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July/August 2011

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Book Review | Passages of H. M.

Book Review | Passages of H. M.
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In April 24, 1895, Captain Joshua Slocum set sail from Boston, Massachusetts, in a 37-foot sloop he called... Read More »

Call of the Wild: Loons

Call of the Wild: Loons

Call of the Wild: Loons
13 votes, 4.92 avg. rating (97% score)

The haunting cry of the common loon is vanishing from many New England waters. Whether we hear it... Read More »

Counter Point

Counter Point
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“The regulars sit at the counter. They come in between 8:00 and 9:00, and they talk about politics... Read More »

Dinners at the Farm: Celebrating the Land

Dinners at the Farm: Celebrating the Land
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

On summer evenings in Connecticut, a farmer’s field transforms into an elegant harvest-to-plate dining experience. “To work all... Read More »

International Cryptozoology Museum | Only in New England

International Cryptozoology Museum | Only in New England
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

There’s nothing more persuasive than a skeptical believer. Of course, Loren Coleman, founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum... Read More »

Lobster Trivia | New England by the Numbers

Lobster Trivia | New England by the Numbers
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

25 number of times a lobster sheds its shell during the first five years of life 98 estimated... Read More »

Stephen Huneck | Here In New England

Stephen Huneck | Here In New England
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When artist Stephen Huneck died last year, he left behind his beautiful Dog Mountain park and chapel, his... Read More »

Summer on Sebago Lake

Summer on Sebago Lake
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Photo Credit: Richard Schultz Head a half-hour or so northwest of Portland, Maine, a city defined by the... Read More »

Swimming Holes | New England Summer Tradition

Swimming Holes | New England Summer Tradition
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Children come of age in the cold,deep swimming holes of summer. I grew up in the village of... Read More »

The Big Questions: How Do You Keep Smiling for 50 Years?

The Big Questions: How Do You Keep Smiling for 50 Years?
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We ask Judy Beck, longtime waitress at Maine’s famed Moody’s Diner, how she keeps smiling. Judy Beck began... Read More »

With a Little Luck | Mary’s Farm

With a Little Luck | Mary’s Farm
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I once realized with sudden clarity that owning a home, a home that has some land and a... Read More »

Food

A Tale of Two Pickles

A Tale of Two Pickles
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I’m haunted by a pickle. The kitchen shelves glimmer with jars of homemade preserves after a summer’s worth... Read More »

Braised Eggplant with Onion & Tomato

Braised Eggplant with Onion & Tomato

Braised Eggplant with Onion & Tomato
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Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Honey-Poached Peaches

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Honey-Poached Peaches
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Coronation Chicken

Coronation Chicken

Coronation Chicken
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Crème Fraîche-Blueberry Ice Cream

Crème Fraîche-Blueberry Ice Cream
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

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Curried Cabbage with Cashews

Curried Cabbage with Cashews

Curried Cabbage with Cashews
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

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English Summer Pudding

English Summer Pudding

English Summer Pudding
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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Field of Her Own: Organic Farmer Tracie Smith

Field of Her Own: Organic Farmer Tracie Smith
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A typical workday for Tracie Smith, an organic-vegetable farmer in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, is a long one. Weeding,... Read More »

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa
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Green-Bean Salad

Green-Bean Salad

Green-Bean Salad
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Knowledge & Wisdom: Fish Tips

Knowledge & Wisdom: Fish Tips
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If you want to do better than the others in your boat, sit in the back; the person... Read More »

Lemon & Garlic Quinoa Salad

Lemon & Garlic Quinoa Salad
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Moody’s Indian Pudding

Moody’s Indian Pudding
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New England’s Best Ice Cream | Homegrown

New England’s Best Ice Cream | Homegrown
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

The secret to New England’s best ice cream is a rich custard base made with the freshest ingredients.... Read More »

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
9 votes, 4.11 avg. rating (81% score)

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Home & Garden

DIY: Install a Colorful Stair Runner

DIY: Install a Colorful Stair Runner
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

When we moved into our charming, century-old, Providence home, there were several changes that I wanted to make.... Read More »

Photography

Photos | Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair

Photos | Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair
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Kelley DeBettencourt, a photographer on Martha’s Vineyard, has a passion for photographing people and food. In this slide... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Brian Vanden Brink’s Ruin

SLIDE SHOW: Brian Vanden Brink’s Ruin
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Over the years, Brian Vanden Brink has stolen time from photographing the highly designed works of architects to... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Back to Summer Camp

SLIDE SHOW: Back to Summer Camp
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Have you ever wondered what your childhood summer camp would look like through the eyes of an adult?... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Market Roots by Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market

SLIDE SHOW: Market Roots by Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market
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The Market Roots photo project was orchestrated by the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market in Connecticut. The images and... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: New England Loons

SLIDE SHOW: New England Loons
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

New Englanders eagerly await the return of the loons to the lakes each spring. View a small sampling... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Rhode Island’s East Bay by Butch Lombardi

SLIDE SHOW: Rhode Island’s East Bay by Butch Lombardi
3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

Featured Photographer: August 2011 Butch Lombardi has had a camera in his hand most of his life. He... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Rhode Island’s South County

SLIDE SHOW: Rhode Island’s South County
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From quiet fishing spots to bustling Scarborough Beach, the coastline that makes up the region known as South... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Summer on a Maine Lake

SLIDE SHOW: Summer on a Maine Lake
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Summer on the lake embodies a timeless appeal that captivates us all. Photographer Richard Schultz spent part of... Read More »

Top 10 Farmers’ Markets in New England Contact Information

Top 10 Farmers’ Markets in New England Contact Information
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Christine Chitnis is the author of Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011), and she gave us... Read More »

Travel

Inside South County’s History

Inside South County’s History
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Within earshot of the surf along Narragansett Town Beach sits a burnished little gem of a museum that... Read More »

South County, Rhode Island | When You Go

South County, Rhode Island | When You Go

South County, Rhode Island | When You Go
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Our best picks for where to stay, where to eat, and what to do (this includes the beach!)... Read More »

The Beaches of South County

The Beaches of South County

The Beaches of South County
6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

Whether you seek isolation or bustle, waves or calm ripples, there’s a beach—and a beach town—for everyone in South... Read More »

The Best 5 Farmers’ Markets in New England

The Best 5 Farmers’ Markets in New England
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Christine Chitnis traveled to more than 50 venues while writing Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011),... Read More »

More Great Stories

2011 Spring Photo Contest Winner

2011 Spring Photo Contest Winner
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Salty at the Nantucket Daffodil Festival by Charlotte Carey Photography When we first looked at this shot, the... Read More »

Artist Jilly Walsh | Recipes from the Best Cook

Artist Jilly Walsh | Recipes from the Best Cook

Artist Jilly Walsh | Recipes from the Best Cook
4 votes, 2.25 avg. rating (51% score)

Connecticut artist Jilly Walsh presents two favorite English dishes, Coronation Chicken and Summer Pudding. In Italy, she watched... Read More »

Best New England Farmers’ Markets | Honorable Mentions

Best New England Farmers’ Markets | Honorable Mentions

Best New England Farmers’ Markets | Honorable Mentions
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The rest of the best – Christine Chitnis gives honorable mentions to the following New England Farmers’ Markets.... Read More »

Canning Safety Tips

Canning Safety Tips
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Follow these instructions to safely can your summer harvest at home. Use only clean, perfect glass canning jars... Read More »

English Cottage in Vermont | House for Sale

English Cottage in Vermont | House for Sale
32 votes, 4.66 avg. rating (92% score)

Let’s begin with the kitchen. No, it’s not the biggest we’ve been in, not even close. But how... Read More »

Home: The Evolution of Bachelor Hall

Home: The Evolution of Bachelor Hall
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What’s unique about an old house is its history: who owned it, how they lived, the spirit they... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: How to Build a Backyard Pond

Knowledge & Wisdom: How to Build a Backyard Pond
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For more than 25 years, Tim Matson of Strafford, Vermont, has designed ponds for clients around northern New... Read More »

Make a Custom Stencil

Make a Custom Stencil
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Stencils, mainly in the form of adhesive wall stencils (really more like stickers), have become all the rage... Read More »

Make a Seashell Planter | Inspired Ideas

Make a Seashell Planter | Inspired Ideas
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Here’s a way to keep oceanside memories close even when you’re landlocked: Make a seashell planter using a... Read More »

Make-Dos | Antiques & Collectibles

Make-Dos | Antiques & Collectibles
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One generation’s recycling is another’s treasure. My dad wasn’t the world’s first recycler, just an early adopter of... Read More »

Mary-Alice Dalton | Artisan Spotlight

Mary-Alice Dalton | Artisan Spotlight
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Though one could easily describe the handcrafted children’s clothing Mary-Alice Dalton produces as art , she’d prefer not... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Baby and Toddler Gear

New England’s Finest: Baby and Toddler Gear
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New England artisans craft beautiful (and durable) baby and toddler gear. 1. Designer Mary-Alice Dalton applies couture-quality details... Read More »

Soil Enhancement: Composting

Soil Enhancement: Composting
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Learn about the difference between “hot” and “cold” methods of composting. Composting is a method of recycling naturally... Read More »

The Beaches of South County

The Beaches of South County
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

It begins with the sea: spitting white foam out of bottle-green water, crashing and then curling like a... Read More »

The Bullpen: a post-and-beam barn

The Bullpen: a post-and-beam barn
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Like the house, the property’s bullpen has had many lives. This stout little post-and-beam barn sits on a... Read More »

The Treasures of ‘Jilly’s Jubilee’

The Treasures of ‘Jilly’s Jubilee’
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“When we first moved here, I was designing greeting cards and prints, but what I always wanted was... Read More »



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