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Lake-Chalice Raptors

New Zealand producing world-class wines

New Zealand producing world-class wines

New Zealand is one of the most exciting winemaking regions in the world. With vistas worthy of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it’s hard to think of a more varied landscape over such a small area. From mountains and coastline to volcanic calderas, New Zealand has spectacular geography and microclimates making it a perfect

A boneless duck breast cooks quickly and is perfect with a sauce of fresh peaches and tarragon.

Duck with peaches is a summery treat

By Lynda Rego I was looking for something special for a Saturday evening dinner and found boneless duck breasts at Stop & Shop. I understand Persimmon Provision in Barrington also has them. Once home, I scouted online for a recipe. Most called for items I didn’t have in the kitchen or were too complicated for

Seekonk's Bianca Lopo works the Lane Gardens table.

Farmers Market nears end at East Providence’s Weaver Library

EAST PROVIDENCE — The penultimate Weaver Library Farmers Market took place Thursday evening, Aug. 21, at its location on Grove Avenue. As part of the festivities, the library held its annual Ice Cream Social for young and old alike. The music duo of Elliot Ricci and city native Donna Ferro entertained the large crowd that

Blueberry muffins

Blueberry muffins with thyme, lemon or both

By Lynda Rego Blueberries are in the markets and farmers’ markets (mine weren’t as prolific as last summer and I let the birds have them). So, I’ve been making blueberry pancakes and muffins and peach/blueberry crisp. I don’t remember where I got this recipe, but I tweaked it over the last couple of years

Chicken and Peppers in Vinegar Sauce is a tangy/sweet dish.

Colorful chicken dish is perfect for summer

By Lynda Rego Chicken cooked with peppers and onions in a vinegary sauce sweetened with a touch of honey is so colorful and pretty — and delicious,  too. It’s just perfect to use peppers from your garden or the farmers’ market. This dish takes about 50 minutes to make. I have become a huge fan

Roasting beets is easy and brings out their sweet, earthy flavor.

Summertime and the living can be easy

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” the song says. And, it is. The Mount Hope Farmers’ Market in Bristol had fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, sand dabs (fish), spinach, bunches of golden beets and locally made cheeses on a recent visit that translated into two great meals. For the first meal, I roasted the beets — very

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