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November/December 2006

Feature Stories

A Pilgrim Primer

A Pilgrim Primer
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English Separatists, a wing of the new Puritan movement, had fled oppression at home and found refuge in... Read More »

America’s Bloodiest War

America’s Bloodiest War
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In 1600, southern New England was home to approximately 90,000 Indians. Approximately 12,000 were Pokanokets, a tribe living... Read More »

Deep Dish

Deep Dish
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Pies have been a staple of the New England table since the Colonial days. Bring them to a... Read More »

How to Be an Artist in Residence

How to Be an Artist in Residence
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In the dunes between Race Point, Provincetown, and High Head in North Truro sit 17 dune shacks, originally... Read More »

Iwo Jima Remembered

Iwo Jima Remembered
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At the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, a bronze memorial stretching 78 feet from its base... Read More »

Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan
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Swiftly share condiments and side dishes with this 14-inch-diameter turntable ($89). Marcia LaRocque-Levy hand paints a beautiful majolica... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Serving Dishes

New England’s Finest: Serving Dishes
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New Hampshire Marine Raised the Flag at Iwo Jima

New Hampshire Marine Raised the Flag at Iwo Jima
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Rene Gagnon was just 18, a high school dropout who worked in the textile mills of his native... Read More »

Red Wine Uncorked

Red Wine Uncorked
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Think of a wine decanter and you probably think of a Victorian cut-glass carafe. No longer: Tsuga Studios’... Read More »

Serve It Up

Serve It Up
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We’ve never seen a ceramic bowl this big (20 inches in diameter) and couldn’t imagine a more perfect... Read More »

Takes the Gravy

Takes the Gravy
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Of course, no holiday table is complete without a vessel with which to serve the gravy. Woodbury Pewter’s... Read More »

Turkey Talk

Turkey Talk
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Birds, bees, beetles, dragonflies … even spiders and snakes. There’s a surprise waiting to be uncovered when you... Read More »

Why the Pilgrims Still Matter

Why the Pilgrims Still Matter
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A conversation with Mayflower author Nathaniel Philbrick about why the Pilgrims still matter in today’s world. Why We... Read More »

Food

Almond-Chocolate Cake Roll with Rich Chocolate Frosting

Almond-Chocolate Cake Roll with Rich Chocolate Frosting
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Baked Clams

Baked Clams
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Basic Steamed Rice

Basic Steamed Rice
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Boneless Turkey with Sausage-Fig Stuffing

Boneless Turkey with Sausage-Fig Stuffing
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Braised Turkey Legs & Gravy

Braised Turkey Legs & Gravy

Braised Turkey Legs & Gravy
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Branzini Poached in Acqua Pazza

Branzini Poached in Acqua Pazza
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Chocolate-Cranberry White Chunk Cookies

Chocolate-Cranberry White Chunk Cookies

Chocolate-Cranberry White Chunk Cookies
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Cranberry and Port-Braised Short Ribs

Cranberry and Port-Braised Short Ribs
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Cranberry Recipes

Cranberry Recipes

Cranberry Recipes
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Cranberries have a storied New England history: Native Americans are said to have combined dried cranberries, meat, and... Read More »

Cranberry-Gorgonzola Tart on Savory Walnut Shortbread Crust

Cranberry-Gorgonzola Tart on Savory Walnut Shortbread Crust

Cranberry-Gorgonzola Tart on Savory Walnut Shortbread Crust
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Easy Does It: Turkey Stock

Easy Does It: Turkey Stock
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Some people prefer the white meat and some crave dark meat. My favorite part of the bird is... Read More »

Fried Turkey

Fried Turkey
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Grandma’s Mackerel

Grandma’s Mackerel
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Grilled Turkey

Grilled Turkey
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Pasta Handkerchiefs with Anchovy Sauce

Pasta Handkerchiefs with Anchovy Sauce
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Pea Soup with Minted Crab

Pea Soup with Minted Crab
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Ricotta French Toast

Ricotta French Toast
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Roasted Turkey with Pear and Apple Cornbread Stuffing

Roasted Turkey with Pear and Apple Cornbread Stuffing
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Spinach Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette
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Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies
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Sweet and Sour Flounder

Sweet and Sour Flounder
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Tuna Pate

Tuna Pate
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Turkey Meat Loaf with Cranberry Ketchup

Turkey Meat Loaf with Cranberry Ketchup
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Turkey Stock / Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Stock / Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
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Wassail

Wassail
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Yankee Kitchen

Yankee Kitchen
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No matter how hard I try to remember, it seems that every year I forget to defrost my... Read More »

Home & Garden

Antiques: Cast-Iron Door Stops

Antiques: Cast-Iron Door Stops

Antiques: Cast-Iron Door Stops
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Most cast-iron door stops you’ll find today were likely made in America sometime between the turn of the... Read More »

Are Burning Bushes Invasive? | Gardening Advice

Are Burning Bushes Invasive? | Gardening Advice
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This year I tried to buy more burning bush for our yard because I like the fall color,... Read More »

Home Makeover Includes Painted Murals and Furniture

Home Makeover Includes Painted Murals and Furniture
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It takes a creative person to make a house a home. Artist Lisa Nelthropp did more than that... Read More »

House For Sale: Albany, Vermont

House For Sale: Albany, Vermont
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One of New England’s best-kept real estate secrets has always been the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (i.e., the... Read More »

How to Paint Like a Master

How to Paint Like a Master
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Like Lisa, you can learn decorative painting techniques from professionals. In a 1,000-square-foot studio in Boston, the Institute... Read More »

Resources

Resources
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Kitchen Mugs: Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA. 800-733-1830, 508-347-3362. osv.org Kitchen dining area Chairs: Barn House Lighting, Alton,... Read More »

Who Was Rufus Porter?

Who Was Rufus Porter?
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Most people think of Rufus Porter as the itinerant muralist who traveled New England from the early 1820s... Read More »

Wreath Sale: A Circle for Life

Wreath Sale: A Circle for Life
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Christmas lights twinkle in a greenhouse in Tiverton, Rhode Island. People haul unwieldy stacks of evergreens from car... Read More »

Wreaths for Sale

Wreaths for Sale
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The Lucy’s Hearth 6th Annual Designer Wreath Sale will be held Saturday, December 2, from 9 to 1... Read More »

Travel

Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis, MA

Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis, MA
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It is 17 degrees outside, with a north wind snapping at anything that moves. The windchill makes it... Read More »

Jack R. Williams Toboggan Chute, Camden, ME

Jack R. Williams Toboggan Chute, Camden, ME
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“It’ll be over in nine seconds,” says Stuart Young, operator at the toboggan chute. It’s a statement that... Read More »

New England by the Numbers | Roundup of New England States

New England by the Numbers | Roundup of New England States
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271 estimated travel time in minutes between Boston and Montreal if the high-speed New England rail corridor is... Read More »

New England Retreats: Seeking the Silence

New England Retreats: Seeking the Silence
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In the Absence of Words I arrived at Gonzaga: Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Massachusetts, at low... Read More »

Portsmouth, NH: A Timeless Christmas

Portsmouth, NH: A Timeless Christmas
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Christmases past and present blend seamlessly in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Walking along the brick sidewalks recently dusted... Read More »

Providence Arcade, Providence, RI

Providence Arcade, Providence, RI
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The arcade is the country’s oldest indoor shopping mall. A National Historic Landmark, the three-story Greek Revival building,... Read More »

Retreat Yourself

Retreat Yourself
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Whether your interest is an individual silent retreat or a group program or workshop, spiritual centers around New... Read More »

The Balsams: New Hampshire’s Winter Playground

The Balsams: New Hampshire’s Winter Playground
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The snow begins as a thin dusting as you drive north into the tip of New Hampshire. By... Read More »

What the Locals Know

What the Locals Know
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Bob Harkins, a partner with Maine Distilleries, maker of Cold River Vodka, loves to send friends to Buck’s... Read More »

Where to Stay

Where to Stay
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Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St. Rates: $125-$305. 800-342-6423, 207-865-9377. harraseeketinn.com Applewood Inn, 8 Holbrook St. Rates: $160-$190. 207-865-9705.... Read More »

White Mountain National Forest, Pinkham Notch, NH

White Mountain National Forest, Pinkham Notch, NH
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When you pay attention to the ground in winter, and if you are being guided by someone who... Read More »

More Great Stories

Artists Among Us

Artists Among Us
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Massachusetts painter Kara Taylor gave up her farm stand and flower farm this past summer to concentrate fully... Read More »

Dear Yankee

Dear Yankee
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We heard from many readers in response to our September story “The Maine Connection” about the Portland ticket... Read More »

Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers

Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers
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Do you know how long it took Mark Twain to write Huck Finn? Get the answer to this... Read More »

The Quiet Celebration of a Cy Young Winner

The Quiet Celebration of a Cy Young Winner
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“The day they were announcing the Cy Young [last November], I started to think, What do I say... Read More »

Worth the Drive

Worth the Drive
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The Drawing Room, Cos Cob, Connecticut. Kenleigh and Mike Larock opened their stylish home furnishings and accessories store... Read More »



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