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The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #120 ~ August 13, 2006
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Pantry
Greetings from The Heart of  New England!

Features of the Week:
How to Cook a (Perfect!) Lobster
A Gardener's Vacation

In Season Recipe:
Lobster Corn Chowder

Calendar Pick of the Week
Machias (Maine) Blueberry Festival


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Worth Quoting

"Don't throw away the bucket until you know if the new one holds water."

New England proverb

More New England proverbs & quotes
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Notes from my back porch...
We are back from our 2-week camping trip to Cape Cod (we stay on the Outer
Cape in Truro...a place that is truly spectacular, located on the National
Seashore).  We camp with other families from our home town, which adds a
special dimension of familiarity and community.  Now, if only I can keep that
relaxed Cape feeling all through the year :)  

When I came back this little quiz was in my email (sent to me by a friend) and
I thought I'd share it with all of you who live in New England (or know it well
enough to laugh at these jokes):

Do you Live in New England?  

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you live in
New England.

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work
there, you live in New England.

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in New England.

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a
wrong number, you live in New England.

If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of New York City for the weekend,
you live in New England.

If you measure distance in hours, you live in New England.

If you know several people who have hit a deer (or moose) more than once,
you live in New England.

If you have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again,
you live in New England.

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard
without flinching, you live in New England.

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both
unlocked, you live in New England.

If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you
live in New England.

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in
New England.

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and everybody
is passing you, you live in New England.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you
live in New England.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road
construction, you live in New England.

If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you live in New
England.

If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly", you live in New England.

If you actually understand these jokes, and pass them on to all your New
England friends & others, you live in New England.

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Thanks for stopping by The Heart of New England!

Marcia
Publisher & Editor

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This week's stories:

How to Cook a Lobster
Lobster. Does any other food conjure up such images of luxury and
decadence? Without a doubt, lobster reins supreme as the perfect "Special
Occasion, I've Got to Impress" dinner. But before you can serve lobster, you
must cook lobster, and that's where many people draw the line. Dropping a
live lobster into a bubbly pot of water rates at the top of the list of most feared
kitchen tasks. Some cooks are intimidated by the mere thought of it.
Click here
to find out the right way to cook a (perfect) lobster....

A Gardener's Vacation
Every summer I approach vacation time with a mix of excitement and mild
apprehension. It’s tough leaving the garden when it’s in full gear. A lot can
happen in a week or two.  We could return to a mat of munched stubble, a
patch of parched rubble, or a forest of trouble (overgrown weeds.)
Click here
for ideas on how to leave your garden while you go on vacation...

In Season Recipe: Lobster Corn Chowder

"When we had a cottage at Sebago Lake in Maine we had a Labor Day cookout
each year with our North Sebago neighbors. September marks the peak in
quality and availability of local produce, and I concocted this chowder to use
the best Maine has to offer: flavorful local heirloom tomatoes, sweet fresh
corn, new potatoes, herbs and, of course, Maine lobsters..."
Read on...

For more recipes click here


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Calendar Pick of the Week

31st Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival
August 18, 2006 - August 20, 2006

Centre Street Chuch
Center Street
Machias, ME  04654

(207) 255-6665  (phone)
www.machiasblueberry.com

Come enjoy hundreds of crafters and a variety of food booths, home grown
musical, 1 and 5 mile race, pie eating contest, and antique cars. Shuttle service  
from lots to east and west of town (the whole town is part of the festival!) Call
for more info.

For more Northern New England events for August visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events

Get the Latest Northern New England Travel News:
Maine Newsroom
New Hampshire Newsroom
Vermont Newsroom

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