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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #141 ~ January 7, 2007
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Greetings from The Heart of  New England!

Feature of the Week:
Take Inventory of Your Seeds this Winter

In Season Recipe:
Grandma Griffith’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Mark Your Calendar: January 14, 2007
A Woman, Aint I?

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Worth Quoting

"Every tomorrow has two handles:
We can take hold the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith."
Henry Ward Beecher


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Notes from my back porch...

For this week's "print of the week" I wanted to publish something that really
looked like January.  But the print above is more like what it feels like.  
Temperatures hit 68 degrees in Keene, NH yesterday.  This has always been
the time of year when we are ice skating, cross country skiing, and bundled
up with hot cocoa by the fire.  As my daughter said when it started to rain
monsoon-like in the morning:  "It feels like no-season...like we're stuck in a
time warp."  

I want desperately to believe that this is some odd but entirely natural quirk
of the El Nino phenomenon.  But, when I lift my head up from beneath the
sand for a moment, I realize that this may be the earth telling us something
very important.  If you haven't already, rent these two DVDs:
An Inconvenient Truth and Who Killed the Electric Car?

These films certainly helped me understand the situation...and also gave me
reason for hope, not to mention some ideas for steps I can do right now that
will make a difference. :)

The Heart of New England Stories this Week:

Take Inventory of Your Seeds this Winter
The hubbub of the holidays over; it's time for gardeners to get down to the
nitty-gritty of ordering seeds, and the first step in that process is to inventory
what's in that shoebox on the shelf. Many seeds that are left over from last
year or even previous years will still be viable. An organized checklist can
help you go through your stock, see what you have, and order what you
don't.  
Click here for story...

Grandma Griffith's Hot Milk Sponge Cake Recipe
By Charlie Burke
After my mother died, we found the original recipe in an old cookie tin on a
yellowed index card, written in a young bride’s hand and labeled “Grandma
Griffith’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake”. I was surprised by the simplicity of the
recipe for this slightly crusty, moist and flavorful cake, but perhaps
I shouldn’t have been. Grandma Griffith was nearly eighty years old when
my mother met her, so this recipe may well have been given to her in the
1870’s!  
Click here for recipe...

And Mark Your Calendars for: January 14, 2007
A Woman, Aint I?
“A Woman, Ain’t I?” (performed at the Billings Farm & Museum in
Woodstock, Vermont)  tells the story of Isabella Baumfree, who was born a
slave and walked away from slavery.  In her travels, she evolved into
Sojourner Truth ~ maid, laundress, evangelist, abolitionist, and suffragist.  
This presentation tells Sojourner Truth’s story in her own words, speeches,
and songs.  Click here for more information...

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!  Next week's issue will be
online on Tuesday January 16, since we will be in Maine on a pie tour (yes, I
know, I just went on a
cookie tour...I won't talk about what these tours are
doing to my waistline!).  More on the "pies on parade" tour in an upcoming
issue!

PS -- Don't forget to enter our January giveaway:  Click here to enter today!

Marcia
Publisher & Editor

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