Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gull identification link from good pal Steve Borichevsky

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Hi Joey,

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.

http://shootingmyuniverse.blogspot.com/search/label/Gull%20ID%20Tips%20-%20Easy-Peasy

I hope that this information is helpful!

Steve Borichevsky

Decadent Desserts!

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!

Greetings!

Our Winter Classes and Chef’s Table dinners have been scheduled and are beginning to fill up. Call to reserve your space today!

 

 
 

Winter Cooking Classes
   
Soups (SOLD OUT)

January 23, 2014

Decadent Desserts (limited availability)

February 6, 2014

Brunch Fare

February 20, 2014

Make Ahead Hors d’oeuvres

March 13, 2014

Make Ahead Dinners

March 27, 2014

Menu

Decadent Desserts

  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • Tiramisu
  • Lemon Curd
  • Apple Tart Tatin

Brunch

  • Quiche
  • Herb Roasted Potato
  • Granola
  • Scones
  • Poached Salmon
  • Cocktails

All classes are offered at $55 per person. Work side by side with

beach gourmet Chef’s Matthew Beach and Meghan Pozzi to learn techniques for the beginner or the seasoned in-home chef.

Watch and Learn or participate in the cooking demonstration.

All classes will be held at the beach gourmet “Exhibition Kitchen” located in Savour Wine and Cheese.

Classes also available in home.

About the Chef’s Table

Upcoming dates:

February 8th (Italian Wine Dinner)

February 16th (Four Course Dinner)

Menus to be published soon.

The Chef’s Table is a great way to extend our hospitality to clients or private tastings and classes. Our antique, hand-crafted table seats up to twelve people comfortably and is uniquely located inside Savour Wine and Cheese, adjacent to the beach gourmet exhibition kitchen. Guests at the table experience an exclusive private dining experience with a menu that is designed specifically to compliment the wine pairing by our wine expert, Kathleen Erickson.

These events are typically booked for private parties and are not open to the public, however we periodically open the table to reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Sample Chef’s Table menus can be viewed on our beach gourmet web page. Do not delay in making your reservations. Open Chef’s Table events tend to sell-out very quickly.

 

 
 
 
Quick Links… 
 
John Lamirande   
beach gourmet
76 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Who Wouldn’t Like A Banana Split Sundae For Breakfast ?

Why

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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

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Ingredients

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

Step-by-Step

1  mix banana and strawberries pieces together; reserve mix

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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

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3  repeat step 2

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4  arrange dark chocolate morsels; top with cherry and drizzle honey over entire top

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Check Out Our Wicked Tuna Guys On Times Square Bill Boards!!!

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-

http://fvhardmerchandise.com/

http://www.davecarraro.com/

 

Wicked Tuna @ Times Square NYC

Ask Johnny Winter a question and WIN one of his CDs

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.

Next month Johnny Winter turns 70 and has a brand new 4-CD set coming out.  In two weeks (1/31) he’s performing at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly (there are still a few tickets left.  Get them here.)

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!

Friends of Randy Burns Raffle

Friends of Randy Burns Raffle
to be held at Cruiseport
Thursday, February 13, 2014
@6:30 pm
    1st Prize        $10,000
   2nd Prize        $2,000 
   3rd Prize        $1,000
4th-7th Prizes      $500
Ticket Price:        $100
hor d’ouvres/Cash Bar
Music by
Generation Gap

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,

Folly Cove, One of Our Many Treasures

I took a short drive with my camera around sunset. Folly Cove Always looks great, but for some reason is difficult to photograph. But I pulled over anyway and took this picture. In the summer, the sun sets over Ipswich Bay at the Lobster Pool http://www.lobsterpoolrestaurant.com/main/index.php It's the only place other than Key West that the customers stop eating, stand up, and applaud the sunset.

I took a short drive with my camera around sunset. Folly Cove Always looks great, but for some reason is difficult to photograph. But I pulled over anyway and took this picture. In the summer, the sun sets over Ipswich Bay at the Lobster Pool http://www.lobsterpoolrestaurant.com/main/index.php It’s the only place other than Key West that the customers stop eating, stand up, and applaud the sunset.

As I was making a few photographs of the sunset over Folly Cove, I heard a babbling brook. It must have been the snow melt from across the road and the quietness of the season. I saw and photographed another angle of this that included a length of silver ribbon entangled in the bush. It made me think of all the wonderful times I've had there with my late parents, my sister (Painter Barb), and now Janet. I think of all the "eat in the rough" memorable occasions that others have had at the Lobster Pool. It's very special.

As I was making a few photographs of the sunset over Folly Cove, I heard a babbling brook. It must have been the snow melt from across the road and the quietness of the season. I saw and photographed another angle of this that included a length of silver ribbon entangled in the bush. It made me think of all the wonderful times I’ve had there with my late parents, my sister (Painter Barb), and now Janet. I also think of all the “eat in the rough” memorable occasions that others have had at the Lobster Pool. It’s very special.

Found At Shaws- Spotted Dick

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.

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Community Stuff 1/18/14

Hi-

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!

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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 info@easternpointdayschool.org.


Presented by

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