Late last night after noticing lots of doggie photos posted on FaceBook throughout the day, I learned that people were posting their beloved canines photos in celebration of 2014″National Dog Day.” Of course I immediately jumped on board and posted this photo of my beloved Coconut!
Today Coconut & I wish all our GMG Canine Friends a Happy Belated National Dog Day! Woof!
Roasted Pear & Fig Compote with Crumbled Blue Cheese Crostini
Last week Anthony Burnham kindly delivered a bag of pears harvested in his yard here in Gloucester to brother Joey down at the dock. with the attached note ” Hi Joey,
I am harvesting pears from the family homestead tree. I would like to give you a bag for your sister to come up with a baked pear or something pear recipe.
Anthony L. Burnham
After letting the bag of pears ripen a few days I began creating new savory and sweet recipes per Anthony’s request! Anthony I hope you and all our GMG viewers enjoy todays recipe. This is the first of 3 that will be posted this week!
Roasted Pear & Fig Compote
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Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad
My grandparents had lush gardens that yielded an abundant amount of sweet vine ripened fruits and vegetables, including several varieties of tomatoes each year. Growing up Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad made its way onto the table countless times, throughout the summer months. She cleverly paired this simplistic side salad with her famous unconventional sweet non acidic dressing. Her “Sweet Olive Oil Dressing”, perfectly balanced the flavors of the vine ripened Heirloom tomatoes, crisp cucumber and pungent red onion and oregano. Make sure you serve the salad with a crusty wedge of Italian bread, so you can use the wedge of crusty bread to dip in the extra salad dressing left behind in the plate…we Sicilians call this act of dipping “Abbagnari” …Trust me on this one “a piece of Italian Bread soaked in this sweet dressing is Incredibly Delicious!
This morning I gave a live “Farm to Table” cooking demonstration at Applenton Farm highlighting Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Look for black helicopter at the end of the breakwater!
Yesterday Husband Barry and I enjoyed the late afternoon hours walking around Boston’s North End. The streets of the North End were filled with familiar sounds and smells of all things that make up an Italian Fiesta; Food, Family, Friends, and Fun! This past weekend the celebration of “The Feast Of The Fisherman” hosted by the Modonna Del Soccorso Society drew large crowds from near and far. Back in late June, JeanneMarie Linquata, of Gloucester shared the Linquata Family’s lifetime connection with the Modonna Del Soccorso Society in Boston North End during The “Linquata Family Fiesta Tradition Interview”. JeannMarie Linquata explained how she lovingly continues to keep “Aunt Josie Deliberti’s” tradition of hand making the annual Fiesta Committee members signature ribbon adorned St. Peter and Modonna Del Soccorso Pins for the feast of St.Peter hosted by The St.Peter’s Fiesta Committee in late June here in Gloucester and The Feast Of The Fisherman Hosted by The Modonna Del Soccorso Society in Boston MA. Yesterday I spotted JeanMarie’s beautiful pins on dozens of shirts in the crowded streets of the feast.
Fiesta, Family, Friends & Fun Times!
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I am harvesting pears from the family homestead tree. I would like to give you a bag for your sister to come up with a baked pear or something pear recipe. Are you at Capt Joe’s wharf tomorrow morning?
Anthony L. Burnham
Anthony, I was so touched by your kindness. Thank you for thinking of me! I’m super excited to be in the kitchen today creating delicious treats using the pears…Stay tuned some Yumminess is in the making !
“Cucuzza” Zucchini & Ricotta Spingi with Sun Dried Tomato Dip
It’s Zucchini Time…and here is my twist on Ricotta Spingi
Last week I created todays “Cucuzza” Zucchini & Ricotta Spingi recipe using a large “Cucuzza” grown in my friend Maryjane Carollo vegetable garden. This is by far one of my most favorite times of year to cook. Everything tastes extra delicious when using fresh produce from local farms, and friends gardens! If your looking for a new recipe using fresh zucchini, this is a must try!
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Sunday Sugu so good !
Virginia Smith Writes~ Felicia, I finally made the Sunday Sugu ,Cunnsata Muddica,Meatballs. My family loved it all. Glad I had enough for freezer !This recipe came from Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan‘s “Gifts of Gold” cookbook. A few differences from my usual however just so delicious with the Mudica Cunsata meatballs. !!!
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