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January/February 2008 Issue Archive

10 Bear Facts

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1. About 30,000 black bears (Ursus americanus) live in New England. 2. Male black bears can weigh up... Read More »

A Half-Billion Years in the Making

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Conflict is nothing new to Swanton Red marble, as the rock itself was born of a cataclysmic continental... Read More »

A Kitchen Story and Oysters

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I have a crush on Bill Buford. For those of you who don’t know his work, he is... Read More »

A Letter to Our Readers

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Winter isn’t easy, is it? fresh snow takes our breath away with its stark beauty, but we also... Read More »

A Whole Month in Your Hands

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Here’s a thoughtful way to mark the passing of the months and years: a calendar sphere. Designed and... Read More »

Another Recipe from the Turnip King

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There is no end to the delightful ways that Massachusetts turnip king Geoffrey Antoine can use his favorite... Read More »

Antiques: William Grueby Pottery

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Organic — it’s a word we’re all familiar with. Or are we? In America’s quest to “go green,”... Read More »

Avoiding Frauds and Scams

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Below is a selection of online information sources that can help you avoid being swindled by unscrupulous businesspeople... Read More »

Backyard Ice Rink Tips

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1. Pick a shady site so the ice doesn’t soften under the sun. Avoid building directly under overhanging... Read More »

Basic Mashed Potatoes

Basic Mashed Potatoes

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Bear Hair and Emu Oil | Only in New England

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Each winter, the bears at Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, New Hampshire, build up thick, woolly coats just... Read More »

Best Cook: The Turnip King

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Try his recipe for turnip creme brulee, yes, creme brulee, too. “I’m a foodie — I love to... Read More »

Chicken Noodle Soup

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Chicken Soup: An International Favorite

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Noodle around with different pasta shapes. Your little ones will love pastina or alphabet-shaped pasta (no need to... Read More »

Chinese Dumplings

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Chinese Mustard Greens

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

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Clam Chowder

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Classic: The Killing of Karen Wood

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From Yankee Magazine November 1989 On the morning of November 15, 1988, Dr. Kevin Wood had rarely felt... Read More »

Cold Snap and a Sick Horse

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In winter, I’m grateful for small things: a steaming mug of coffee; warm, dry socks; a plowed path... Read More »

Eastham Turnip Pie

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Essence of Emu

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The emu, like its cousin the ostrich, is a strange bird: 5 to 6 feet tall and 90... Read More »

Firecracker Beef

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Fortune Cookies

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Goat’s-Milk Cheese Crostini with Honey

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Grab This

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Fashionistas know winter brings a whole new selection of season-appropriate fabrics. Boston-based designers Kelly Smith and Chris Grimley... Read More »

Growing Fresh Herbs and Salad Greens Indoors | Gardening Advice

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In winter there’s nothing I miss more than fresh herbs and salad greens from my summer vegetable garden.... Read More »