This weeks GMG Cook!
Laurie Lufkin Writes~ ….my Mom made your Grilled Basil Chicken and White Bean Salad for dinner! She could not find any Broccolini and put a bit of honey in the dressing but those are the only changes! It’s so delicious!
Sista Felicia Writes ~ looks delicious… and I bet the honey addition taste yummy too!
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Don’t miss Rockport’s HarvestFest THIS Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 6pm. The fun includes dancing and a bit of Ipswich Ale, among other delights. This post would be a million words long (really!) if I included everything going on, so for the details check out the website: www.rockportartfestivals.com/harvestfest/schedule-of-events In the meantime, here are just a few highlights:
- Rockport Music is sponsoring a Make Your Own Instrument Workshop for children at 10am (first come, first served)
- Cape Ann Animal Aid is sponsoring a Dog Parade at 11:30, with lots of fun prizes to be awarded!
- Bearskin Neck Leathers is sponsoring the Buddy Walker Band, a polka band founded 65 years ago with performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in front of the shop.
- The MIT Juggling Club is joining the fun with performances throughout the afternoon.
- The HarvestFest Contra Dance, sponsored by the Cape Ann Contra Dance group, will host an outdoor dance in Dock Square, complete with live musicians and a caller. Did you ever think there would be dancing in the streets in Rockport?
- The Annual Scarecrow Chase Costume Parade for children begins at 3pm. Lots o’ fun & a treat for children are in store.
- Don’t forget the all-day food & drink under the big tent on T Wharf. Ipswich Ale, Twin Lights and an awesome roster of vendors will be on hand.
- Cooking demos will take place throughout the day, culminating in the famous Seafood Throwdown at 2:30, sponsored by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.
- Finally, close out the festival by sending off the public art installation that has been on Lumber Wharf all summer (due to be disassembled the day after HarvestFest). Head over to Lumber Wharf at 6:15 to join us to say farewell to this very cool piece of public art.
GloucesterCast 4/29/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Alicia DeWolfe
Click to listen-
2:10 St Ann’s School Closing
5:38 O’Maley School Theater
9:42 Good Harbor Beach Footbridge Poll
13:00 Mayor Kirk
18:30 Coffee Roll Or Cannoli
20.25 Styrofoam Cups vs Paper Cups
26:06 Cotton Is For Suckers
27:20 Cross Fit Cape Ann
29:15 Muffy White
35:15 Joey’s Use Of Female Hygiene Products
35:53 Manly Scented Sunscreen
40:27 Laurie Lufkin Click Marketing
42:10 Alicia On Social Media
47:30 The Idea Behind GMG
56:30 19 Again
If you only listen to one of our podcasts let this be the one. I had so much crazy fun with Alicia.
Here are some memorable quotes from our discussion-
“Should I brace myself? Should I put my seatbelt on?”
“Powder fresh in my nether regions”
“Cotton Is For Suckers”
“Picture late 70’s early 80’s porn”
“Need a machete down there to get to the good stuff”
According to Laurie Lufkin the secret to this prize winning recipe is the caramel sauce. The official name of the recipe is New England Buttermilk Pumpkin Cakes with Sour Cream Apple Caramel and Dried Cranberries. She created this dessert for a recipe contest that involved using a Hood dairy product, and in a moment of inspiration she used sour cream as one of the creaming agents for the caramel sauce topping. The result helped her to win a $10,000 prize and another step in her climb up the recipe contest ladder.
Click here for the video and recipe printable at the Gloucester Daily Time taste Of The Times Website
(TV Diner) – Thanks to the 2nd Annual Hood New England Dairy Cook-Off and Hood Sour Cream, Laurie Lufkin from Essex, Massachusetts is $10,000 richer! For a complete list of delicious recipes, just to go www.hoodcookoff.com.
Here is Laurie’s Winning recipe-
New England Buttermilk Pumpkin Cakes with Sour Cream Apple Caramel and Dried Cranberries
Makes 6 cakes
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup Hood® Fat Free Buttermilk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tsp demerara sugar, divided
6 Tbsp sweetened dried cranberries, divided
Hood® Original Instant Whipped Light Cream
SOUR CREAM APPLE CARAMEL
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp salted butter
1/4 cup Hood® Heavy Cream
3/4 cup Hood® Sour Cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Cortland apples, peeled and cut in to 1/2” to 3/4” matchsticks
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 6 1 cup ramekins with nonstick spray. In a medium size bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla. Slowly mix in dry ingredients and beat until well combined. Divide batter among ramekins, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp demerara sugar and bake 25 to 28 minutes until a skewer inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Meanwhile, make the apple caramel. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, mix the sugar and water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Stir gently until sugar is dissolved. Allow mixture to boil until mixture starts to darken. When the liquid is medium caramel color turn off the heat and whisk in the butter until melted, then the cream and sour cream til smooth. Add salt, vanilla extract and apples. To serve: Plate cakes individually, spoon caramel over top and top with 1 Tbsp cranberries and whipped cream
Donna Ardizzoni Brings Us These Videos-
Annoucing the winners Rockport Harvest Festival and Seafood ThrowDown
Nice Job Laurie and Lily!
This is a video showing Laurie’s Donation of Dinner Service Being Bid On At The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Auction Last Night
Laurie’s Dinner service actually auctioned off for more than the appraised value. Check out the clip showing how high the bidding went.
No pressure Laurie but you better deliver now that they bid over the appraised value. :)
That Laurie Lufkin brings the big bucks!
Click here or on the photo to see the video.
Ok, so maybe Lily isn’t swimming in the high tide in a bikini and January with the ice floes, but she is representing!
Lily represents with the heavy equipment replacing the sea wall on the causeway in Essex…….
She walks the line, and represents!
And Lily has her “sticka”………………she can park here!
Not too much launching ramp business today in Essex
I think that red dumpster at Essex Marina across the way might be floating!
That dog walks on water!
Would be easy to launch a new schooner today, Harold–I think the water is IN the building!
Today’s view from the bridge across the causeway
So glad Lily and I shoveled out so we could drive down town and check out today’s scenery. I remember walking down to the causeway from the other side of town when I was a little girl and lived in “South Essex.” Lil thought it was “so cool” to go down there, walk in the middle of the road and see Mother Nature in action!
Here’s to Snow Days!
This cookie recipe melts in your mouth and is easy to do. Laurel Tarantino entered her cookies called Snowballs in the first annual cookie contest that was organized by Laurie Lufkin. The contest was designed to find the best cookies around and support the Open Door Food Pantry this holiday season. The video features Laurie showing you with step-by-step instructions how you can make these yourself. These prize winners impressed the judges in all categories – including taste, appeal, appearance and overall appeal – so they are worth checking out.