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November/December 2008

Feature Stories

Angels Among Us: 2008

Angels Among Us: 2008
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These four New Englanders are making a difference, one life at a time. Pauline Alighieri remembers a friend... Read More »

Avon, CT: Brenden Gobell

Avon, CT: Brenden Gobell
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Brenden Gobell is a foodie. He likes real blueberry pancakes, bacon-wrapped scallops, and sushi. He also knows hunger.... Read More »

Book Review | The Paradise of All These Parts

Book Review | The Paradise of All These Parts
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One of my favorite New England writers is John Hanson Mitchell, whose Ceremonial Time (1984) investigated the “deep... Read More »

Boston’s Nutcracker Ballet: Enchanted Evening

Boston’s Nutcracker Ballet: Enchanted Evening
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More times than I can count we made the yearly pilgrimage. Driving dark, icy roads from a small... Read More »

Budget Tips and Recipes

Budget Tips and Recipes
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1. Budget gift: New England food baskets. 2. Recipes for budget food gifts from Annie B. Copps’ Today... Read More »

Charlotte, VT: Linda Gilbert & Friends

Charlotte, VT: Linda Gilbert & Friends
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Smiling out from photos, the children of Tela, Honduras, win hearts with their wide eyes and toothy grins.... Read More »

Excerpt from The Paradise of All These Parts

Excerpt from The Paradise of All These Parts
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Katherine Nanny Naylor was born in England in 1630 and died in Boston in 1715. Around 1650 she... Read More »

Fruitcake Weather | Mary’s Farm

Fruitcake Weather | Mary’s Farm
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It seems that the word fruitcake can no longer be spoken in polite society. You wouldn’t dare serve... Read More »

Hillsborough, NH: Deborah DeScenza

Hillsborough, NH: Deborah DeScenza
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Andrew Gray was born with a rare metabolic disorder; he’s considered developmentally disabled and autistic. He has no... Read More »

Hungrytown Music Review

Hungrytown Music Review
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For the past five years, this husband-and-wife duo has been enjoying a second honeymoon as one of the... Read More »

Library Naming Opportunity

Library Naming Opportunity
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Is it worth one million dollars to have a library named in your honor? Liz Bedard certainly hopes... Read More »

New England By the Numbers: Holiday Facts

New England By the Numbers: Holiday Facts
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Find out how many lights there are in Forest Park and other holiday facts 600,000 holiday lights in... Read More »

Norwood, MA: Pauline Alighieri

Norwood, MA: Pauline Alighieri
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Mel Simmons never cared much for pink. Still, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, she... Read More »

Plimoth Plantation | Living-History Museum

Plimoth Plantation | Living-History Museum
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Yankee Classic: 1983 interview with a Plimoth interpreter As a historian, I prefer my history dead. Living-history museums... Read More »

The Boston Pops at Christmas: How do you make it new?

The Boston Pops at Christmas: How do you make it new?
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Santa Claus will come to town, the herald angels will sing, and the bells will jingle all the... Read More »

VIDEO: Family Meals on a Budget

VIDEO: Family Meals on a Budget
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Yankee food editor, Annie B. Copps, introduces family meals on a budget on the Today Show‘s “Managing Today”... Read More »

Wild Turkeys: Ask the Naturalist

Wild Turkeys: Ask the Naturalist
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Wild turkeys, true North American natives, have indeed made a dramatic comeback. The first European settlers found flocks... Read More »

Witch Hazel: Connecticut is the Source

Witch Hazel: Connecticut is the Source
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It’s only a slight stretch to say that the skin of America’s women depends on a handful of... Read More »

Food

Annie’s Piecrust

Annie’s Piecrust
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Best Cook: The Politics of Pork

Best Cook: The Politics of Pork
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If you ask Roger Andrey how he pronounces his name, his international past emerges. “It’s Roh-zhay Ahn-dray,” he’ll... Read More »

Best Fruitcake Ever

Best Fruitcake Ever

Best Fruitcake Ever
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Caucus Carrots

Caucus Carrots
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Cookbook: Everyday Recipes

Cookbook: Everyday Recipes
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Where do you find more than 400 recipes and tons of tips that you will use in the... Read More »

Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa
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Crispy Crunchy Peanut Brittle

Crispy Crunchy Peanut Brittle
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December Menu: Boeuf Bourguigon

December Menu: Boeuf Bourguigon
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Easiest Brussels Sprouts

Easiest Brussels Sprouts

Easiest Brussels Sprouts
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Election Day Cake

Election Day Cake
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Erika’s Maple-Pumpkin Pie

Erika’s Maple-Pumpkin Pie

Erika’s Maple-Pumpkin Pie
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Giblet Gravy

Giblet Gravy
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Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Herbed Mashed Potatoes
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Holiday Basket of New England Foods

Holiday Basket of New England Foods
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VIDEO: Annie discusses these New England food gifts on New England Cable News (NECN). Another basketful of ideas:... Read More »

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter
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Hood Holiday Party Guide

Hood Holiday Party Guide
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When it comes to throwing a great party, planning is key. The more thorough your party preparation, the... Read More »

Inn-to-Inn Cookie Tour and Recipes

Inn-to-Inn Cookie Tour and Recipes
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Mt. Washington Valley, NH — December 13-14, 2008, is the weekend the Country Inns in the White Mountains... Read More »

Julie Sahni’s Cranberry Chutney

Julie Sahni’s Cranberry Chutney

Julie Sahni’s Cranberry Chutney
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Listen In: Annie B. Copps on ‘Frugal Yankee’

Listen In: Annie B. Copps on ‘Frugal Yankee’
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Listen to “Frugal Yankee” with Annie B. Copps on saving money in the kitchen now, cooking with kids,... Read More »

Make a Perfect Pie Crust

Make a Perfect Pie Crust
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Pies are such an important part of this holiday season — especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas — and... Read More »

Maple Walnut Acorn Squash

Maple Walnut Acorn Squash

Maple Walnut Acorn Squash
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No-Fuss Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

No-Fuss Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

No-Fuss Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
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To determine what a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu ought to include, I took an informal and unscientific poll... Read More »

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Kisses

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Kisses
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Pickled Carrots

Pickled Carrots
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Potato Bread

Potato Bread
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Presidential Pork

Presidential Pork
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Restaurant Review: Martha’s Stone Soup at the Tavern

Restaurant Review: Martha’s Stone Soup at the Tavern
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Despite the sophistication and high income levels of Boston’s South Shore, there’s a dearth of good dining options.... Read More »

Rianne’s Satay Sauce

Rianne’s Satay Sauce
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Roast Turkey with Cornbread-and-Sausage Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Cornbread-and-Sausage Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Cornbread-and-Sausage Stuffing
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Roasted Carrots with Feta, Pine Nuts, and Ancient Spices

Roasted Carrots with Feta, Pine Nuts, and Ancient Spices
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Spicy Party Peanuts

Spicy Party Peanuts
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Thanksgiving Timeline

Thanksgiving Timeline
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Consider this Thanksgiving timeline, so that you can have a day to be thankful for, too. See the... Read More »

VIDEO: Recipes for Budget Entertaining

VIDEO: Recipes for Budget Entertaining
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From her Today Show visit, Yankee food editor Annie B. Copps shares these recipes for budget entertaining and... Read More »

Home & Garden

Antique Shops for Vintage Housewares

Antique Shops for Vintage Housewares
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Antiques add richness to any home decor. Here are some of Matthew Mead’s favorite places to shop for... Read More »

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree
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For 10 years, now, our family has been getting our Christmas trees from a little mom-and-pop tree farm... Read More »

Facts About Evergreen Trees

Facts About Evergreen Trees
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Fresh Christmas trees are like sponges: Their moisture alone weighs more than the tree itself does when dry.... Read More »

Family Tradition

Family Tradition
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Gretchen and her daughters, Megan and Phoebe, and their families celebrate Christmas Eve together. True to the artist’s... Read More »

Gift Wrap Ideas from Matthew Mead

Gift Wrap Ideas from Matthew Mead
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I love old metal tins, and hunting for them at thrift and antiques shops is an easy and... Read More »

Glasses for Giftgiving

Glasses for Giftgiving
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1.Offer your favorite vintage dressed in this mod wine bag ($22), made of recycled fabric, from Aster +... Read More »

Gretchen Dow Simpson Decorates for Christmas

Gretchen Dow Simpson Decorates for Christmas
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Gretchen Dow Simpson’s home in Providence, Rhode Island, is all about what she loves: art and architecture. Her... Read More »

Heating Old Houses

Heating Old Houses
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For 21 years now, Tom Silva, general contractor on the PBS shows This Old House and Ask This... Read More »

Home Heat Efficiency: Six Tips

Home Heat Efficiency: Six Tips
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1. Air Check Old houses are going to have air leaks: around your light fixtures; around your outlets;... Read More »

House for Sale: Bethlehem, NH

House for Sale: Bethlehem, NH
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When one thinks of Bethlehem, one of course thinks of Christmas. And as in all the Bethlehems around... Read More »

Resources

Resources
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Horacio Pires Painting, Rumford, RI; 401-438-1072 Adler’s Design Center, Providence, RI; 401-421-5157; adlersri.com Simple Pleasures, Providence, RI; 401-331-4120;... Read More »

The Detail

The Detail
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An interesting window configuration in the living room is one of Gretchen Dow Simpson’s pleasures. In this triple-fixed... Read More »

Tips for Fresh-Cut Evergreens

Tips for Fresh-Cut Evergreens
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Joe Phelan, owner of Gulf Pond Trees in Perkinsville, Vermont (802-263-5458), offers these hints for keeping a fresh-cut... Read More »

Vintage Board Games | Antiques and Collectibles

Vintage Board Games | Antiques and Collectibles
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To stoic Yankee stock, I’m that most unnatural of New Englanders: a person who wears her heart on... Read More »

Travel

Best Bookstores in New England

Best Bookstores in New England
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There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book, or picking one out at one of the... Read More »

Celebrating Christmas in Vermont

Celebrating Christmas in Vermont
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The most wonderful part of winter in New England is Christmas in Vermont. See how three towns –... Read More »

Dogtown in Cape Ann, MA | Abandoned Settlement Mystery

Dogtown in Cape Ann, MA | Abandoned Settlement Mystery

Dogtown in Cape Ann, MA | Abandoned Settlement Mystery
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DON’T MISS: Photos of the mysterious abandoned settlement, Dogtown. In 1931, after more than three decades spent wandering... Read More »

New England Christmas Tree Farms

New England Christmas Tree Farms
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New Hampshire and Vermont: nh-vtchristmastree.org Maine: mainechristmastree.com Massachusetts: christmas-trees.org Rhode island: richristmastrees.com Connecticut: ctchristmastree.org Read More »

Nutcracker Performances in New England 2008

Nutcracker Performances in New England 2008
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2008 Nutcracker Performances Don’t miss it! Scroll through these state-by-state listings of local performances of the beloved ballet,... Read More »

Skiing Maine: 17 Mountains

Skiing Maine: 17 Mountains
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The invitation was irresistible: join Ski Maine executive director Greg Sweetser as part of a team of eight... Read More »

Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA

Sol LeWitt at MASS MoCA
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Could North Adams, Massachusetts, become an international pilgrimage site for modern-art lovers? It’s an idea being pushed by... Read More »

More Great Stories

After the Ice

After the Ice
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It took a force of nature unlike what most of us had seen before to change the subject.... Read More »

Cape Ann’s Dogtown | Photography Slide Show

Cape Ann’s Dogtown | Photography Slide Show
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Artists and writers — including John Sloan, Henry David Thoreau, and Marsden Hartley — claim the wild, abandoned... Read More »

Cookbooks: Cheese to Cookies

Cookbooks: Cheese to Cookies
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Who doesn’t love a good cookbook? You like to read about food, I assume you like to cook,... Read More »

Holiday Gift Basket Foods

Holiday Gift Basket Foods
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A holiday basket of New England foods brings glad tidings to friends and family. More suggestions: New England... Read More »

Inside Yankee: Traditions Old and New

Inside Yankee: Traditions Old and New
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For any reader who feels that traditions no longer matter, that anything our parents or grandparents cherished should... Read More »

Instructions for Brining a Turkey

Instructions for Brining a Turkey
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For a consistently juicy and delicious roast turkey this Thanksgiving, we recommend a brining a turkey. Click below... Read More »

Nominate the Angels Among Us

Nominate the Angels Among Us
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With the advent of the holiday season, Yankee finds people we call “Angels Among Us.” Read about the... Read More »

Pairings for November/December

Pairings for November/December
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To respond, click on the link below. You will come to our Feedback page. Step 1. Fill in... Read More »

Pairings Hint — Nov/Dec

Pairings Hint — Nov/Dec
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To respond, click on the link below. You will come to our Feedback page. Step 1. Fill in... Read More »

Plimoth Plantation | Articles

Plimoth Plantation | Articles
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New England’s history comes alive at Plimoth Plantation where Puritan interpreters and Wampanoag interpreters, many of whom are... Read More »

Pork Recipes

Pork Recipes
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Put pork in a pie or top it with paprika. Flavor it with apples or cranberries. Make it... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Marissa’s Bunny

SLIDE SHOW: Marissa’s Bunny
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Fairfax is a bunny on a mission. For the past several months he’s been accompanying Yankee writers on... Read More »

Speaking My Mind

Speaking My Mind
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Welcome. If you have not already done so, please register and add your tip about energy-efficiency. We look... Read More »

VIDEO: Boston’s Nutcracker Dancers

VIDEO: Boston’s Nutcracker Dancers
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Seeing Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker for the first time is a special memory for writer Annie Graves. If... Read More »

Witch Hazel Extract: Make Your Own

Witch Hazel Extract: Make Your Own
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Eastern Connecticut is the witch hazel capital of the world. Why is witch hazel important? 1. Native Americans... Read More »



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