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  • The Legend of Purgatory Chasm

    The Legend of Purgatory Chasm

    Little is said about the origins of this unassuming wonder nestled in Sutton, MA, just southeast of Worcester. But with a name like Purgatory Chasm, how could you not be curious? According to legend, an Algonquin Indian woman found herself in...

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Best of New England

  • The Best Lighthouses in New England

    The Best Lighthouses in New England

    We’ve selected the five best lighthouses in New England using Jon Marcus’ comprehensive list from his book Lighthouses of New England, which covers everything from the most stunning to the most haunted beacons found anywhere in the world. Best Scenic Lighthouse...

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The Crafty Yankee

  • Engraved Wooden Spoons

    Engraved Wooden Spoons

    Pyrography is the art of burning images and designs into wood. A pen with a metallic tip is heated and then used to "draw" onto a wood surface. Pyrography can be used to create wood plaques or wood blocks, engrave signs, or make freestyle...

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Explore New England

New England Guest Blog

  • Jim

    Jim’s Shoes | A Lesson in Perspective

    One of the first things I noticed when my son Brady and I entered my mom’s room on a recent visit was her friend Jim’s cane hanging off one of her chairs and his shoes and socks under her little...

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The Yankee Seeker

Gardening in New England

  • Build a Teepee Trellis for Vegetables

    Build a Teepee Trellis for Vegetables

    One effective way to support climbing plants and vines is to build a teepee trellis. Flowers like morning glory or clematis, and vegetables such as cucumbers, peas and beans can benefit from a sturdy support system. Inexpensive and easy to build,...

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The Yankee Historian

  • The Theft of the Vinegar Bible

    The Theft of the Vinegar Bible

    Typos happen. When they crop up in a newspaper headline, they’re good for a laugh. When they show up in the Bible, things get more lucrative. This story begins in 1717 with an English typesetter who had a momentary lapse of...

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New England is Delicious

  • A Delicious 15-Minute Asparagus and Mushroom Salad

    A Delicious 15-Minute Asparagus and Mushroom Salad

    It's prime asparagus season, a tender green bonanza, a harbinger of summer's bounty. And nowhere is this season more celebrated than in the Pioneer Valley of west-central Massachusetts. For many years, these fertile floodplains of the Connecticut River Valley made...

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Behind the Scenes

  • Recipe Testing at Yankee Publishing

    Recipe Testing at Yankee Publishing

    One of the great perks of working at Yankee Publishing is the occasional opportunity to help the food editors with recipe testing—followed by taste testing, and rating the recipes. There’s a sense of fun and adventure in trying out recipes...

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Outdoor Adventures

Just Looking: New England Art

  • The Last Blog Post | Just Looking Signs Off

    The Last Blog Post | Just Looking Signs Off

    This will be the final posting of Just Looking, the New England art blog I have been writing here on the Yankee website since 2008. I will miss the opportunity to share visual experiences online, but I will continue to...

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Home Again

  • Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Track Antique Shop

    Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Track Antique Shop

    I'm going to let you in on a little secret today. It's a vintage/antique shop in a town you've probably never visited, and it's wonderful—not just for its inventory, which is well curated, but for its prices. They are easily...

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Cooking New England

  • American Potato Salad

    American Potato Salad

    Can you believe summer is unofficially here?!? With Memorial Day behind us, it's time to start thinking about cookouts, grilling outside, and enjoying the nice weather. It's also the time of year when impromptu get-togethers start popping up on patios...

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