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Pan Seared Golden Tilefish With Lemon Herb Confetti Rice

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Golden  Tilefish caught by husband Barry & friends off the coast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina

barry fishing trip NC 2014

 

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Garden of Optimism

My rehabilitation garden, herbs of hope and happiness, as I joyously see it every morning. Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, with a Flowering Beauty. "Gardening is medicine that does not need  a prescription ... And with no limit on dosage." - Author unknown Garden of Optimism grown from seed in in Gloucester, and generously given as a healing gift by Lise Breen.

My rehabilitation garden, herbs of hope and happiness, as I joyously see it every morning. Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, with a Flowering Beauty.
“Gardening is medicine that does not need
a prescription … And with no limit on dosage.”
- Author unknown
Garden of Optimism grown from seed in in Gloucester,
and generously given as a healing gift by Lise Breen.

 

Neighborhood Apothecary at a new address

Remember the Neighborhood Apothecary? I wrote about them not long ago when I discovered them at the block party. At the time, you sort of had to follow a map or a trail of bread crumbs to get to their store on the 4th floor of the Blackburn building.  I saw the owner Meg and her associate Clint the other day, moving into new retail space on Pleasant Street!

Their new location is 17 Pleasant Street:

_DSC08969 New location for Neighborhood ApothecaryThrough the gate, through the door on the left, down the stairs.

I bought some chamomile while I was there.
Meg was out, so Clint was manning the counter:

_DSC08980 Clint servint chamomile

Clint’s name was inspired by Clint Eastwood, but he’s much nicer than Dirty Harry.

Stop by and check out their wares! They will be having a grand opening soon for the new location. I’ll post the info when it is available.

- Matthew Green

The Neighborhood Apothecary

A nice surprise for me at the block party for me was the new “Neighborhood Apothecary“.  I arrived on the scene from the west end near Giuseppe’s, and met this fine fellow:

_Brentwho was handing out coupons for a free sample from the Neighborhood Apothecary, a new store on the 4th floor of the Blackburn Building (2 Main St.)!  They sell organic herbs, seasonings and teas, natural body products, stones, cards, books, and soon also some natural herbal remedies.   (Regular hours: 8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday.)  The biggest draw for me is probably the herbal teas!  Loose herbal tea can be hard to find locally outside of chains like Teavana, so it’s nice to have something local in walking distance of my apartment.

The entrance is not immediately evident. You have to go through the parking lot next to Giuseppe’s:

_2 Finding the door 1towards that door in the back with the Grecian columns (Ionic columns with Scamozzi capitals, to be specific):

_3 Finding the door 2Then take the elevator to the 4th floor and follow the signs! You will probably end up meeting Meghan Owens, the owner (shown here helping some customers):

_4 Meghan Owens with customersAnd here are a few photos of what you can find in the store, from herbs and spices to earth-friendly cards and soy candles:

They have a weekly raffle for a discount coupon, which I entered and – to my surprise – won! I get a 5% discount on my next purchase!

- Matthew Green