The Annisquam Exchange will open for the season on Thursday, June 24th, with Covid precautions and scaled-back days/hours:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Only, 10 am to 4 pm
Furniture Sale and season closing date to be determined.
Note: There is no in-shop phone. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you ASAP , In case of an urgent message, call Sandra at 610-955-9088.
The talented bakers of the Annisquam Sewing Circle are again offering delicious items again at the Annisquam Farmers’ Market. In addition to the baked goods, there will be a large selection of beautiful, cut flowers again!
Friday, July 2, 9:00 am – Noon
On the lawn between The Annisquam Exchange and the Village Hall
32 Leonard St., Gloucester MA 01930
The Members of the ASC take to summer off from regular meetings which were held online. That does not mean they are not busy with ASC projects!
They will be busy preparing for a repeat of the successful Bake Sale as part of the Annisquam Farmers’ Market.
Stay tuned for details!
Mark your calendar!
Saturday, May 22nd – 8 AM to 12:30 PM
On the lawn between the Annisquam Exchange and the Village hall on Leonard St., Annisquam.
Found a new knitting pattern but having difficulty figuring out the language?
You might find your answers here:
Craft Yarn Council Standards
Knit Chart Symbols
Knitting – How to Read Pattern
7th Century A.D. – The earliest cookie-style cakes are thought to date back to 7th century Persia A.D. (now Iran), one of the first countries to cultivate sugar (luxurious cakes and pastries in large and small versions were well known in the Persian empire). According to historians, sugar originated either in the lowlands of Bengal or elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Sugar spread to Persia and then to the Eastern Mediterranean. With the Muslim invasion of Spain, then the Crusades and the developing spice trade, the cooking techniques and ingredients of Arabia spread into Northern Europe.
Cookies as we know them in America were originally brought to the United States by our English, Scottish, and Dutch immigrants. Earlier names for cookies such as Snickerdoodles and Cry Babies originated with the New England states. Even with its early history, cookies did not become popular until about a hundred years ago.
From: What’s Cooking America- History of Cookies
Cry Baby Cookies
epicurious.com – recipes – /cry-babies
These molasses cookies are a family tradition. Frost with buttercream frosting in the color of your choice when just warm enough to melt the frosting; if you frost them too soon the frosting will run.
This will be a different holiday season for all of us. As the New Year approaches we are looking forward to new experiences, new friends, new opportunities to reach out and help our families, friends and neighbors while cherishing our past, our families, long-time friends and memories.
The Annisquam Sewing Circle held a very successful Christmas Fair within the membership as well as our faithful wreath customers despite ‘social distancing’ and the concerns for our community. The funds raised will go to Cape Ann’s wonderful charitable organizations as they struggle to keep up with the requirements of the residents.
Thank you for your support! If you would like to be alerted when the next ASC event will take place, please send an email to FriendsOfASC@gmail.com. As a Thank You Gift, you will receive a favorite ASC recipe.