Author Archives: Sista Felicia

US Coast Guard Currently Leaving Gloucester Harbor

Close Look Of Gloucester Harbor Schooner Festival Parade Of Sails

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If Your a Grandmother Visiting Cape Ann this weeked Run to “The Last Resort”

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Yesterday afternoon Daughter Amanda and I shared a beautiful mommy daughter afternoon in Rockport together, playing tourist, after dropping a special Surprise Birthday Gift off at “My Place Restaurant” at the end of Bearskin Neck for my BFF Dee Noble. Bearskin Neck is really a great place to visit if your in the Cape Ann area. They have it all, a wide variety of shops, food, and art galleries, with the bonus of breath taking scenic views in its mist. Amanda and I shopped our way down the neck, in and out of several gift, jewelry and clothing stores, explored a few art galleries and enjoyed a slice of Apple Strudel at the Famous “Helmut”s Strudel” Of Bearskin Neck.  The Last Resort Located diagonally across from Helmut’s Strudel really struck a cord in me, returning me back to the days of shopping with my Mom for specialty Baby clothing for BJ & Amanda when they were babies.  My heart was fluttering as I took a few photos of their gorgeous lien and cotton infant and toddler clothing yesterday. If your a Grandmother or parent in the Cape Ann area this holiday weekend, who is looking for beautiful boutique style children clothing, run don’t walk to “The Last Resort”  on Bearskin Neck…and tell them Sista Felicia sent you! 

 

 

 

 

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Live From Inside Market Basket with The Managers

 

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The excitement in the store is infectious between employees and MB loyal customers happy to be back in their store!Currently streaming live coverage of Artie T speech on TV on loud speaker in the store! Patrons are cheering and clapping listing to Artie T Speech ! Simply Amazing ! The bakery manager reported fresh persian bread will be available tomorrow!

 

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I’m so excited to have our Market Basket Back! It feels like Christmas Morning!

Live From Gloucester Crossing Market Basket!

Market Basket Employee parking lot is already full while a steady stream of trailer trucks with inventory and shoppers pull into the lot…Im heading into shop now!!!

Coconut Wishes Everyone A Belated ” Happy National 2014 Dog Day”

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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!

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Today Coconut & I wish all our GMG Canine Friends a Happy Belated National Dog Day! Woof!

Enjoying The Last Evenings Of Sunset Dinners At Niles!

Roasted Pear & Fig Compote with Crumbled Blue Cheese Crostini

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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! IMG_0165

 

 

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Roasted Pear & Fig Compote

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Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad

 

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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!  

 

IMG_0139 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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Boston’s North Ends Feast Of The Fisherman

 

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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.  

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Fiesta, Family, Friends & Fun Times!

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Thank You Anthony Burnham

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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.  Are you at Capt Joe’s wharf tomorrow morning?

Anthony L. Burnham

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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 !

Sista Felicia

 

 

 

It’s worth The Wait!

Modern Pastry were the Locals shop for Italian Pastry! Just spotted Francine & Bill Dench of Gloucester in line!

Live From The Fisherman’s Feast Boston’s North End

Jeanne Marie Linquata’s Handmade Fiesta Pins Featured in Boston’s North End!

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“Cucuzza” Zucchini & Ricotta Spingi with Sun Dried Tomato Dip

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 “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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