Friends, please consider donating to my friend Nicole Duckworth’s fundraiser. She is running the NEDS Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 18th, to raise money and awareness of the need for organ donations. NEDS is an acronym for New England Donor Services. She had a wonderfully successful bake sale to raise funds and any additional donation would be tremendously appreciated. Thank you so much! Please donate here.
Erica is here thanks to her organ donor. Learn more and register online at Register Here
Nicole Duckworth shares a moment from her wonderfully fun household–never a dull moment with four kids– two teenagers and two toddlers!
Her son Jude this morning, “Mom, I’m turning into a butterfly.”
Jude this summer when he and his brother George stopped by to visit and see the caterpillars and butterflies from our garden.
Nicole and her sweet boys George and Jude stopped by to pick flowers to garnish a beautiful dessert that she had made to surprise two friends who were celebrating their anniversary. This is her croquembouche, a mini version of the larger that she had made for their wedding years ago. Yummmmmm!!!!!
Nicole Duckworth’s croquembouche (and photo)
George and Jude having caterpillar fun 🙂
Duckworth’s was hopping this morning as customers were picking up their beautiful Christmas cakes, all handmade by Nicole. This year, instead of little meringue mice scampering around the yule log, are chubby carmel nut turtles basking!
Nicole Duckworth Bûche de Noël
As you may already be aware, Nicole Duckworth makes the fabulous desserts at Duckworth’s Bistrot–her amazing ‘Death-By-Chocolate’ and ‘Banana Cake’ are two favorites that come to mind immediately. She stopped by with a wonderfully tasty maple-walnut-dried cherry granola, possibly the best ever, along with a sweet thank you note. When she has a spare moment, I’ll ask her if she can share the recipe. Our family thanks you Nicole!
Nicole and Jude
Duckworth’s will be reopening on January 29th, 2015.
Did you make your Valentine’s Day Reservation?
Sarah Grow for the Open Door Food Pantry
With below average temperature and wicked wind, the 2015 Rocky Neck Polar Plunge Open Door Food Pantry Fundraiser was a plunge to remember. Dru, pictured above and below, reports that it wasn’t too bad running towards, or even diving in. The worst was running back to the beach against the bitter biting blast that had picked up during the event, and the fact that he couldn’t feel his feet!
Hats Off and Congratulations to All You Brave Polar-Plunging Souls!
Dru and Anne Malvaux
Michelle and Meadow Getting Ready to Plunge
Emma, Nicole, and Jude
Michelle, Chris, Atticus, and Meadow
Donna and Pete
Emma, Nicole, Ben, Jude, and David Calvo
Nicole and Jude
Karen Ristuben and Catherine and Paul McGeary back at the Cultural Center for hot cocoa and cookies.
With ukelelists, singing, leis, grass skirts, hula-hoops, an island-style feast, and a fleet of wa’a kaukahis (kids in kayaks)–this was a Niles Beach Sunday not to be missed!
Happy Birthday Esme!!!
Dawn Sarrouf and Michelle Anderson
Thank you to Dawn and Michelle for inviting me to stay and have a bite of Esme’s wonderful luau birthday feast. John and Dawn prepared the most yummy pulled pork, served on Mandy’s homemade potato rolls, and guests contributed super delicious accompaniments, including the best bean salad, homemade, crunchy coleslaw, and Nicole Duckworth’s to-die-for death-by-chocolate cake.
Cupcakes decorated by EsmeJohn and Dawn Sarrouf
Jude and Ken Duckworth
Nicole and Jude Duckworth
Friendships, Family, Food, and Pure Fun~ what a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Beautiful working mother of three Nicole Duckworth knows how to rock and roll and get the job done with her adorable seven-month old, Jude.
Just look at that happy face!
Jude and Nicole Duckworth
This is the documentary we made to Celebrate Gloucester at Latitude 43. It features interviews with Mark McDonough , Fisherman Peter Libro , Nicole Duckworth- from Duckworth Bistrot, Debbie Clarke- artist, Dave Anderson from The Black Swan, Ashley From Lat 43, Lobsterman Joe Mondello, Joe and Mary Ellen Borge from The Lone Gull, Lobsterman Mark Ring, Chef Zach Sears, Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Rob Newton, Stephanie From Lat 43, Lobsterwoman Renee, Real Estate Tycoon Ruth Pino, Ryan and Wood Distiller Bobby Ryan.
I hope you enjoy it. there are some pretty touching moments in here.
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