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Gardening in New England

  • Hydrangea Care | Planting Tips and Maintenance

    Hydrangea Care | Planting Tips and Maintenance

    Hydrangeas have been coined “natures own pH tester” as the colors of the showy blooms the shrubs produce are dependent on the acid level of the soil in which it grows. Plants growing in acidic soils tend to produce flowers with...

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Best of New England

  • Best Farmers’ Markets in New England

    Best Farmers’ Markets in New England

    Christine Chitnis traveled to more than 50 venues while writing Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011), and she knows a great farmers' market when she sees one. Chitnis writes for local and national publications, often on farming and...

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Explore New England

  • The Wellfleet Drive-In | Cape Cod

    The Wellfleet Drive-In | Cape Cod

    It was a good hour before dusk when we rolled into the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. It was a sticky July evening and like so many of the other families vacationing on the Cape that were around us,...

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The Crafty Yankee

  • Cookie Portraits | Edible Art

    Cookie Portraits | Edible Art

    Here is a craft project that is absolutely foolish (in a good way) and will bring a smile to anyone who receives it. It's a cookie portrait -- a silhouette portrait turned into cookie art! For the purposes of this...

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New England is Delicious

  • Gearing up for Apple Season

    Gearing up for Apple Season

    It's always exciting to see the first local apples in the markets. I saw some this past weekend at a farm stand on the New York/Vermont border. They were labeled "Early Macs," which means they were probably just McIntosh apples...

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New England Guest Blog

  • Robin Williams Memorial in Keene, New Hampshire

    Robin Williams Memorial in Keene, New Hampshire

    After news of his passing, a makeshift Robin Williams Memorial appeared below the Parrish Shoes sign on the building at the corner of West and Main Street in downtown Keene. A keepsake remaining from the filming of “Jumanji,” the Parrish...

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The Yankee Seeker

  • Steamers | New England Steamed Clams

    Steamers | New England Steamed Clams

    Few summer seafood traditions in New England are as anticipated as the first batch of steamers. Sitting down to the two bowls -- one heaped with steamers, the other to collect the discarded shells -- plus a few carefully arranged...

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Outdoor Adventures

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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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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