty...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Fire up the grill for a fast, flavorful dinner

By JANINE GILBERTSON

May 1, 2018

Now that the snow has melted and warmer weather is upon us (for now, at least), it's time to break out the grill and enjoy some outdoor cooking.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Fried food, lightened by air

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Apr 25, 2018

A friend of mine recently bought an air fryer, a kitchen gadget that circulates hot air to “fry” food.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Spring into salads

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Apr 10, 2018

I love shopping in the produce section at the grocery store. I find the brightly colored fruits and vegetables inspiring, especially when it's an...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: A little ham goes a long way

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Apr 4, 2018

If you served ham for Easter dinner, chances are you have some leftovers in the fridge that can be put to good use.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Maple madness

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Mar 20, 2018

Sugarhouses across the state are busy producing maple syrup this time of year, so if you get a chance to stop in to check things out, it's a fun time...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: A St. Patrick's Day classic, minus the mush

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Mar 13, 2018

St. Patrick's Day is upon us, which means beef briskets, cabbages, potatoes and carrots are piled high in the grocery, ready and waiting to be made...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Add a tropical touch to your cooking while waiting for winter to pack it in

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Mar 7, 2018

A winter storm, threatening to dump more snow on the Granite State, is supposed to hit today. Good thing I've been experimenting with some tropical...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Meatless meals (with or without fish)

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 27, 2018

If you're observing Lent, you're probably also observing the tradition of abstinence from meat on Fridays. When it comes to Lent, many people turn to...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Southern inspiration all started with breakfast at Waffle House ...

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 20, 2018

I made a road trip to South Carolina last week to pick up my son, who wanted to move back home after moving there several months ago. It was my first...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Dates are nature's sweeties

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 13, 2018

Dates -- for Valentine's Day

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Skip breakfast? Why? You'll look forward to these eye-openers

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Feb 6, 2018

If there is one nutritional crime I'm consistently guilty of committing, it's skipping breakfast. I go right for the coffee and get my day going,...

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Travel & Tourism

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