Deacon Friday / 2-15-19

Deacon Friday EveryOne
Wake Up, Wake Up and dance a gig of joy, we have arrived on this fine feathered Friday Morning and we are ready to rock the house to no end. But we have go to go it going and we need to finish strong. Fridays are not for the faint of heart or the weak of knee, let along the hazy, crazy, lazy ones who just want to find a rocking chair to waste away the day. We have come too far and spent too much time and resources to just let it all go to hell in a hand-basket. Before we get this day going, we need to trade out the hikers for the sprinters and put the staff away and get the visor out. Come as you are come as light as you dare to bare, the lighter the load the freer you will be to make this marathon sprint easier to handle. As for the theme of the week, these are all types of fish, yep fish, like the kind that swim in water? You got it, you might find them in different houses of worship but they are swimming in the right direction we hope. Any-who we have a race to finish a journey to bring to a close. The finish line is a days diligent work ahead of us and we need to finish strong. So point the nose to the finish and keep your eyes on the prize and let’s kick this thing down from beginning to end. Does this mean we get a pass on help those in need, absolutely not. They still hurt, they still have needs we can not fathom, they still need us to stop and listen, lend a hand and see them to the next care center. Then back on track and take it all the way to the finish line. Make sure you do not sacrifice quality for quantity, they both must coexist together in harmony and work well together or it will all fall apart and end in calamity. So let’s get to the line and give it all we’ve got and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmji
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Holidays & Observances: Weekend Edition
National Gumdrop Day
National Chewing Gum Day
Candlemas – on the Julian Calendar
Singles Awareness Day
Susan B Anthony Day
Angelman Syndrome Day:
Annoy Squidward Day
Love Reset Day
Lupercalia
National Caregivers Day
National Hippo Day
No One Eats Alone Day
Remember The Maine Day
World Information Architecture Day
Women in Blue Jeans Days: 15-16
Date (Fruit) Week: 15-24
Great Backyard Bird Count: 15-18

National Almond Day – 16
Do a Grouch a Favor Day – 16
Kyoto Protocol Day – 16
*National Almond Day – 16
World Pangolin Day – 16
World Whale Day – 16
National Entrepreneurship Week: 16-23

National Cafe’ Au Lait Day – 17
National Indian Pudding Day – 17
Random Acts of Kindness Day – 17
Analog to Digital TV Day – 17
Champion Crab Races Day – 17
Daytona 500 – 17
My Way Day – 17
National PTA Founders Day: 17
World Human Spirit Day – 17
Build A Better Trade Show Image Week: 17-23
National Engineers Week: 17-23
National FFA Week: 17-24
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week: 17-23
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 17-23

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Preacher Thursday / 2-14-19

Preacher Thursday EveryOne
Morning, morning, morning how do you do, are you ready to go, go, go? It’s a wonderful day to be alive and well and it is going to be a great and glorious day if we chose to let it be and we do what we can to make it be. Thursday that workhorse day that make our way down off this mountain and out past the tree line, determining what is going to make it and what is going to be cut. What just needs redirected and straightened out and what is more crooked than a West Virginia mountain road and needs plowed under. So as we get ready to take on this challenge of this day, let’s get those hikers on and take hold that staff as need to head out to meet the party at the starting line. Did you ever thing that the adventures of life could take us in such a direction? I know some of you are scratching your heads going, have you really seen my week so far? It’s been dull, boring, as exciting as watching, well grass grow this time of year. But still you can always find a journey in even the boringest of days and weeks. Life is mostly what we make of it, what we do with what has been dealt us, and how we react to all that is going on around us and to us. So whether your weeks and days have been boring, mixed or exciting, the question is mainly what are you going to do with what has been given you? For me, for us to those we come on that need our help we will stop and listen and lend a hand then see them to the next care center. For me it will be practicing that attitude of gratitude, as it does not come naturally or easily. For me I will do what I must and try to take advantage of every opportunity that is placed before me no matter where the journey leads me. Are you with me, then let’s get it together and get this day on the move and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
Ferris Wheel Day
National Organ Donor Day
Valentine’s Day
International Book Giving Day
Frederick Douglass Day
League of Women Voters Day
Pet Theft Awareness Day
Library Lovers Day
National Have A Heart Day
National Women’s Heart Day
Quirky Alone Day
Race Relations Day
Singles Awareness Day or Singles Appreciation Day
(World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
World Sound Healing Day
American Association For The Advancement of Science Week: 14-17 Link
National Condom Week: 14-21 Link
National Nestbox Week: 14-21
NCCDP Alzheimer’s & Dementia Staff Education Week: 14-21

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More Life on the Cape. 2-19 & Curried Corn, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper Salad / 2-13-19

Oh what a wonderful season we are having, if only I were a hibernating bear or ground hog. The craziness with the temperatures are killing my electric bill and even with my wood burning insert it could be doing better if it was not either feast or famine. Meaning going light on the wood or trying to bounce it up when it get colder, but the bigger problem is that I started burning in mid November and normally I don’t start burning till sometime in December. So I am starting to get a little antsy and hoping I make it through March with the wood I have. And before you ask, no I don’t have the extra funds to just buy another cord, so I am stuck going month to month with higher electric and gas bills. Yuck, and I know some people would just die in my house with it being way too cool for them. But fortunately we do ok with it and have never been folks to have to have a “hot” house to live in. But life is what it is and we have to learn to adapt, even if that means putting on an extra blanket at night or putting on a heavier outfit during the day. And there is no escaping it as I work out of my home so I do not get the luxury of allowing someone else to pay for my daytime heating bill. At least I have a roof over my head to keep me dry and out of the elements, food for my stomach, and bed to sleep in. Too many, even here on the Cape do not have even that, so for that i am grateful. I now get it why so many head south for the winter of all ages, and after my back surgeries, and the cost of heating bills could almost pay for a winter place in one of them southern states that you rarely need heat, during these months. Ok I am laughing at this, as I do enjoy having 4 seasons and all that they bring. So before anyone goes off on why did you move here in the first place, can stuff that thought in your oil tank and second I came without knowing I would be experiencing back surgery and all that it brings on. Again, life is life and we all must cope with it and take the bad with the good. Even when it means we sacrifice some things to enjoy others. Life is good here on Cape Cod even if you have to look hard for it sometimes. No different than many other places in this state, part of the country, and further on, except we get to do it with sand under our feet. Hope you have a great and wonderful wherever you are but especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
So local business report, let’s take the on the Jelly and Jam makers. The Cape seems to have an abundance of not just good but great Jelly & Jam makers. Each has their own followers and groupies, but Im not sure you could go wrong with any of them. So not sure how to do this, but make a list check it twice and then load up with the English Muffins and go for broke. Some have brick and mortar stores others you will find their products in other shops and finally you have the artisan and crafter showers. The key is don’t get stuck on one and forget the rest, find a favorite then experiment with the rest. I am going to just put out the name, you will need to google or facebook or instagram them to find out
One of my favorites is Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop on Rt 28
Then there is Cape Cod Cranberry Harvest, find her online and in stores and at the summer shows.
Next up Bog Lily Kitchen, Jams & Granola, does mostly shows spring through fall. Really good.
Green Briar Jam Kitchen out of East Sandwich, a physical shop, and online.
Treasure by the Sea Jam and Jelly out of East Falmouth.
Preserves of Cape Cod, out of Osterville, find them online or in local shops.
BriarLane Jams & Jellies in Wellfleet and online. Great little place in summer right off Rt 6
As noted there are so many small kitchens that make it as a side business and do no advertising, dont have a facebook page or even a website. You just need to be at the right farmers market or crafters show, or even some of our local business friendly shops carry some of these smaller kitchen creations, so check the general stores as well. So hope I have given you some ideas and hope you find something sweet and tasty to share with friends and family or take home with your on your next visit. These are some very sweet treats.

Hello again, and glad to see you are surviving this crazy weather we have been having. These are the days and times that we who are the guardians of the beacon get our workouts. We need to be sure the lamp room is clear of any debris, there are no critters taking refuge up there. the windows are clean and clear, and the beacon is at full power. Then we take the trip down to the ground level and outside we go and make sure the fog horn is clean and free of any debris, with all the winds we’ve had over the past several days a lot of sticks and leaves have gotten sucked into the bell of the horn. Also this time of year the little critters like to take refuge in and around the horn as it gets them out to the direct weather. But if that thing goes off with then in it, it could be life threatening. at the worse. Those snow white outs can be as bad as dense fog, so we need both ready to go. What many don’t realize that even the lightest of snow blowing hard can cause near zero visibility so the shipping industry counts on that beacon to be at its best in these conditions. Surprising we also serve the community with those on the way home, being able to see the beacon and know that their home is nearby. Of those service people who are out and about knowing there is a beacon of hope through the evening. We are here in hopes you never need us but if you do we are at our best. Well folks I would love to stay and chat more but I need to make a check on several weather reporting stations and get them turned in. We will see you next time hopefully not as hectic. Don’t forget to check in with the Mrs as I know she has been baking again and take something with you. Hope y’all have a safe and stay warm, and especially if you’re doing it right here on old Cape Cod.
This weeks recipe is a vegetable based salad. I always find that more people will eat veggies in a salad than cooked. Most of the time that is because growing up their cooked veggies were mushy, over cooked and tasteless, or worse burnt. So they have developed an adversity to veggies, but put it in a salad, whether cooked or raw and even the veggie haters will give it a try. So give this one a try, the only cooking is for the dressing that goes over it, not the veggies themselves, so they remain crunchy and fresh and with flavor. Now on with the show before I start salivating all over the keyboard.

This week’s recipe: Curried Corn, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper Salad

1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Tbsp fresh curry powder
2 cloves garlic, flattened
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground pepper
2 large red bell pepper
5 large zucchini, quartered lengthwise
2 Tbsp olive oil
8 ears corn, or 2 -10 oz pkg frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup red onion, chopped

Combine vegetable oil, curry powder, and garlic in heave small skillet. Stir over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Cool Completely; discard garlic. Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, lemon, salt and pepper to blend in small bowl. Stir in curry mixture. (can be prepared a day in advance.)
You can grill or steam the bell peppers and zucchini, then cut cooked veggies into bite size pieces. Cut corn kernels from cobs. Add peppers, zucchini, and onion. Pour curry mixture over vegetables till coated. Cover and refrigerate. (can be done up to 6 hours ahead of time.) Bring to room temperature before serving. They say services 8, I would go with 6.

Bishop Wednesday / 2-13-19

Bishop Wednesday EveryOne
Hip-pity Hop, it’s time to get up, it’s time to get this–smorning. Rise and shine as we will shortly be on our way to that half-way point when we reach the middle of the day. That’s right folks, when we reach the top of this mound of ground of earth and rock we will be half way through the week. When we plan our flag and take that first stop off the back side we will be closer to the finish line than back to the starting line. That in and of itself is worth the effort to get moving out of that slumber lodge your cranial brainial are wanting to snuggle deeper down into. Hump-day, Over the top day, and a host of other names it can be called the bottom line however is that it’s another day for adventures, journeys and opportunities. So let’s get those hikers on and take hold that staff so we can get this day rocking as soon as possible. Wednesday is always a bag of mixed goodies, still dragging the donkey up the front face of the mountain, then once we get to the top and take the time to survey were we have come from and where we need to go, we just pray the trip down is not a long slip-n-slide ride gone bad. This is that day that we see those in need that are hurt from loosing foot, from trying to do things beyond their means, from pushing in directions that were not ment to go. Be ready to stop and listen to that the needs are then lend a hand and see them to the next care center. Then back on our way. This is just another day, we need to be grateful for all we have been given and take account of what we do with it. From doing our jobs to helping others, to bringing sunshine into the lives we come in contact with all day long to taking advantage of all the opportunities that are given us. As we get ready to tackle whatever comes our way may we go through it making us a most Happy, Happy, not just to hoard all for ourselves but to share with everyone what crosses our path today and everyday. Now let’s go do,
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Tortellini Day
National “Italian Food” Day
Desperation Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day
Galentine’s Day
Get a Different Name Day
International Condom Day
Madly In Love With Me Day
National Wingman’s Day
Self-Love Day
World Radio Day

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Cardinal Tuesday / 2-12-19

Cardinal Tuesday EveryOne
Well so glad to see that you survived the beginning of the week and that you are back again for another go-around. Tuesdays always seem to be my tough days to get through. Monday’s you are coming off a high from the weekends normally, Wednesday is,, well,, you know,, Thursdays, although are busy they are the day before Friday and well Friday is finish with a party day. But Tuesdays what good are they? Ok that’s the kind of attitudes we are trying to eliminate, and thoughts to chase away. Tuesday are just as full of adventures, journeys and opportunities as any other day and we need to stop looking at the negatives and start looking for all the positives that are ahead of us today. So let’s take that positive step and get those hikers on and take hold that staff and let’s start making our way to the pack. No I am not going to blow sunshine up your booty, by telling you it is going to be an easy day or that we will no encounter issues and problems But we will take them on and learn from them and we will make the best of whatever comes our way. So along the way we ill come on those who have lost hope, lost there way, lost the will, short of lost their lives. We will take the time to stop and listen, help in whatever way we can then see them to the next care center for the full help they need. Now we have a day to conquer, to take charge of and make it what we want to out of if. So let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy, all day long and spread some attitude fo gratitude wherever we go and in whatever we do.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
National Biscotti Day
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
National Lost Penny Day
Darwin Day
Extraterrestrial Culture Day:
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day
NAACP Day
Oglethorpe Day
Paul Bunyan Day (Born Feb. 12, 1834 in Bangor, ME)
Safety Pup Day
World AG Expo: 12-14
Pet Dental Health Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall Month
Relationship Wellness Month
Responsible Pet Owner’s Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Sweet Potato Month
Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
Youth Leadership Month

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Monk Monday / 2-11-19

Monk Monday EveryOne
So you made it back for another go around with this thing called life? Like any of us had a choice on the matter, seems the world goes round and round whether we like it or not and it does not slow down to let us off. So we might as well make the best lot of it and all that is about to come our way. With that, welcome to Monday morning, and time for an attitude of gratitude monitor check. I know some of your wish I would talk about something else, some of your keep sticking your nose back looking to see if I have changed the tune to my song and others well, you still trying to figure me out. The fact is, I dislike mornings just like anyone else, I dislike having to get up and feel that I have to do, just to survive. Monday are not at the top of my dislike days, but maybe number 2, but let’s look at the options before us. I like to eat, I like a roof over my head, I like to buy things, I like go on vacations, I like to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and all this cost money. So since I enjoy all these things and I know my means do not allow me to just sit on the sidelines and enjoy and endless pot of gold at my disposal, then I have to do something to feed my piggy back to allow me these things I like in like. Now I have to make that decision to either do it as the biggest grumpy, grouchy, grinch there is and make it as miserable for both myself and all those around me and that I come in touch with or do whatever I can to make the most and the best what is before me, making it a better environment for those around me and those I come in contact with. Now this is our path that we must take as we climb our way to the top of this weeks mountain and down the back side then onto the finish line. We might as well get those hikers on now and find that staff to keep our balance and fend off unwanted critters. Along the way we will come on those in great need. Yup I keep hammering this one home, it is one of the basics of humanity, caring for one another. We will take the time to stop and listen and help in anyway we can, and when needed see them to the next care center. Now we have yakked long enough I think it’s about time we get this show on the trail and get this day and this week going. And as we get it moving let go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and spread a lot of sunshine along the way.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Peppermint Patty Day (I love these things)
Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk Day
Clean out Your Computer Day
Make a Friend Day
National Inventors Day
White T-Shirt Day
Be Electrific Day
Clean Out Your Computer Day
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Get Out Your Guitar Day
Meal Monday
Pro Sports Wives Day
National Inventors Day
National Shut-in Visitation Day
Satisfied Staying Single Day
White Shirt Day or White T-shirt Day
World Day of The Sick
Freelance Writer Appreciation Week
Love a Mensch Week
National Green Week
Westminster Dog Show

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Coffee Bean Friday / 2-8-19

Coffee Bean Friday EveryOne
Howdy, Howdy, Howdy, and welcome to the grand finale of the week, the Bahama Mama Sausage, the Big Kahuna, the Mother Load day. What else do you want to call it, it does not matter, we are on the last day of the standard work week. Yet we need to keep that attitude of gratitude, that focus that has gotten us to this point. We do not need to get lazy or complacent, but finish this week all the way through to the end. First up the theme of the week has been edible seeds. Yup every one of them are edible. Now time to change out shoes and put those hikers away and get those sprinters on, but the staff back in the umbrella holder and put on the visor and let’s get this party rolling. Remember there is no vacation, no day off, no siting on the pouch for a rest day for those that are hurting in so many different ways. For those that need our help, that need seen to the care center, that just need someone to listen to them. We are one paycheck, one pump of the heart, one step away from being in their shoes. Do not pass them bye, and find the compassion that is needed within to help in any way you can, that they too may become productive again. Now before we loose any more time, let’s get this show on the road and go finish this week and this day and make sure we give it all we have right through to the end. Now let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances: Weekend Edition
National Molasses Bar Day
National Potato Lover’s Day
Boy Scout Anniversary Day
Kite Flying Day
Laugh and Get Rich Day
No One Eats Alone Day
Opera Day
Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week: 8-14

National Bagels and Lox Day – 9
National Pizza Day – 9
Gwyl Mabsant – 9
Read in the Bathtub Day – 9
Toothache Day – 9

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day – 10
National “Have a Brownie” Day – 10
All The News That’s Fit To Print Day – 10
Autism Sunday – 10
Man Day – 10
National Home Warranty Day – 10
Plimsoll Day – 10
Umbrella Day – 10
World Marriage Day – 10
Children of Alcoholics Week: 10-16
International Friendship Week: 10-16
Jell-O Week: 10-16
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week: 10-16
International Flirting Week: 10-16

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Coca Thursday / 2-7-19

Coca Thursday EveryOne
Morning has broken like the first morning, (thank you Cat Stevens). And each and every morning is a new start a new beginning, a new adventure. We can not live yesterday again, and we can not live tomorrow until it comes, so each day is new and fresh. Do my bones feel it? Heck no and the older I get the more they want to tell me no more, especially on a Thursday. So what are we up to today, what do we need to do? This is the workhorse day of the week in my mind. We need to seek out what is going awry and bring it back into line, or what is not going to make it and cut the strings. We need to take that curvy road and make it straight and we need to make it down off this mountain and past the tree line by days end. So before we forget let’s get those hikers on and take hold that staff and start heading towards the starting line. Remember we have a mission to accomplish but helping others is just as important. So stoping to help those in need is not a question, it is an absolute. So be ready to stop, listen then seen them to the next care station or whatever is needed. This is not the end of the week for most of us, so do not think this is gravy train day. Be prepared to work hard, give much and go until you drop and make it quality every step of the way. So are you ready? Let’s get this party going and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances;
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Ballet Day
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Dry Bean Day
“e” Day (math):
Laura Ingalls Wilder Day
National Periodic Table Day
Send a Card to a Friend Day
Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor’s Day
Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend: 7-12
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: 7-14
Have A Heart for A Chained Dog Week: 7-14
Risk Awareness Week: 7-14
National Marriage Week: 7-14
National African American History Month Link
National African American Read-In Link
National Bird Feeding Month
National Black History Month
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Cherry Month
National Condom Month Link
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Enrolled Agents Month Link
National Haiku Writing Month Link
National Hot Breakfast Month Link Link
National Mend A Broken Heart Month
National Parent Leadership Month
National Pet Dental Health Month
National Prevent A Litter Month Link
National Self Check Month Link
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Link
National Therapeutic Recreation Month Link
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Women Inventors Month
North American Inclusion Month (NAIM) Link

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A Dream & a Bitter Bikini Cocktail / 1-6-19

Life can be a dream sometimes, especially for an early teenager falling in love with a place that he only know during the summer. But the lure and the love of the land mesmerized that young man and the fantasies and dreams became entrenched in all he did and thought. Cape Cod became his life nearly 24/7. Over the years as I grew older I knew that someday I would live on Cape Cod. I knew that it would be my home, it was just when and how. School came and went, as did the vacations with the parents and life with a family began. Life was rude when one has to realize vacation time does not happen a month at a time when you are new to working. Year after year though, afford it or not I would pack up the family and make the pilgrimage to the Cape for that one, too short, week that I had. Over the next 25+ year we made it just about every year with the exception of a few. But the dream never ended. Finally the opportunity came and the move was made, As in all things there were some issues that were not the best mixed in with the sweetness of coming to the place I have always dreamed of to call home. Over the last 6 years I have enjoyed my home while learning to deal with back surgeries, right in the middle of house repairs turned remodel. All appliances having to be replace and water heater, roof and more. Today I am 2 year out from the last surgery, praise the Lord a solid roof and a dry house. But my poor kitchen still is in the midst of the start of a redo. There are still another 47 to 63 projects that need done as most year round older homes on the Cape. Although I am glad not to be living in one that’s over a 100 years old as that would have put me over the edge by this time. As a kid all we see is the glitter, the glam, the fun in the sun on the beach. But reality is, life still goes on with all the studs of life showing, the roof and appliances that need dealt with and unexpected health issues that come our way. Do those things tarnish a little boys dreams and hopes of a life on the Cape, Nope and I will cherish ever day and moment I am allowed to call this place we call old Cape Cod home. If that is your dream I hope your dream comes true some day, and if not, may your visits fulfill the dreams you have and bring you happiness all the rest of the year. Well until we meet a came, have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Local business report, why I have not done this soon I am not sure, but during the winter these should be at the top of our lists during the cold months.
First up is Hot Chocolate Sparrows, located at 5 Old Colony Way in Orleans, https://www.hotchocolatesparrow.com and on facebook is just the place to get that Hot Chocolate, Hot Coffee, Hot Tea, and for that Valentine sweethearts they have pastries, sandwiches & soups and then there is the chocolate shop. The Shop does have free Wi-Fi so you can sit, drink your coffee, do that report, study for that midterm or just read an online paper. So please check them out and enjoy a wonderful hot beverage.
Next up is the Cafe Chew at 4 Merchants Rd, Sandwich, online at http://www.cafechew.com and on facebook. The have Hot Tea, Coffees and Espressos. They also specialize in breakfast and lunch goodies. So if you are in the Sandwich area and need a warm me up, check out Cafe Chew.
What about Pie in the Sky located at 10 Water St, Woods Hole, on line at piecoffee.com, facebook, instagram and more. Top of the list for me right now is the have the Hot Coffee, Hot Tea, and Hot Chocolates, they do breakfasts and lunch items. So you don’t have to drive all the way to Sandwich or Orleans to get a good cup of Joe, Tea or HC, You folks in down in the Falmouth/ Woods Hole corner of the Cape have a hot little spot to serve your needs.
Now for the additions and other places as you travel the Cape need to check out. These are some of my tops spots as well,
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters located 6A in Brewster, some of the best cafe coffee on the Cape in my opinion.
Cape Cod Coffee Roasters, Mashpee & Cafe at Mashpee Commons. I love this coffee in my house every morning.
Nirvana Coffee Company in Barnstable across from the Courthouse on 6A
Three Finns is the new player and a great place in West Dennis on RT 28 at the curve, GREAT coffee.
And Chatham Perk is a hot spot for your hot beverage.
So have a wonderful time at all these plus more that I am not even aware of and enjoy to your hearts delight.
Welcome my friends, I hope the warmer weather has been good to you and for you. It’s been interesting for us here at the lighthouse as we don’t get a lot of opportunities to crank up ye old fog horn this time of year. But the other night it was thicker than Ma’s winter bean ‘n maple bacon soup. and that’s pretty darn think, you know the stick to your ribs kind. Then with a side of corn bread and butter drizzled with maple syrup and green beans and ham hocks. Now look whatcha all did, went and got me off track thinking about food and we all know where that leads too, me in trouble. Anyway, one of these times I have got to talk about the cookins and eatins of a lighthouse kitchen. But we will leave that for another day. But the fog was pretty bad for this time of year, but with the temperatures so high and the waters and ground still so cold it is a perfect combination for fog. We even had the wattage on the light turned up a bit to be sure it cut through that stuff. It’s nights like this that you can get that feeling of what some of those Whalers to Frigates to Clippers to you name it had to go through, and then hope they don’t find one of the shoals or pop up sand bars along the coast lines. The bigger they came the more they wanted to stay out further until the last moments of turning into the harbors. Even the smaller ones that did not draft as deep wanted to stay out as channels changed often and the currents off the Cape can be mighty dangerous and push an unsuspecting captain through the thickened fog into shore before he could have a chance to react. So when these nights come about this time of year, and the air gets eerily quiet and the fog roles in, at times you can almost hear the cries and clammer of crews on ships passing by praying that this night is not the one they meet a watery grave. Yup we have a role here on the shores not only on the Cape but along every coast line around the globe to help protect those who travel the seas to make it home safely to sail another day. Well folks I need to get back up and tend the lamp again tonight, looks like we may have a few more before we get back into real winter weather again. So be careful, take your time and may the light of a beacon guide you home safely, especially if you are right here on old Cape Cod.
This month is a little different type of cocktail than I am used to. I have not used bitters a lot and am just learning about them and how to use them. So when saw this recipe I thought it was a good start and also fit the theme for this year and the other thing it is so simple. So if you have never had or are just getting into bitters this is a good and easy one to start with. Now just for those legal eagles, please be a responsible drinker and a responsible host. It is better to either have one less or give up the coach for someone to sleep on, then never have them again. Ok one last thing, you can find this recipe on many sites so take your pick who to give credit too. Now on with the show and this week’s recipe:

This week’s Recipe: a Bitter Bikini Cocktail.

1 1/2 oz Campari® bitters
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz dry vermouth

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

Cempedak Wednesday / 2-6-19

Cempedak Wednesday EveryOne
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, it’s up and over day, hump-day, halfway day, moving forward day and the list goes on and on. But if we don’t get out of bed and put our feet on the floor we are not going to get anywhere or get anything done. So let’s take that chance and put a hip in your hop and a bop that can’t be stopped and go take this day by storm. We need to start by getting those hikers on and taking hold of that staff and getting out of that comfy cozy place our brain is wanting to hide in all morning. We have a job to do, and we need to do it right, there is a opportunity here and we need to take full advantage of it. When we get to the top, take a moment after you plant your flag to turn and take a look back at just how far we have come. Then turn and make a mental map of where we need to go, then pick up your pack and head off down the back side of the mountain. The day is not over at the top, but this one thing I know that we will be closer to the finish line one step over the line then we will be to where we started. So as we get out of our cozy little place this mornin, let’s not forget that not everyone has that place to come out of, not everyone has the same health and wellbeing as we have. We need to be aware as we travel along today of these who need our help, and to take the time to listen, and lend a hand in any way we can and if need see them to the next care station. Now let’s get to the line and get this day going and as we do let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com

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Canadian Maple Syrup Day
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
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National Signing Day
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International Expect Success Month
International Hoof-care Month
International Month of Black Women in The Arts
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
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