Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 12/21/17

ONE: This is the last weekend to explore the grounds of the Stevens-Coolidge Place as they twinkle and shine with holiday lights during the historic home’s Illumination Nights. Get your holidays started with some sparkly fun this Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Plus, warm up with hot cocoa and make s’mores… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

The Genie in the Bottle

Area Cider-makers Revive a Forgotten Merrimack Valley Tradition. Wine and beer are found on many Thanksgiving tables, but hard cider is perhaps even more fitting for the holiday feast. Legend has it that the early settlers on the Mayflower brought along provisions for producing apple cider and even stitched precious apple seeds into their clothing… Read More

Jennifer Wolcott

Holiday Recipe: Beef Tenderloin, Skip The Bearnaise

    BEEF TENDERLOIN OSCAR, SKIP THE BEARNAISE Servings: 10 to 12 1 whole beef tenderloin, cleaned 2 pounds wild mushrooms 1 pound medium asparagus 1 pound lump crab meat Butter Olive oil 1 cup white wine 1 shallot 1 garlic clove 2 quarts beef stock 1 onion 1 carrot 1 celery 1/4 cup red… Read More

Doug Sparks

The Good Life – 12/15/17

The Good Life is Merrimack Valley Magazine’s weekly roundup of “the finer things in life,” from wine tastings to special dinners at local restaurants. *** THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT A Big Band Holiday: Adagio’s “A Snazzy, Jazzy Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Blue Ocean Hall | Salisbury, Mass. | | (978) 462-5888 Swing into… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
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