Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan, known to her many followers as Sista Felicia, has written her first cookbook commemorates her family’s Sicilian traditions, lost recipes, and authentic dishes. Gifts of Gold: In a Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia, begins with the end of summer and the harvesting of fruits and vegetables and celebrates all things autumn. On Thursday, November 21, Felicia will be the guest speaker at the Pigeon Cove Circle, providing an overview of how her cookbook was compiles from beginning to end.
Felica’s cookbook contains delicious foods, easy-to-follow step-by -step directions, how-to photos, and beautiful photography, Sista Felicia’s cookbook has also been carefully crafted to highlight beautiful Cape Ann. Thirteen recipes are accompanied by QR codes, which directly link the reader to Sista Felicia’s online how-to videos on her website, www.sistafeliciaskitchen.com[sistafeliciaskitchen.com].
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck buffet dinner and speaker at 6:45 p.m. Those attending the potluck dinner are welcome to bring an item for the buffet. There is no fee or pre-registration required. All are welcome attend enjoyable evening.
The Pigeon Cove Circle is located at Six Breakwater Avenue in Rockport. The Pigeon Cove Circle is made up of men and women throughout Cape Ann, a civic group who provide fund-raiser for community needs such a scholarships, and other needs on Cape Ann. Those who would like further information about the availability of the Pigeon Cove function hall are welcome to call Michelle at 978-546-1195.
A reader emailed inquiring as to where do the Niles Pond swans go during the winter months. The Niles Pond swans are Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) and they are neither mute nor migratory. Mute Swans do not fly south in the true sense of a great migratory distance traveled, but do move around between bodies of water, and may move to a slightly warmer region.
Mute Swans swans grunt, snort, and hiss and their wingbeats make a beautiful throbbing sound when flying. See previous GMG posts about the Niles Pond Mute Swans ~
Wednesday, October 30
9:00 to 10:30 am
Rockport Inn & Suites
183 Main Street, Rockport
Please join the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Tourism Council as they present Coffee & Connections with special guest, Betsy Wall, Director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) on Wednesday, October 30 from 9:00 to 10:30 am, at Rockport Inn & Suites.
Betsy Wall is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marketing Partnership and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism where she is responsible for Massachusetts’ domestic and international marketing programs, the Massachusetts Film and Sports Marketing Offices, and business development marketing. She serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Travel Advisory Board, as a Chairman’s Circle board member of the U.S. Travel Association and as Chair of Discover New England, the international marketing consortium of the New England states.
This complimentary reception features coffee and pastries and a special presentation from Director Wall about the state’s tourism marketing program.
Advanced registration is required for this complimentary reception as space is limited.
The view outside my window. What did I ever do to deserve this – and to have such great neighbors, friends and amazing community to live in! I am truly blessed, as are we all who live here.
Come…Stand on the Rock
Sorellanza, a 14-woman a cappella chorus based in Gloucester, announces its Fall 2013 performance schedule.
Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Holy Name
60 Monument Avenue, Swampscott
Friday, November 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
31 County Street, Ipswich
Sunday, November 24th, 4:00 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
48 Middle Street, Gloucester
Sorellanza has been entertaining audiences for 8 years, with an eclectic and upbeat repertoire. Their program ranges from Renaissance to Broadway, sacred songs, rounds, Beatles and jazz. Rockport resident Patti Pike co-founded and directs the chorus. As part of their community outreach program, Sorellanza has invited talented high school seniors to audition for and join the chorus for a year. Audiences will enjoy the youthful additions to the Sorellanza sound.
For more information Contact Karen Koerth
978-546-9570 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sorellanza.com
Wednesday, October 30th
ATTN: SPECIAL PRE-WORLD
SERIES TIME SLOT: 4:30-7:30pm
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!
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The monstrous New England sea serpent, also known as the Gloucester sea serpent, was allegedly seen in Gloucester Harbor in 1817. Kids painted a 20-foot long wooden sea serpent during our Marine Halloween party!
The ornate ghost pipefish is related to seahorses. These tropical fish use their long snouts to feed on tiny crustaceans, such as shrimp.
Pumpkinseeds are a type of freshwater sunfish found throughout North America. These fish are named for the seed-shaped spot on their gill covers.
Gecarcinus quadratus is commonly known as the Halloween crab. Found from Mexico to Peru, these nocturnal crabs live on land but must return to the ocean to breed.
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Each fall growing up my grandparents took a road trip north, which always included a purchase of seven giant pumpkins, one for each grandchild. It became a fall tradition to gather around the kitchen table as a family to make this recipe from the pumpkins they purchased. That tradition of family time together in the kitchen, carving the pumpkins, scraping out the cold flesh and separating the slippery seeds are memories of my childhood that I will forever cherish. Today this tradition continues, my mother Pat, has taken over my grandparents love of annually buying giant pumpkins for my children and my adorable nieces. With always keeping my grandparents spirit a part of todays traditions especially in the kitchen, I always remember to roast our pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet that once belonged to them. The crunchy seeds taste specially seasoned with their love when roasted on that cookie sheet! You can read more about my grandparents annual journey north in my newly released cookbook “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia”. Click the link below to order your copy for the holidays now.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Step By Step
1 Preheat oven 375 degrees
2 To remove seeds while carving a Jack-O-Lantern cut 1-2 inches around stem, remove and reserve section of stem; if not carving simply cut pumpkin in half; using a large spoon, scrape, remove, and separate pumpkin seeds from pulp, reserve seeds in a colander, dispose flesh
3 Rinse seeds under cold water; transfer to kitchen towel; pat dry, and evenly distribute seeds onto a cookie sheet
4 Season seeds with 2-3 tablespoon kosher salt
5 Roast seeds 10 minutes on middle rack of oven for 10 minutes, toss seeds and roast 5 -10 additional minutes or until slightly golden in color
*A perfect fall snack, especially when served warm from the oven… they never last long in our house!
Alice Gardner submits Gloucester Retailer Storefront Halloween Decoration Photos!
Can you guess which stores are which?
First One To Guess All Six Photos Correctly Can Come To The Dock and Claim This Brand New Fisherman’s Partnership Cap
Joey, always a treat to be back in Gloucester Happy halloween Boo and Sue Smith, Briarneck
Friday evening on Good Harbor Beach.
Light of the Evening at Good Harbor Beach
from Elinor Teele
Hello! My name is Big Kitty, I am part Norwegian Forest. I am a happy and mellow guy. I like napping and playing with toys. I am not so sure about the other cats yet, but my friends here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid said that I am learning to make new friends and those little things; I think they are called kittens. I love attention and can’t wait to be adopted so I can curl up in a lap. When the veterinarian did my check-up, they found I have a heart murmur. My doctor didn’t recommend any treatment right now, but I may need more vet care and monitoring in the future.
If you think we would be a good match, why don’t you stop down to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester and we talk about how I can fit into your life and make you happier. Also, I love the Red Sox and will you please wear some Red Sox gear when you come to adopt me so I may recognize you right away!