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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

Tri-tip, a cut that has long been popular with grillers on the west coast, is gaining traction in the east.

Barbecue 101

Did you even know there is such a thing as the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA)? Well there is, and it has tips, trends and recipes from barbecue and grilling pros from across the country to pass along. According to their president, Roy Slicker of Slick’s Que Co. in Bend, Oregon, “BBQ is enjoying a boom

Amanda Martins, Dora Yamin Peterson and Deanna Karam (left to right) work the counter at Sam's on a busy Friday morning.

Manna from heaven

For more than a half-century, Sam’s has been producing heavenly bread on Fall River’s Flint Street. Well-known to longtime locals, Sam’s Bakery is one of those places that can leave a foodie downright conflicted: do you shout its greatness from the rooftops, or selfishly keep it to yourself so you are sure that they won’t

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