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GloucesterCast With Guests Nichole Schrafft, Sista Felicia and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/30/14

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GloucesterCast With Guests Nichole Schrafft, Sista Felicia and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/30/14

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Topics Include: Topics Include: Coconut Licking The Mic, Foreign Affairs, Als Cafe, Top 4 Restaurants On The North Shore, Duckworths, The Franklin, Passports, Latitude 43, Seaport Grill,  The Blue Ox, The Cheesecake Factory, Ithaki, Artu in the North End, Modern Pastry vs Mike’s Pastry,  Lexington Ave Resurgence, Innovation House in Magnolia, 525, Donna Ardizzoni, Larry and Misty From Glosta Joes Kickstarter, Village Market, The Surf, Edgewater Cafe, Bruni’s, Willow Rest, Mariposa Sale, Art McCann and The Change.org Petition About The Petition, Spring Sports, The Information Needed To Sign Up Kids For Sports Nowadays, Indoor Sport Facilities Making Sports Year Round, Participation Awards

 

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GloucesterCast With Guests Sista Felicia, BJ Mohan and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/29/14

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GloucesterCast With Guests Sista Felicia, BJ Mohan and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/29/14

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Topics Include: Art McCann- Local Hero, Veterans, Not Repainting Home of The Fighting Fishermen, The Petition,  JOHN A “GUS” FOOTE, BOB WHYNOTT, DAVID H,. WATSON, LEE KENNEDY,  MIKE McLEOD, RICK NOONAN, Article in the Gloucester Daily Times, Ann Kennedy’s Questions About The Blog Today vs the Blog a Couple Years Ago, Rants, Taking Things Literally, Frank Ciolino, An Intern, The Dilution of The Blog For The Broader Good, Striving For The Happy Medium, The Impossible Job Of Pleasing Everyone, Nichole Schrafft, How Can we Improve?, Felicia’s New Espresso Maker, BJ’s Online Tools You Should Know About- Google Drive, Google Drive vs Dropbox, Sista Felicia’s Chifeletti Cookies, Ethnic Grocery Stores Today, Filling Boat Orders At Pat’s Center Grocery,  Gelato

Local Hero Saving Us From Politically Correct Nutjobs- Art McCann

 

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GloucesterCast With Sista Felicia, BJ and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/23/14

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GloucesterCast With Sista Felicia, BJ and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/23/14

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Topics Include: GMG Weather Guy Peter Lovasco Ahead Of The Pack, How Happy Is BJ That St Joseph’s Novena Is Over?, Rating The Food From St Joseph’s, Favorite Pasta Dishes, Promoting The Cookbook, Recognizing and Honoring The Gloucester Families Who Have Kept Up The St Joseph’s Novena Throughout The Years, The Orlandos, The Ferrantes, the Fontanas, The Groppos, The Russos, The Scolas, The Saputos, The Brancaleones, The Cannavos, The Milletellos,  ect, ect, ect, The Novena Trolley, BJ’s Favorite Smartphone Apps, Spotify vs Pandora, gReaderPro, Dictating To The iPhone,  Old Guys Wearing Inappropriate Caps,  Affliction T Shirts, Ed Hardy, Juicy Couture, Victoria’s Secret,  Schools Banning Yoga Pants, Dress Has Become Too Casual, Belly Shirts and Muffin Tops, Having To Notify Parents Of Appropriate Clothing For Confirmation, Mom Jeans vs Skinny Jeans, The Best Era For Clothing?, H&M, Where Did Felicia and I Take The Divergent Path On Being A Dog Lover vs A Dog Fearer, A Healthy Fear of Dogs,K9 Kuts Julie Borge

2014 Saturday St Joseph’s Feast Pictures From Sista Felicia

Make Sista Felicia’s Orange and Finochio (fennel) Salad

Orange and Finochio (fennel) Salad

all photos and recipe from Sista Felicia

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Ingredients:
5 Finochio (fennel bulbs)
8 oranges
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
¼ cup fresh oregano leaves
1 medium onion
Juice of 2 lemons
½ cup pitted black olives
¾ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Masala wine
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice

Directions:

Step 1: using a sharp knife cut both ends of orange, off and discards ends

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Step 2: place flat side of orange on a cutting board and place the blade of the knife under the pith of orange and guide the knife in a downward direction removing the skin

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Step 3: repeat steps 1 & 2 with remaining oranges

Step 4: place one skinless orange in your hand and insert a paring knife into both sides of orange sections membrane’s to remove skinless orange slices and reserve in a bowl

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Step 5: reserve fresh orange juices in a small bowl by squeezing juices from reaming sectioned orange membranes

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Step 6: remove the long stems and any outer damaged skins from the fennel bulbs and discard

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Step 7: Using a mandolin slice onion very thin and reserve

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Step 8: using mandolin slice fennel bulbs very thin and reserve

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Step 9: Juice lemons over a small strainer to capture any seeds and pulp

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Step 10: chop fresh mint

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Step 11: Chop fresh oregano

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Step 12: layer ½ Finochio (fennel) slices onto a large platter

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Step 13: top Finochio (fennel) slices with 1/2 of the orange slices

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Step 14:  layer ½ the onion slices over the orange layer

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Step 15 Repeat steps 12, 13, and 14

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Step 16: Sprinkle chopped mint and orange over the top layer

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Step 17: scatter black olives over the top of the salad

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Step 18: add reserved orange juice, olive oil, masala wine, sugar, salt and pepper to the lemon juice pulse until dressing ingredients become evenly incorporated

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Step 19: pour evenly over the entire salad and finish with a dusting of fresh ground pepper, serve at room temperature or chill in the refrigerator for one hour before serving

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Enjoy!

St Joseph’s Pasta Making Photo Dump

Hour 6 and Still Going Strong:

Sista Felicia Speakes at Holy Family Parish Guild Tonight

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Holy Family Parish Guild Meeting Tonight!

 The March Guild Meeting of the Holy Family Parish will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  Meeting will be held in Monsignor Sullivan Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Our featured guest will be Felicia Mohan, author of GIFTS OF GOLD, who will share her cookbook story, and talk about her family favorite recipes and traditions handed down surrounding the feast of St. Joseph.

Are You in The Doghouse Today ?

PrintAudrey’s Flower Shop Is Cranking Out….”I’m In The Doghouse Valentine Flowers” Today …Are you one of them? Are you in the doghouse today? 

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It was quite a scene at Audrey’s flower shop last night when I stopped by to deliver Valentine Treats to dear friends working in the shop.  The store was full of patrons picking up and placing last minute Valentine orders.  Their phone was ringing off the hook, while designers were hustling around their stations creatively putting together dozens of gorgeous floral arrangements.  My BFF Dee is, Audrey’s customer service/store manager. She remained busy working the phones taking orders, and scheduling Valentine deliveries throughout the North Shore, a task she had been doing all day. Thursday’s predicted snow storm and winter mess literally tried to put a bump in the road for Valentine deliveries on Thursday and Friday. But Dee, known to her friends and coworkers as, ” Ms. Organized,” and “Ms. Get It Done” kept Audrey’s “Operation Valentine”, running smoothly like red velvet frosting the past few days.  Today the Audrey’s crew is back at it again, taking special care of all their “In The Doghouse” customers, with~ Forgive Me, I’m late & Love You Valentine Floral Arrangements!

No Confessions needed, call Audrey’s today and get yourself outta the doghouse!

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GloucesterCast 2/14/14 With Joey C and The Rabbit Day II From Mexico

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GloucesterCast 2/14/14 With Joey C and The Rabbit

Second Podcast In Two Days With The Rabbit (Audio is messed up from 5:20-9:34) so fast forward it to 9:34 to get back to the audio.  We’re taping with a simple iPad so I don’t have my editing tools.

Topics: People who use coupons at restaurants and don’t tip on the full amount, The Rabbit chatting up 23 year olds on the beach (and how that went), results of the snow shoveling poll, thanks to Kim Smith, Sista Felicia banging out the Valentine recipes, LMGTFY, Shout Out To Nephew BJ, De-Clawing Cats vs Cutting The Vocal Chords Out Of Yapping Dogs, The Bear Necessities.

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“LMAO!!!” From Rick Anderson – This is the kind of email that makes it all worthwhile.

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Joey,

I’ve been reading GMG for a couple of years now. (maybe even three). I’m originally from Gloucester and only visit once in a while to visit my wife’s relatives. She’s a Scola. I listened today to your pod cast for the first time and almost fell on the floor laughing so hard. I loved it. In response to some of your themes I would like to give my opinion. I have an asshole so therefore I have an opinion. The comment that the blog is going soft may be true but so what if it is? It’s your blog. If I don’t like it (and I love it) I’ll go somewhere else. I’m just an outside voyeur looking in on life from your point of view. You blog helps me keep in touch with the town I grew up in and love, Gloucester. I like how it changes from time to time and how it tends to meander based on what’s going on in the lives of your contributors. I remember Toby form HS and also his brother Barry. It’s nice to see people I used to know on your blog.

In regards to Donna or you posting pics of you kids and grandkids go for it and the hell with everyone else. It’s your blog not mine or anyone else’s like me who’s too dam lazy to start their own. In fact I like seeing the up and personal family pics. The comment that Sista Felicia was “marketing” her own book provokes this response from me “duh!”. Of course she has the right to do a bit of self-promoting on your blog. Do you know why? Because it’s your blog! I like the recipes and will most likely be buying the book for my wife. On a side note Sista Felicia should be on one of those cable cooking channels with her own show. Maybe you should take the next step and get her a producer and do a pilot. There’s no show out there that does Italian (Sicilian) cooking. I think it would be a hit.

The new format with the “read more” link to shorten the need to scroll is very nice though as you said it wasn’t a big deal scrolling through the pages. Fred Bowden’s pic of old time Gloucester is fantastic. I’d love to see more of them.

As a bit of constructive encouragement one thing I’d like to see is when you post pictures of people it would be nice to have their names. So many of us have changed in our appearance over the years it would help us who have been away from Gloucester put a name with a face. I know it can be done in all cases but if you could I and my wife would appreciate it. In the end keep doing what your hear tells you and to hell with the nay-sayers. It’s easy to tear things apart. It takes hard work to build something good. Keep up the good work since you are my only real connection that I have to Gloucester.

Regards,

Rick Anderson

Hampton, NH 03842

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The Ciaramitaro Women Get Together!

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Whenever there is a pregnancy announcement in the family the Ciaramitaro women break out their knitting and Crochet needles and head straight for the yarn shop to get supplies needed to make the new baby’s “Ruota”… ( handmade sweaters, hats, booties, carriage coverlets, and blankets.) Just before the holidays my cousin Amy & her husband Bill broke the big news that they were expecting their first child this spring. Last night 3 generations of the Ciaramitaro family gathered at my mothers house for what we call “Club Night”. Originally this traditional crafting gathering took place during morning or afternoon coffee times, and over the years, transpired into an evening event with a light dinner and wine, to accommodate the working womens schedules in the family. Last night was the first of many fun nights we will all spend together over the next few months preparing for the family’s new princess!

After a quick dinner…the projects begin…to see more… Read more

Tribute To Chet Curtis WCVB Channel 5

Gloucester resident Carl Mckay-Stratton  AKA Crazy Carl our local The Facebook Weatherman  shares  his heartwarming goodbye to his idol and legendary Boston  Chet Curtis… Everyone loves Carl and his crazy weather post on Facebook. He is know around town as the man with a heart of gold and is loved by everyone fortunate enough to call him a friend. Clink link below to view…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPyf7V22wDo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Look Who Stopped By The All You Can Eat Bird Buffet Today

PrintTodays cold  weather  brought a steady flow of visitors to our backyard buffet…

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I am so pleased with the success of this bird feeder click link below to see how it was made

Sista Felicia’s Recipe For Feeding Your Backyard Birds

Posted on January 8, 2014 by Sista Felicia

Sista Felica’s Extends an Invitation To All SJP Students Tomorrow

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opendoorBy now everyone has heard the media reports about the bomb threat made earlier this week at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers Ma, for tomorrow’s school day.  School administration has worked closely with authorities all week and has successfully implemented precautionary guidelines for the school community to follow.  The decision to send our sons to school tomorrow has been the topic of discussion all week. We were notified today that tomorrow classes remain as scheduled, but they will be allowing an excused absence to any student not attending tomorrow’s classes.

Tonight every SJP Parent needs to make a decision that they feel comfortable with. This is not a time to cast stones and make judgment on others and their decisions. But I thought I ‘d extend an open invitation to those who have decided not to attend classes tomorrow.

This afternoon, I reached out to The Open-Door Food Pantry to make arrangements for an afternoon of service for any St. John’s Preparatory student who has decided to not attend classes tomorrow.

All are Welcome to participate.  Please help me spread the word to SJP students who may be interested in helping others tomorrow

Details:

PLEASE IN BOX ME YOUR SONS NAME IF PLANNING TO ATTEND~ the open door can accommodate small and large groups, I just need to provide a head count before noon time tomorrow.

Details:

The boys are scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm tomorrow (I will Chaperone)

Dress: in comfortable work clothes

Address:

The Open-Door Food Pantry

28 Emerson Avenue

Gloucester Massachusetts 01930

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