Yankee Magazine Welcomes Spring
DUBLIN, New Hampshire (March/April 2012)— Yankee Magazine’s March/April issue, on newsstands February 28, names the best places for breakfast in New England and gets those eateries to share recipes for their most popular dishes. Bid farewell to cabin fever, and follow along as we head to Connecticut’s shoreline for an early springtime visit. Get ready for the growing season with tips on how to plant a perfectly-sized garden, then check out Yankee’ s best five nurseries and garden centers in New England for all your needed supplies. Plus, learn tips to save money, and meet New England’s “fixers” who can help give nearly anything you own a second or third life.
“When I saw the pages of the current issue, I was struck by how many stories reflected the New England ethic of holding on to good things— whether a piece of land that no potential developer’s entreaties can wrest from a farmer (“Last One Standing,” p. 22), or a commemoration of a blood-soaked day that launched a revolution (“Two Mornings in April,” p. 72), or those treasures that you want to keep forever, hoping to one day pass them along to loved ones like in “The Fixers” (p. 44),” says Yankee Magazine’ s editor Mel Allen. “Here’s hoping that when you finish reading this issue, you’ll have a greater appreciation for a region that is ever-changing yet somehow never loses sight of its roots, which grow deeper each day.”
Inside Yankee’s March/April Issue
“Two Mornings in April” — by Justin Shatwell (page 72): On the Saturday before Patriots’ Day, the National Park Service holds its reenactment of the battles of Lexington and Concord, where visitors just may hear the echo of our nation’s history.
“Confessions of a Marsha Jordan Girl” — by Ann Hood (page 82): Best-selling author Ann Hood nostalgically reminisces about her youth and the iconic New England department stores that offered her a taste of elegance and sophistication.
“A Feeling for Vermonters” — photography by Peter Miller, text by Ian Aldrich (page 86): For more than 50 years, Peter Miller has captured the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary images.
“The Big Question” — interviewed by Ian Aldrich (page 96): Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, explains how to make fruit and vegetable gardening fit your lifestyle.
“Why the Maine Guide Still Matters” — by Wayne Curtis (page 98): For over a century, the experienced Maine Guide has been an enduring symbol of the North Woods, but technology and a new generation that values efficiency over tradition threatens the livelihood of New England’s own cowboy.
In Travel, writer Annie Graves heads to the Connecticut shoreline and explores the “Sound in Spring,” where she finds classic town greens, sandy beaches, and inviting villages with urban flair (page 34).
The Home section features 20 individuals who repair broken treasures— from clocks to books and more (page 44). In “New England’s Finest,” contributing editor Christie Matheson features home décor created from reclaimed materials (page 54). Christine Chitnis shows how all-natural ingredients can be used to create stunning Easter-egg colors in “Inspired Ideas” (page 56).
In the Food section, Yankee names where to go for the best breakfasts in New England (one for each state), and serves up a recipe from each taste-winning locale (page 58). In “Best Cook in Town,” Valencia Menard of Brunswick, Maine, prepares a corned-beef dinner feast for St. Patrick’s Day (page 70). In “Homegrown,” Jane Dornbusch writes about the revival of mead, or honey wine, in the world of craft brewing (page 68).