Food & Dining
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This time of year, we love fresh vegetables and fruits prepared any which way — steamed, sautéed, roasted, grilled or ... pickled?Yes, pickling vegetables and preserving fruits are a … more
These days, I feel as if I’m living on borrowed time. I pulled carrots and onions and am using the Swiss chard as quickly as I can. When the forecast for a recent Thursday night was 48 degrees, … more
By Lynda Regolrego@eastbaynewspapers.comI went to the Mount Hope Farmers’ Market and got some beautiful tautog (blackfish). It reminds me of visiting my aunt and uncle on Cape Cod when I was … more
“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music … more
Rustic, free-form tarts are a great tasting (and looking) dessert with the colorful fruit peeking out of the top. I make a peach/almond one in the summer. So, when I came across an apple/plum version … more
With graduation, Father’s Day and summer cookouts coming up, I’ve been sharing recipes with friends for dishes they like or need. I came across a couple of mainstays that I’ve made … more
I’ve been experimenting for about a year using white whole wheat flour in baking (and pancakes).I’m all for more fiber in my diet (most Americans could use more), but whole wheat flour … more
The New Year brings cold weather, quiet after the holiday revelry, and cutting back. After splurging on holiday presents, it’s time to tighten our budgets a little. This recipe for Mock Lobster … more
Looking for something special to make for your honey for Valentine’s Day? These muffins say I love you.I recently made ricotta with a cheese-making kit I got for Christmas. It came out great. … more
I bought a beautiful cod loin a couple of weeks ago and, with the holidays coming (and all the rich food and desserts to look forward to), I didn’t want to make something as rich as our … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.