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Scrambled Eggs With Lobster and Brioche. IIllustrates LOBSTER (category d), by Bonnie S. Benwick © 2014 The Washington Post. Moved Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph)

Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, …

Notes From The Garden: Daylilies Are an Excellent Choice for the Garden and Plate

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What one kind of flower would you bring with you if you were being sentenced to life on a deserted island? Would you pick peonies …

Summer Journal: Passion for Hoops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Norwich — Allison Moskow was driving a car load full of children down Main Street this spring, past Dan & Whit’s and toward the town …

Veterans Memorial in the Works in Norwich

Monday, August 18, 2014

Norwich — The local American Legion post wants to commemorate post-Vietnam War veterans from Norwich with a new monument on Beaver Meadow Road. There’s only one problem: The group can’t find them. When Jim Harlow, commander of the Lyman F. Pell American Legion post in Norwich, was drafted …

Peek into Brain Shows How Youngsters Learn Math Skills

Monday, August 18, 2014

Washington — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The take-home advice: drilling your kids on simple addition …

So Much More Than a Garden

Sunday, August 17, 2014

White River Junction — Considering the cost of water, fertilizer and his own labor, it would probably be cheaper to buy vegetables than grow them himself, but to Nalin Patel, the garden on the grounds of the Pine …

The Self-Conscious Cardinal

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I’ve been a writer since I was about 7 years old, when I started writing poems, and though I have sometimes found myself blocked it was not a frequent occurrence. For one thing, the life I lived before …

A Mystery Trunk Conjures Stories of the Skies Over Europe

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Washington — How many Rosebuds are fed to the fire every day in Washington? After all, we can be a peripatetic lot in this town. The military or some federal agency sends us here, and we cart our …

Clapton Says Thank You to JJ Cale

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music. Singer-songwriter JJ Cale rescued him and gave him a direction, though the man known as the main …

High Horses Volunteer, Quarter Horse Honored

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — A volunteer and a horse with High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program were recently honored for their work. Becky Foulk was named Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s volunteer of the year for Region 1, which includes …

Finding ‘Heart of Darkness’ on Ice

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The great achievement of Hampton Sides’ unforgettable new book about a group of American Arctic explorers only becomes apparent halfway into its 400-plus pages. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette tells the story of an almost entirely forgotten episode …

Still Sharing Nixon’s Secrets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Washington — Forty years after Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace over the Watergate scandal, his former White House counsel, John Dean, who famously turned against the president, is back in Washington promoting his latest tome, The Nixon Defense. …

Bedroom Desk? It’s Under All That Junk

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., said she uses the desk in her bedroom for “everything” — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff. Everything, that is, except homework. “Usually, …