Because I lived on The Fort for six years, I’ve seen a few gulls in my day. Depending on the species, gulls have up to four plumage types as they mature, plus they change from breeding plumage to winter plumage as adults.
This causes many people to throw up their hands is discuss when trying to identify the birds they are seeing. I even get comments from seasoned birders and twitchers that they get confused. With this in mind, I have posted many gull tips over the past few years in hopes that it will help those of us on Cape Ann and also the many, many birders that come here in the winter to find them. Gloucester has some pretty cool birds here in the winter that many inlanders just don’t get to see.
I hope that this information is helpful!
This just in from GMG reader Kate Young. Thanks Kate!
I am planning to sign up for Chef Matt’s “Decadent Desserts” cooking class. I’ve never taken a cooking class before, but based on how much I learned and truly enjoyed Savour’s “Become a Wine Expert” series, I know it will be tons of fun. Besides, I tried making Apple Tarte Tartin from the original 1800s recipe (not successful) and would love to have Chef Matt’s recipe!!
P.S. It’s not that I am obsessed with Apple Tarte Tartin, the thing is, that at the end of the summer when our peaches and pears ripen, I would love to make Peach and Pear Tarte Tartins!
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and more often than not, we either skip it or load up with boring quick carbs like bagels, donuts, muffins, or frozen waffles. Shouldn’t the most important meal of the day get a little more attention that? Let’s change it up with Banana Split Sundae Parfaits that will nourish your body and keep you energized until lunch time. Why can’t breakfast food be healthy fun and delicious?
Banana Split Sundae Breakfast Parfait
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 banana; cut into bite size pieces
2 large strawberries; cut into bite size pieces
2 teaspoons crushed pineapple in natural juices
2 teaspoon granola
1 teaspoon toasted coconut
5 dark chocolate morsels
1 teaspoon thinly sliced almonds
1 mascherino cherry
1 tablespoon local honey
1 mix banana and strawberries pieces together; reserve mix
2 fix ¼ cup yogurt in bottom of sundae glass, top with 1-2 tablespoons mixed fruit and 1 teaspoon crushed pineapple; sprinkle 1 teaspoon granola, ½ teaspoon toasted coconut, ½ teaspoon sliced almonds
3 repeat step 2
4 arrange dark chocolate morsels; top with cherry and drizzle honey over entire top
You Know When They Said If You Make It In New York City You’ve Officially Hit The Big Time?
Congratulations To Dave, Dave, and The Rest Of The Guys. Way To Represent!!!
Here’s to hoping for continued success for you guys!
You can buy Wicked Tuna swag from the Captains themselves on their websites-
I’m taping an interview with rock-blues legend Johnny Winter tomorrow and I’ll post the podcast of it on GMG. Johnny Winter is an icon. One of the best guitar players alive, excellent voice, and perhaps one of the best blues producers ever.
His label sent me a couple of his critically acclaimed 2011 CD, “Roots”, which is spectacular and proves his status as one of the greatest blues men of all time (as if anyone would argue).
Put a question in the comments to this post and I’ll ask it tomorrow. Better yet, I’ll give away a CD to the best question submitted.
I need these questions by NOON tomorrow SUN 1/19.
Let’s have some fun!
THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Friends of Randy Burns Raffle
to be held at Cruiseport
Thursday, February 13, 2014
1st Prize $10,000
2nd Prize $2,000
3rd Prize $1,000
4th-7th Prizes $500
Ticket Price: $100
hor d’ouvres/Cash Bar
For tickets contact any of the following:
Carla Benjamin, Skip Bertolino, Fran Gibbs, Bill Goodwin, Jackie Harwood, Joe Lucido Jr, Dean Murray, Palazola’s Sporting Goods, Anthony Saputo,
Heidi Schuster, Jim Tebo, Peter Vadala,
When was the last time you had yourself some tasty Spotted Dick? As far as Spotted Dick brands go, you gotta go with Heinz over Hunt’s, right? What kind of savage buys Hunt’s over Heinz anyway? If you see someone at the supermarket at the Spotted Dick section pick up the Hunt’s over the Heinz just back away slowly. Clearly they’re sociopaths that could snap any moment and riddle the place with AK47 fire.
We are pleased to announce our first Open House of the year. We are also happy to announce our new tuition rates that have been dramatically reduced while continuing to provide an exception education to our Cape Ann communities. Can you please post so we can get the word out? Thanks!
Eastern Point Day School Open House on Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30 am –11:30 am
New Reduced Tuition Rates Provide an Exceptional Education at an Affordable Price
Interested parents, guardians and their children are invited to visit Eastern Point Day School on January 22, 2014 from 9:30-11:30 am. Come and meet the dedicated faculty and great students that make Eastern Point Day School a unique and enriching community. Eastern Point Day School is an independent school, Pre-K to 8th grade, focused on thematic teaching with an emphasis on curriculum integration and academic excellence, delivered in a nurturing, creative and dynamic environment. We offer rolling admission, options to augment homeschool learning, scholarships and financial aid along with our newly reduced tuition rates. For more information, please visit www.easternpointdayschool.org or email at email@example.com.
Rockport High School National Honor Society
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT
Addison Gilbert Hospital Oncology Unit
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN AHIGH SCHOOLER?
BATTLE OF THE BRAINS!
Date: January 29th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
Refreshments will be served