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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #134 ~ November 19, 2006
The Heart of New
England Marketplace:

Features of the Week:
Bryant's Woodstove Museum (Maine)
What to Do the Day After Thanksgiving

In Season Recipe:
Mushy Vegetables? Not this Thanksgiving!
Roast Turkey, Made Easy

Mark Your Calendar:
A Country Christmas in Bethel, ME

Don't Miss November's Prize of the Month
Win Your Own Copy of "Farm Stays" Ebook

Congratulations to Elizabeth Guillet of
Newport, RI who won last month's Ghosts,
Legends and Graveyards Tour in Portsmouth, NH!

Worth Quoting

"Truth is, you don't have to be born here or have any particular ethnic heritage
to qualify as a Yankee.  Yankee is an attitude."

~ Rebecca Rule (from her new book,
"Could Have Been Worse", Plaidswede
Press, 2006)

More New England proverbs & quotes

Visit This Week's Sponsor:

Click below for our listing of more B&Bs/Inns & Cottages:
New Hampshire

Prints of the Week:
Notes from my back porch...

There are two types of people in the world: those who are packrats, and
those who are not.  Joe Bryant and his wife Bea, of Maine proudly admit that
they  have trouble throwing things away. But at least their hoarding ways
have created a museum with an amazing (and valuable) collection.  (That's  
more than I can say for our household!)  
Click here to read story....

More Stories This Week:

Mushy Vegetables?
Not This Thanksgiving!
"A friend recently referred to Thanksgiving as
“the holiday of mushy vegetables”, and,
unfortunately, this is frequently true.
Previous generations cooked vegetables
until they were soft, and this prolonged
cooking not only resulted in an unappetizing
texture but also ruined the flavor of many."
Click here for tips on cooking mushy-free Thanksgiving veggies...

How to Roast a Turkey
Here's a no-nonsense, reliable recipe resulting in a correctly cooked turkey,
moist and full of flavor.
 Click here...

What to Do the Day After Thanksgiving
So what's a person to do the day after the big turkey-gorge other than SHOP?  
Try out some of these ideas for reconnecting with family and friends, and
taking time to enjoy the simple-and free-things in life.  
Click here to read story...

And Mark Your Calendars for:
November 24 - December 7, 2006
A Country Christmas
in Bethel, Maine

Bethel, Maine, a resort community
known for building the world’s tallest snowman; for winter recreation-alpine
and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and sled dog trips;
and most recently as the filming location for the DVD “The Twelve Dogs of
Christmas” will celebrate the holiday season every weekend from November
24 to December 17.  Click here for more info...

For more Northern New England events this season visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events

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Thanks for stopping by The Heart of New England!  Hope you all have a
happy Thanksgiving!

PS -- Don't forget to enter November's giveaway: the ebook, "Farm Stays"
(a $12.95 value).
Click here to enter today!

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