Thanks so much Anne for sharing. I love not only how simple and fresh this looks, but so nutritious, too. I think we’ll give it a go tonight!
Anne writes, “This is just homemade chicken stock (or buy if you don’t have any), to which we add Chinese Five Spice, soy sauce and a bit of brown sugar to taste. Bring to a boil and toss in handfuls of whatever veggies you like. After a few seconds, add either thinly sliced chicken, pork, shrimp, or fish, turn down the heat, cover for a minute or so, then eat. Make as thin or thick as you like. Endless variations include adding curry, sliced figs, apples and other veggies. Yum.”
Visit Anne’s fascinating blog Haddock and Dill about mid-20th century American and Japanese domestic life, inspired by a forty-year written correspondence between her mom and grandmother.
What is your family’s tastiest and most favorite easy dinner, from kitchen to table (it can take a minute or two longer)? Send in your recipe and we will post here on GMG. No photos needed (but gladly accepted), just your family’s endorsement!
*Chinese Five Spice ~ If, like me, you did not know about Chinese Five Spice powder, wiki says, ” Five-spice powder is a mixture of five spices used primarily in Chinese cuisine but also used in other Asian and Arabic cookery. While there are many variants, a common mix is: star anise, fennel, cloves, cinnamon, and Sichuan pepper.”
Good Morning Gloucester FOB and Korean War veteran Dave Moore forwarded all these photos. Dave grew up in Lanesville and lives with his wife Kim at the Osan Air Base in South Korea.
Dave thought fellow Korean War veterans would be interested in snapshots of Korea today. I believe Dave was in the Air Force and perhaps he can tell us more about his service. Thanks Dave for sharing the photos.
Last three remaining church pews from old Christian Science Church on Rocky Neck, C.1950. 35″ high sides, 32″ high back, 20″ deep and 102″ long. Great pieces for a large foyer, living room, dining room or enclosed porch. Perfect for seating at your Thanksgiving table. $200 each or best offer, benefits the Cultural Center Building Fund.
About 3:45 on Friday, a front rolled through the area providing menacing clouds, incredible spots of sunlight and snow showers in the sky that melted before they hit the ground. Just incredible! Glad to live on Cape Ann and be able to see capture a few scenes like these. Click the images for larger view
Just wanted to let you and the GMG readers know we’re moving to a bigger space! We had NO IDEA we would get this popular, and we are running out of space here on Maplewood. We’re moving to the former Junque & Disorderly spot at 57 Washington, next to Tacos Lupita and Sclafani’s. It provides us with storage space for all our trade-ins and purchases, and no more tripping on bikes! We should be open the week of Thanksgiving so we will be all set for Christmas season.
We recently started selling Redline BMX bikes in addition to being a new Jamis dealer, and new 2014 models are reasonably priced Christmas gifts for boys and girls! Now we can have a space to actually display them!
HUGE thanks to you and all the GMG contributors and readers for the support we’ve gotten since we opened a few years ago. We knew Gloucester needed a bike shop, but we didn’t realize how much support Gloucester gives to local business!
Big Mike’s Smaller Half
I think folks have forgotten how great this restaurant is. It used to have lines so long and now no. We had dinner there the other evening and the fried clams were as perfect as one could ask for, the onion rings were totally delicious, the corn bread yummy, the baked crab – out of this world, the scallops scrumptious and the Sicilian Chowder, the best one has ever had. We have a lot of fine restaurants on Cape Ann, and we go to all of them, but this gem is being forgotten. Also, the beauty of this restaurant is that you can carry on a conversation without a lot of noise. We talked with the owner, and he said, “no one is coming over the bridge anymore”. That is quite sad because this has the freshest fish that you could ask for and cooked by an excellent chef. Their prices are very affordable, and we would love to see lines there once more. Sandy and Eben Andrew
Catherine Ryan submits
It’s not beach balls and rubber duckies. Great time lapse visualizations of how garbage moves around our oceans to the 6 largest patches (they used surface drifter buoys with GPS sensors).
“What we found is patches are international problem…It’s not that plastic from one country ends up in one particular patch; quite the contrary, all of the plastic ends up in all the patches and all are interconnected in a way we didn’t know before”. One big evolve take away: invent plastic that disintegrates. Less intimidating do it yourself adjustments: easy stuff at home here http://www.plasticfreeguide.com/
More garbage patch info and docs worth a look: Look for this artful, full on feeling, elegiac nature doc from photographer Chris Jordan http://www.midwayfilm.com/index.html
Or Angela Sun’s (still in progress) chatty, more entertainment tonight-like still unflinching delivery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pRy88R-4BI
In Gloucester all things eco green visit Maritime Gloucester and Oceans Alliance for their efforts, and the Farmer’s Market. Tons of GMG contributors and other local media. Plenty of volunteer clean up orgs. And see local artists’ work such as Karen Ristuben’s art (9 videos are here http://vimeo.com/user2947114/videos including:
Deposition of the Ocean as Witness
North Pacific Gyre Voyage
In Gloucester all things eco green visit Maritime Gloucester and Oceans Alliance for their efforts, and the Farmer’s Market. And see local artists’ work such as Karen Ristuben’s art (9 videos are here http://vimeo.com/user2947114/videos )
Look right here, too, GMG is stewardship—business, arts, nature, beauty, community! See Joey’s photography and posts: it’s not just Good Morning Gloucester, but Wake UP Gloucester! Look at the wide range of MA Green stories from lobsters to rosa rugosa https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/the-rosa-rugosa-is-starting-o-come-alive/ to solar powered lobster pot haul https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/video-next-generation-lobstermen-brett-and-jake-donovan-and-their-solar-powered-lobster-pot-hauler/. Then go right down the GMG mast head.
Kim Smith’s naturalist take whether how NOT to approach a seal or the indelible imprint on all butterfly musings evermore https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/wow-and-wondeful-150-milkweed-plants-ordered/
EJ’s sensitivity to our surroundings is there often—and she spreads awareness, most recently her OA posts –Jane Goodall! https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/ocean-alliance-and-jane-goodall/
Donna’s photography, too, and volunteer dedication https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/what-community-is-all-about-burnhams-field-clean-up/, https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/one-hour-at-a-time-gang-city-clean-up-saturday/
And Fred, Marty, Kathy, Felicia, I mean ALL GMG. Reverent.
Rockport’s autumn colors
Photo © Kathy Chapman 2013
CAT Collaborative’s Fall Play, Homestead Crossing Explores the Power of Reflection and Continuity of Self
If you were given a crystal ball at 20-something would you want to see you and your spouse at 50-something? At 50-something would you look back to see your 20-something self and spouse? Would you have the courage to look at what you would become? Could endure you how you had changed from your youth?
Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative’s fall play, Homestead Crossing, by Sudbury, Mass. native William Donnelly creates a “crystal ball” to view the 50-something married couple of Noel and Anne with the by-happenstance meeting of 20-something Claudia and Tobin. Both couples reflect each other across the spectrum of aging and remembrance of youth. Each couple transforms the other into deeper knowing and fuller remembrances. The quiet disconnect of comfortable middle age marriage and the youthful exuberance of setting out on a collective dream meet in a delightful twist! Donnelly’s “jeweler’s eye” explores who we are at the start of relationships and who we are as we age into them. Homestead Crossing abounds with humor, poignance and the deep wisdom of life’s journey when lived fully and honestly.
Our cast features Emma Cavaliere as Claudia, Pauline Miceli as Anne, Tom Rash as Tobin and Marc St. Pierre as Noel.
When: November 15, 16, 17, ( 21st Benefit performance for the Lanesville Community Center, 8pm), 22, 23, 24 Fridays/Saturdays 8pm and Sundays 3pm
Where: Gorton Theatre (home of Gloucester Stage Company), 267 E. Main St., Gloucester, MA
General Admission: $15
Door Sales: Cash/Check Only
Buy Tickets Online: www.catcollaborative.org
Calendar listing for College Essay Nights
The Gloucester Writers Center is holding two College Essay nights in November for High School Seniors. Writers in the community will work one-on-one with seniors at two different times and locations to give feedback, advice, or a shoulder to cry on. Free, no appointment necessary. Bring your draft, at any stage, even if it still just in your head. For more information, contact JoeAnn@joeannhart.com.
Thursday, November 21
Show up anytime between 7 pm and 9 pm.
The Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St, next to Richdale, park on Chapel St.
Tuesday, November 26
Show up anytime between 5 pm and 7 pm.
The Sawyer Free Library, downstairs in the Friend Room.
Historic Businesses of Cape Ann Open House
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an open house at 16 Rogers Street, Gloucester as part of their Who We Are is Who We Were: Historic Businesses of Cape Ann series on Saturday, November 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit the working studios of sailmaker Josh Bevins, furniture restorer Dean Snell and artist Jeff Weaver to learn more about these occupations that have been a part of Gloucester’s working waterfront since the 19th century. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free for members, $10 nonmembers. Reservations are required. Please call 978-491-7872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sailmaker Josh Bevins has been involved with sailmaking since he was 14 years old. A Marblehead native, he got his start with Cressy’s Sailmakers. He fell in love with Gloucester during the eighties when he came through for boat repairs. He set up shop twelve years ago and has been working out of 16 Rogers Street for the past ten years. Dean is an electric bass player who has been happily married for thirty years.
Furniture restorer Dean Snell lives in Gloucester with his wife and three children. He moved here soon after getting a fine arts degree at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He first worked as a carpenter and then apprenticed with John Ockenga, maker of prized North Shore cabinets, in the 1980s and went on his own in 1992. Located on the historic Gloucester harbor, the Restoration Works at 16 Rogers Street specializes in restoration and repair of all kinds of furniture, from fine antiques to pieces worth saving simply because of their sentimental value.
Artist Jeff Weaver was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. He began drawing and painting at an early age, accepting portrait commissions by age fourteen. In his high school years, he won awards in drawing & sculpture in the Boston Globe state-wide art competitions. After graduating from high school, he entered the Boston Museum School. In 1972 he took up residence in Gloucester, sketching and painting the waterfront on an almost daily basis. In his early years in the city, he supported himself at various waterfront jobs, as well as from commissions for boat portraits from fishing vessel captains, and for murals in commercial establishments and private homes. This eventually led to many years of commercial work, including over 30 murals painted in different parts of the city. Returning to fine art pursuits in the 1990s, Jeff again focused on depicting Gloucester and its environs in various media. He currently operates a studio/gallery at 16 Rogers Street on the Gloucester waterfront.
The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to this remarkable place. Founded in 1873, the Museum’s collections represent the history of Cape Ann, its people, its industries, and especially its art and culture. The Museum is closed for renovations until summer 2014. For more information visit www.capeannmuseum.org
The Frenchman is currently featured on Whizbuzz and has a great review in InD Tale magazine. Both links are below.
Enjoy! Books available at The Bookstore, 61 Main St., Gloucester and Toadhall, 47 Main St.,
Antiques, furniture, collectibles, art, and more will be available at a tag sale at the Unitarian Universalist Society of
Rockport, 4 Cleaves Street, Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The sale will be held in both the
upper and lower levels of the church and will feature the work of local artist William Reynolds Beal.