Reflections at Brace Cove and Niles Pond

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Our plane was delayed 7 hours en route to Cincinnati for Christmas. Fortunately, we were able to stay in contact with the airline from home. My daughter Liv and I went for a walk along the berm dividing Brace Cove and Niles Pond while waiting to leave. As we were looking at the sun setting over Niles Pond, we by chance turned towards Brace Cove and were captivated by the vibrant colors reflected in the windows of the home on the point. Magically a Harbor Seal swam onto the scene and scootched up on the rock and he too, caught the last of the sun’s fleeting light!

Niles Pond sunsetNiles Pond December Sunset

Festive Cran Raspeberry Punch

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Rest up  GMG FOB’s, ther is only five days until we say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014! Who is ready to  toast the new year in with a delicious adult beverage? Now that the silver, china and crystal are washed  and neatly stacked  back in the china cabinet, it’s time to switch gears and start planning our New Years Eve Celebrations!  Several years ago my girlfriend Kerri served a  punch during  a holiday party that was dangerously delicious and refreshing! It was and still is a big hit among my friends every time she makes it. Last weekend I snapped this photo of her whipping up a special batch for us during our friend Tanya’s annual Cookie Gala. Kerri’s recipe is easy to prepare, and can be tweaked to your likeness in strength by adding more or less alcohol. I think this festive punch is the perfect adult drink to serve to guests on New Years Eve, while waiting for the Crystal Ball to drop! Cheers to the New Year!

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Festive Cran Raspberry Punch

Ingredients

2 cups Stoli Raspberry Flavored Premium Vodka

1 cup Triple Sec

4 cups White Cranberry Juice

 2 cups Sprite

2 limes

1 orange

1  12 oz. bag fresh cranberries

Step-by-Step

1  Cut limes and orange into 1/4 inch pieces

2  Transfer cut pieces to large cookie sheet; arrange in single layer

3  Rinsed fresh cranberries under cold water; discard any overripe cranberries; add washed cranberries to cookie sheet with lime and orange pieces; freeze 24 hours

4  Combine all liquid ingredients in large punch bowl; add frozen fruit; mix well; serve

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Note~ this is an adult beverage only to be served to adults ages 21 and older

Drink and Dinner

The Christmas holiday is  over. Thank heavens! I hosted so many holiday parties at the gallery this month that I'm totally tuckered out. Now it's time to look forward to 2014 and new adventures. This is an awesome looking Bloody Mary. It could be your dinner and your drink. I'll have mine without the green worms please!
The Christmas holiday is over. Thank heavens! I hosted so many holiday parties at the gallery this month that I’m totally tuckered out. Now it’s time to look forward to 2014 and new adventures. This is an awesome looking Bloody Mary. It could be your dinner and your drink. I’ll have mine without the green worms please!

Looking for Seine Boat Rowers

Joey,
The Gloucester Gig Rowers are starting a new intense race and conditioning program and we are looking to reach out to the Seine boat rowers who might want to train with us this season. Could you introduce me to folks in the Seine boat community?
Mike

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