Make it: Lotion Bars

What’s a lotion bar? It’s lotion, but in a molded shape, that melts on contact with your skin. Ingredients: 1 ounce beeswax 1 ounce cocoa butter 1 ounce coconut oil 1 ounce Shea butter 1 teaspoon essential oil (vanilla and peppermint) Directions: Melt beeswax first (takes the longest). Add other ingredients; Shea butter last (doesn’t […]

Eat: Maple Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

By Melanie Wanders Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of the year here in the Upper Valley. After our annual visit to Tompo Farm in Lebanon, N.H., to watch the laborious sugaring process from tapping the trees to cooking down the sap into the sweet, amber syrup, our family looks forward to […]

Eat: Mini Caramel Apples

Ingredients Toothpicks Melon baller Granny Smith apples (one apple makes 8 to 10 mini apples) Butterscotch or peanut butter chips Chopped nuts, nonpareils, sprinkles, shredded coconut (optional) Small paper candy cups Preparation With the melon baller, scoop little balls out of the apple. Each ball should have a section of apple peel. Push toothpick into […]

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup butter, softened ½ tsp. almond extract 2 cups flour ½ cup raspberry jam Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 1½ tsp. almond extract 2 to 3 tsp. water Preparation Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine sugar, butter and almond extract until creamy. Add flour and mix well. […]

Spiced Caramel Chai

1/3 cup Fat Toad Farm Goatís Milk Caramel 4 cups goatís milk (or whole milk) 1 whole cinnamon stick 8 cardamom pods, smashed 8 whole cloves 1 vanilla bean, split 8 peppercorns 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced 1 tbsp. loose black tea or the contents from two black tea bags Pinch of […]

Pork Chops with Basil

Flour for dredging Garlic salt to taste 8 loin pork chops, trimmed Olive oil 2 tsp. chopped basil or 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1/2 cup Marsala wine or orange juice Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine flour and garlic salt in a paper bag. Add chops and toss lightly until each is covered with mixture. […]