Category Archives: Eats

#Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions Grilled On The @STOKGrills Charcoal Drum With Apricot Cinnamon Cayenne Pepper Glaze Recipe



Easy To Make Killer Results

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  • 1.5 Pork Tenderloin
  • Bacon
  • Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Apricot Preserves
  • Crushed Black Pepper
  • Atlantic Saltworks Sea Salt

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Join us Tuesday night, September 22, for our community dinner night in support of local chef James “Jimmy” Brown who needs a kidney transplant.

  • 4 – 9 pm
  • 3 Course Dinner
  • $15.00
  • 10% of Proceeds Go To Your Organization
  • Reservations Suggested

Jet Blue is AWESOME!

The power of social media is so cool these days! I tried the Terra Blue Potato Chips for the first time on a Jet Blue flight and I went to go buy them in the store AND


I tagged @JetBlue in search for these amazing chips and they private messaged me and sent me some bags!


ANNDDDD to make it even cooler I RECEIVED A HAND WRITTEN NOTE! Does that even happen these days any more?

Thanks #jetblue another reason you’re the best airline ever!







The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the new Dine Out Cape Ann.  Cape Ann is throwing away the tired restaurant week model and taking a fresh approach aimed at highlighting the unique flavor of each participating restaurant. The two week event will take place October 25th –  29th and November 1st –  5th, 2015, in restaurants throughout Cape Ann.

Participating restaurateurs have been asked to create exclusive menu options that embrace their particular venue and highlight what makes them unique – from dishes that feature local seafood to signature cocktails and food pairings. This new spin culminates in a wide array of exceptional dining experiences that make up Dine Out Cape Ann.

Cape Ann visitors, as well as locals, are invited and encouraged to indulge in the unique tastes of the area.  This two week event provides plenty of time to experience the creative menu offerings at a number of different restaurants on Cape Ann. Enjoy!

Participating restaurants to date include: Alchemy, Cala’s, Latitude 43, Ohana, Jalapeños, The Franklin Cape Ann, Windward Grille, Cape Ann Brewing Company, Lobsta Land Restaurant, Sea Glass Restaurant and Lounge and Seaport Grille.

For more information on this event, please contact the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at or 978-283-1601.

I know people get all horny for pumpkin flavored stuff. I’m not one of those people.

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Not sure what it is but just the thought of pumpkin coffee makes me queasy.  I know there’s tons that wait all year long for Dunks to bring back the Pumpkin coffee so this probably puts me on the outside looking in on the Pumpkin party.

Where do you fall on Pumpkin flavored coffee?


Today was simply a fabulous day, and it began very early with picking the first batch of ripe peaches from our peach tree. While washing the peaches, I turned to the large terrarium on our kitchen table and there were Monarchs galore beginning to emerge from their chrysalides. I had asked our gang of neighborhood kids if they would like to watch the butterflies as they emerge and help me with my film project and soon our home was filled with their wonderful selves. I’ll post the photos from our Monarch Day after the long weekend and don’t have time to get a new post together so here’s a favorite post from last year’s Schooner Festival/Labor Day weekend.belle-of-georgia-peach-c2a9kim-smith-2014-copy

Reblogged from Kim Smith Designs September 2014

Our ‘Belle of Georgia’ peach tree never disappoints. Each and every year without fail, and always around Labor Day, this semi-dwarf white-fleshed peach tree gives us mouth-watering sweet peaches. Not all of the peaches are perfect and the ones that are not eaten out of hand are whipped into smoothies, cooked in confections, or macerated with Prosecco. 

Bellinis make a festive addition to your Labor Day/Schooner Festival weekend brunch or dinner, especially at this time of year when the farmer’s markets and grocer’s shelves are brimming with tree-ripened fresh fruit.

bellinis-from-our-peach-tree-c2a9kim-smith-2014~ Bellini Recipe ~

Marinate peeled, pitted, and sliced (halved or quartered) peaches in Prosecco for several hours. Just before serving, puree the peach-Prosecco mixture. Spoon the puree into champagne glasses, about 1/3 to 1/2 filled, and to taste. Gently add more Prosecco to the puree. Add a drop of raspberry liquor, Chambord, or a few fresh raspberries to the puree, to give the drink that beautiful pinky-peach glow.

Bellinis are traditionally made with white-flesh peaches such as ‘Belle of Georgia,’ but any variety of sweet peach will do.
peach-tree-blossom-belle-of-georgia-c2a9kim-smith-2011‘Belle of Georgia’ Peach Blossoms

In flower and in fruit, the peach is a pretty tree for your landscape ~

Read an excerpt about the ‘Belle of Georgia’ from my book Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities ~ Notes from a Gloucester Garden here ~


Prunus persica ‘Belle of Georgia’

Cultivated by the Chinese for thousands of years, the peach tree is grown for its fruit as well as for its exquisite flowers and gracefully shaped branches. To better understand the significance of the peach tree in the Chinese culture it is worth noting that the development of the Chinese garden with its ying-yang symbolism was essentially Daoist in origin.

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BREAKING NEWS: Harvest Moon Music Fest Tix On Sale NOW!

We’ve just put tickets on sale for the Harvest Moon Music Festival benefit to help save Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Five years after Celebrate Gloucester, top north-shore musicians once again take the stage at Gloucester’s award-winning HarborWalk for an extraordinary day of music, food and family fun to help the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund save our local hospital.

This is an all-ages festival with plenty of food, an artisan marketplace and a beer and spirits tent for people over 21.

North Shore Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson will MC the show.

Dance, eat, drink, party and feel good about it because you’re contributing to a great cause.

Get your tickets right now, right here!

Beau’s Juicery & Co. At 11 Center St #GloucesterMA First Look…

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Beau’s Juicery & Co.

A mother and daughter offering cold pressed juices & naturally inspired items in downtown Gloucester, MA. 11 Center St. Open Mon-Sat 8-4 & Sun 8-12

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Live Pork Butt Smoke Session All Day Check For The Live Updates

Check For The Live Updates throughout The Day Today 8/30/15

My Boy Enrico Palazzo (Eric Lorden) grabbed a couple of Pork Butts and Head Chef Jeremy at Passports rubbed em down with the love rub, they sat overnight in the love letting the rub marry up with the pork.


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5:00AM 8/30/15 set up the smoker using the minion method.  Filled up the charcoal basket after placing four chucks of cherry in equal distances apart around the circle.  then took out the middle lump charcoal , got it going in the chimney and then once they were burning red I dumped them back into the center.  The idea is that the charcoal will slowly burn from the center outwards for a long low and slow session.

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Uhmmm, Y’all better get down to Zeke’s For breakfast before Word Gets Out and You Can’t get In

This ain’t your grandfather’s Zeke’s.

Check them out here-

66 E Main St

Gloucester, Massachusetts

(978) 283-7817

The new owners have stepped up the breakfast game in every way imaginable including like a thousand different fresh baked types of bread all made in-house.

How frickin psyched am I that I’ve got a scratch kitchen breakfast joint a stone’s throw from the dock?  WOOOOHOOOOOO!

Every single thing that came out looked ridiculously good and over the top.

Add another awesome breakfast joint to Gloucester’s stacked line-up.  I gotta tell you I put Zeke’s in the top tier and rate it MUST VISIT.  Like I’d say it’s so good that YOU HAVE TO make it your next breakfast dining out experience.  No joke I put 100% of my dining experience critique reputation on the line saying you gotta go.  let me know what you think.

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Paleo Breakfast For Kate with homemade salsa

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Fish Cake Bene- Out of This World (what you don’t see pictures was the outrageously good sweet bread)

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Mike and his wife sister.

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Outside a nice touch- brochures for local attractions and benches for folks to check out.

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Driving through Lanesville on my home from filming and the beautiful blue of ‘Flying Saucers’ caught my eye. I couldn’t resist taking a photo and circled back. Meredith Glaser, Plum Cove Grind proprietor, was just opening for the day and I couldn’t resist either her tempting blueberry oat scones. They were fantastic, chock full of blueberries and with a flaky texture, not at all glompy as is often the case with scones. Everything else on display looked very homemade and irresistibly delicious, too. I’ll definitely be back to sample more of Meredith’s yummy pastries.

Morning Glory 'Blue Star' ©Kim Smith 2015Morning Glory ‘Flying Saucer’

PLUM COVE GRIND Morning Glories ©Kim Smith 2015jpgPlum Cove Grind is located at 1064 Washington Street, Lanesville.

Plum Cove Grind muffins ©Kim Smith 2015

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Closed Monday, Plum Cove Grind is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 to 4:30pm. For more information visit their website at Plum Cove Grind.

Morning Glories Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2015

Saved by microwave bacon…

When Sista Felicia told me she uses microwave bacon for stuff like a BLT or breakfast for the twins, not gonna lie I snubbed my nose. Really? Microwave bacon?? She swore to me that she wasn’t yankin’ my chain and I agreed to buy it and try it out!

Well now I’m obsessed. No fuss and muss with bacon just for a sandwich and Tyler can make it himself for breakfast!

Microwave bacon has changed a part of my life!




Hooray It’s Tomato Season! Time to Make Sista Felicia’s Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup


Last night I whipped up a delicious “Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup” and batch of “Oven-Dried Tomatoes”, (recipe highlighted on page 62 in my cookbook “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest”)  using freshly picked tomatoes, from gardens in the backyard garden that neighbor Deanna and I share!




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To purchase “Gifts Of Gold” Cookbook Locally in Gloucester ; Visit “The Cave Cheese Shop” Located on Maine Street Gloucester Ma.

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 “Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup Recipe”


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Never a disappointment…

For as long as Passports Restaurant has been open, my husband and I have been regulars!

We have always had an outstanding meal and even better service. Last night after the podcast taping at Cape Ann TV we headed over there for some amazing dinner and great wine!

Joey’s new obsession ‘Seafood Paella’


Super K’s Cobb Salad


Ohhhh and what did I have? The amazing Steak and Potato salad but there’s no picture because I dug in and ate some before Joey could stop me to take a picture!

Go see Eric and his team! You won’t be disappointed!

Passports Restaurant

108 Main St, Gloucester

Take advantage while summer is still here……

$1 Oysters are what’s up on Cape Ann right now.

The following places advertise on a weekly basis and are subject to change by the week. If there are places that I have not listed please leave a comment and I will update.

The Studio 

All day Monday- Thursday

Foreign Affairs

Sunday- Brunch

Tuesday- Dinner hours

Wednesday- Lunch and Dinner hours

Thursday and Friday Lunch hours only

Short & Main

Everyday except Wednesdays

During the hours of 5pm to 6pm and 9pm to 10pm

Seaport Grille

Wednesday- All day

Mile Marker

Every Sunday all day

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