Emily Corwin http://upr.org en Water-Skiing On Snow: Skijorers Aren't Just Horsing Around http://upr.org/post/water-skiing-snow-skijorers-arent-just-horsing-around Terri Moitozo, 52, kicks her boots into her downhill skis in Rochester, N.H. Odd thing is, she's 30 miles from any mountain.<p>"Combining two things I love, skiing and horses," she says. "I'm excited!<p>Moitozo doesn't need gravity to fly across the snow — that's what her horse, Friday, is for. That, and her buddy Nick Barishian, who's riding Friday.<p>"He's my horse husband," she says, pointing to Barishian. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:26:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 37091 at http://upr.org Water-Skiing On Snow: Skijorers Aren't Just Horsing Around Small Farmers In New England Fear New Food Safety Rules http://upr.org/post/small-farmers-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules Back in January, the Food and Drug Administration issued two proposed food safety rules to prevent tainted food from entering the food supply.<p>According to these <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm?source=govdelivery">1,600 pages of rules</a>, farmers who don't qualify for exemptions must monitor and document water quality, freezer temperatures, encroaching wildlife and any other possible sources of contamination. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 29932 at http://upr.org Small Farmers In New England Fear New Food Safety Rules Homemade Bitters Put The Local Bite Back Into Cocktails http://upr.org/post/homemade-bitters-put-local-bite-back-cocktails Evan Mallett is hovering over some plants in a Victorian-era greenhouse in Portsmouth, N.H.<p><a href="http://www.blacktrumpetbistro.com/pages/chefs_bio.html">Mallett</a>, a chef at the Black Trumpet Bistro, is collecting medicinal herbs, which he infuses in alcohol to make his own bitters, a bittersweet alcoholic concentrate used to flavor cocktails.<p>Mallett says he often forages in the woods for ingredients like wild chamomile, dock and burdock root for his bitters, too.<p>The "homemade bitters" trend is relatively new.<p>From Prohibition until just a few years ago, almost every bartender Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 27468 at http://upr.org Homemade Bitters Put The Local Bite Back Into Cocktails New Hampshire Cuts Red Tape To Put Nanobreweries On Tap http://upr.org/post/new-hampshire-cuts-red-tape-put-nanobreweries-tap As beer drinkers demand increasingly obscure beers with ingredients like jalapenos or rhubarb, smaller and smaller breweries are stepping up to the plate. New Hampshire is one state helping these brewery startups get off the ground, with new laws that make it easier for small-scale breweries to obtain licenses and distribute their craft beers.<p>Among those benefiting: Nicole Carrier and her partner, Annette Lee, of North Hampton, N.H. A year and half ago, they were just enthusiastic home brewers. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 07:56:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 19920 at http://upr.org New Hampshire Cuts Red Tape To Put Nanobreweries On Tap N.H. Group Says People, Not Taxes, Should Help Needy http://upr.org/post/nh-group-says-people-not-taxes-should-help-needy This is the time of year when people all over the country are coming together and getting food to needy families, but for one community in Manchester, N.H., private acts of charity aren't just a holiday tradition — they are a display of anarchist and libertarian principles.<p>On a recent day, about 50 people gathered in a converted office space with $6,000 worth of food and a list of needy families. Mike Ruff, with help from a couple of kids, filled shopping bags with food for the hungry.<p>Ruff, a 40-year-old mediator and blacksmith, helped organize the event. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:11:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 16844 at http://upr.org