Tilia Americana Thursday / 5-31-18

Tilia Americana Thursday EveryOne,
So finally we are all done with the water stuff so I hope you have had a chance to dry out overnight and are raring to the get the breeze blowing in your face. It is workhorse Thursday, but the only horsepower we are going to get it those legs of ours doing the peddle pushing. This is another long day before us but the plus to it all is that we are closer to the finish line than back to the starting line. So as we mount up on two wheels put your toes in the stirrups, grab hold the horns and then once we start keep you head and your body tucked as much as possible. If you need to hum a tune to keep the pace do it, if you need to plug in to keep the beat, do it, if you need to pair up with a partner, do it, if you need to,,, you name it, if it is ethical, legal, and morally correct and right, do it. This is the last day of the month and there is nothing left so we need to leave nothing on the table. So it’s time to get those bikers shoes on and make it loose and comfortable if you have to do anything and let’s get it to the starting line. Yes, it’s the same story as every other day, if we come on those in true need and they want help, we will stop and listen and help in any way we can, then see them to the next checkpoint. Ok it is time to get this day going, so just do your job and do it good, from start to finish and don’t quite till you cross the finish line for today. Now let’s go and get us and make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Wing Man
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Macaroon Day
Save Your Hearing Day
Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day
What You Think Upon Grows Day
World MS Day
World No-Tobacco Day
Great American Brass Band Week: 31-6/3

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Brews, Vines and Distilleries June 2018 & Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms / 5-30-18

Welcome to Brews, Vines and Distilleries report June 2018. We have four to report on. First up is our friends at Cape Cod Beer. Find at http://www.capecodbeer.com located at 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis. You can find all their events, what beers they are brewing or pouring and all other things on their web site. Also get signed up for the brewmasters report call The Virtual Tap. First up Is the Farmers Market every Friday from 3pm – 6pm. They call it farmers market meets happy hour. Lots of local vendors, home growers and farmers goods, well worth the visit. Also June 1st 6pm – 10pm they have a fund raiser for K-9 cameras for police dogs, this is a biggy folks. June 8th they have a new beer release called Pilot Brew. The next Yappy Hour, yes you hear that right Yappy Hour June 12 from 4pm – 6pm, A FREE, casual social for craft beer loving dog owners and yes to your well behaved pooches. Then June 16 Craft Beer Cask Fest Spring 2018. 2pm – 7pm $20.00 cash at door. 10 brewers one great night. Then on June 26th Wood Buoy Paint Nite 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Grab a pint or glass of wine while painting your personalized buoy! This is but a spuds worth of a pint of what is going on. To get it all go to their website and click on events. You have got to see all they are doing and become part of the Cape Cod Beer Experience.
Next up is our friends from Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Distillery. Find them on the web at trurovineyardsofcapecod.com or on Facebook and best of all find them at 11 Shore Rd Route 6A North Truro, if you pass the wine barrow in the sky, turn around cause you just missed it. First they are open every day now, 11-5 Mon-Sat; Sun 12-5, Winery Tours 1pm and 3pm; Distillery Tours 12pm and 2pm, Tastings from a half hour after we open until 4:30 each day. $10. One of the upcoming events happens on June 9th Julez Weinberg, The Essential Mixologist, is going to be here, showing how she uses essential oils in her cocktails. Also on June 27th Wine and Dine Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm. This is a ticked events so go to the website for more information. Blackfish food truck and the Hollow bar are now open for business as well. And if that is not enough and you want more Truro Wine in your life check out the Wine Club, they can ship to 23 states and the District of Columbia. Take the time and drive to Truro and get to know the folks up at Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits, home to so yummy Rums and Gin.
A new participant is Hog Island beer, located at 28 West Road in Orleans right behind the Jailhouse Tavern on the way to Skaket Beach. They have a wonderful tasting room where you can get 5 oz flights of our beers and 16oz drafts, as well as 64oz Growlers and 32oz Big Hog Cans to go. Keep an eye on their Facebook page or website for upcoming events and hours. Another interesting point they would like you to know is: Marine Life Friendly” Packaged 12oz cans of our WHITE SHARK WHEAT and OUTERMOST IPA are now available in local liquor stores and markets. Be sure to pick some up and hit the beach! You can also enjoy our beers at any of our awesome supportive restaurants, ferries and resorts! We now cover P-Town to Hull, Hingham to Foxboro, Wrentham to Fall River, Dartmouth to Wareham and everything in between including Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard! There is alot of hoppy people who would love you to get to know them. Check them out and go visit, as they will be having events happening all through the summer.
Last but not least are our friends at Cape Cod Winery, located at 4 Oxbow Rd, East Falmouth, remember to enter Oxbow at the east end as it is a one way street that is a half circle. Or you can find them online at http://www.capecodwinery.com also on facebook and twitter. Hours for June are Thursday & Friday: 12pm-4pm
Saturday: 12pm-5pm, Sunday: 12pm-4pm. New this year, they have their pouring license and you can now go, buy a glass of their wine and sit and just enjoy the surroundings. They have a wonderful place to just enjoy the outdoors and some great wine. Also coming soon is their Wine Club, you can sign up now for more information as soon as it is available. Also on line is a line up of there wines so you can become familiar with what they are producing and what is available. They are really making this a great little winery again that is growing, be part of this up and coming winery that is based right here on Cape Cod.
One last note in my business report and that is for Gustare Olive Oils, first the fun news, they have moved to a new location in Chatham at 461 Main Street at the other end of the building that Chatham Wine and Provisions is located in across from Soft as a Grape. This is a much bigger shop, newer and expanded. Check them out at GustareOliveOil.com for more information. If you have not tried their Oils and Vinegars you are missing some quality stuff here folks. I consider them on of thee best out there today. Now for the passing news, after 8 years of having a shop in Mashpee Commons that store has closed. However fear not because their physical presents may have left but their products have not. Shops in and around Mashpee and surroundings are picking up their products and you will be able to buy there. If you have rewards points you can still use and collect at the Chatham store, online or give them a call for more information. I can not recommend them any stronger, this is definitely worth checking out.
Well Memorial Day has come and gone, I hope you did something to remember all those who have given their lives so we could have the freedom we enjoy here is the great US of A we live in here. Their lives also allow us to work as we like, earn as we like, think as we like, I would like to say speak as we like, but there are questions about that any more, and do as we want, to that again I say there are questions about that. The problem is today everyone out there has a me, me, me syndrome so everyone is paranoid about offending everyone else. Maybe if we just showed a little respect, found some ethics and morals we wouldn’t have everyone running around looking to sue everyone cause they were offended by someone else’s selfish sayings. Anyway, I’m getting so off course here, and I apologize, just when I see all them flags out there that were planted all across our spit of land called Cape Cod, it just gets me worked up, and we had our fair share of flags out front of the lighthouse this past weekend. But the last weekend is over and we have a whole new season before us. Now I know by the calendar it is not summer yet, but according to the peoples calendar from Memorial Day to Labor Day is the real summer. We had a fantastic turnout this year, especially on Saturday as the weather was fantastic. Sunday was a little gloomy but we still had a decent number of folks. Then we all went down to the parade in Brewster and a lovely memorial service. I know they did one in Yarmouth and Falmouth as well. Now looking forward we will be open everyday and extended hours on the weekends through Labor Day. The beaches are open and I am already seeing an influx of boats out on the water, even though the water temperatures are still a little chilly as in the 50s but they are on the climb. If we could just start seeing more warmer days than cooler that would be great. But until then I will be kept busy during the evening with the beacon and fog horn cause that’s the recipe for making really thick pea soup fog. All I can say when you are coming out here, just keep an eye on the weather and be safe coming out. Well I know that was a lot about something, I know some of you are scratching your heads thinking this old guy has lost a few marbles but don’t we all sometimes when we get passionate about things. Until we meet this summer have a great and wonderful, and especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
As this is the 5th Wednesday of the month and we all know what time of the month that is for recipes, it’s Appetizer week. And as it has become the norm is something to do with seafood. So this week, it is seafood stuffed mushroom, and I am sorry but if you don’t like mushrooms, well, hum, that just means more for the rest of us who do. So sorry but that’s the way it and I can’t do much about that. I realize some of you are allergic to our fungi friends and maybe you can find something else to stuff using the seafood stuffing. But for now the recipe calls for mushrooms and that is what I am going to give you. LOL, ok trying to be light and funny, and hope you can find something good out of this for everyone. Get out there and see what is available and go have fun with it. Appetizers and or finger foods are a wonderful thing to make for all kinds of occasions and fun to eat. So for now let’s get on with the show.

This weeks recipe: Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

3/4 cup butter, melted, divided
1 lb fresh mushrooms, stems removed, White or baby plabanos
1 cup seasoned croutons, crushed
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 can crabmeat, drained (6 oz)
1 lb lobster meat chopped
3 tbsp garlic, minced
1⁄4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. This recipe tells you to use about 1/4 cup of butter to grease pan, if you want to use spray go for it, but we know butter makes it taste better. Arrange mushroom caps on baking sheet.In a medium bowl, mix together crushed croutons, remaining 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, crabmeat, lobster and garlic. Spoon into mushroom caps where the stems used to be. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the top. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired and serve hot.
Please note this is noted to have come from a third source from where I got it and that is from another source as well. My point is, if you see this, it did not come from me and I know it has been passed for than 3 times down and maybe more. So enjoy, and don’t be surprised if you find it somewhere else.

Whistlewood Wednesday / 5-30-18

Whistlewood Wednesday EveryOne,
So you still with us, I know these short weeks are wicked sometimes. I find that sometimes dwelling on what is before us is better than what we have just gone through and whoever said a 4 day work week is shorter than a 5 day work week I think has lost there marbles. But for right now our consolation is in that at the end of today we will be half way out of the well and only two days to go till recoupment weekend. But right now we have a lot of work to do. It’s stage 2 of the quad-athlon and it another wet one today, the swimming event. Once wet we might as well stay wet, and as I am hearing the gall of the bell let’s get the strategy going, as we need to pace ourselves today. It’s a long haul making sure all is going in the same direction,. and the right direction for that. Yes there are sharks in the water but trust me they really don’t want you, they want that ailing and sick one that has not trying to take this week too lightly, and are not serious about what is going on around them. those we leave to the scavengers of the sea. But when we come on those in true need and want help, take the time to listen and help in any way you can to see they get the help they need. There is a difference in being lazy and wanting help and being willing to accept it. When we get to the most out bound point, don’t let the wall take you down. Don’t let the wind and the waves overwhelm you, but stay focused on the cause and work diligently all the way to the end. Now let’s get it together and get to the starting line and when to the bell rings give it all you’ve got and let tomorrow wait until tomorrow, we have today to go and make us a most Happy, Happy from one end to the other.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Mint Julep Day
Water a Flower Day
Loomis Day
National Creativity Day
Shavout
Save Your Hearing Day
National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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Tuliptree Tuesday / 5-29-18

Tuliptree Tuesday to you EveryOne,
Well the long weekend is over and a short week is before us. But no matter how it turned out for you we are full steam ahead to the job before us. I know many of us are feeling the sluggishness of getting the wheels rolling beneath us again, but as I have said many times before the world does not wait for us to get going and it does not stop to let us on or get off. So we need to pick up the pace as quickly as possible. Now as we go along if you get the urge to whistle a happy toon, please be mindful that no one else is around you cause whistling out loud can really be annoying if you know what I mean. And on a first day back from a long weekend, it’s almost as bad has having to entertain someone who is one of them happy morning people. God love them, we need them in this world, just let me have my first 3 cups of coffee first and make sure lunch has been ordered. No I am not a morning person, Morning was only put in place by God cause something had to come before afternoon. Oh well, but we all have to deal with mornings, all have to function in mornings and get along with others in the morning. So we might as well put on a happy face, even if we need to either paint it on or grin and bare an awful lot, it will make our mornings go a log smoother and a lot happier and help make those around us a lot more pleasant than if we don’t. So time to pull on the boat shoes cause this week we are in a quad-athlon, and stage one is a boating even. Anything else you dawn is up to you, we just need to be as comfortable as possible and able to move as freely as possible, and plenty of sunscreen as sun off water can cause a nasty sunburn. Now time to get it moving down to the docks cause the bell is about to ring and we need to ready to sail. Now just cause we are in boats does not mean we will not come across those in true need, and when we do we will need to circle round and lend a hand in any way we can. Be ready to listen and help in any way you can and see them to them to the next checkpoint. Then point the bow in the right direction and hoist the jib and off we go again. Now let’s get it together and give it all we’ve got all day long and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Biscuit Day
National Coq Au Vin Day
Learn About Composting Day (humm)
Ascension of Baha’u’Llah
Day of Vesak
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day

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Filbert Friday / 5-25-28

Filbert Friday EveryOne
Filberts:/Philbert’s: aka Hazelnuts there is a story story to the names so google it and learn, all I know is I love em any way they come. The fun today is more than just a fun filled Filbert but that it is Friday and the last day of the week. We have got everything to go for and nothing to leave behind. However just cause it is gusto day does not mean we get to bypass all those along the way that are in a big way of hurting, rather we will still take the time to stop and give them all the help we can muster and see them to the checkpoint. So what is up for today, the run of our lives this week, and there is no turning back and no being lazy. There is no place for siting in the hammock or finding a rocking chair, as we need to be alert as can be and looking to get to the finish line in any way we can. We will do it with speed but we will not sacrifice quality. You get the point, so get rid of them hikers and find the sprinters and nothing else is needed except that visor to keep the sun out of your eyes. So let’s getter to the starting line and let’s give it all you got and we will take this week and all she has right to the finish line. Now up and at em and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Comrade
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances: Weekend and Holiday Edition
National Brown-Bag-It Day
National Wine Day
My Dad Turns 91 today: Pastor Ray Gimmi
Don’t Fry Friday – Friday before Memorial Day
National Missing Children’s Day
National Brown Bag It Day
National Towel Day – in the UK
National Wine Day
Tap Dance Day
Cookie Monster’s Birthday
Don’t Fry Day
Heat Awareness Day
National and International Missing Children’s Day
National Polka Day: 25-27
National Tap Dance Day
National Title Track Day
National Wig Out Day
National Wine Day
Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day
Towel Day
World Thyroid Day
National Polka Weekend: 25-27
Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day – 26
National Cherry Dessert Day – 26
International Jazz Day – 26
Sally Ride Day – 26
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD) – 26
International Heritage Breeds Day – 26
Julia Pierpont Day – 26
National Chardonnay Day – 26
National Paper Airplane Day – 26
World Lindy Hop Day – 26
Mudbug Madness Days: 26-28
National Tire Safety Week: 26-6/2
Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 26-28

National Italian Beef Day – 27
National Grape Popsicle Day – 27
Sun Screen Day – 27
Cellophane Tape Day – 27
Indianapolis 500 – 27

National Brisket Day – 28
National Hamburger Day – 28
Memorial Day – 28
Amnesty International Day – 28
Sierra Club Day – 28
Slugs Return From Capistrano Day – 28
Prayer for Peace Memorial Day – 28
Black Single Parents Week: 28-6/3

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Pine Nut Thursday / 5-24-18

Pine Nut Thursday EveryOne
Nothing like feeling like Euell Gibbons eating a pine cone breakfast or a having them Grape-Nuts fill your morning with a crunch that could raise the dead. But add some pine nuts to a tasty pasta dishes, to some delish salad recipes, of it you are like Quinoa try with roasted pine nuts. Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and are very healthy. So if you have a favorite recipes get that in your mind as we begin our decent today off this mountain and out past the tree line. We will need all the encouragement we can gather all the motivation we can muster. This is the work horse day of the week and we have tons and tons to do and get done. We need total set up by end of day to take this through tomorrow and that is no small task. So grab them hikers and get ’em tight and hold on to the staff so you are not out of control going downhill. Now along the way there will be many that need our help, keep your ears and eyes open to who and when you need to pull over and help, do not just pass them by leaving the work to someone else as we all need to get involved and help one another. Now let’s get it going and get to the line, we need to get this day rolling and it’s time we go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long
Your Morning Wing Man
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Escargot Day ( I Love these things)
Victoria Day (Canada)
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
Brother’s Day
Declaration of The Bab
Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day
EMSC (Emergency Medical Services) Day
International Tiara Day
Morse Code Day

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Cape Cod Destinations Unlimited & Chocolate Lovers’ Cheesecake / 5-23-18

Cape destinations? What do you come to the Cape to do besides lay on the beach and mooch off Mommy and Daddy or Grandma and Grandpa? Let’s see if we can hit some of yours and maybe share a few that you had not thought of or knew about. Some you may want to add to your have to lists and a few I am sure you will go, that is just not up my alley. So let’s see what we can come up with, 1) Bookstores, 2) Art Galleries (this could create its own categories from glass to paintings, to you name it) 3) Museums (we’ve got all kinds) 4) Putt Putt or Miniature Golf courses, 5) Regular Golf Courses, 6) Breweries, 7) Wineries & Distilleries, 8) Candy shops, 9) Small Shop hopping (specifically along Rt 6A), 10) Shopping all the towns (from P’town to Falmouth 11) Whale Watching, 12) Food hops, 13) Ice Cream Shop hops, 14) Factory Outlets, 15) Bike Trails, 16) Wind mill hopping, 17) Lighthouse hopping, 18) Island hopping 19) Boating, 20) Fishing, 21) Nature Trails, 22) Arts & Craft shows, 23) Bird watching, 24) Shark & Seal watching, 25) Harbor Hopping, 26) Band Standing, 27) Historical Places, 28) Cemetery hopping (I dig this one), 29) Sand Dune Tours, 30) Coffee Shop & Roastery hopping, and I am sure I am missing a lot. Then there are the things we all just look forwarding to doing, like 1) Kite flying, 2) Star Gazing, 3) Shell collecting, 4) Kayaking & Paddle Boarding, 5) Frisbee throwing & Golf, 6) Clam Bakes, 7) Water Tubing and Skiing, 8) Kite Surfing, 9) Cape Cod Baseball League Games, 10) Farmers Markets, and again the list goes on and on. So have to associated with some? Did I add a few to your list? Did I jog your memory on a few others? I hope as you plan your summer vacation and activities you take them and build on it. Then don’t try to do them all this year, spread them out over the next few while your list grows and start to rotate them. All this right here on Cape Cod, who would have thunk? So with all this I hope we see you soon and don’t forget the bathing suit, we also have, oh ya that’s were we started, the beach. Have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Late arrival with business report and we are moving this to the top: Guapo’s Tortilla Shack in Brewster located on UnderPass Rd across from the Post Office opens May 24th. Then will be open Tuesday – Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM. Yes they are back for all the fun you can muster to have. If you have enjoyed the Orleans location don’t give it up, but if you want a little summer fun try the Brewster Shack and you will not be disappointed. It’s all the fun plus more, so this summer when you have family and friends take them to Guapo’s Tortilla Shack in Brewster.
Small business report: First up is Cape Cod Cutlery, you can find them all over the Cape this summer at the craft shows and at some of the farmers markets. Also online at capecodcutlery.com or on Facebook. They also have a mailing list if you want to follow them even more. What do they do, well cutlery, knives, knife care all kinds and they have been busy over the winter creating and making all kinds of new knives. So if you are looking for that special gift, need a good hunting or fishing knife, need a good kitchen specially knife these are the guys you want to seek our and get from. Located right here on Cape Cod in Marston Mills they are locals who live here, eat here and play here. They understand the needs that folks here on the Cape need when it comes to cutlery, so give them a look see and see how they can meet your needs.
Next out at the shows again this year is a glass artist by the name of Keith Allen. Check him out on facebook and Instagram at KeithAllenGlass. Keith is out of Brewster and has carved a nitch in the glass world being a little different than a lot of the other glass artists here on the Cape. I was blown away by some of the new stuff he has been making over the winter. Get out to his facebook page and check out his work, then go see it cause online does not do him justice.
Last but not least is Red Dogs & Company, find them online at https://reddogscompany.com/, Facebook and Instagram and are located right here in DennisPort. I came to know about this couple at some of the craft shoes last year and am hopping they do several of the shows again this year. Their treats are my dog’s favorite, and when given a choice he will pass up all others for theirs. They now have available leashes and collars. In there own words about them; Red Dogs & Company is a veteran owned small business from Cape Cod, Massachusetts! Our Farm to Treat grain free dog treats are unique in that all of the vegetables that go into our treats are organically grown on our farm and by local farmers. All of the other ingredients are USDA certified organic. We hand make our treats in small batches and we do not use chemicals, preservatives, or artificial dyes or coloring. All of our treats are grain and meat free. We also feature dog collars and leashes handmade with American made materials. These folks are the real deal, if you have a a K-9 that rules your life this is the place you want to get their goodies. I have no doubt they will make your pooch very happy.
Well howdy folks, ain’t this weather just grand, I feel like we have finally turned the corner and spring has sprung and I do believe that summer might be right around the corner. However as I am dictating this for our young reporter there is a rain shower moving through, I have am cinnamon roll crusted apple strudel pie in the oven, some good cheddar cheese and a good bottle of Truro wine waiting on the side. Just felt that way after mowing the lawn and tending to the vegetable plants. The grounds are pretty much ready for Memorial Day coming this weekend and we are so pumped, looking forward to some pretty hefty crowds. We got the harbor boats in last week and the rescue boats will go in this week. Of course we are helping out again with the boys down at the coast guard center and harbor patrol getting all the boats checked over and certified. If you are new to boating please get out to the http://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-boating-law-summary-0 for the lasted boating laws. Besides I don’t want to have to be the one coming and rescuing you for something you should have known about. But if you need us we will be here with whatever you might get yourself into. Well, as we get it together for boating season just keep us in mind and get our beacon and tower in view and use it as a guiding point. I will be most helpful to learn all the lighthouses from Race Point to Monomoy, it could help you more than you know. I hope to see you on the dry side vs the wet side and come soon and come often we would be happy to have you. And until then have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
I like recipes that are easy, I like cheesecake, I love cheesecakes made easy and this one has them both. What does this mean? Well it cheats and uses a pre-made crust. I think the hardest part of making a traditional cheesecake is the crust. So finding recipes that use pre-made crust just is a real plus for me, Although I am making my own crusts now and will continue to work to perfect them. Now the taste of mine are outstanding, so that is not a problem for me but just that old time traditional crust. Oh well. For the rest of us who just like the taste of cheesecake and are not hung up on the crust let’s get this recipe rolling, and enjoy.

This week’s recipe: Chocolate Lovers’ Cheesecake

2 pkg cream cheese softened (8 oz pkgs)
1/2 tsp vanilla (real stuff please)
4 sqrs semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 crust oreo pie crust
2 each eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Add eggs; mix until just blended. Stir in melted chocolate. Pour into crust. Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool and then refrigerate over night. garnish with shaved chocolate and mint leaves.

Wonderful Walnut Wednesday / 5-23-18

Wonderful Walnut Wednesday EveryOne,
Did you know there are actually 3 different types of edible walnuts. We know of the English or Persian and of course good old Black Walnuts but did you know of the White or Butternut Walnuts. All three kinds of walnuts are known to be a wealthy source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and vary in physical attributes, region and taste.(thank you ehow.com) But seriously it is a wonderful day, we are able to be up and most of us about. Not saying we are 100 percent, that some of us have a few more aches and pains then others but we are for the most point able to see, to hear, to smell, to taste, to feel to move about to,, the list goes on and one So as we reach the top of the summit today remember that is not the end of the trek but the 1/2 way point. Take the time to see where we have come from then turn make your mental map to where we need to go then move off. So give it all you’ve got and enjoy every minute you are given in life today. And when you come on someone who is not able to enjoy it and is down and out, stop and lend a hand to help them get to the next stage so they have a fighting chance to keep going. Now crack another shell, dig some more meat out of the pieces, and enjoy life with the nutz, and time to go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Guru
Steve GImmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Taffy Day
Lucky Penny Dah
Declaration of the Bab Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
National Taffy Day
World Crohn’s and Colitis Day
World Orienteering Day
World Turtle Day

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Pistachio Tuesday / 5-22-18

Pistachio Tuesday to you EveryOne
Do you like em red or natural do you like the jumbos or the mediums, What about in a cake or in pudding or sprinkled over top. No matter how you like them or not, there is usually something for everyone. But isn’t life like this, there is usually something for everyone and occasionally there is one or two you come across that you just can please at all. But do we give up, do we stop and and just this oddity get the better of us? No, we find a way around them, over them, under them and sometimes just have to learn to work with them. So no matter what today brings, some nuts you like or others that just seem to irritate you to death, make the most of it and do all you can to do your best and have fun with with it. The time has come to get those hikes pulled on and laced it and take hold your staff as this climb will be a long one today. As we start to head for the line lets remember that there are those along the way who have not had it easy and are in a fallen way. Be open to be helping them in any way that is needed and seeing them to the next station. Remember in all things: Do good and forget it. This is how we treat all our acts of kindness and good deeds as it is not us to toot our own horn or expect anything more than the help a fellow human being. Now with all that, let’s get it together and get to the start line so we can go and make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Buy a Musical Instrument Day
World Goth Day
Buddah Day
Canadian Immigrants Day
Harvey Milk Day
International Day for Biological Diversity
National Maritime Day
Sherlock Holmes Day
US Colored Troops Day
Victoria Day

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Macadamia Monday / 5-21-18

Macadamia Monday EveryOne,
Well I have that weird feeling it is going to be a nutty day if not week if you get my drift. And note that is not drift wood as that would be a water logged story and a half. Anyway before we end up with shells all in our cereal bowl. I know I just can help myself Im a hard nut to crack on a lot of things. LOLOL, Oh my oh my oh it’s so better to be seen than to be viewed so let’s get it out of bed (mentally and to some of you physically) and let’s get out and be seen. Now I know it’s a Monday, it’s morning, it’s early, but really? We need to get it together and go crack a few shells and get this week opened up and going The weekend is over and past and the opportunities are not behind us but before us. The adventure lies out there where we have not been before and we need to go conquer it. So let’s let get focused, get those hikers pulled on and grab hold that staff. I know I sound like a broken record on this, but we all need that encouragement to keep our eyes and ears open along the way and be ready at any time to help those who are in a world of hurt along the way, whether mentally or physically and take the time to help them in whatever way you can. No with all this in mind, it is time to get this week rolling, So let’s head to the starting line and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances
National Strawberries and Cream Day
American Red Cross Founder’s Day
End of the World or Rapture Party Day
I Need A Patch For That Day
National Memo Day
National Waiters and Waitresses Staff Day
Sister Maria Hummel Day
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development
National Backyard Games Week: 21-28

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