Tag Archives: Food For Thought

Chickity Check It! Heather Atwood’s Food For Thought

It’s been forever since I’ve visited the energetic sprite that is Heather Atwood’s site but I did so yesterday.  What did I find you ask?

Well she’s done a complete redesign and it looks great.  Give H’s site a looksee, I think you’ll agree.

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Come Mock Me

This afternoon (as long as I get out of work in time) I’ll be moderating a Food Bloggers  Summit at the Rockport Harvest Fest.

The Food Bloggers Summit was put together by Heather Atwood.

Food Bloggers Summit:  4:30 PM An open discussion among local food bloggers, featuring Abby Cahill O’Brien of 5thjoy, Heather Atwood of Food for Thought, Jane Ward of Food and Fiction, Kristen Nyberg and Jill Rose of North Shore Dish.  Moderated by your boy Joey of Good Morning Gloucester.

I’m not really sure who would want to listen to any of us talk about food or blogging but if you wanna come with a case ‘o tomatas and start hurling them in my direction it might make for a more interesting event.  :)

It’s going to take place on T-Wharf.  Just look for the big huge tent.

Anyway if you are coming to Rockport Harvest Fest today (which you should) stop by the tent around 4:30 and don’t forget your tomatoes.

North Shore Blogger Consortium Weekend Picks October 14th

My Picks followed by the rest of the gang-

October 14th

Thursday Night Under The Lights

GHS vs. MASCO football game Thursday at 6:00pm

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Friday October 15th

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Cape Ann Film Festival

On Friday, October 15 at 7:00pm, Rockport Music Cinema will host the Festival’s Guest Of Honor, David Newell, and Carl Kurlander’s comic documentary about Pittsburgh’s rebirth called “My Tale Of Two Cities.” Newell is the director of public relations at the Pittsburgh-based Family Communications, Inc., the producers of the long-running children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” He also played neighbor Mr. McFeely, the “Speedy Delivery” guy on the show. After the film, he and Kurlander both will participate in a Q&A, and Newell will lead the audience in a “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” singalong.

Additionally, Newell will host the documentary “Speedy Delivery” (Sun. Oct. 17 @ 2:00pm, CACC), all about him and the Mr. McFeely character, after which he will take questions from fans and host one last “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” singalong.

Friday October 15th

Rockport Harvest fest Community Picnic

Festival Kickoff

Join us under the big tent on T-Wharf in downtown Rockport for a Harvest Community Picnic

(bring a dish & your own tableware), Live Music with Alek Razdan & the Polygroove Orchestra and a screening of the new film Fresh on Friday, October 15th from 6pm to 9pm.

Saturday October 16th

Rockport HarvestFest Schedule of Events*

The Latest Festival News
  • The Polygroove Orchestra to usher in HarvestFest Join The Polygroove Orchestra, five Rockport high school students, as they usher in Rockport’s Harvestfest with an upbeat musical performance on Friday, October 15th, from 6-8 PM on …
    Posted Oct 1, 2010 10:26 PM by Rockport Festivals
  • Seafood Throwdown: Laurie Lufkin vs. The Emerson It’s a match made in hospitality heaven.  Two of Rockport’s venerable historic inns will face off in a friendly match to see who can make the most of …
    Posted Sep 26, 2010 11:11 AM by Rockport Festivals
  • Brad Byrd to play with full band at Harvest Fest! Critically acclaimed indie-rock singer/songwriter Brad Byrd is bringing his talents and backing band from Boston to Rockport for our annual HarvestFest.  Brad’s music has been featured on …
    Posted Sep 26, 2010 11:04 AM by Rockport Festivals

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For Specific Information About:
Local Fare Fair
The Great Scarecrow Chase
WOCA Fair
The 3rd Annual Scarecrow Stroll

All Day Events

Information Booth in Dock Square
Local Fare Fair on T-Wharf.  Featuring food made locally on Cape Ann and in New England, with Cape Ann Brewing Co. offering a taste of some local brews from noon to 5pm.  Click here for more information and check back for updates.
Scarecrow Stroll throughout Downtown.  Don’t miss Rockport’s unique collection of scarecrows from Front Beach to Bearskin Neck to Atlantic Avenue!  (And be sure to vote on your favorite.) For more information click here.
Kids’ Art Zone in Harvey Park.  Climb the hay bales, enjoy an art project and more!  Suggested donation to support festival programming.
Dock Square HarvestFest Food Booth in Dock Square. Serving our famous baked goods and more! Suggested donation to support festival programming.
WOCA Fair in Harvey Park.  The What’s On Cape Ann Fair highlights area non-profits, organizations and sponsors.  Enjoy interactive booths as you learn just what resources are available to Cape Ann residents and visitors!. Click here for information on how your organization can participate.
NYRE Food Booth at Harvey Park.  Proceeds to benefit New Year’s Rockport Eve, an annual tradition in Rockport.
11am to 1pm
Michael O’Leary with Steve Levy & Linda Shields Swicker on Bearskin Neck.  Celtic music.  Click here.
11am
Cooking Demonstration
on T Wharf with Cabot Creamery and food writer Heather AtwoodSponsored by the Taste of the Times.

12 noon
The Market Restaurant serving a ticketed lunch on T-Wharf.  Join chefs Nico Monday and Amelia O’Reilly as they host a Harvest lunch featuring the best of food that is both local and seasonal.  Tickets are limited and can be pre-purchased online by clicking here or on the day of the festival at the Information Booth in Dock Square.  Proceeds to benefit Harvest Fest programming. Click here for information on The Market Restaurant.

12pm to 2pm
Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass.

Hayride!
Pick-up and drop-off in Harvey Park.
Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band playing in Dock Square.  Indie Americana. Click here and here.
103.3 WODS radio station in Barletta Park. Join the WODS street team where they will be giving away tons of great prizes with their WODS prize wheel!
2pm
Seafood Throwdown on T-Wharf featuring Rockport’s historic inns: Emerson Inn-by-the-Sea and The Yankee Clipper InnSponsored by NAMA and emceed by Heather Atwood of the Taste of the Times. For more information, click here.
2pm to 3pm
Fresh the Movie: Screening in the Old Firehouse Trust building. Click here for information on this fresh documentary.
2pm to 3:30pm
Rockport Legion Band featuring Creagan More Pipes in Harvey Park. Click here or here to watch a video clip.

2pm to 4pm
Steve Westgate playing on Bearskin Neck. Indie Americana
3pm to 5pm
Brad Byrd with full band playing in Dock Square.  Indie Rock. Click here.
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass. Click here.

4:30pm
Food Bloggers’ Summit & Cooking Demonstration under the tent at T-Wharf hosted by Heather Atwood of The Taste of the Times.
The Great Scarecrow Chase!  Children of all ages can join us for a costumed parade throughout downtown, ending up with a very special surprise and treat!  Parade begins in Harvey Park.  For pre-registration or more information, click here.
6pm to 8pm
Festival Finale with Jake Pardee & Friday Night Bingo under the tent on T-Wharf.  Enjoy a hot drink and some hot music while celebrating Fall in New England!
*subject to change; additional events to b

Saturday October 16th

Georges By Night Dinner and Music-

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Sunday October 17th

Cape Ann Restaurant Week Kicks Off

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and now for the rest of the gang-

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Jane Ward writes fiction and is the author of Hunger (Forge, 2001) and The Mosaic Artist (to be released).  She is currently at work on her third novel, The Welcome Home.  She also writes about food – in a weekly blog called Food and Fiction, and as a contributing writer to the online regional food magazine, Local In Season – because she loves to cook and eat.  And so does everyone she knows.

Click Here for Author Jane Ward’s Weekend Picks

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5thjoy is a blog about the things that make life shimmer: Food, Fashion, Feathering the Nest and whatever glinting Flotsam floats our way.

Click Here For Abby Cahill O’Brien’s Fifth Joy Weekend Picks

Good Morning Gloucester brings you the best of Gloucester MA and surrounding communities. From the docks to the restaurants, the sporting fields to the art scene and anything in between, if it’s happening in Gloucester it’s generally covered on GMG.

Click here for Joey’s weekend picks

North Shore Dish is your guide to restaurants and all things food related on the North Shore. Whether it’s gourmet dining or a hole-in-the-wall, if these gals have tasted it, they’ll dish up the inside scoop.

Click Here For Weekend Picks From The Dish

The Two Palaverers are the husband and wife team of Rob and Laura Ciampa, two passionate New Englanders who have spent decades exploring the highways and byways of New England in search of regional character, culture and cuisine. Their goal is to recognize the people, places and things that exemplify the character of New England. Join them as they palaver about New England.

Click Here For The Weekend Picks From The Two Palaverers

At its core, LynnHappens.com is a place to find out what’s happening in Lynn. It features an events calendar, local weather, arts and events coverage, photo galleries, complete City Council videos, letters to the editor and more.

Click here are for LynnHappens.com editor Seth Albaum’s picks for the weekend

Food For Thought- Heather Atwood

As a painter and writer, Heather Atwood spent a lot of time waiting on tables in great restaurants. While struggling with color and line, she was also learning how to roast a great chicken, and what it means to balance textures in a dish. She’s been interested in good food ever since. Married, the mother of two daughters, Heather now lives in Rockport, Mass. and is the food columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times. She is featured regularly in Taste of the Times videos and her writing can also be seen in the Wednesday food section of the Times.

Click here for Heather Atwood’s Weekend Picks

North Shore Blogger Consortium Weekend Picks October 7-October 11,2010

Week three of  the North Shore Blogger Consortium Weekend Picks from the North Shore Blogger Consortium.

These picks feature each blogger’s very top cultural picks of things to do whether it be a museum exhibit, restaurant opening, sporting event, festival or anything that the individual blogger feels would be a great way to spend the weekend.

Week three

Get to your planning…

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5thjoy is a blog about the things that make life shimmer: Food, Fashion, Feathering the Nest and whatever glinting Flotsam floats our way.

Click Here For Abby Cahill O’Brien’s Fifth Joy Weekend Picks

Food For Thought- Heather Atwood

As a painter and writer, Heather Atwood spent a lot of time waiting on tables in great restaurants. While struggling with color and line, she was also learning how to roast a great chicken, and what it means to balance textures in a dish. She’s been interested in good food ever since. Married, the mother of two daughters, Heather now lives in Rockport, Mass. and is the food columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times. She is featured regularly in Taste of the Times videos and her writing can also be seen in the Wednesday food section of the Times.

Click here for Heather Atwood’s Weekend Picks

Good Morning Gloucester brings you the best of Gloucester MA and surrounding communities. From the docks to the restaurants, the sporting fields to the art scene and anything in between, if it’s happening in Gloucester it’s generally covered on GMG.

Click here for Joey’s weekend picks

Jane Ward writes fiction and is the author of Hunger (Forge, 2001) and The Mosaic Artist (to be released).  She is currently at work on her third novel, The Welcome Home.  She also writes about food – in a weekly blog called Food and Fiction, and as a contributing writer to the online regional food magazine, Local In Season – because she loves to cook and eat.  And so does everyone she knows.

Click Here for Author Jane Ward’s Weekend Picks

The Two Palaverers are the husband and wife team of Rob and Laura Ciampa, two passionate New Englanders who have spent decades exploring the highways and byways of New England in search of regional character, culture and cuisine. Their goal is to recognize the people, places and things that exemplify the character of New England. Join them as they palaver about New England.

Click Here For The Weekend Picks From The Two Palaverers

 

At its core, LynnHappens.com is a place to find out what’s happening in Lynn. It features an events calendar, local weather, arts and events coverage, photo galleries, complete City Council videos, letters to the editor and more.

Click here are for LynnHappens.com editor Seth Albaum’s picks for the weekend

 

Greater Newburyport Today is your online guide to the wide range of activities and events occurring within the Greater Newburyport region of coastal Massachusetts, including the surrounding New Hampshire seacoast and the Ipswich/Essex and Cape Ann regions of the North Shore.

Click Here For Greater Newburyport Today Weekend Picks

North Shore Dish is your guide to restaurants and all things food related on the North Shore. Whether it’s gourmet dining or a hole-in-the-wall, if these gals have tasted it, they’ll dish up the inside scoop.

The Dish Will be back with their picks next week.

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Orchid Grey is a daily style blog written by one motivated lady: a Boston based stylist, visual merchandiser, and photographer.

Julie will be contributing her weekend picks next week.

The H Bomb Drops On GMG- Heather Atwood Has Some Nice Things To Say

Chickity Check her latest blog post-

Lobster Rolls, Appellation Controllee, GMG

Some mornings the tea spills, the weeds rule, and the fog won’t lift, but there is a recipe for curing any bad start: a cruise through the blog GoodMorningGloucester.

Your water bill may be too high.  Your spot on the Rockport mooring wait-list too low, but there is no way you can feel anything but love for this part of the world once you’ve spent five minutes reading Joey Ciaramitaro’s take on Cape Ann, even if you’re reading from China.

To read the rest click here and discover her new blog- Food For Thought On The Gloucester Daily Times Website

Thanks for the kind words H :)

I would have to add that I have a great group of contributors and GMG community that make the blog what it is.  Without the people that check it out, write in to comment and give us encouragement it would just be a bunch of folks posting pictures and commenting on their own lives.  It’s the GMG community of people who write in and share similar experiences, likes and dislikes that make GMG special.  I’m just one part of it.  Oh and I’m also a lobster dealer, not a lobsterman.

Heather Atwood Now Blogging On Her Food for Thought Blog

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Heather is blogging on what looks like a Gloucester Daily Times blog platform.  Heather is full of passion for food and writing and especially proud of telling the stories behind the food.

I’m looking forward to seeing more from her.

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From her blog-

Everyone has a story about food, whether it’s a grandmother’s recipe or an unforgettable meal from a Japanese stand on the way to the Tokyo airport. Ultimately, the recipe for Nisu bread or the bowl of soba are the vehicles for the larger tale, usually a story of warmth, joy, love, adventure, even loss.

Food is a language with which we talk about life. It marks what we were doing when we loved someone, when we were loved by someone, when we were happy, when we were trying to change the world, when we were on an adventure. The fact that one of the symptoms of extreme grief is to stop eating, makes certain there will be no taste around to remind us of that time. When life turns a bad corner, taste refuses to go with it, stubbornly remaining a signal only of life’s better times.

For years I wrote fiction, but also spent much of my time cooking or talking about cooking with friends and family. I finally saw that the stories were always at my table. Or they were at my friends’ tables, or the table of the stranger I would meet that day.

The “Food for Thought” blog will be a corner to collect those stories and the recipes that go with them. With a free-wheeling mix of literature, images, and just about anything revelatory about the powers of food – growing it, remembering it, preserving it, crafting it – “Food for Thought” welcomes all. In the words of Virginia Woolf, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Here is an interview with Heather we did

Heather is also on twitter- http://www.twitter.com/heather_atwood

You can always find her blog in the GMG Blogroll to the right.