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$700K deal set to preserve Undermountain Farm parcel in Lenox

07/22/2014 05:07 PM EDT
LENOX -- One of South Berkshire's most iconic, scenic properties has been spared from potential high-density development. Under a $700,000 agreement announced on Tuesday between the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Sprague family, owners of Undermountain Farm and Stables, 83 acres of pristine farmland and the 63-acre northern end of Parson's Marsh will be protected for all time as agricultural and open space. 
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    LIFESTYLE
    Margaret Button: Turtle time means a sweet treat for TMNT fans

    07/23/2014 07:11 AM EDT
    I'm sitting here tonight, thinking about how summer is half over. I can say this with confidence because the bug spray is half gone, the sunscreen is half gone, the peppers in the garden are half-grown and the tub of chlorine tablets for the pool is also at the halfway point. 
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    Margaret Button: Turtle time means a sweet treat for TMNT fans

    07/23/2014 07:11 AM EDT
    I'm sitting here tonight, thinking about how summer is half over. I can say this with confidence because the bug spray is half gone, the sunscreen is half gone, the peppers in the garden are half-grown and the tub of chlorine tablets for the pool is also at the halfway point. 
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    Peru woman's 'Monstah' hot dog a hit in 'Create Fenways Frank' contest
    07/23/2014 07:14 AM EDT - PERU -- "Boston Strong" runs through Dana DiSantis' soul -- and her hot dog buns. When the Peru resident saw Kayem Foods' -- the makers of the official hot dog of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park -- "Create Fenway's Frank" contest, she knew the hot dog had to be about her beloved city.  Full Story

    Berkshire bartenders offer tips on creating summertime mixed drinks
    07/23/2014 07:28 AM EDT - There's a lot of fun in the summer sun to be had with pitchers, and we're not talking about baseball. Whether you're in the mood for an adult beverage or a mocktail, there may be nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than pouring a cool, colorful libation into a tall glass of clinking ice cubes. Full Story

    In a jam? Think beyond peanut butter and jelly
    07/16/2014 08:19 AM EDT - It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam. Full Story

    Maggy Button: Forget about kale, buy the cauliflower
    07/16/2014 01:32 PM EDT - Lindsey Hollenbaugh, the Berkshire Eagle features editor, ran a story on the food page last Wednesday about dipping a head of cauliflower into batter and then grilling it. Full Story

    Chef Dan Barber to discuss food's future
    07/16/2014 08:10 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- Berkshire Grown presents "Beyond Farm to Table: The Future of Food," a conversation with renowned chef and writer Dan Barber, author of "The Third Plate," and award-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, at 7 p. Full Story

    Farm-fresh finds: Local garlic scapes freshen up traditional pesto
    07/09/2014 08:19 AM EDT - How's your summer going? Mine has been glorious, full of new and interesting vegetables picked up on sunny Saturdays at the North Adams farmers market. Full Story

    New way to grill cauliflower
    07/09/2014 08:18 AM EDT - Last summer, the hip way to handle cauliflower was to treat it like a steak. Full Story

    No-cook sauces add fresh flavors to pasta
    07/09/2014 08:17 AM EDT - When the weather is hot, my enthusiasm for complicated cooking fades. I stay away from dishes that take a long time to prepare or require slow braises in the oven. Full Story

    Give fruit salad a zing
    07/09/2014 08:15 AM EDT - Looking for ways to jazz up your basic fruit salad this summer? Full Story

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. Full Story
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    Stonestreet: Acceptance will grow for gay athletes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. Full Story