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As I do every year, I've compiled a list of the most popular pages -- voted by you
and your clicks -- of 2009.  Enjoy and Happy New Year!  ~ Marcia

Most Popular Pages on The Heart of New England, 2009:

Maine Travel:
Maine Blueberries
If you are heading to Maine in August for a seaside vacation, your trip to the
ocean can be combined with a fun-filled jaunt to a pick-your-own blueberry field.

New Hampshire Travel: Tips for Hiking Mount Washington
Every year on NH's Mt. Washington a hiker gets into
difficulties and needs rescuing. Some year there’s more
than others. On occasions the outcome is tragic.

Vermont Travel: A Guide to Vermont's Microbreweries
One of Vermont’s most important industries is the sale of artisan foods, novelty
items and fancy foods.  Among these is microbreweries—in fact, the state ranks
first in all the U.S. for craft breweries per capita.  

New England Life: The Northern New England Accent
As a very basic overview of the New England accent (northern New England), you’
ll note a few things — we don’t seem to have the letter "r"— it’s usually replaced
as though the word was spelled with an "a-h".

Gardening: Planting Garlic in New England
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 plant. After they're planted, the cloves send out roots
before the ground freezes, then, in spring, send up green
shoots and produce multiple cloves within a bulb below ground.

Recipes (by category):
Cookie:  Peanut Butter Cookies
Bread:  No-Knead Bread
Meat:  Slow Roast Pork     
New England Clam Chowder
Seafood: Lobster Pie
Vegetable: Fingerling Potatoes

Most popular art page: Edward Hopper

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