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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #123 ~ September 2, 2006
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For Your Kitchen &
Greetings from The Heart of  New England!

Features of the Week:
Memories of a Maine Camp
Vermont's Gilfeather Turnip Festival

In Season Recipes:
Pasta with Garlic & Oil
Gilfeather Turnip Recipes

Mark Your Calendar!
Craft Saturdays at Billings Farm in Vermont

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Win a Vermont-Made Hand-Cut Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle!

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Notes from my back porch...

I can't seem to let go of the IDEA of summer.  As the leaves make their
inexorable progression toward their autumnal brilliance I still want to publish
some last articles about summer and its warm memories.  So this week,  you'll
have to let me indulge in just one more summer story.  This one is an essay by
book author Marilyn Weymouth Seguin, who has spent her childhood
summers -- from early June until Labor Day -- on Little Sebago Lake in Maine.  
Click here for her essay...

More Stories This Week:

Pasta with garlic and oil
(Pasta Aglio e Olio)is perhaps
the oldest Italian pasta sauce,
in which garlic and pepper infuse
extra virgin olive oil with
a surprisingly subtle flavor,
and variations of this most
simple dressing are still the
most widely used throughout Italy.
Click here for pasta with garlic
& oil recipe...

The Gilfeather Turnip Festival:
Celebrating the Lowly Tuber
in Wardsboro, Vermont

New England is full of festivals.
They range from A to Z—apples
to zucchini, with garlic, maple sugar,
pumpkins, strawberries, and just
about every other fruit and vegetable
in between.  But Wardsboro,
Vermont’s Gilfeather Turnip Festival
is special: it celebrates the tuber that
originated in the town  (population
under 900) and is one of only two
vegetables registered as an heirloom
variety by the state.  
Click here for Turnip Festival story...

And don't miss the festival's most famous recipes...we've got 'em.  Click here
for turning turnips into soup, a souffle and a delicious cider scalloped side

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

PS -- Don't forget to enter this month's new giveaway -- a hand-cut wooden
jigsaw puzzle, compliments of X-Men Puzzles of Rutland, Vermont!  
Click here to enter today!

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Gilfeather Turnips. Click here for recipes!