Dining:

Entertaining Essentials – Outdoor Party Tips

An outdoor bash is a great way to celebrate the wonderful warmth of summer. If you’re dreaming of summer fun with friends and family, here are a few tips to help make your party a success. Pick food with flair. Event planner Monique Nangle-Johnson, owner of Monx Design House in North Andover, says the fusion… Read More

Liz Michalski

Midday Celebrations – Merrimack Valley Lunch Spots

The meal we call lunch has had many identities. The “Mad men” had the liquid lunch, the movers and shakers of the 1980s had the power lunch, and New York City socialites are “ladies who lunch.” Though it often makes sense to economize your midday meal by eating last night’s leftovers, there are times when… Read More

Christine Lewis

Summer Cocktails Made With Local Spirits – Web Exclusive

Corpse Reviver #2,  Spirits, Nashua, N.H. 1 ounce Djinn Spirits gin 1 ounce Cointreau 1 ounce Lillet Blanc 1 ounce fresh Meyer lemon juice 3 drops Pernod Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and garnish with a cherry (or lemon spiral).   Flag Hill Enterprises, Lee, N.H., Sheffield 2 ounces Josiah Bartlett Barrel Aged Apple… Read More

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Equipped for Fun

You’ll Have as Much Fun as Your Guests When You Plan Ahead for Last-Minute Summer Get-Togethers It’s enough to make any Martha Stewart wannabe break out in hives, and it has happened to almost all of us. We get that last-minute phone call from an assortment of friends/relatives/co-workers to tell us they’ll be by in 20 minutes. The call… Read More

Dean Johnson
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