Yankee Magazine Welcomes Spring
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).
“Here in New England: Home from the Sea” — by Peter Tuttle (page 16): In one form or another, New England’s harborside fish shacks have been sheltering men and their gear over the past five centuries.
“Last One Standing” — by Jim Collins (page 23): John Augustin’s farm stand is more than a local business; it is one of the few places left that give Greenwich, Connecticut residents a feeling of community. When a farm accident took Augustin’s left leg and threatened his existence as a farmer, his neighbors pulled together and showed him what he meant to them.
“Only in New England” — by Justin Shatwell (page 26): Distraught when his wife died, Rush Hawkins had the Annmary Brown Memorial in Providence constructed as a mausoleum and art gallery to honor her memory.
“The Best 5: Nurseries & Garden Centers” — by Tovah Martin (page 28): Author of more than a dozen gardening books, Tovah Martin names the best nurseries and garden centers in New England.
“Knowledge & Wisdom” — by Ian Aldrich (page 31): Kathy Spencer, author of the book How to Shop for Free, spends $4 a week on groceries to feed her family of six. She shares her money-saving tips with Yankee’ s readers.