Nov/Dec 2012

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In the November/December issue, 35 Holiday Happenings, 18 Cape and Islands Gift Ideas, & 6 Seasonal Recipes…

Cape Cod LIFE - Nov/Dec 2012


True Cape Roots

Eastham turnips—those savory, violet-tinged staples of the holiday dinner table—have origins deeper than the soil.

Open Hearts and Open Homes

When local animal shelters fill up, foster families welcome abandoned pets—and often enjoy life-changing experiences.

The Glow of Antiquity

The rich history of candlemaking is a seasonal attraction in the Nantucket Historical Association‘s Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory.


Winter Light

It is the first day of October as I write this—a glorious Cape Cod day with a bluebird sky lit by autumnal light with a strong southwest wind tossing the treetops around like ocean-bound clipper… continue reading »

By Plane, By Ferry, By Sleigh

More than 10,000 people flock to Nantucket for the three-day-long 39th Annual Christmas Stroll, the highlight of Nantucket Noel, a month-long celebration of the holiday season hosted by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. The festivities… continue reading »

Footnotes and Cannonballs

Far from the frontlines of the War of 1812, the Cape and Islands still endured conflict along their shores.

A Cold Sweat

In the winter, believe it or not, some folks stay outdoors while the rest crawl back inside. There’s the surfer who paddles through ice cream headaches to ride empty waves. The runner who primes her… continue reading »

Port of Call

Enjoying a glass of port is synonymous with winter. Oohs and  aahs follow those first luscious sips of the season—sips that deliciously pair with nuts, Stilton cheese, a dessert course, or just by itself. Each… continue reading »

Glad I Listen to Our Barber

Five minutes from our home as part of Cataumet Crossing, where our son Max, now 15, works summers, sits Michael’s Barber Shop. A few years ago, Mike Flemming bought the business from Wayne Fredrick, a… continue reading »