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Hanging On To Summer

Sometimes we hang onto things for too long. Like those Italian wafer cookies we received as a house warming gift two years ago that we feel bad tossing. Or our beloved VHS copy of The Sandlot we’re afraid to ditch even though we sold our VCR more than a decade ago. But other things are […]

Annual trip to Ray's Seafood restaurant: check!

Lobster isn’t Just Food, it’s Tradition (Plus a Recipe!)

For months, my social media feeds have been flooded with dreamy images of ice cream, summer produce, and locally-caught seafood. New Hampshire summers are very food-centric, and for many native Granite Staters, these foods are tradition. For me, this is especially true of lobster. As a kid, the Isles of Shoals was my home away […]

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Steak Gets a Sidekick

Every great food has a dependable sidekick to rely on. Spaghetti without meatballs would just be a slippery pile of bland cooked grains. Without jelly, peanut butter would glue your mouth closed. Chips without salsa would just be jagged tortillas that would cut your mouth if you aren’t careful. And without fries, a burger would […]

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Manchester Multitasking

If you’re reading this blog post, you are probably aware that Stay Work Play supports numerous young professional initiatives and networking opportunities throughout the state. In July, I attended my first Manchester Young Professionals Network (MYPN) event and this post is one of the outcomes of that fun evening! I’ve been involved with the Concord […]

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Where Meat Dreams Come True

Around this time each year I develop an obsession with authentic barbecue food. I have dreams of meats slow cooking for hours over aromatic wood piles – which either makes me a dedicated foodie or means there is a Labrador Retriever somewhere in my family tree. Fortunately, a friend’s recommendation turned my dreams into reality […]