Fall on Cape Cod & Crab Bisque / 9-19-18

Well, as the weather begins to change the visitors start to tale off and fallish things start to pop up. The nights are finally stating to get a tad crisp. The time of year when a dram of whisky with a nice cigar out by the campfire is just what is ordered to relax. The cooler weather makes perfect sleeping weather and and during the day with the lower humidity taking those walks on the rail trails or natural trails viewing changing leaves and and cranberry bogs either about to be or actually flooded just waiting for the harvest to happen. The end of summer by the calendar is just about to happen, and fall is now here with football, sweaters, and love. Yes, everyone things that Valentines Day and spring is the season of love, but I clam fall is when snuggling and cuddling is the name of the game and although most men would deny it,, I’m not sure I don’t know of a single one that does not crave the attention that is give by his significant other this time of year. Walks in a vineyard sipping wine, or an apple orchard enjoying cider. Walks on the beach with a cool breeze blowing in off the water and enjoying shellfish on the half shell while sitting on the outdoor deck watching the yachts come in and out of the harbor. Fall on the Cape to many seems desolate and abandon, places closed up and nothing to do. Really? This is second season with festivals and craft shows, fishing in lakes and ponds and surf casting of the flats or along the canal. The Cape in the fall, is one of the best times of the year and one of those times that most who live here will tell you this is why we moved here. The only problem is I have neither time enough or funds enough to do all I want or take off from work to just go do. Life is so short and what the good Lord has blessed us with there just is not time to do it all. This is not so much family time but couples time, or maybe family making time. The colors, the smells of leaves burning or those camp fires, cold sand between the toes at the top of a dune looking out over the vastness of the national park and preserves there to just enjoy. This fall, if you don’t live here, find time to get here and see what the Cape really has to offer this time of year. If you live here get out and enjoy all we have to offer and be reminded of the reasons we either moved here or stay here. To often we get so caught up in doing everyday life we miss out on what is around us, don’t let that happen this fall and be adventurous, do thing wild and crazy with your significant other and just relearn what it is and all that we have to offer right here during the fall on old Cape Cod.
Business report time, I have been looking to put this business in the blog for sometime but catching with them to get information has been interesting so this past weekend when I went to the Harwich Cranberry Festival and ran into them I was able to take the time to stop and get updated. The Cape Cod Bear Factory, this business is called fun, fun, fun ready to help your kids and celebrations become a Bear-able event. First find them at http://www.facebook.com/CCBearFactory/ Cape Cod Bear Factory has everything you need to create your own personalized stuffed animals. You can choose from over 60 different animals, 50 different outfits, and many shoes and accessories to customize your new friend. Yes this bear bus can barely be overlooked for those wonderful kids evens. And for the off-season party she has a special running, use the word WECOMETOYOU and get 15% off your off-season party. Check them out let her come to you, no dragging the kids around in multiple vehicles, getting lost or worse losing someone in the mayhem of whatever. You will be pleased, your wallet will be pleased and your kids will be ecstatic with this very beary party bus. You can also call her to set your party at 508-815-9735.
Now remember as we are well into the off season that breakfast is now an option even on the weekends. This past Saturday I was up at an ungodly hour in the morning and decided instead of fighting to try to get another hour of restless sleep to get up and go to breakfast. So after avoiding it during the season I ventured back into Grumpy’s in East Dennis on Rt 6A just east of Rt 134. I had the 2 eggs, toast and hash with coffee. The eggs were done to perfection and just right for dipping my toast in and the hash was done all the way through. Remember if you like yours extra crispy to tell them otherwise it is just well done and very tasty. There is so much in the menu, but don’t forget to check out the black boards for the extras that are always something special. The other two things I love there are the Belgium Waffles and their Breakfast Burrito this thing is big enough to satisfy a hungry horse or front linesman in the NFL. So if you too have been avoiding them for the summer crowds the wait is over and time to get back there and love every bit. Oh ya they are also open for lunch but I am so full after breakfast I don’t think I could do lunch, LOL.
There are two other vendors that were there that I have come to love there goods. One is from Massachusetts the other from Vermont. The first The Crimson Lion out of Westfield, MA. Find them at http://www.thecrimsonlion or on facebook. They have some of the best Salsa around. I love the fruited ones the best, they have a bacon one out this round that I am eager to try. I had to be careful how many I got as I tend to hoard these instead of eating and using them as I hate to pay shipping. But they will ship anywhere and are well worth it. The other vendor out of Randolph, Vt or find them at http://www.woodssyrup.com. They are a small batch hand crafted maple syrup company. They produce things like Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, Rum Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, Smoked Maple Syrup, and the list goes on and on. This stuff is some of the best small crafted syrup I have ever allowed to touch my lips and tongue. Someone at the show asked him so where do you get the syrup from, His response: “my backyard.” The lady said no seriously where do you get it from, (looking to trick him into saying from across the boarder) he look at the lady and said: “seriously, from my backyard, we tap our own trees and use our own sap to make our own syrup.” I was dying laughing as she was taken back at his response. And his is serious, it is a family owned land they tap the trees so this is even cooler to me. So if you get a chance give them a try and have some wickedly wild and wonderful maple syrup from right here in New England. Now that’s it for this week, come back next week for some updates .
Greetings all, I hope you have had a great week. Out here on the forearm of the Cape we are still reeling over the events of this past week. It’s been some time that anyone has had to report off our great shores of the Cape a person losing their life to a shark attack. I am not going to dwell on this but want to remind everyone, The signs are up for a reason, we have a plethora of seals up and down our coastline and what finds these oh so adorable creatures a delicacy? Sharks. That’s right folks and apparently sharks do not have that great a sight to distinguish between humans and seals. So if you go in the waters were these creature occupy, keep your eyes open, stay aware and take precautions at all costs. Until the seal population is depleted we are going to have this issue, along with a shortage of fish for our fishermen, cause they are eating more of their fare share.
Now on with the rest of the story as someone used to say: As our primary season has passed and second season is starting to slow down we are starting to take stock in our grounds, buildings and display items as we have the holiday run from about the first of October through the New Year. We need to be sure all the lights are working and repair a few of the things that have just gotten ragged and worn and in some cases just need to replace some of the displays. We want to keep it fresh and exciting every year with something old, something new nothing blue especially not you. Oh wait that goes to something else doesn’t it? Guess I need to stick to my day job. Anyway, we are in the process of giving the tower a good cleaning and making sure that over the summer anything that might have gotten handled a little more than expected is ready for the holiday traffic. The lamp room has had a major cleaning and is sparkling clean enough to see your reflection in all the brass that is still up there. And I personally cleaned all the windows so we can get a good gimps of what is left out there with our giant mammal friends and what is going on in the shipping lanes. The storm that tore up the Carolines passed on through and out of here without much todo, at least here on the Cape and we are grateful for that. The recreational boaters are pretty much done for the season and I know that a lot of the town slips will be closing between October 1st and Columbus Day so that is when we really get a break. Except that is when the weather season steps up and we need to keep a eye on those fishing boats and freighters that are out just a ways. We don’t need them coming in to close or getting lost ending up in places they can not retreat from. So, stay tuned for when things will be up and ready for the fall harvest season and we can start having camp fires and gatherings and the all favorite haunted maze and trails. For now that’s about it, hope you have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
This is one of those weeks that I pulled out my recipes and looked at what I had on the list to share and went, nah, no way, ain’t happening this week. Just was not hitting the spot. So I went digging and found something that would make either a great appetizer starter or a perfect lunch main course, or if dinner used as a coupler, cause this stuff can end up being really rich. When I went to switch out the recipes on my master schedule I did not realize how many recipes I have using Crab. I think the only thing I enjoy more than crab is lobster then seafood, or is that see-food. I always enjoy being on a see-food diet only problem is my waistline is allergic to that diet. LOL Anyway this is a really simple recipe, I did not say cheap necessarily but good and simple. Hope you can give it a try sometime, I think anyone who likes seafood will like this bisque. Now on with the show:

This week’s recipe: Crab Bisque

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can asparagus soup
1 1/2 cans milk ( either 2% or whole)
1 cup half & half
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup crab
1/4 cup white wine
Old Bay Season (optional)
Black or Gray ground Pepper (optional)
Parsley (optional)

Mix first 6 ingredients and heat slowly until hot. Right before serving add wine. Garnish top of Bisque in bowl with a pinch of Old Bay Season, a 1/4 grind of fresh pepper and a sprig of parsley (all this is optional) Serve Hot.

Empire Wednesday / 9-19-18

Empire Wednesday Morning EveryOne
We are about to conquer this mountain peak and call this empire our own. Happy hump day to you, are you ready to take this day on? I love Wednesdays cause half way through the day we are going be closer to the finish line than back to the starting line. The road to travel will be shorter than the road already traveled. So let’s get them hikers on and take hold that staff cause we have got a trail to blaze and will need all the help we can get. Along the way take time to notice the posies that are still in the glades, take to the time as we rise higher in elevation the slight change to some of the foliage in color. Yes this is a work day, this is a day we need to grind out, but way to often we miss so many joys in life cause we are too focused on task at hand and miss so much beauty around us. I know with that attitude some would say we will never get ahead. Humm, really? I don’t think enjoy some of life along the way is giving ups much in the long run. Now along the way we will come on those that need help, we will take the time to stop, listen and do what we can to see them to the next care center. Now. put a smile on that face, keep your nose pointed on the goal and keep your eyes open at all times. Remember once we make it to the top, that is not the end, it is only the half way mark and we still have the back side to start down. So once to the top, plant the flag, catch your breath and a glimpse of the view and then get moving. Make this a day to remember in all you do and say. Now let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long, no matter what may come our way.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
National Rehabilitation Day
Talk Like A Pirate Day
Yom Kippur – first full day

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Rhode Island Greening / 9-18-18

Rhode Island Greening Tuesday EveryOne
Terrific Tuesday to you, I am not going to offer any song lyrics this morning cause honestly I can not find a single song about Tuesday that is either positive or totally terrific. So tough nuggies and no thank you, we are not here to be dragged down and dumped on. We have been give breath and life to live another day, we have been given the abilities to get out of bed, we have been give the abilities to move about, see the blue sky or any clouds that may be up there. We have been given the abilities to hear the birds and the squirrels, feel the breeze blow in our faces and experience another day. This is life and we get the chance to live it to its fullest. So let’s take full advantage of it and give it all we’ve got today. Time to get those hikers on and take hold that staff, we are going to need it in our climb today. Be mindful of those in need along the way and be ready to lend a hand in any way we can and help them to the next care center. Now, now is the time to make it happen, so let’s get this train rolling and let’s do all we can to may this day a most Happy, Happy in all we do and all we say.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Play-Dough Day
National Cheeseburger Day
Yom Kippur – begins at sundown
Air Force Birthday
Chiropractic Founders Day
Get Ready Day
Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day
International Day Against DRM
National Ceiling Fan Day
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
National IT Professionals Day
National Respect Day
World Water Monitoring Day

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Northern Spy Monday / 9-17-18

Northern Spy Monday Morning EveryOne
Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day, No Blue Mondays here, cause we are alive and well. Ok so the weekend is over but we can not experience the next outrageously great one unless we trawl through this week first. So get them peepers open and get the gears tween the ears cranking and let’s get this day going. Sometimes you wanna say so much more and in reality you need to say no more. Roses are red violets are blue (that’s really not right, violets are violet in color), this here is Monday no time for boo hoos. So on with your hikers and grab hold your staff we need to get climbing if we want to make hey. It’s a beautiful and till continue to be if we all work together to make they best of this day. So let’s getting going and do what we can, cause this day is not waiting for another snooze button push. Now as we go along we will come on those in deep need, so be prepare to stop, listen and lend a hand in any way we can and see them to the next care center then get moving. Now let’s get to the starting line and make the best of everything that is given us and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Apple Dumpling Day
National Monte Cristo Day
Citizenship Day
Constitution Day
International Country Music Day
Time’s Up Day
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day
Respect for The Aged Day
World Goat Day: 17-18
Constitution Week: 17-23
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: 17-21
Pollution Prevention Week: 17-23
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: 17-23

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Purple Onion Friday / 9-14-18

Purple Onion Friday to you EveryOne
Why Purple cause I like the color, it symbolizes royalty, wisdom, power and ambition. It can also represent wealth, extravagance, and creativity. So have you figured it out yet, the theme? I bet you are not even close, I love the game Bolderdash it says in the instructions, you may come up with an answer that is good, that may be close but if it ain’t the word we are looking for it ain’t right. So the word or theme we are looking for is Alliums, Yup who would have thunk that one unless you are a chef or a horticulturist. But love these things in salads and even on my burgers. Anyway we better get this morning going as I am starting to get hungry just thinking about food at this hour of the morning. You know a good omelette, with with onions, and peppers and ham and oh my, with a side order of home fries or hash browns. Or maybe some hotcakes with a side order of sausage or scrapple maybe bacon. Oh I have to stop. Now that I have your attention, we have one last day to skip thought it and we do not get any free passes. This has been a wicked wonderful week and we are going to keep it that way right though to the end. So let’s start by getting rid of the hikers and pull on those sprinters, while trading in the staff for a good vizor. So let our faces beam like the sun and our attitudes be as sweet as honey. You noticed a food theme here, I must really be hungry. We need to help those around us find something to get through today and we now that happiness is contagious. Although no one is going make us smile, being around others in a good mood regardless of the situation can help. So as you come on those in true need today, help lift them up, and offer what you can and see them to the next care center, then move on your way. This is a glorious day and we look to finishing this week strong, with quality first and quantity as it comes. Now let’s get this day going and make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Horn Blower
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances: Weekend Edition
National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
Eat A Hoagie Day
Hug Your Boss Day
Live Creative Day
National Kreme Filled Donut Day
Stand Up To Cancer Day

National Double Cheeseburger Day – 15
National Creme de Menthe Day – 15
National Linguini Day – 15
Make A Hat Day – 15
Felt Hat Day – 15
Big Whopper Liar Day – 15
Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids – 15
Clean Up The World Weekend: 15-17
Google.com Day – 15
Greenpeace Day – 15
International Coastal Cleanup Day -15
International Day of Democracy -15
International Dot Day -15
International Eat An Apple Day – 15
Locate An Old Friend Day – 15
National 8-Track Tape Day – 15
National Cheese Toast Day – 15
National Clean Up Day – 15
National Gymnastics Day – 15
National On-line Learning Day – 15
National Seatcheck Saturday 2018 – 15
Puppy Mill Awareness Day – 15
Tackle Kids Cancer Day – 15
Farm Animal Awareness Week: 15-22

National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day – 16
National Guacamole Day – 16
Halfway to St Patricks Day – 16
American Legion Day – 16
Collect Rocks Day – 16
Step Family Day – 16
Mayflower Day – 16
Mexican Independence Day – 16
National Play Doh Day – 16
National Women’s Friendship Day – 16
Wife Appreciation Day – 16
Working Parents Day – 16
Anne Dudley Bradstreet Day – 16
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – 16
National Stepfamily Day – 16
National Tattoo Story Day – 16
Stay Away From Seattle Day – 16
Trail of Tears Commemoration Day – 16
Balance Awareness Week: 16-22
Build A Better Image Week: 16-22
International Clean Hands Week: 16-22
National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week: 16-22
National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week: 16-22
National Indoor Plant Week: 16-22
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week:16-22
National Security Officer Appreciation Week: 16-22
National Love Your Files Week: 16-22
National Singles Week:16-22
Tolkien Week: 16-22

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Garlic Thursday / 9-13-18

Garlic Thursday EveryOne
No we are not going Vampire hunting today, but we remember garlic can add a lot of spice to life, so bring it on. What are we going to do with what has been given us. Smile and make the most of it all, we can not change many of the things that happen to us in life but we can change the way we react to them. We need not bite the bitter batter pill and take on the bad that is all around us as our own. No we don’t, we may have to swim through a swamp, we may have to wade through some muck, but we do not have to take on the outlook that is dragging so many around us down. There is hope in this journey, we will keep looking for that which is good, we will keep a smile on our face at all times and we will give it out best in every situation. Now we need to stop chasing those rabbits down those thicket paths, it ruining our progress and scratching the heck out of our legs. We have are going to see the sun today if have to chop all the trees around us down to do it, but it would be easier to just keep this train moving and get to our destination before the day is dark. So let’s keep it moving at all times and do what we need to help those along the way that need our assistance to get to the next care center. When we have get back on the road and point that nose downhill and keep it rolling, just don’t fall and do somersaults down the hill and wipe out everyone in front of you. Ok it is time, it is time, to do what we must do and go take this day by storm, and along the way make us a most Happy, Happy out of cause no one else is going to do it for us.
Your Morning Drum beater
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observance:
National Peanut Day
Snake a Pickle Time
Defy Superstition Day
Fortune Cookie Day
Blame Someone Else Day – first Friday the 13th of the year.
National Peanut Day
Positive Thinking Day
Uncle Sam Day
Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
National Celiac Awareness Day
National Programmers Day (On 256th Day of the Year)
Roald Dahl Day
Scooby-Doo Day
Hummingbird Celebration: 13-16

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Cape Living & Ponderings / & Waldorf Salad / 9-12-18

Life is a beach sometimes and others it’s a real beach. As may of you know the beach can be a beautiful and wonderful place filled with warm sunshiny feelings and experiences. Sometimes you find you way to the beach only to find it cold, dark and unforgiving. You wonder sometimes what brought you out into this awful stuff as the winds howl across baron dunes and deems to whip sand in your face as if you laugh at such a fool. Other times even when it is cold it can be an interesting place with ice bergs being pushed up onto the sand and being left to create their own islands where non existed before, then just a few days later like a silent mystery they are all gone. Likewise the summer in all it’s glory of warm sun and warm waters be a place of mystery with deep sea creatures coming near the shore line, or staying there too long only to get burned in many unwanted ways. I love to go to the beach and the waters edge in both the summer and the winter and ponder the things of the universe, the things of life, the things that have been, the things that could be. Conversations with the one who I call my creator, my maker, my inspiration asking the questions that many of us have. Seeing the vastness of all that is and asking so many whys, and most of the responses have to do with the choices I have made in life. What about? have you looked down and counted the number of grains of sand under your feet, or looked up as you stood on the beach in the evening and counted the number of stars. What about looked out over the waters and wondered how many drops of water fill the oceans or fish fill it’s depths. I do not regret moving the Cape at all, I would not want to call any other place home more than this place as long as I am able to. But sometimes you wonder and ponder while feeling the sand under your toes, or feeling the howling icy winds in your face. The beach can be a beautiful place, it can also be your worst enemy. The Cape is one of those wonders that has allowed poets and philosophers write of love and tragedy, and the depth of space to the vastness of the oceans. Artists have tried to convey the beauty and the emptiness of lonely dunes and street filled villages. Of cottages filled with laughter and frivolity to empty boxes lining the horizon with specked colors wondering what tomorrow brings. Life is a beach, changing landscapes with shifting sands, exposing hidden treasures and wrecked ambitions. There is beauty in her and there is are the not so pretty aspects of her. Living life on the Cape can have it’s pluses and minuses, it’s beauties and it’s questions, its warming sands under the feet or its cold howling winds slapping you in the face. Sometimes it’s great to be lying on the beach soaking in the sun, while others when you think all is good and right end up burned in too many wrong places. Life on the Cape I would not change it for much else, but sometimes when pondering gets deep, well, the ocean seems so shallow at times. The Cape a mysterious lady, do we really understand her, do we really appreciate her, do we really,,,,, Do you? Are you? Live life to its fullest, and may the beaches of your like not end up being the beaches of your life. And may the beaches of Cape Cod find more warm sunshine under your toes than ice covered jetties with howling winds pelting icy salt water pellets in your face. You wonder at times what some of us who live thing and do and wonder. Does everyone think this way, Heck no and we are thankful for that cause nothing would ever get done, that need done, like transfer station workers, road repair crews, nurses and doctors and more. But from time to time I am sure we all ponder some of these those, as we stand on Cape beaches at different times of the year. Well have a great and wonderful and may your thoughts and ponderings be soothing of the Cape and not keep you up all night. Until we see you again, right here on old Cape Cod.
Instead of a pure business report this week I am going to do a few reminders of things that are still open and happening that families and couples or singles can do around the Cape this time of year. First up are the whale watching trips out of Provincetown. These boats have the shortest trip to Georges Bank area and whale watching areas and always are a wonderful experience for all ages. Check local guide books for coupons to help fray the cost, but it is well worth the time and money. It has been a few years since we went on one but the last time we went out it was one of the most memorable times we had gone. While you are up that way, take the time after your excursion to go gallery and shop hopping. there is much to see and good eats all over P’town. Something else that is still open are several of the miniature golf courses. Again check your guides for coupons. There are barely any lines, at least during the week and a great time to get out and just enjoy being outdoors having fun. Next would be the rail trails, whether you take your bikes, or walk or blade, these are wonderful trails that allow you to get out and about and enjoy the outdoors and to see some of the Cape’s natural settings. There are also nature trails from one end of the Cape to the other along with the National Park system that you can explore the Cape’s landscapes and all that it has to offer in the fall. Also we are coming up on cranberry harvest season, so keep you eyes open and stayed in tune with different farms to when they will be doing harvesting if you have never seen one it is something to watch. Also the weekend of the 15-16 of September is the Harwich Cranberry Festival so done miss it, as this is the big, big, big one. On the restaurant scene, go check out those that are season only and still open through Columbus Day, cause once they close, you wont see them till about Memorial Day, but then again, we have so many good year round places to eat at, and without the lines you will have to pace yourself not to go broke or put on 100 extra pounds, and many of them start off season specials that are wonderful. Well happy naturing, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Welcome back folks, I hope you are enjoying this fall unpredictable weather, cool one day and hot the next. Sunshine one minute and rain showers the next, but it is still Cape Cod and it is still beautiful no matter what the weather might be. Now the week visits have diminished greatly of tourists and as of this coming weekend we will shut down the week day open house. However we will continue to accept special by appointment tours from tour buses and specialty groups, as well as seeing our school kids of all ages. We love having the kids here and getting to talk about the history of the life saving station and the light tower. Showing them how the lamp room and the beacon has changed from the original lens and wick and whale oil lamps to the widely used Fresnel lens, until the modernization movement to update to the digital age and the current beacon system we have in place today. Did anyone realize that at one time there was a thought that lighthouses would no longer be needed? How silly a thinking was that? Sure many if not all the large seagoing vessels today have satellite and digital navigation systems but many of our smaller crafts do not and need that visual landmarks to help guide them along the shores and into safe harbors. We get to tell them of all the ship wrecks up and down the coast of the outer Cape and those that made it and sadly those that did not. And of course there is always some kind of treat going on that the Mrs has been baking. Well that’s about another wrap to it, we will be open starting this weekend only on the weekends through Columbus Day weekend. So if you live here, great time to come out and see us and if you are visiting please make a point to stop in and see all that is going on. Until then, have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
I love fruit salads and this is one of the old time classics that just doesn’t stop. However unless you really know what the name is trying to find a recipe sometimes is rather difficult. So if you already know this old time favorite great just chalk it up it as a confirmation that it is still around. If you don’t have it well here it is, it is simple it is old school simple, tasty and fairly healthy. As always, take this recipe and add, take away, change up. Try using different varieties of apples to suit your taste, make it your own and enjoy this classic fall apple salad. Now before I start drooling all over the keyboard let’s get this show on the road.

This week’s recipe: Waldorf Salad

2 cups diced apples
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup diced walnuts
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste.

Combine all ingredients and mix then salt and pepper to taste. The amount of mayo can be altered to ones taste just do it in small increments. You may also want to substitute grapes for raisins and some recipes use grated carrot in theirs.
So have fun with this one and enjoy.

Shallot Wednesday / 9-12-18

Shallot Wednesday EveryOne
Now that might sound like today is a shallow day, but it is anything but. This is that wonderful wacky day that some like to call hump day, as we are going to crest the peak of this mountain half way through the day. Others want to call it mid-way or half-way day cause 1/2 way through the day we will be half way through both the day and the week. But best of all I call it another day to bring a smile to anyone and everyone we come in contact with. Don’t give them a lucky rabbits foot, cause we all know if it was lucky it would still be attached to the rabbit. Instead give encouragement, give aid, carry an extra load today, bring some sunshine into someone else’s life that might not otherwise be able to experience it or has not seen it for a while.We can pull on our hikers and march out the door with our staff. We can breath in the air without much issues, we can see all the beauty around us and we can make the most of what has been given us. Now as we get to the peak, plant that flag proudly that you made it this far. Take the time to see how far we have come, turn and make a mental map of where we need to go then pick your stuff and move to the other side. The day is only half done and we have a much more ground to cover, only it’s all down hill, and I am just praying it isn’t in the rain but we will make the best of whatever weather it is cause we will make lemonade out of lemons and limeade out of the limes in our lives. No let’s get it all together and get it going and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy cause no one else is going to do it for us.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Video Games Day
International Day for South-South Cooperation
National Day of Encouragement
National Police Woman’s Day
Report Medicare Fraud Day
National Guitar Flat-Picking Days: 12-16

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Leek Tuesday / 9-11-18

Leek Tuesday to you EveryOne
Are you ready for a brand new day, are you ready to take on the world. No? Why not? You’re up and about, You’re brain although it may be as soggy as a wet sponge is functioning. So why not look for that silver lining in that big puffy cloud, why not take that chance and go for the unthinkable unreachable, Why not give it a chance even though you think,,, that’s part of the problem we are overthinking it all, and sometimes we just need to stop overthinking it and go for it. So now that you are at least shaking your head and questioning what the heck I am really saying, get your hikers pulled on and grab your staff, we still have a ways to go and will need it. You know we will come on those that are hurting, get with the program and know we are going to stop and help in any way we can then get moving again. Help in whatever way we can and move on. Now this day is starting to move on and so must we, so let’s gather whatever else we need and get it going and go make us a most Happy, Happy cause no one out there is going to do it for us.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Hot Cross Bun Day
911 Remembrance
Make Your Bed Day
No News is Good News Day
Ants On A Log Day
Libraries Remember Day
National Day of Service and Remembrance
Patriot Day
Remember Freedom Day
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Update Your Resume Month
Whole Grains Month
Wild Rice Month
Women’s Friendship Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
World Animal Remembrance Month
World Speak Out Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)

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Ramp Monday / 9-10-18

Ramp Monday EveryOne
Oh me oh my, what a wonderful day, Yes siree it is a wonderful day. Why you ask? Well It’s always a wonderful thing to be able to view the grass from the top side than the bottom side. It’s better to be able to be seen than to be viewed, And it’s a wonderful day, any day that you can get out of bed, stand and go about the business of the day. Yes, I don’t care if it is raining out side, that white stuff, foggy, cloudy or just plain blue skies and sunshine. Whatever comes our way we are going to smile at it turn any frown upside down, some of us may be standing on our heads to do this, but we will do what we need to do to make it happen. So get your hikers and lace them up, and take hold that staff and let’s start heading to the starting line. As we go through this day be sure you are ready to help anyone that is in dire need and make sure they get to the next care center. Now pick a peck of posies or bag a bunch of beavers whatever helps you make it through the day and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy cause we know that no one else is going to do it for us.
Have a Great and Wonderful
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com

Holidays & Observances:
National Hot Dog Day
National TV Dinner Day
Sewing Machine Day
Swap Ideas Day
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
Rosh Hashanah
World) Suicide Prevention Day
Line Dance Week: 10-15
One-on-One Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Pleasure Your Mate Month
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
Save The Koala Month
Save Your Photos Month
Sea Cadet Month
Self-Care Awareness Month
Self Improvement Month
September Is Healthy Aging Month
Shameless Promotion Month
Sports and Home Eye Health & Safety Month
Subliminal Communications Month
Superior Relationships Month

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