From the Editor: July & August 2016

By / Photography By Jennifer Bakos | June 28, 2016
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If you’re anything like me, summer is all about light reading and lots of eating. Breezy beach reads complemented by lobster salad, caprese salad, my aunt’s famous tortellini salad; all the salads. We spend nearly every weekend hosting friends and family all summer long with fresh seafood, grillables cut to share, and coolers of cold North Country Cider, Newburyport Belgian White, and as much Stoneface IPA as we can get. Even when we make the trip to Martha’s Vineyard, our most favorite place, it’s just more of the same out on Chappaquiddick Island.

These traditions were the inspiration for this issue. It’s why we’re dressing our Miles Smith Farm hot dogs all funky fresh, grating tomatoes for a cool, easy sauce, and giving you the scoop on guaranteed winning recipes for your family’s Cast Iron Campfire Cook-off. Speaking of scoops, Memories in Kingston has an organic, local ice cream to cool you down and if that’s not cool enough, sip on one of our mojitos, straight from herb garden to glass.

Of course, we can’t just spend the entire summer leisurely noshing on silver queen corn and watermelon. A short growing season means we have to take the time to preserve, and persevere. We have tips on getting the most out of your freezer and making the perfect pickling spice. We have some food for thought as well, getting our hands dirty at the Stratham Cooperative Middle School with volunteers from Timberland and learning about life with bees in Candia.

I’d also like to welcome our newest partners to our pages as well as our edible New Hampshire community! Each and every one of them has a story to tell and we encourage you to pay them a visit. From the Seacoast to Monadnock, and everywhere in between, they’ve got a fresh bite ready for you.

If you find yourself among friends and fellow foodies this summer, pass along this copy. Our stories are good for the share.

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