Monthly Archives: March 2010

Charlee Bianchini Writes in From China

Hi Everyone!
I know a lot of you must be wondering what happened to the blog… Well it’s back!  I had a wonderful two months traveling around Asia and I’m back in Qufu and ready to post what I wrote of my adventures and then some.  So don’t hesitate to check it out and leave comments and stories about home.  Looking forward to hearing from you and hope all is well!

Still having a wonderful time here in Qufu.  Started teaching a few weeks ago, and am really lovin in.  Just wanted to let you know that I have updated the blog, and am trying to get better at keeping up with it on a regular basis.  So keep checking it out for more posts!  www.charleebeth.wordpress.com Would love to hear more comments from you guys and any news from home.  Miss you all so much and hope you are well!
Best,
Charlee

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click the pic to check out her Polis Journeys

Shew Brought Down An Egg Ham and Cheese Sandwich From Morning Glory

FOBs (friends of the blog) Shew and his son Brian brought down a tasty egg, ham and cheese breakfast sandwich from Morning Glory last weekend which was much appreciated!

A big shout out to Shew’s son Brian, a hard working kid who just got his license!  Way to go Brian!

More storytelling at Magnolia inn

From the Times-

The second in the “Tell Inn” storytelling series takes place this Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Inn Magnolia at 18 Norman Ave. in Gloucester. The event features storytellers Tony Toledo, Alicia Quintano, Andrea Lovett, Laura Lovett and Leigh Calabrese on her singing saw.

Guests are invited to come share a story of their own (under 5 minutes) and participate in the “Magic Hat” open mic storytelling event.

Toledo has been paying the rent with his mouth since 1990. He adds sign language to some stories since his wife is deaf.

Quintano has traveled to 38 states telling stories in theaters, universities, coffeehouses, and on the radio.

Andrea Lovett has been telling professionally since 1992. She is the co-founder of MassMouth and the ever-growing series of story slams in downtown Boston and Cambridge.

Laura Lovett has two novels in progress, has had works published in magazines and read on radio. She is a student at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

With her singing saw in tow, Calabrese has performed with artists What Time Is It Mr. Fox?, The Sob Sisters, Sukey Tawdry, Beat Circus, The Burlesque Revival Association, and (of course) as part of the soundtrack to countless haunted houses. And yes, her saw does cut wood.

Fordetails contact Amanda Nash, NoTeaParty@yahoo.com, 978-525-3642. Suggested donation: $4

Sister Felicia’s Italian Donuts Cooking Demo At The Home and Garden Show

View Sister Felicia's Italian Donuts Cooking Demo At The Home and Garden SShow

2 Cups Ricotta Cheese

4 Eggs

1 Tablespoon.  Vanilla

1 1/2 Cups  Flour

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Tablespoon. Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon. Salt

Whisk Eggs & Vanilla

Sift dry ingredients together: Flour Sugar Salt & Baking Powder

Combine ,egg mixture, sifted dry ingredients and 2 cups of Ricotta Cheese together

Let batter rest 20 min.

In a large pot heat 2 inches of La Spagnola oil “vegetable/olive oil blend excellent for frying”

Drop teaspoon sizes of batter in very hot oil fry till deep golden on all sides

Cool donuts on cookie rack

Roll warm donuts in powder sugar

Enjoy!