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Issue #186
December 16, 2007
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Greetings from
of New England!

In this issue...

History Essay:
The Story of the Humble Ice Cube

New England Thrift:
Spend Your Money
on Gifts, Not Gas

Shrimp in Oriental Broth

Our Calendar
Pick of the Week:
NH Hearthside Dinners

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New England Thrift: Spend Your Money on Gifts, Not Gas
Waiting in traffic, looking for parking spaces, and driving long distances for a
single gift are all bad for your wallet and for our air quality.
Read on...

History: The Story of the Humble Maine Ice Cube
Gather round while I tell you the story of Kennebec Ice...Once upon a time, before
the invention of modern refrigeration, folks kept their food cold by using large
blocks of ice. That ice was readily available to residents of my state, Maine.
Read on...

Recipe: Shrimp in Oriental Broth
by Charlie Burke
During the holiday season we are served rich and delicious
foods, but there are times when we want something light,
flavorful – and healthy. I have always found oriental soups
to be perfect light meals: low in fat, flavorful and full of
Read on...

Calendar Pick of the Week:

Remick Museum Offers Hearthside Dinners
Tamworth, New Hampshire
2008 Schedule: January 19, 2008, 5-7pm |February 16, 2008, 5-7pm
March 15, 2008, 5-7pm |April 19, 2008, 5-7pm

Experience the warmth and charm of an early 19th century Hearthside Dinner,
where the meal is cooked entirely on the open hearth. The Remick staff, dressed in
traditional 19th century attire, prepare a nourishing meal using historic recipes and
ingredients preserved fresh from the harvest. The menu for each meal varies, and
rest assured, the ingredients were raised on site at the Remick. Hearthside Dinners
are usually a cozy gathering of eight people, and they are designed for adult
audiences. Young people age 16 and up are welcome with an adult in attendance.
Reserve your place at the table by calling 800- 686-6117 or e-mailing The fee is $35 per person.

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