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101 simple, tasty, anytime noshes
Ingredients columnist Rich Tango-Lowy whips up some good eats from farmers market finds and other delicious items

Summer in southern New Hampshire is a time of food, a time of simple fare — crisp unadulterated flavors that contrast with the warm, humid, languid days. Farmers haul their fruits and vegetables, pastured meats, eggs, dairy, hand-crafted cheeses, and even fish to the local farmers market. Residents exchange hard-earned cash for honest food containing every bit of the flavor and fragrance that Nature intended it to possess. These perfect ingredients require little from the cook: salt, pepper or perhaps a squeeze of lemon is often enough to create brilliant, flavorful feasts.

PEOPLE: U.S. Senate
Questions for the candidates
By Jeff Mucciarone

Republican Sen. Judd Gregg opted out of running again this year, which leaves an open seat in the U.S. Senate. Democratic U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes jumped into the race early on. On the Republican side, former attorney general Kelly Ayotte, Manchester lawyer Ovide Lamontagne and businessmen Bill Binnie and Jim Bender have jumped in as well. The candidates are vying for the GOP nomination in the Sept. 14 primary. For this series, we are interviewing candidates who have raised, through donations and candidate loans, at least $10,000, according to the most recently available fundraising reports. Tom Alciere of Hudson, Gerard Beloin of New Boston, and Dennis Lamare of Lee are also running for Senate in the GOP primary.

PEOPLE: Governor of New Hampshire
Questions for the candidates
By Jeff Mucciarone

Republicans have been stymied in their last three bids for the corner office by Gov. John Lynch. Some believe he may finally be vulnerable this time around. Four Republicans, Frank Emiro, Jack Kimball, John Stephen and Karen Testerman, are looking to garner the GOP nomination to take on Lynch, who is after a record fourth term. For this series, we are interviewing candidates who have raised, through donations and candidate loans, at least $10,000, according to the most recently available fundraising reports. The Hippo spoke with all four candidates last week, before campaign finance reports were filed with the state.

ARTS: Buy one, get four
Arts groups join forces in Concord
By Adam Coughlin

Four of Concord’s non-profit arts organizations have come together to give more value to their members and expose patrons to more cultural opportunities.

LONGSHOTS: Sox in trouble as September arrives
By Dave Long

With the arrival of September, baseball heads into the stretch run this week. After losing two of three in Tampa over the weekend the outlook for the Sox is bleak. But they are still alive and with games left with the D-Rays and Yanks a miracle finish is still possible. And along with plenty of things to talk about regarding how Tito, Theo and company have prosecuted things the last few weeks, there are many other stories to talk about as well. So here are a few things to chew on before the magic number hits zero or Pats opening day arrives to take your mind off what’s left of the baseball season.

FOOD: Chili Week sets a hot stage
World’s Chili Cookoff will make its first New England appearance
By Madeleine Staub

On the weekend of Oct. 1-Oct. 3, the world will descend upon Manchester, fork in hand, bib around neck, waiting to discover the best chili in the land. And for those who can’t wait or want to have a say in all the excitement, New Hampshire Chili Week will be spicing up many local restaurants ahead of time.

TECHIE: Free music!
Just make it yourself
By John “jaQ” Andrews

Besides “computer,” what word perfectly modifies “geek”? If you said “music,” take a bow. You could spend thousands on pro equipment, but with your computer you can get started for zero dollars.

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