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Christmas Tree Rant 2013

And then the whining begins "it's not a real tree if it's outdoors."

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New England Maple Syrup Makes the Grade w/ updated Maple Weekend Dates for 2014

Call me a sap for maple syrup, but I attribute magical powers to the stuff. Before that first sticky drop drizzles my pancake, I know it will transform any ordinary flapjack from sweet to sublime.

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Mangia! Now, thatsa deliciosa meataball!!! The Time-Honored Tradition of Meatballs.

Think it’s easy being Italian? Well, let me be the one to tell you that we, who are 100% Italian, have an exhausting reputation to uphold! It's not all mangia and easy meatballs.

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Discoveries Among the Late Autumn Leaves of Weir Hill

My colleague, Beth, used to be able to tell when I’d stayed out of the woods too long. She’d look at me and suggest I get my feet in gear. And yesterday I recognized the need myself and called down to my husband to accompany me. We took a long walk around the Weir Hill Reservation in North Andover, MA, one of the Trustees of Reservations properties http://www.thetrustees.org/.