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Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

15 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Being married to a Yankee meant we had franks... Read More »

Friendly’s Cone Head Sundae | A New England Childhood Favorite

Friendly’s Cone Head Sundae | A New England Childhood Favorite

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Depicting a clown face made of ice cream, the Friendly’s Cone Head sundae is a sweet childhood memory. Whether... Read More »

Goofers | Lexicon

17 votes, 3.65 avg. rating (73% score)

When tourists reach the summit of Mount Washington, they will invariably look around and ask questions of the... Read More »

Grapenut Raisin Ice Cream

Grapenut Raisin Ice Cream

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

If you’ve never visited an ice cream stand in a faraway state, you may not realize that your... Read More »

Hoodsie Cups | The Classic New England Ice Cream Treat

Hoodsie Cups | The Classic New England Ice Cream Treat

10 votes, 4.30 avg. rating (85% score)

Can’t decide between chocolate and vanilla? Go for a Hoodsie Cup — one of New England’s favorite ice... Read More »

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

In 1995, Kate Moore, recently laid off from her restaurant job, responded to a newspaper ad soliciting “time... Read More »

How to Build a Bonfire in Winter

How to Build a Bonfire in Winter

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Deep snow, a brush pile, marshmallows, and patience are among the requirements to build a bonfire in winter.... Read More »

How to Eat a Lobster | Expert Advice

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

Terri Nunan and her family own Nunan’s Lobster Hut in Kennebunkport, Maine. Lobster eating is not for the dainty;... Read More »

How to Pronounce “Scallop” │ New England Dialect

7 votes, 3.57 avg. rating (72% score)

Usually when we think of scallops, most of us are really thinking of the sweet plug of ivory-colored... Read More »

Humpty Dumpty Chips │Maine’s Potato Chip

Humpty Dumpty Chips │Maine’s Potato Chip

8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (90% score)

A Maine favorite since 1947, Humpty Dumpty chips are a potato tradition and regional snack favorite thanks to... Read More »

Humpty Dumpty? Sure. Moby Dick? Never!

Humpty Dumpty? Sure. Moby Dick? Never!

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Jimmies | Lexicon

8 votes, 4.38 avg. rating (86% score)

Jimmies are the granddaddy of ice cream toppings, and credit for their creation is claimed by Brigham’s, a... Read More »

Maine Coon Cats | Infographic

Maine Coon Cats | Infographic

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

While Maine coon cats are not actually a cross between a raccoon and a domestic cat, it is... Read More »

Maine Lobster Festival | Photographs of Rockland’s Crustacean Celebration

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Thinking about going to the 2015 Maine lobster festival? Find out what you can expect by viewing this... Read More »

Maine Tourmaline | Up Close

Maine Tourmaline | Up Close

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

The word “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese tura mali, meaning “stone of mixed colors.” Shades of tourmaline cover... Read More »

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

There are three things visitors notice upon entering the bedroom of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as “Mark... Read More »

Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Do you know how long it took Mark Twain to write Huck Finn? Get the answer to this... Read More »

Moxie

Moxie

12 votes, 4.42 avg. rating (87% score)

Beyond grocery story shelves, special Moxie collections are on display at the “Moxie Wing” of Matthews Museum of... Read More »

Moxie | Lexicon

Moxie | Lexicon

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Moxie means courage, pluck, perseverance, or guts. It comes from Moxie, the drink, first produced in 1884 as... Read More »

Mud Season | New England’s Fifth Season

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In northern New England there are really five seasons. Some would say Indian summer and January thaw, too,... Read More »

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

From the mighty whale came a delicate art: Nantucket scrimshaw. Crafted by sailors on long and lonely voyages... Read More »

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

It’s not as fun as it might sound. Whalers coined the term Nantucket sleigh ride between 1750 and... Read More »

National Tennis Court in Newport, RI | Real Tennis, Anyone?

National Tennis Court in Newport, RI | Real Tennis, Anyone?

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

“Actually, it’s CVS dental floss,” he says. “Our favorite.” The floss remark worries me. Though I obviously have... Read More »

Necco Wafers

Necco Wafers

7 votes, 4.71 avg. rating (92% score)

Made in New England since 1847, Necco Wafers are a classic American candy with nostalgic appeal. If taste... Read More »

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

14 votes, 3.86 avg. rating (77% score)

Gauge: Five stitches equal one inch. On size four double-pointed needles, cast on 12, 15, and 15 stitches,... Read More »

New England Coast Trivia | New England By the Numbers

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14 Maine communities boasting dog-friendly beaches: Bar Harbor, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Saco,... Read More »

New England Cuisine | Only in New England

7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

Welcome to New England, home of culinary creativity … and more than a few oddities. Read More »



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