Fungal Matters – Cultivating Mushrooms in Coffee Grounds

The comings and goings of mushrooms are inscrutable. At least to the untrained eye, which mine is. There was the tuft of alcohol inkies that appeared overnight in the middle of the yard one year and then melted away and never came back; the batch of cheery yellow parasol mushrooms in the pot of a… Read More

Sarah Courchesne

Eight Great 6/27/19

ONE: Join Wendee Glick this Friday at Gallery Z in Lowell as she performs standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as Broadway and pop music from the ’60s to the ’80s. TWO: The Native American Summer Moon Pow-Wow will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m…. Read More

Jaden Mendola

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 6/13/19

ONE: Threads Unbroken Hilos Intactos features various  Merrimack Valley artists as they tackle topics of trauma, mental health challenges and the opioid epidemic. The exhibit will be open at the Lawrence Public Library from June 13 to September 13. TWO: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa will be performing at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium this Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30… Read More

Jaden Mendola

Enter the French Press

I remember a time when French presses were the rage among serious java heads. On the heels of coffee’s second wave, this made sense. These presses, which were invented in Italy, not France, did a remarkable job of extracting all the best that darker roasts had to offer. They produce a cup with silky mouthfeel and… Read More

Doug Sparks
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