Dia del Muerto Celebration at Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Co

From Kitt Cox-

Hola Familia y Amigos,

Sunday November One, we hope you’ll join us for our second recognition and celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Dia del Muerto….it’s a chance to reflect and remember those of our family and friends who are dead, but never really gone from our thoughts and often, even our actions.

We’ll be at the Pleasant Street Tea Company in Gloucester beginning around two in the afternoon. Last year, it proved to be  the perfect environment for our first gathering. It’s a great space to sing, reflect, tell a story, connect with a friend or share a poem.

There’s a fine selection of food and beverages available, and we’ll provide a microphone to any and all with a tale to tell or past lives to ponder … both tears and chortles are encouraged.

Please let us know if you’re interested in joining us on Pleasant Street …it will make our planning a bit easier.

Another Apple Pie Alternative–Pastry Wrapped Cinnamon Baked Apples

Pastry Wrapped Apples

If you have an over abundance of apples from a trip to a local orchard or a good deal at the grocery store or farmstand, try these!  Not too many ingredients, easy to make and the kids will have fun making them too!  Took this photo before I put the toppings on (must have lost my mind for a second) but they are excellent and big enough to share.  Go crazy and put a little ice cream on them too!

Pastry Wrapped Baked Cinnamon Apples

2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 medium Cortland or other baking apples (about 3” diameter), peeled and cored
½ cup cinnamon flavored baking chips
2 tablespoons softened butter
1-15-oz. box refrigerated pie crust
2 tablespoons milk
½ cup caramel ice cream topping
¼ cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.  Sprinkle mixture over peeled apples.

Cut both rolled pie crusts in half to make four portions.  On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 9 to 10 inch circle and place on prepared baking sheet.  Place 1 tablespoon of cinnamon chips in center of dough and seat apple on top of chips.

Pour one tablespoon of the remaining chips into the center of each apple.  Press ½ tablespoon butter into chips.  Gather crust up around apples and pinch together at the top to seal.   Gently press any loose crust on to the apple.   Brush lightly with milk.

Bake apples in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until apple is softened and crust is golden brown.

Remove apples from oven.  Drizzle with caramel topping.  Sprinkle with nuts and serve immediately.  Enjoy!

WhaZat? You guessed it!

Paul, Joey, ect….NO,  it’s not my bathtub full of bubbles!!

For all of you who guessed sea foam, congratulations. Donna A sent in the frothy photo and suggested we use it as as a WhaZat? picture. Thank you Donna!

See you next week with another Where Wha Who ZAT???!!!

Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents

jenny dee poster 10-23 mini

WHAT:                 Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents

WHERE:                The Rhumb Line

WHEN:                  Friday, October 23rd from 9:30pm – 12:30am

DETAILS:              3 sets / 21+ / no cover

Just back from their performance at the Montreal Pop Festival, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents will be at The Rhumb Line this Friday for three sets of girl-group rock ‘n’ soul.  Along with some select girl-group covers, the band’s repertoire channels Ronnie Spector via Ike and Tina Turner, and brings the crowd to the dance floor in droves.  With a crack backing band featuring members of The Gravel Pit, Papas Fritas, the Phil Aiken Army, and Electric City, the Deelinquents will kick up their heels in Gloucester before starting a residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, every Thursday night in November.

Inside The Birdseye Building Tower With Mac Bell

Here we are in the stairwell of the Birdseye Building Tower with Mac.  Coming at 8AM we open the door at the top of the stairwell and take some video up on the roof.  In the rain, and wind, lol.