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The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #100 ~ March 5, 2006
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Our 100th Issue!!!

March Giveaway
Drawing is March 26!
SPECIAL This Week Only: Name this Barn Contest!

Recipes of the Week:
Mushroom Risotto
Maple Pumpkin Bread
Maple Sticky Buns
Old Time Maple Gingerbread

New England Gardening
Flower Shows

Calendar Pick of the Week
Flying Downhill: Bode Miller Documentary

Thrifty Tip of the Week
Returning Groceries

Worth Quoting

"Small towns make up for their lack of people
by having everyone be more interesting."

Doris "Granny D" Haddock

More quotes


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Greetings from The Heart of New England!

With all those soups and stews we have been making this winter,
you're bound to have some leftovers.  This week's feature comes from
the University of New Hampshire with some good advice about
making sure your leftovers are safe to eat.  
Click here to read story...

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To celebrate the start of maple sugaring season here in northern New
England we will have 3 extra recipes per week featuring maple syrup
in the ingredients.  You can find the recipes under our "Recipes of the
Week," below.

Hope you enjoy this week's newsletter & thanks for stopping by
The Heart of New England!

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This Month's Giveaway...

Have you entered yet?  For entry details click here:
The Heart of New England Giveaway

We have an extra giveaway for you
this week only to celebrate our
100th issue: "Name This Barn"

"Do you know where this barn
is located?  (Hint: Somewhere in
Vermont.)  If you recognize this
barn, please send the name
of the town and a brief description
of the location, such as the road,
nearest intersection, or other
landmarks to author
Jeanne Prevett Sable at  

The name of the farm would
be most appreciated, but is not
necessary to win the contest.

The first correct answer receives a signed copy of the novel,
Seed Keepers of Crescentville, plus the companion CD, “Songs  for
Seed Keepers”, a collection of songs of farm and garden, including
several originals based on the characters and setting of the story.

Recipes of the Week

Quick Authentic Mushroom Risotto
by Charlie Burke

"Because traditional risotto preparation requires the cook to stand
over the stove, add liquid in increments and stir frequently, it is
perceived as difficult and tedious, but, like most peasant dishes, it is
not complicated once understood...."
Read on...

Celebrate Maple Sugaring Season with us!
Here is the first of a series of delicious recipes
featuring maple syrup that we will send you
during the season:

Maple Pumpkin Bread
Maple Sticky Buns
Old Time Maple Gingerbread

For the complete list of our recipes,
visit our
food archives.

New England Gardening Calendar
What to do... week by week

Flower Shows
No doubt you're seeing advertisements for flower shows this month.  
I go to them mainly because it is truly a breath of fresh air for my
soul...I like to pretend, while soaking in the sights, sounds & smells
of an artificially-induced spring, that it's really and truly June.  That
does a lot for my cabin fever which is at its peak right about now.

But, if you really want to get the most out of a flower show, take this
opportunity to really look at the exhibits.  This year, bring along
notepad with you and write down the plant and flower combinations
that you love.  You'll get all the benefits of celebrating the end of
winter, plus get some new ideas for your garden this spring.

For more gardening tips & stories visit our Garden Archives.
Serious Gardeners are Gearing Up! Visit Gardener's Supply Company - 15% off orders of $25 or more!

Calendar Pick of the Week
Flying Downhill

Friday, March 10
at the Lebanon Opera House, NH.  7:30PM

Regardless of your opinion of Bode Miller after his dismal
performance at this year's Olympics (and all the press about his
partying habits), you have to admit, he is a fascinating and unusual
character.  I chalk it up to him being an obstinate New Englander...he
certainly deserves to be the poster child for New Hampshire's motto,
"Live Free or Die."

But if you want to know more about the "true" Bode Miller and what
has made him become a legend in ski racing, visit the Lebanon (NH)
Opera House on March 10 for a screening of an award winning
documentary, Flying Downhill, by film maker WC Rogers whose
works include the Emmy nominated My Uncle Joe.  Rogers was
granted exclusive access to Bode over the last seven years and with
Bode’s cooperation Rogers has created a film that looks beyond the
recent media hype and explores what drives this truly unique athlete.

For More information visit:
Bode Miller Documentary.

Don't miss out on what's happening in your neck of the northern
New England woods!  Visit our calendar of events today for:

New Hampshire

Once you know where to go, don't you want a great place to stay?
Visit our
B&B/Inns Listings today!

Thrifty Tip of the Week

Returning Groceries

Don't be afraid to return items to the grocery store that are bad
or spoil quickly.  For example, if you buy a big block of cheese
and it starts growing mold after a day or two in the fridge, it
probably was not packaged properly.  Even if you used some of the
cheese, it still can and should be returned for a new product.
Just be sure to keep your grocery receipts handy so you have a
proof of purchase.

Thanks to Thrifty Fun for this week's tip!

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