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Heather Steeves

Heather Steeves tries to do things that are fun -- and only things that are fun. So far that's included stilt walking, roller derby and cross-country road trips in her Saturn.

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Posted: February 24, 2014

Stuff we love: This amazing yarn, Shain’s ginger ice cream

Written by: Heather Steeves

This week: Shirking winter with ice cream, a splendid solution for too-spicy salsa, and the softest bargain yarn. Also: Locally made steampunky jewelry.

This ginger ice cream

I’d never heard of Shain’s of Maine, but I stopped at Bow Street Market in Freeport and saw ginger ice cream, so I had to try it. It is the best I’ve ever had.


These steampunky rings at The Merchant Co.

They’re made of deconstructed watches. They’re created locally by Ramona + Beatrice.


Spicing up your boring from-home lunch

I bought too-spicy salsa at Trader Joes and ran out of tomatoes for my lunch sandwiches. The result was amazing and I’ve eaten it (happily) for a week now.

Recipe: bread + cheese +turkey + two spoonfuls of spicy salsa + a quarter avocado sliced + lettuce — The important part of this is that you put the salsa between turkey and lettuce. This will keep your bread dry.


This discount “boutique” yarn from Marden’s

This one was a reader-submitted item (email me at if you have a photo of something you love that I should include). I’m told it’s surprisingly soft and $2.99 a skein at the Mardens in South Portland.

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