The 4 Best Nutritional Info Apps to Help You Stay on Track This Halloween

The 4 Best Nutritional Info Apps to Help You Stay on Track This Halloween

Even if you don’t keep candy in the house, it’s almost impossible to avoid it in these weeks leading up to Halloween. Just about every business has a bowl filled with fun-size treats, even the dentist’s office. Instead of missing out on all the fun, plan for a little indulgence with one of these four nutritional apps.

Score a Touchdown This Football Season

Score a Touchdown This Football Season

Football season can only mean one thing – time to grab the best seat in the house, and we’re not talking about at the stadium. In fact, 77 percent of Americans think the best seat in the house is at home in front of an HDTV, according to a recent survey by McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco brand products. Instead of heading to the stadium, keep the tailgate at home and throw a “homegating” party.

Upper Valley Oktoberfest is Here

Upper Valley Oktoberfest

The Hanover Lions Club is holding its 2nd Annual Upper Valley Oktoberfest at the Top of the Hop Alumni Hall on Dartmouth College’s campus on Friday, October 3, 2014. Attendees must be 21 or older, and the event will take place from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are available for $35 in advance here, or $40 at the door.

Sweeter Than Pie: 5 Creative Ways To Use Apples

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When autumn offers its bounty of apples, it seems a shame not to accept. But after near-daily servings of applesauce, apple slices, baked apples, and even pie, your family may be calling for a moratorium. You can spice up a bushel or two of apples with any of these creative ideas including recipes, crafts, and more. And with this newly found apple zeal, you’ll be sure to meet your apple-a-day requirement. Bite in!

Mac and Cheese, Please! Vermont’s Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge

Mac and Cheese, Please! Vermont’s Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge

What’s better than Vermont cheese? Vermont cheese baked with pasta, of course! On September 14, 2014, the Second Annual Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge will take place in Windsor, Vermont. All you need bring is a ticket for entry and a very hearty appetite. Come hungry and ready to eat mountains of gourmet mac and cheese, prepared for you by the best chefs of the Upper Valley and beyond. Ultimately, you and your fellow samplers will cast your votes for the best mac and cheese of Vermont.

Healthy Habits for Raising Healthy Eaters

Healthy Habits for Raising Healthy Eaters

According to registered dietitian Deanna Segrave-Daly, there are many simple ways for parents to get their little ones to eat the foods they need to grow up strong and healthy. Here are a few ideas you can incorporate into your family’s routine.

Spearmint: A Gardener’s Enemy and a Chef’s Friend

Spearmint: A Gardener’s Enemy and a Chef’s Friend

If you’ve ever grown spearmint, you know that soon the only plant growing in your garden is spearmint. This hardy herb takes over a plot of ground, and once it does, it’s nearly impossible to kill. Luckily, its invasiveness is forgivable for its versatility in cooking, bringing freshness equally well to sweet or savory dishes. Spearmint can play a supporting role at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. It blends well with other herbs but doesn’t upstage the main ingredients. Also heralded for its medicinal qualities, mint is known to settle upset tummies. Here are a few recipes to try this summer; they’ll help keep the spearmint invasion at bay. Enjoy!

The Queeche Balloon Fest: A Look Back at The 2014 Festival

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The festival which always falls on Father’s day attracted families from near and far. See what the 35th Annual Balloon Fest had in store for its patrons this year.

The Best Iced Tea Recipes for Refreshing Summer Drinks

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Iced teas are some of summer’s most refreshing beverages, but don’t limit yourself to plain black or green iced teas—there are plenty of options that combine traditional Camellia sinesis with different herbs, fruits, and syrups to enhance your summer enjoyment. Read on for an assortment of iced tea recipes you’ll want to try before Labor Day!

Pick a Pint: Local Berry Picking Awaits!

Pick a Pint: Local Berry Picking Awaits!

As the weather ripens, so too do nature’s jewels—sweet, luscious berries! Here in the Upper Valley, berries are begging to be picked. Lucky for us, there are more than a handful of farms that offer customers the satisfying experience of picking and eating their own berries. Whether you’re a sucker for sweet strawberries, seedy raspberries, or petite blueberries, you can pick, jam, can, and bake with berries you gathered yourself. Here’s a list of farms to get you started, but exploring the Upper Valley and discovering PYO (“Pick Your Own”) farms is half the fun.

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