Food, People, Shopping

From sweet to savory, chocolate confections you’ll want to keep for yourself

You can’t go wrong with chocolate. That’s what Nick Monte, chocolatier and co-owner of the Village Peddler in East Arlington, Vt., and the Village Chocolate Shoppe in Bennington, Vt., believes.

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Food, Shopping

Hitting the sweet spot

Yes, sweet things from Northampton, Mass. ovens help people power up for the rigors of their days, just as they do at early-bird bakeries across UpCountry communities. To be sure, the scratch baking scene isn’t Northampton’s most-played card. But for me, when it comes to this college town’s culinary map, morning treats put the longing in longitude. And the choices are expanding.

Food

Where to find apple cider doughnuts …

Signs that fall has arrived in New England: Leaves of gold, red and orange. Crisp, cool nights. Apple harvests and overflowing pumpkin patches. And with it comes a bounty of autumn-flavored goodness: Apple cider, apple and pumpkin pies, and the indulgence in apple cider doughnuts. We all have our favorite apple cider doughnuts, since no… Continue reading Where to find apple cider doughnuts …

Arts, Food, Shopping, Travel

24 hours in Northampton …

Time is precious, and so is Northampton. So we decided to give our travel writer Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio just one day for a getaway and to get away to Northampton, a vibrant hub of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Northampton is a place you can rock and you can relax. It has… Continue reading 24 hours in Northampton …