Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gloucester Mourns The Loss Of The Iconic Italian Pastry Chef & Legend Mike Lentini

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Owner of  Gloucester’s Famous “Mike’s Pastry Shop” passed away, Sunday with his loving Family by his side.

 

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Photos from “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia: Harvest”, (purchased from the archives of Cape Ann Museum)

Mike’s Pastry Shop once located on Main Streets West End was “the” gathering place for fisherman and dockworkers during the fishing boom years of  Gloucester’s On & Off Shore Fishing Fleet.  Mike’s Pastry Shop was the go to Italian Bakery for all special occasions and holiday celebrations throughout the year for dozens of Sicilian Families residing throughout our city. Mike and his wife Katie, are best know for confecting the “World’s Best” Cassada and Strawberry Shortcakes” along with endless Italian sweet confections.  All their pastries, cookies and Italian Ice were  made from scratch using nothing but the very best of ingredients!

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Trips to Mike’s Pastry shop with my parents and grandparents as a child inspired me as an adult to recreate my favorite pastries, cookies and desserts, once purchased at Mike’s Pastry. One of my most cherished childhood memories of shopping at Mike’s and my “Pasticciotti” recipe, I recreated from nothing but the flavors and textures I remembered as child are highlighted in my cookbook “Gifts’ Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia;Harvest” For recipe and memory details See pages 86-88 in “Gifts Of Gold”!

 

The Ciaramitaro family extends their deepest condolences to the Lentini Family.

Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8pm at Greely Funeral Home Gloucester Ma 01930, and Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday November 12 th, 11:00 am in St, Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish 

 

 

 

Three days- three New Podcasts- new HomieCast, Gloucestercast and Alisha Unleashed For Your Commute

Saturday-Sunday-Monday Three new podcasts for you to listen to-

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HomieCast 10 Taped 11/7/15 At Casa De Enrico Pallazzo With Chris @CoachDeWolfe, James @Eves3, @CraigShoots Kimberley and Host @Joey_C

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GloucesterCast 158 Taped 11/8/15 With Guest Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Alicia Unleashed Episode 10 Taped 11/9/2015 With Special Guests Kyle Danikas, Bridget Ernest and Host Alicia DeWolfe

SUNRISE SCENES FROM EASTERN POINT AND HENRY’S POND WITH MR. SWAN UPDATE

Daybreak from around Niles Pond, Brace Cove, and Henry’s Pond in Rockport.

Niles Pond Sunrise ©Kim Smith 2015

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Brace Cove Rock Sunrise Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015Brace Rock Daybreak

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Brace Cove Sunrise ©Kim Smith 2015

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Mr. Swan ©Kim Smith 2015Mr. Swan Morning Preening

Mr. Swan left Niles Pond yesterday morning and although he flew in his usual direction towards Henry’s Pond, he did NOT fly to Henry’s, which had become his habit. I did not see him at Henry’s, Niles, or the harbor this morning either. Perhaps he has flown to another region in search of a new Mrs. Swan. We can only hope!

See additional photos here of Mr. Swan, dead skunk, and more ~ Read more

Jupiter – I think

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One of those planets we don’t normally see but could see before sunrise yesterday morning.  Paul Morrison, do you know which it is?  It was the bigger one closer to the moon.  If you look at it full size, it looks like there is a ring around it, but it may just be a glow.

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