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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #126 ~ September 25, 2006
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Greetings from The Heart of  New England

Essay: How I Got "Wyethed"
Garlic Planting Season is Almost Here!

In Season Recipe:
Spaghetti with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

Mark Your Calendar:
Shuck Corn at a Vermont Harvest Festival ->

September Prize of the Month:
Vermont-Made Jigsaw Puzzle

Worth Quoting

"Large corporations are using their overpowering capital to annihilate small
businesses and turn our towns into their colonies, and it is quite the same
process that impoverished much of the third world.  It is a kind of
self-colonialism: America's corporations are turning upon their own

~ Doris "Granny D" Haddock (Dublin, NH)

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Notes from my back porch...

You've been telling me that subscribing to this newsletter is like getting a
much-needed "dose" of New England every week.  Many of you have once
lived here (like those of you from the West Coast or the South who are keenly
missing the fall foliage right about now), others have visited briefly but have
never forgotten (I particularly remember the kind email one gentleman who
wrote from Japan, and another woman from Russia who fondly reminisced
her trip to Vermont many years ago).  Other subscribers do live here and want
a reminder of how lucky we are to live in this special area of the country.  

I must say I'm pretty lucky myself -- not only to live here but to share all the
sights, sounds and tastes of northern New England with you every week.  :)  
This is truly a labor of love for me and I want to thank you all for subscribing
and sharing why New England is close to your heart.   
 ~ m.

Our Stories This Week:

New Englander Essay:
How I Got "Wyethed"
(by Maine resident and painter, Brian Kliewer)
"I grew up in "Wyeth Country" here in Maine (which encompasses an area of
the Midcoast that has been home to three generations of Wyeths).  Being from
the area, I even I see him (Andrew Wyeth) from time to time and once stood in
line behind him at a local frame shop...."  
Read on...

New England Garden:
Garlic planting season is coming!
Mid- to late-October is the time to plant individual cloves
of garlic in the ground in northern New England
so September is the time to make sure you have cloves to
Read on...

In Season Recipe:
Spaghetti with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
By Charlie Burke
This recipe uses roasting to concentrate  the
different flavors of a mix  of our tomatoes.
Although they roast for a couple of hours, the
hands-on time of preparation is quite short,
and it takes little additional effort to make enough for several meals. Freezing
it enables peak of season tomatoes to be  enjoyed on the coldest winter day.
Click here for Spaghetti with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes recipe...

Mark Your Calendar: September 30 & October 1
Corn shucking, barn dancing, hot-spiced cider & homemade donuts...what
more can you ask for in a Vermont Harvest Festival?  The Billings Farm &
Museum (Woodstock, VT) will host the
22nd Annual Harvest Weekend on
September 30 & October 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The two-day event
features a husking bee and barn dance each day plus a variety of 19th century
harvest activities and programs for the entire family.  Click here for more info...
For more Northern New England events for this month visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events

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-Man Puzzles of Rutland, Vermont!  
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