Summer Rum Recipes – Web Exclusive

You say you like the idea of using a locally-made craft rum to whip up some smart cocktails, but don’t know where to begin? Let us help. Begin with these:   Rumonade (Courtesy Turkey Shore Distilleries) 2 ounces Old Ipswich White Cap Rum 4 mint leaves Lemonade Splash of tonic water Splash of cranberry juice… Read More

Dean Johnson

Fig Balsamic-Glazed Duck with Pearl Onions

Recipe by Paul Dubuque, executive chef, Samuel’s at Andover Inn Serves 4 Ingredients 4 duck breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 ripe pears, halved, cored and cut into ¼-inch slices 1 10-ounce bag pearl onions, blanched, peeled, halved 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1 ½ pounds), boiled until just tender, peeled, cut into 1… Read More

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Our Hearts Belong to Chocolate

Chocolate has the bewitching ability to warm the heart and soothe the soul as it melts on the tongue. Mike Cross, a chemistry professor at Northern Essex Community College, has a passion for the stuff. He travels the country offering insights into chocolate’s hold on us. “Chocolate contains a compound known as anandamide, which is… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt
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