Yankee's November/December Issue Features Holiday Ideas and Tips
In Travel, “The Thirty Days of Christmas,” by Annie Graves (page 42), explores Newport, Rhode Island’s historic homes and seaside venues, decked out in simple white lights for the city’s month-long holiday tradition of giving and goodwill.
The Home section features a meticulously restored Back Bay brownstone where family and friends gather to celebrate the season, in “Home for the Holidays,” by Christie Matheson (page 54). “Inspired Ideas” explains how to make fragrant balsam pillows (page 60). “How’d They Do That?” offers woodworking techniques to “antique” a kitchen island (page 62). “Antiques & Collectibles” examines Izannah Walker’s cloth dolls, prized for their sweetness and simplicity (page 64).
In the Food section, “Friday Feasting,” by Annie B. Copps (page 68), shows what to do with your bounty of versatile leftovers from Thanksgiving Day. From egg nests to cranberry parfaits, learn how to create a whole new menu. Also in this issue, Nori Odoi, Yankee’s “Best Cook in Town,” shares the secret to her special cookies (page 76), and succulent Nantucket bay scallops are the featured ingredient in “Homegrown” (page 78).
“Here in New England,” by Mel Allen (page 20): A family suffers the death of a child, and slowly begins the healing process–”pulled back into life.”
“First Light,” by Jim Collins (page 22): Orange, New Hampshire’s annual town Christmas party brings this small community closer.
“The Best 5: Eco Shops,” by Christie Matheson (page 34): Yankee names the top five eco-friendly shops offering great “green” goods, from organic mattresses to bike accessories.
“Mary’s Farm,” by Edie Clark (page 14): Edie reminisces about the December 2008 storm that left the area covered in ice and without power for 12 days.
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