Monthly Archives: November 2009

Another helpful piece of information about baking cookies

I just came across this and though it might be helpful now that we are running in to the holiday baking season.  This is from

We think most cookies are best when they are chewy. This means taking them out of the oven when they are slightly underdone—in fact, the cookies are often so soft they will droop over the end of a spatula. Bake cookies on parchment and cool on baking sheet for a few minutes; after they have set up slightly, slide the parchment onto a cooling rack. if the cookies have crevices, the crevices should appear moist. When baking smooth cookies, look at the edges, which should be lightly browned; the center should be set but not fully dry.

I  also find that when you can smell them, time to check the oven as they are done or just about done.

Where Zat? Bonus Clues

Where Zat?, originally uploaded by captjoe06.First Clue-

first, you go over the bridge…..

Second Clue-

“you can see it from 133 but it is not actually on 133?”

Third Clue-

something about the christmas tree that looks like it is in the middle of no where all lit up from after thanksgiving to the new year

Welding Aboard The Princess Laura


The fisherman in the picture is welding the trawl doors.  The trawl doors separate the net as it travels through the water to provide the maximum spread.  The larger the mouth of the net, the more chance to catch fish.
Fishermen will tinker with the way the doors are weighted  to achieve the optimal spread.



Well – Thanks for the introduction Joe! I am VERY happy to be joining the GMG family. I have followed the blog for awhile now, and I am very excited to be joining as contributer. My goal is simple – Bring the readers of GMG the best possible deals on the North Shore. In this tough economic time, I am here to provide SAVINGS, SAVINGS, and more SAVINGS! So as I visit restaurants on the North Shore and beyond, I will be posting the newest deals available on I will provide links to these deals to make it as simple as possible to save! I will also be running contests each month and giving away gift certificates for some of your favorite restaurants! This month Jalapenos in Gloucester will be giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner! I will post the link for the contest as soon as it is available. Once again – I am VERY pleased to be a new contributer to the site, and I look forward to putting money back in your pocket!!!

Please Welcome New GMG Contibutor- Frankie Gentile!

I’m bringing Frankie Gentile on board as a new team member.   Frank is the president of

The purpose of Udine4Less is to highlight local restaurants and offer the user significant discounts to those restaurants for zip-zero-nada!

I see it as a win-win-win for GMG, Udine4Less and most importantly our GMG community (this means you).

Frank has also promised to run promotions and giveaways which also are going to be a lot of fun.

So join me in welcoming Frank when he starts posting this afternoon and look for his daily postings at 10:00AM Mon-Thursday!