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January/February 2014

Feature Stories

Antique Stove Hospital | Meet the Stove Doctors

Antique Stove Hospital | Meet the Stove Doctors
13 votes, 4.31 avg. rating (85% score)

  In a crowded workshop in Little Compton, Rhode Island, a father and son give new life to... Read More »

Artist Oliver Balf Remembered | My Father’s Canvas

Artist Oliver Balf Remembered | My Father’s Canvas
9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

When the family of artist Oliver Balf combed through a lifetime of paintings, they discovered truths about the... Read More »

Fig Newtons | New England By the Numbers

Fig Newtons | New England By the Numbers
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

16 January date known to snack enthusiasts as National Fig Newton Day 101 number of years Fig Newtons... Read More »

Harold’s World

Harold’s World
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Heat & Water: The Elms is heated by three boilers. During an average heating season, the mansion uses... Read More »

Hartford Denim Company | Artisan Profile

Hartford Denim Company | Artisan Profile
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

The New England garment industry is coming back, at least in a modest way, thanks to small manufacturers... Read More »

Mount Washington Auto Road | Big Question with Snowcat Operator Slim Bryant

Mount Washington Auto Road | Big Question with Snowcat Operator Slim Bryant
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

We ask snowcat operator Slim Bryant: “How’s the Mount Washington Auto Road in Winter?” There may be nobody... Read More »

New England Made Clothing | New England’s Finest

New England Made Clothing | New England’s Finest
2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

New England made clothing echoes the region’s once-thriving textile industry. 1. Since graduating from MassArt in the 1980s,... Read More »

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley | Candlepin Bowling

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley | Candlepin Bowling
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, has seen more than 100 years of candlepin bowling. Halfway down Bridge Street, the main... Read More »

The Caretaker of The Elms in Newport, Rhode Island

The Caretaker of The Elms in Newport, Rhode Island
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

  Harold Mathews has been looking after The Elms, a 48-room Newport mansion, for 30 years. It was... Read More »

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom | Change Coming to the Kingdom

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom | Change Coming to the Kingdom
9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has long been known for its isolated beauty and the deep snows of Jay Peak.... Read More »

Winter in the Village of Newfane, Vermont

Winter in the Village of Newfane, Vermont
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

On a long, cold night in winter, the village of Newfane, Vermont, a small community in the southern... Read More »

Yankee Humor | How We Heat

Yankee Humor | How We Heat
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

It takes all kinds of folks to stay warm in New England. Take a humorous look at how... Read More »

Food

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos
11 votes, 3.36 avg. rating (68% score)

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Galleria Umberto | Local Flavor

Galleria Umberto | Local Flavor
6 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (92% score)

The North End is Boston’s Little Italy, a narrow web of streets where fifth-generation families and twenty­­something professionals... Read More »

Meals from around the World | Best Cook

Meals from around the World | Best Cook
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In 2009 Sarah Commerford and her 15-year-old son, Tim, watched the movie Julie and Julia together. Afterwards, Tim... Read More »

Mexican Flan

Mexican Flan
1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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Mexican Squash Soup

Mexican Squash Soup
3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (69% score)

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Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven, CT | Southern Comfort

Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven, CT | Southern Comfort
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

The aromas of cooking infiltrate every corner of the small apartment. Aracely Rojas carries plate after plate to... Read More »

Quick & Easy Pozole (Pork & Hominy Stew)

Quick & Easy Pozole (Pork & Hominy Stew)
7 votes, 3.57 avg. rating (72% score)

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Slovak Mushroom Soup (Hubová Polievka)

Slovak Mushroom Soup (Hubová Polievka)

Slovak Mushroom Soup (Hubová Polievka)
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

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Yankee Pot Roast

Yankee Pot Roast

Yankee Pot Roast
76 votes, 3.70 avg. rating (74% score)

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Yankee Pot Roast | Recipe With A History

Yankee Pot Roast | Recipe With A History

Yankee Pot Roast | Recipe With A History
26 votes, 3.96 avg. rating (79% score)

Thumb through any New England cookbook from the last hundred years and you’ll be hard pressed to find... Read More »

Home & Garden

Antiques | Grandmother’s Stuff

Antiques | Grandmother’s Stuff
3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

As an antiques appraiser, I consider myself something of an expert on grandmothers, and I’ve arrived at some... Read More »

Beach Scene Terrarium

Beach Scene Terrarium

Beach Scene Terrarium
3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured... Read More »

Dedham Pottery | The Natural Look

Dedham Pottery | The Natural Look
4 votes, 3.25 avg. rating (67% score)

Inspired by the flora and fauna around us, Dedham Pottery designs are imaginative and distinctive. Nature is the... Read More »

Fall Foliage Scene Terrarium

Fall Foliage Scene Terrarium

Fall Foliage Scene Terrarium
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured... Read More »

Farm Scene Terrarium

Farm Scene Terrarium

Farm Scene Terrarium
4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured... Read More »

How to Prune an Apple Tree | Expert Advice

How to Prune an Apple Tree | Expert Advice
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Apple grower and writer Michael Phillips is the author of The Holistic Orchard. He lives in Groveton, New... Read More »

Maple-Sugar Shack Winter Scene Terrarium

Maple-Sugar Shack Winter Scene Terrarium

Maple-Sugar Shack Winter Scene Terrarium
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured... Read More »

Terrarium Buildings | Vermont in Miniature

Terrarium Buildings | Vermont in Miniature
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured... Read More »

Terrarium Scenes | New England Under Glass

Terrarium Scenes | New England Under Glass

Terrarium Scenes | New England Under Glass
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We took everything we love about our region’s varied landscapes and captured it all in these lovely terrarium... Read More »

Terrarium Supplies | Where to Shop

Terrarium Supplies | Where to Shop
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured... Read More »

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Properties | House for Sale

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Properties | House for Sale
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Located on the eastern side of New Hampshire’s largest lake, Wolfeboro has always been among our favorites of... Read More »

Woodland Scene Terrarium

Woodland Scene Terrarium

Woodland Scene Terrarium
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured... Read More »

Travel

Classic Barns of Maine | Sense of Place

Classic Barns of Maine | Sense of Place
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

  What can an old barn reveal? What does it say about who we are, how we lived,... Read More »

Essex, Connecticut | Could You Live Here?

Essex, Connecticut | Could You Live Here?
8 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (82% score)

With a bucolic setting on the Connecticut River and steeped in history and tradition, Essex, Connecticut, was once... Read More »

Mad River Valley Resources | When You Go

Mad River Valley Resources | When You Go
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

A sampling of destinations in Vermont’s Mad River Valley … For pricing, seasonal schedules, and other details, call... Read More »

Mad River Valley | Vermont’s Snow Globe

Mad River Valley | Vermont’s Snow Globe
4 votes, 3.25 avg. rating (67% score)

  The Mad River Valley is a winter wonderland famous for its skiing, but those who live here... Read More »

More Great Stories

Quick Beef Gravy

Quick Beef Gravy

Quick Beef Gravy
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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Snowbound | Mary’s Farm

Snowbound | Mary’s Farm

Snowbound | Mary’s Farm
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

“If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it will change” is such a famous saying... Read More »

The Best 5 Free Boston Attractions

The Best 5 Free Boston Attractions
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Boston is a pricey place. But Jon Marcus, a lifelong Bostonian and founder of the Web site MySecretBoston.com,... Read More »

The Boston Terrier | Up Close

The Boston Terrier | Up Close
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

In the 1860s a cross between a White English Terrier (now extinct) and an English Bulldog resulted in... Read More »



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