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Issue #146 - February 11, 2007

Greetings from The Heart of New England!

In this issue...
Sweet & Savory Pie Recipes from Maine
Chinese-Style Steamed Fish Recipe
Start Planning Your Maine Vacation

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Worth Quoting

"In any project, the important factor is your belief.  
Without belief there can be no successful outcome."

~ William James

More New England proverbs & quotes

Notes from my back porch...

Few people could think of a good reason to travel over 200 miles in winter
weather (a four-hour-plus car trip from my hometown in New Hampshire) up
the coast of Maine to a little town 80 miles outside of Portland in the middle
of January. Unless, of course, if there was a promise of something out of the
ordinary and wonderful to cheer up a dreary winter weekend.  
Click here for
story about my trip to the Pies on Parade tour in Rockland, Maine, plus our
favorite sweet & savory pie recipes!

More Stories this Week:

Plan a Fun Maine Vacation!
You may not want to visit Maine in the dead of winter, but the state has many
summer and fall (as well as winter) festivals for families and foodies, fairs for
animal lovers and crafters, celebrations for history buffs, and outdoor sales
for art and antique collectors. Read on...

Chinese-Style Steamed Fish Recipe
This is healthy cooking, low in fat and which includes large amounts of
lightly cooked fresh vegetables. This recipe was done with tilapia, which is
farm raised in an ecologically friendly form of aquaculture.
Read on...

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Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events

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