March-April 2015

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2015 Home Design Award winners are revealed

2015 Home of the Year winner: Birch Bay House

The Home of the Year Design Award winner goes to Jeremy Bonin of Bonin Architects in New London

2015 Outdoor Design winner: Windemere Pool

The excellence in outdoor design award goes to Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs in Exeter

2015 Interior Design winner: Striking Vistas

The excellence in interior design award goes to Lisa DeStefano of DeStefano Architects

2015 Kitchen Design honorable mention: Post-and-Beam Kitchen

Honorable mention in the kitchen design category goes to Susan Crupi of David R. Crupi, LLC in Hollis

2015 Kitchen Design winner: Reclaimed Farmhouse

The excellence in kitchen design award goes to Peter Ippedico of Crown Point Cabinetry in Claremont

2015 Historic Renovation winner: New Hampshire Farmhouse

The excellence in historic renovation award goes to D. Scott Bell of Theo and Isabella Design Group

2015 Green Design winner: Wonalancet Residence

The excellence in green design award goes to Bob Butcher and Peter Wobber of BEAM Construction Associates, Inc.

2015 Bath Design winner: Master Retreat

The award for excellence in bath design goes to Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs in Exeter

2015 Architectural Design winner: The Grantham Lake House

The award for excellence in architectural design goes to Yankee Barn Homes in Grantham

Creating a custom home for antique collectors

This couple gives their antiques new roles at center stage.

How designers are making eco-friendly buildings

In an effort to be kinder to the environment, designers of homes and gardens are making thoughtful choices.

Return of the native plants and flowers

Wildflowers were the natural choice when the Hewitts restored the woodlands surrounding their home.

Building a net-zero home for the long term

A Concord couple designs a home that produces as much energy as it uses—and allow its occupants to easily age in place.

Anthony Moore Painting Conservation gives new life to old paintings

Cleaning and repairing oils takes special expertise and a trained eye—and the results can be remarkable.

An energy-efficient, solar-powered home in Canterbury

Energy efficiency and sustainability were paramount concerns when a Canterbury couple designed and built their home.

Mary Ann Esposito remembers her roots and celebrates 25 years on TV

Mary Ann Esposito marks Ciao Italia’s twenty-fifth anniversary by celebrating the series’ hallmarks: sharing traditions and using the best, freshest ingredients.

Roasted Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a stew-like vegetable dish from the Provence area of France. It usually contains eggplant, zucchini, onion and peppers, but nothing in the world of food is a commandment; other vegetables can be used at the cook’s whim. Ratatouille serves nicely as a side dish or a main vegetarian offering. I like to digress a bit and bring out more vegetable flavor by roasting all the vegetables instead of stewing them.

Kale and Swiss Chard Crustless Quiche

Kale and Swiss chard have honored places in my home garden. I love their royal presence as they tower over other nearby vegetables. Kale’s sturdy leaves are the perfect complement to the more delicate chard, and together they make a delightful combo in this protein- and vitamin-packed “quiche.”

Sugar Snap Peas and Feta Cheese Salad

Crunchy sugar snap peas—I eat them right off the vine! But when I do cook them, I steam them to retain that crunch and vivid green color. A favorite family salad during the summer is this simple one with feta cheese and onion. To vary the dish, add fresh mint and lemon zest.

Skillet-Baked Tomato Cobbler

While I am harvesting cherry tomatoes, both Sun-Gold and Sweet 100s, I make plans for using them. Some we will eat, some will go to neighbors,some will be frozen for making delicious tomato soup and some will go into this glorious tomato cobbler.
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