Friday, August 22, 2014




It's Friday, so why not.

Strawberry Moonshine Julep

2 large ripe strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into ¼–inch pieces
2 tsp. sugar
3 leaves fresh mint
2 oz. moonshine or white whiskey, like Original Moonshine(don't we all have moonshine in our liquor cabinet?)
½ oz. lemon juice
Sprig of mint, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Combine cut strawberries, sugar, mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Stir and let stand until strawberries are macerated, up to 10 minutes. Add moonshine, lemon juice, and ice to fill the shaker, and shake vigorously for an additional minute. Pour out contents into mason jars, adding more ice as needed. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Courtesy of Saveur                 

Thursday, August 21, 2014






And now finding a shark in Chatham is easier than ever... Check out this latest news Channel 5 news break covering our friends, the owners of White Marlie. These folks are most authentic to their brand. Sharknado is looking ever more possible every day.....


WCVB News Break



Maybe we should go shark hunting today.



White Marlie.459A Main St, Chatham, MA 02633.(508) 945-0877.www.whitemarlie.com

Monday, August 18, 2014





A Six Year Old Dream Come True!
In this case, the parent is the victim.

Have fun.


Warning: This dino is about 18 stories high andI have to ask the question, "Has it ever been cleaned?"

Cape Cod Inflatables
518 Main St
West Yarmouth, MA
(508) 771-6060

Friday, August 15, 2014





The Great Escape







This is kind of a secret so don’t tell anyone.

Head out to Province Lands some evening. Fuel your picnic basket with a few cocktails and crowd-pleasing snacks, park your car on the side of the road and head to the shaded path along RT 6.






You might be a bit squeamish at first --it’s like walking through a wormhole. Once you break through, it’s the New World. Sunset City. Total euphoria. There is a good chance you will never want to come back to earth.






(Sand martian. Best hide and seek local on the Cape.)



Our directions last night were cryptic. "Head towards 2:00."




But it was the best pop-up cocktail  party of the summer.




Province Lands
USA

Wednesday, August 13, 2014





When eggplant takes over your garden....



                             

                       
...Eggplants sandwiches

· 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


· 1 cup panko bread crumbs


· 1/2 cup canola oil

· kosher salt



· 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves


1.      Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip the eggplant slices in the flour, then in the eggs (letting any excess drip off), and finally in the bread crumbs, pressing gently to help them adhere.

2.      Heat half the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half the eggplant until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. Wipe out the skillet and repeat with the remaining oil and eggplant. Sprinkle the hot eggplant with ½ teaspoon salt.

3.      Layer the eggplant, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, and goat cheese to form 4 "sandwiches," with the eggplant on the top and bottom of each stack.

Courtesy of Matt Romero



Friday, August 1, 2014





For those of you who  thought you might want to take up paddle boarding this summer, think again where you plop your board ...The news was pretty straightforward today that a 12-foot Atlantic White Shark was tagged off of North Beach in Chatham yesterday -  essential reading for a tourist. 




Oh I forgot to tell you that last Sunday a few weekenders were taking the shuttle from Morris Island to North Beach and coasted into a pool of blood and a not so perky abandoned seal along the way. We are talking about a 5 minute boat ride from hither to thro. Luckily they brought along a stash of summer beach reads, but ( excuse me) unannounced to us, we were in the vicinity  splashing in the waves.  


I did ask myself the honest question...if there were dinosaurs in the water, would I be doing the same pokey backstroke along the shore? 


No,no, no  we would be at the Museum of Natural History in Brewster pretending we were eaten by a shark.





Choose your ocean.
(BTW: This is a great rainy day museum.)
http://www.ccmnh.org

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hallet's on Main





Lucy had her first ice cream Sunday ever.  As she popped the cherry in her mouth she said, "This is the best day of my life, " a phrase she often says as an expression of love.  Today this was lunch.  With summer almost over,  I was raising the bar to summer fun.




Old fashion soda fountain sums up this Yarmouth port local. It's worth the stop. Nostalgic root beer floats, homemade sassafras,  malted frappes, milkshakes...."Famous Clam Chowder." (The menu includes cream cheese and olive sandwiches which is another era altogether.)  Something for everyone. I ordered a BLT wrap and a Hallet's Raspberry Lime Rickey and was happy as a  clam. The ice cream is homemade so you really can't miss!



Hallet's (Since 1889)
139 Main Street, Yarmouthport, MA 
508-362-3362