GloucesterCast 112 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Frank Ciolino and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 112 With Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Frank Ciolino With Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Kim Smith and Toby Pett, Oatmeal Cookies From Cape Ann Coffees Induce Many Farts, Soft Bake vs Hard Cookies, Winner Of New Podcast Subscriber Contest of The Cape Pond Ice Coffee Mug Is Pauline Bresnahan From Pauline’s Gifts, Next Week’s New Subscriber Contest Prizes Are A Copy of Carol Perry’s New Book- “Caught Dead Handed” and A Fish City Gloucester T-Shirt from Fred Bodin , Joey’s Consistent Idiotic Spelling Mistakes, Sean Horgan Took Offense At The Title Of My GMG Mayor Kirk Post, The Gloucester Daily Times- For The Record I Am Not A Critic., Nutty Redhead Raises 1600 In a Day to Get Her Kickstarter Funded After GMG Post, The Story Of Benji The Lost For 11 Days Dog, Floating Ideas For The Next GMG Sticker, Paulie Walnuts Not Using His Head, Christopher Swain Swims, A GMG Coverage Failure On The Pete Frates Plunge, Alot., Kim Neglects To Bring Me a Turkey Sandwich With Cranberry Sauce and Mayo, Frank Ciolino Does Not Eat Turkey On Christmas, Three Guesses On What Frank Ciolino Got For Christmas, New Year’s Eve Plans, Rockport’s Rocking New Year’s Eve, Rocky Neck Polar Plunge, Afternoon Naps=Heaven, Paulie Walnuts Apologizes For Messing, Defending The No-Politics Rule,


Frank Cilolino, Toby, Joey Ciaramitaro GMG Podcast #112 ©Kim Smith 2014

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Nutty Redhead looking For Some help

Kind greetings Joey,

Thank you for pledging to my last Kickstarter project in October for Whole Foods Market. I didn’t reach the goal so I got nothing, that’s the rules. No credit cards were ever charged.

As you know, I have launched the project one more time. I’m already 85% funded and only have 7 days left. If you could kindly re-pledge, as the others already did, I will hit my goal. Pledging last time does not carry over to this one, as some had thought. You must pledge again. In the spirit of holiday giving, I humbly ask you to give once more. You will get 10% off all future orders along with your reward gifts listed, and you will take pride in knowing that you helped a friend in need. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Sincerely, Lisa


More Snapshots from Thursday’s Farmer’s Market and Seafood Throwdown

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Amanda Copok ©Kim Smith 2014Amanda Cook Spinning Her Multi-blue-hued Hand Dyed Yarn

Rosalie harrington Gloucester Seafood Throwdown ©Kim Smith 2014Rosalie Harrington, Thursday’s Seafood Throwdown Winner

Rosalie Harrington's dogfish stew ©Kim Smith 2014Rosalie’s Dogfish and Fresh Vegetable Stew ~ Would you call this a cioppino, even though only made with one fish? Continue reading “More Snapshots from Thursday’s Farmer’s Market and Seafood Throwdown”

My Grandmother’s Super Simple Peppermint Walnuts Recipe

Listening to Sunday’s podcast with Lisa and John and learning about Lisa’s nut company, The Nutty Redhead, and passion for all things Victorian, I thought she would want to know about this authentic Victorian recipe. My Mimi always served Peppermint Walnuts at Christmastime because she had in turn learned if from her mother, my great grandmother! My Mom made minted walnuts, too, and every holiday season I make several batches for friends and family. Nutty snacks are especially great during the holiday season when you want something sweet but don’t want to load up on the butter and white flour. Best wishes to The Nutty Redhead and her growing business!

Peppermint Walnuts - ©Kim Smith 2013 copy


4 Cups sugar

2 Cups water

4 Tbs. corn syrup

pinch of salt

32 marshmallows (regular size, not minis)

2 tsp. pure peppermint extract

16 Cups walnuts

In a large pot cook first four ingredients until very soft ball stage, 230 degrees. Add marshmallows and stir until melted Add peppermint oil. Add walnuts and stir until nuts are thoroughly coated with frosting. Turn out onto parchment paper and spread evenly about 1 -2 inches thick. When thoroughly dry, about 4-6 hours, break any large clumps into smaller pieces and store in airtight containers. Makes approximately 16 cups.

Note ~ The recipe can easily be halved or quartered. Add fewer nuts proportionately for a sweeter batch. We save Bon Maman jam jars throughout the year as they make  the perfect gift-sized container.