Dining and Food Granite Kitchen

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Don't pass on pears

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Sep 11, 2018

I've noticed a few spots in the landscape where the leaves are starting to change color as we move into fall, a sure sign that pumpkins and apples...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Snack attack

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Sep 4, 2018

It's back to school time and for many parents that means another year of packing nutritious lunches and snacks to keep kids going through their busy...

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Tomatoes: The fruit of summer is ripe and ready for salads, savory dishes

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Aug 28, 2018

I love this time of year when you can walk outside and pick a juicy, ripe tomato from the garden and put it to good use.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: True blue(berries)

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Aug 7, 2018

Blueberry season is in full swing in New England, so it's the perfect time to pick your own blueberries or stop by a local farmstead and grab a few...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Bananas to the rescue for those times when you're off your feed

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jul 31, 2018

If you've ever had stomach problems, or cared for anyone with one, you will relate to this week's topic.

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Making the most of mayo

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jul 25, 2018

Reaching for the same condiments to serve with burgers and sandwiches can turn into a dull routine, but taking a few minutes to whip up your own is...

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Janine Gilbertson's Granite Kitchen: Beach bound? Stick it.

By JANINE GILBERTSON

Jul 17, 2018

I was sitting at Rye Beach last week enjoying the summer weather when I noticed a mother packing up her beach gear and trying to wrangle her young...

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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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Travel & Tourism

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