The ice cream issue

Aug 07, 2012
1:19 PM

Beat the heat with some sweet treats

Boy oh boy — it is hot! We don’t know about you, readers, but we at the Insider just can’t think straight when it’s so darn hot and muggy. There’s really only one thing that can save us when it gets like this – ice cream! With that in mind, we set out to find every place in Concord where you can stroll up and grab a cone on a hot day. Five cones later, we’re cooled off,…

Aug 07, 2012
12:00 AM
pop hustler

Eric Ober has his finger in a lot of musical pies

Looking back on it, all the signs were there early. When Eric Ober got booted from a high school guitar class for breaking from the lesson plan with a Brown-Eyed Girl riff, a life of musical freelancing was born.When Ober says he loves music, he means it - all of it. And his stylings are something like New England weather: if you don't like what he's playing, wait five minutes."I…

Aug 07, 2012
12:00 AM
ice cream server of the week

Denise Benton solves a neopolitan Rubik's Cube

Name: Denise BentonGranite State Candy Shoppe and Ice CreamHow long have you been serving ice cream?I've been here for almost two years, and I served ice cream for a summer during college.What is your favorite flavor?Master rip. It's malted ultra chocolate ice cream with hot fudge and caramel swirled in.If you could create your own flavor, what would it be?I have no idea what…

Aug 07, 2012
12:00 AM
the awesomenator

This year's Nobel winner: ice cream?

I know it's not Nobel season, but may I humbly suggest that this year's Nobel prize in literature go to ice cream?It's an unorthodox choice, I know - desserts aren't known for winning such honors, and most of them don't even write books; the closest we've gotten is when cookie maker E.L. Fudge write the steamy bestseller Fifty Shades of Keebler. But what tells…

Aug 07, 2012
12:00 AM
grow something!

Summer herbs bring flavor, fragrance, beauty and medicine

If you've ever pinched the crown leaves off a basil plant growing in your garden, you know the pleasant aroma and the feel of those thick leaves on your fingertips. Now, the taste of that basil leaf in your salad or on a slab of mozzarella cheese with a slice of tomato - delicious! Herbs are tasty, fun and easy to grow. I'll share with you some of my favorites and different ways…

Aug 07, 2012
12:00 AM
nature 101

Sandra Martin tugs at the strings that tie the world together

For the past few summers, I have volunteered at the Little Nature Museum, where Sandra Martin is the founder and director. The museum had its beginning in Martin's bedroom 50 years ago when Martin was a teenager and has been located in a barn at Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook since 2001. It is open to the public on weekends until Oct. 28.When I first walked into the museum, I…

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