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September/October 2012

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18th-Century Purity Farms at the Hall Homestead

18th-Century Purity Farms at the Hall Homestead
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Paul and Jo-Ann Desrochers grow vegetables, peaches, plums, and nectarines, but they have a special love of heirloom... Read More »

A Brief History

A Brief History
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7000 B.C. The first maples appear on the New England landscape. New Jersey tourists soon follow. September 1818... Read More »

A Sampling of Highlights from the Big E

A Sampling of Highlights from the Big E
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Craz-E Burger There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned burger. There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned doughnut, either. Put... Read More »

Alyson’s Orchard

Alyson’s Orchard
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Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch At this hilltop orchard in southwestern New Hampshire, you’ll find more than 50 apple... Read More »

Apple Orchards | 7 Wonders of Fall

Apple Orchards | 7 Wonders of Fall
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‘Ashmead’s Kernel’, ‘Roxbury Russet’, ‘Belle de Boskoop’, ‘Pink Pearl’, ‘Winter Banana’ … The names of antique and rare... Read More »

Cranberry Bogs |7 Wonders of Fall

Cranberry Bogs |7 Wonders of Fall
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It’s not often that a farmer’s hard work brings tour buses filled with camera-toting visitors, or families with... Read More »

Daytrip along Kancamagus Highway | 7 Wonders of Fall

Daytrip along Kancamagus Highway | 7 Wonders of Fall
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It just may be the most scenic drive in New England, which is why you want to wake... Read More »

Encyclopedia of Fall: A is for acer saccharum (sugar maple)

Encyclopedia of Fall: A is for acer saccharum (sugar maple)
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Because rural New England is a well-watered and well-wooded region, people here live much with trees–trees not only... Read More »

Gould Hill Farm

Gould Hill Farm
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Possibly the most beautiful orchard view in New England, with vistas as far as the White Mountains. When... Read More »

Hope Elephants | A Haven for Injured and Aging Elephants

Hope Elephants | A Haven for Injured and Aging Elephants
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In Hope, Maine, a community rallies behind an improbably dream of providing a safe haven for injured and... Read More »

Jenne Farm | 7 Wonders of Fall

Jenne Farm | 7 Wonders of Fall
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Photo/Art by Steve Hirsch The story goes that some 60 years ago, when Floyd Jenne Sr. traveled from... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: How to Sound Like a New Englander

Knowledge & Wisdom: How to Sound Like a New Englander
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Thom Jones likes the sound of other people’s voices. As a dialect coach for the Trinity Repertory Company... Read More »

Laura: The 1875 Inn

Laura: The 1875 Inn
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I visited The 1875 Inn & Olive Branch Tavern [now The Tilton Inn & Onions Pub] in Tilton,... Read More »

Leaf Peepers | Infographic

Leaf Peepers | Infographic
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Every fall, New England experiences an explosion of variety and color. We’re not talking about the trees; we’re... Read More »

Nashoba Valley Winery

Nashoba Valley Winery
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In the heart of America’s first fruit bowl, this beautiful winery and restaurant is also home to a... Read More »

Poverty Lane Orchards

Poverty Lane Orchards
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Steve Wood and Louisa Spencer operate two businesses on their land in west-central New Hampshire: Poverty Lane Orchards,... Read More »

Resources for Cranberry Bogs in New England

Resources for Cranberry Bogs in New England
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Cranberry Harvest Celebration, Wareham, Massachusetts 508-322-4000; cranberryharvest.org Sponsored by A.D. Makepeace Co. and the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’... Read More »

Scott Farm

Scott Farm
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Landmark Trust USA manages these 626 pristine acres in southern Vermont, where a team of orchardists tends some... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: C is for Cider Doughnuts

The Encyclopedia of Fall: C is for Cider Doughnuts
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Visit an apple orchard this fall and you’re just as likely to see folks munching on golden-brown apple-cider... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: D Is For Dirt Roads

The Encyclopedia of Fall: D Is For Dirt Roads
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I hewed the road out of wilderness in 1779  with my pickaxe as one of Colonel Hazen’s men.... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: E is For Big E

The Encyclopedia of Fall: E is For Big E
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The Big E began in 1917, when Joshua L. Brooks opened an agricultural fair in West Springfield, Massachusetts,... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: F is for Fungi

The Encyclopedia of Fall: F is for Fungi
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Foraging–the fine art of scouring the countryside in search of edibles–predates the ubiquitous farm-to-table movement by at least... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: G is for Ghost

The Encyclopedia of Fall: G is for Ghost
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David Pitkin, whose ancestors were early settlers of Connecticut, has been fascinated with the afterlife and the unconscious... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: H is for Hunter’s Moon

The Encyclopedia of Fall: H is for Hunter’s Moon
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We harvested more potatoes today, on a warm, clear October afternoon, geese threading south high above. With the... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: I is for Indian Pudding

The Encyclopedia of Fall: I is for Indian Pudding
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It might not be pretty, but few New England desserts can compete with the historical pedigree of a... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: L is for Leaf Peepers

The Encyclopedia of Fall: L is for Leaf Peepers
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Every fall, New England experiences an explosion of variety and color. We’re not talking about trees; we’re talking... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: M is for Mohawk Trail

The Encyclopedia of Fall: M is for Mohawk Trail
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Photo Credit: Library of Congress The fast way to reach the Berkshires from the east is to hop... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: N is for No No-See-Ums

The Encyclopedia of Fall: N is for No No-See-Ums
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Itchless in Autumn With early autumn’s frosty blast, Our ankles whisper, “Free at last!” The only place you’ll... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: P is for Pumpkin Festival

The Encyclopedia of Fall: P is for Pumpkin Festival
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Autumn is, of course, pumpkin season. And nowhere is it longed for and worshiped more than in Maine... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: Q is for Quabbin

The Encyclopedia of Fall: Q is for Quabbin
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The creation of the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts came with a cost: The sites of four communities... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: R is for Raking

The Encyclopedia of Fall: R is for Raking
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The popularity of the rake as a lawn-manicuring device coincided with the post-World War II boom in suburban... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: S is for Shutterbug

The Encyclopedia of Fall: S is for Shutterbug
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In 1935, Kodak introduced modern color film and along the way sparked a foliage-photography revolution. Nothing brought out... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: T is for Tunbridge World’s Fair

The Encyclopedia of Fall: T is for Tunbridge World’s Fair
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At first glance, the little east-central Vermont town of Tunbridge, population 1,300 or so, seems a little big... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: U is for Up-Up

The Encyclopedia of Fall: U is for Up-Up
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Ten years have passed, and still I remember the sensation of floating above the Pioneer Valley, as if... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: V is for Vineyard

The Encyclopedia of Fall: V is for Vineyard
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The idea of locally made wine remains a head-scratcher to most New Englanders, and to the average visitor... Read More »

Where To Get Cider Donuts in New England

Where To Get Cider Donuts in New England
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Atkins FarmsJct. Route116 & Bay Road, Amherst, MA. 800-594-9537, 413-253-9528; atkinsfarms.com B. F. Clyde’s Cider Mill129 North Stonington... Read More »

Where to Get Indian Pudding in New England

Where to Get Indian Pudding in New England
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Durgin-Park, Boston, MA; arkrestaurants.com/durgin_park.html Student Prince, Springfield, MA; studentprince.com Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA; wayside.org Concord’s Colonial Inn,... Read More »

Food

Artisanal Cheese in Winchendon, Massachusetts

Artisanal Cheese in Winchendon, Massachusetts

Artisanal Cheese in Winchendon, Massachusetts
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The past decade could be called the “Great Cheese Awakening.” After years of processed slices and fat-free cheddar,... Read More »

Barbecue Cocktail Franks

Barbecue Cocktail Franks
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Best Cook: Adding Flavor with Spices

Best Cook: Adding Flavor with Spices

Best Cook: Adding Flavor with Spices
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When Ron Morin wakes up in the morning, he often has the menu for that night’s dinner already... Read More »

Choosing and Storing Winter Squash

Choosing and Storing Winter Squash
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Winter squash may be stored for as long as three to six months, depending on the variety, but... Read More »

Christmas Wassail Bowl

Christmas Wassail Bowl
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Indian Eggplant

Indian Eggplant

Indian Eggplant
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Light & Easy Banana-Walnut Pie

Light & Easy Banana-Walnut Pie

Light & Easy Banana-Walnut Pie
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Marshmallow Fluff | Infographic

Marshmallow Fluff | Infographic
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You know it’s white, sticky and delicious, but did you also know that Marshmallow Fluff has less sugar... Read More »

Pasta alla Vodka with Roasted Winter Squash

Pasta alla Vodka with Roasted Winter Squash

Pasta alla Vodka with Roasted Winter Squash
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Pierogies (Polish Dumplings)

Pierogies (Polish Dumplings)
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Potato-Tomato Tart with Aged Gouda

Potato-Tomato Tart with Aged Gouda

Potato-Tomato Tart with Aged Gouda
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Spaghetti Squash Mediterranean-Style

Spaghetti Squash Mediterranean-Style

Spaghetti Squash Mediterranean-Style
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Spinach, Walnut & Kabocha Salad with Sweet-Onion Vinaigrette

Spinach, Walnut & Kabocha Salad with Sweet-Onion Vinaigrette

Spinach, Walnut & Kabocha Salad with Sweet-Onion Vinaigrette
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Thai Chicken, Butternut Squash, & Onion Stir-Fry

Thai Chicken, Butternut Squash, & Onion Stir-Fry

Thai Chicken, Butternut Squash, & Onion Stir-Fry
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Winter Squash Guide | Differentiate the Local Varieties

Winter Squash Guide | Differentiate the Local Varieties

Winter Squash Guide | Differentiate the Local Varieties
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Use this winter squash guide to select the vegetable that will work best in your next culinary masterpiece.... Read More »

Winter Squash | The Flavor of Fall

Winter Squash | The Flavor of Fall

Winter Squash | The Flavor of Fall
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As days grow cooler, sweet winter squash takes center stage. Enjoy it roasted, baked, and sauteed. We call... Read More »

Home & Garden

Bright Ideas | New England’s Finest

Bright Ideas | New England’s Finest
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1. Bulgaria native Boyan Moskov has been working in ceramics since 1987 and creating pottery in the Granite... Read More »

Decorating with Neutral Colors | Home Style

Decorating with Neutral Colors | Home Style
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There’s a story that Kelly McGuill’s two sisters like to tell about their childhood in the pretty Boston... Read More »

Historical Staffordshire | Antiques

Historical Staffordshire | Antiques

Historical Staffordshire | Antiques
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Adorned with portraits of American heroes and depicting important battle scenes and scenic views, antique Historical Staffordshire is... Read More »

Where Kelly Shops

Where Kelly Shops
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Addo Novo: When McGuill needs midcentury and minimalist elements to balance out all her antiques, she heads to... Read More »

Photography

Slide Show: Barns of New England

Slide Show: Barns of New England
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What is it about the barns that dot New England’s countryside that captures our imagination? Is it their... Read More »

Travel

5 Best Cabins & Cottages for Fall Foliage

5 Best Cabins & Cottages for Fall Foliage
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Fall never fails to bring a sense of elation to Bethany Ericson, author of New England Cabins &... Read More »

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region | When You Go …

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region | When You Go …
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A sampling of destinations in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region … For pricing, seasonal schedules, and other details, visit... Read More »

Travel | Fall Comes to the Lake Country of New Hampshire

Travel | Fall Comes to the Lake Country of New Hampshire
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First thing in the morning, I heard the loons. It wasn’t the maniacal laugh, that “crazy as a... Read More »

What to Do

What to Do
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League of NH Craftsmen 32 Main St., Center Sandwich 603-284-6831; nhcrafts.org Flagship location of this Granite State organization;... Read More »

Where to Eat

Where to Eat
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Mocha Rizing 25 Main St., Center Sandwich 603-707-7316 Local coffeehouse and shop serving breakfast and lunch, with a... Read More »

Where To Stay

Where To Stay
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The Manor on Golden Pond 31 Manor Drive, Holderness 603-968-3348; manorongoldenpond.com Country-inn charm with hotel-like luxury; on-site spa... Read More »

More Great Stories

Book Review | Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure

Book Review | Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure
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An earlier title for Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure was Alex and the 4,000-Foot Classroom, a... Read More »

Fall Sweets Recipes

Fall Sweets Recipes
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Each year with the foliage and a return to sweater-weather, we turn to the warm, spicy flavors of... Read More »

Photos | Fair Food at the Big E

Photos | Fair Food at the Big E
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Greasy, sweet, and delicious, the fair food at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts is reason enough... Read More »

Pudding Recipes

Pudding Recipes
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A roster of cozy puddings are just the thing for chilly fall weather. Make one that’s sweet or... Read More »

Resources for New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

Resources for New Hampshire’s Lakes Region
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A sampling of destinations, looping clockwise around New Hampshire’s central Lakes Region. For pricing, seasonal schedules, and other... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Keene Pumpkin Festival

SLIDE SHOW: Keene Pumpkin Festival
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One of New England’s top festival events for over 20 years! Pumpkin Fest in downtown Keene, NH features... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: New Hampshire Lakes Region in Autumn

SLIDE SHOW: New Hampshire Lakes Region in Autumn
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See the colors of autumn through the lens of New Hampshire based photographer Rob Bossi. This slide show... Read More »



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