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Home Cooking > Strawberry Fare

Seventeenth-century English writer Dr. William Butler said it best: “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.” Butler was referring, of course, to strawberries, which make their annual and welcome “here comes summer” appearance in…

Inspiration > A Complete Kitchen Makeover

The Portsmouth Music Hall’s Kitchen Tour is all about fantastic kitchens, from the sleek and modern to the cozy and quaint. Jay Armstrong’s kitchen manages to be all of this, but two years ago, no one would have envisioned it…

Go Green! > Green Spring Cleaning

With the arrival of spring comes the annual ritual of cleaning out the cobwebs and chasing away the dust bunnies, making the inside of your home spotless and fresh. Unfortunately, many cleaning products can wreak havoc on our skin, eyes…

Features > Room for the Whole Family

Betsy and Bud Booth’s new, four-thousand-square-foot waterfront home is more than just a lovely place to retire—it’s a family-friendly retreat with room for four generations. And that’s exactly what the Booths planned when they replaced the older cottage that had…

Gardening Rx > The Art of Spring Flower Arranging

The Japanese art of flower arranging is called ikebana, which literally translates to “living flowers.” Created with branches, leaves and a few flowers, less is more. Emphasis is on line rather than color, simplicity rather than abundance. Even the use…

Embellishment > For the Birds

Like humans, our feathered friends have distinct preferences when it’s time to house hunt. For robins, a tree is the bee’s knees, while phoebes like to nest on a ledge or tucked under the eaves. But other birds are even…

By Design > Soaking in the Natural Beauty

Lisa Schultz and Kraig Burnham of Merrimack have been steadily reshaping their home. Once the kitchen and upstairs bath were renovated, Schultz and Burnham realized that the master bath needed work to keep up with the home’s growing modern appeal.…

Go Green! > Green Spring Cleaning

With the arrival of spring comes the annual ritual of cleaning out the cobwebs and chasing away the dust bunnies, making the inside of your home spotless and fresh. Unfortunately, many cleaning products can wreak havoc on our skin, eyes…

Gardening Rx > The Art of Spring Flower Arranging

The Japanese art of flower arranging is called ikebana, which literally translates to “living flowers.” Created with branches, leaves and a few flowers, less is more. Emphasis is on line rather than color, simplicity rather than abundance. Even the use…

Embellishment > For the Birds

Like humans, our feathered friends have distinct preferences when it’s time to house hunt. For robins, a tree is the bee’s knees, while phoebes like to nest on a ledge or tucked under the eaves. But other birds are even…

Embellishments > Lighten Up!

Neither your mood nor rooms in your home need to darken just because daylight is in short supply this time of year. Any space can become brighter with the addition of the right lighting fixture, whether it’s a decorative table…

Embellishments > Lighten Up!

Neither your mood nor rooms in your home need to darken just because daylight is in short supply this time of year. Any space can become brighter with the addition of the right lighting fixture, whether it’s a decorative table…