Chestnut Friday / 5-24-19

Chestnut Friday EveryOne
Rise and Shine folks, ain’t no Chestnuts roasting on an open fire as we are in full Spring bloom and we have arrived on Friday, that glorious day that brings it all to a close, especially since Monday is a holiday. First thing this morning is trade out those hikers for the sprinters and put the staff away and get our a visor to shield the sun from your eyes and face. Then head as quickly as possible to the starting line and take note of your focus, your direction and make sure you are headed in the right direction. Point your nose, set your eye, get your feet happy and moving, and let’s go do it. It has been a long week and it will be a long day but the long weekend is fully before us. So give it all you’ve got, hold nothing back and go the gusto, while you make sure your quality is as high or higher than your quantity. This is all good and appropriate, but let’s not forget those in hard times, life does not take a break just because it is Friday so keep your eyes and ear open for those who need our help and do so in whatever way is needed. Now we need to think about,,,, what the theme? You want to know? Ok well the theme has been Different Kinds of Honey, and to that I just say Yum. Now let’s get with it, let’s get this going and let’s finish this journey with fantastic end and make it an epic way to take this trip to the end. And the way to start it out is to go and make us a most Happy Happy not just for today but all weekend long and have a most great and wonderful all the way every day.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Escargot Day
Don’t Fry Friday
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
Brother’s Day
Declaration of The Bab
International Tiara Day
Morse Code Day
National Polka Day: 24-26
National Title Track Day
National Wig Out Day
World Schizophrenia Awareness Day

National Brown-Bag-It Day – 25
National Wine Day – 25
International Jazz Day – 25
National Missing Children’s Day – 25
National Brown Bag It Day – 25
National Towel Day – in the UK – 25
National Wine Day – 25
Tap Dance Day – 25
Cookie Monster’s Birthday – 25
National and International Missing Children’s Day – 25
Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day – 25
World Schizophrenia Day – 24
World Thyroid Day – 25
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD) – 25
International Heritage Breeds Day – 25
Julia Pierpont Day – 25
Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31
Mudbug Madness Days: 25-27
Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 25-27

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day – 26
National Cherry Dessert Day – 26
Sally Ride Day – 26
Indianapolis 500 – 26
National Chardonnay Day – 26
National Paper Airplane Day – 26
Neighbor Day – 26
Rogation Sunday – 26
World Lindy Hop Day – 26
National African Violet Week: 26-6/2

National Italian Beef Day – 27
National Grape Popsicle Day – 27
Memorial Day last Monday of month – 27
Sun Screen Day – 27
Cellophane Tape Day – 27
Hamburger Day – 27
Joe Cool Day – 27

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Heather Thursday / 5-23-19

Heather Thursday EveryOne
Heather, used in making medicines, teas, and is also considered an herb. So rise and shine and smell the Heather in the air and if you need drink a cup of herbal tea. But for me get that pot of coffee on and crank up the music we have got a dozy of a day before us. The trip down the back side is always more challenging for me than coming up. It goes so fast that you can wipe our before you even know it and see a full weeks work go down the tubes. So be alert, be ready and stay focused on what you are doing and where you are going. So let’s get those hikers on, take hold that staff and start making our way to the starting line. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one out here, like I made a wrong turn in Albuquerque and am now in never, never land looking for my way back to where everyone else is. But the world does not stop for us to figure it out and we need to do that on the fly many times. Some in the process crash and seem to burn, when we come on those, be ready to help in any way you can, you never know when it might be one of us next. No stay focused, say on course to the best of your ability, make sure your journey is being traveled in the right direction and stay at it all the way to the end. But we are no going to get anywhere if we don’t get moving so let’s get it on and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long in all you do and experience.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Taffy Day
Lucky Penny Day
Declaration of the Bab Day
Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day
EMSC (Emergency Medical Services)
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
World Crohn’s and Colitis Day
World Orienteering Day
World Turtle Day

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Remember Memorial Day & Apple Cobbler / 5-22-19

So Memorial Day is upon us and the first wave of tourist is about to come. I love listening to the radio Friday afternoon and evening and then Monday mid-day as all those folks who tried to crowd their way onto the Cape are now trying to push there way out. Now I’m pretty sure the zip line and tunnel area open but not sure about the catapult, and if you’re not sure about the passes for those you should check in with the Bourne Police department, I am sure you would not want to get caught without the correct permits and having to stay the night at the Bourne B&B. Any way, So as we come on this fine feathered fair weathered weekend, while we are dodging out of town left hand turners, take time to remember what this weekend is really all about anyway. It’s for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Not for the living, but for those who have passed away while serving. I say this because i know several of our military folk out there get a little wacked at this, they take this day seriously having fought besides men and women who did not make it out and they did. They want this day to be for them, not the living, that day will come down the road. So be mindful this Memorial Day and go pay your respects at the cemetery, at the memorials that have been set up, at the services going on, at the parades that will happening all over this country. May we have our fun, our barbecues, our campfires and gatherings. But please, take the time to give thanks to those that gave their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom. And for just a while stop the political bickering and join in one voice for being in the land of the free and the brave. And if you can’t join in, think hard in why you are here, may this just isn’t the right place for you. Cause we are America and we will remember those who helped preserving our freedom. Have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Small business report: Oh were to start, This week I am going to do a quick beer report, If you come to the Cape and you like beer you have got to know we are bursting at the seams now with breweries and most have a tasting/tap room. So google them for their address and hours an go check them all out, or make a couple trips back and do a couple at a time. Or you can go to CapeCodCraftBeverage.com fo the Cape Cod Craft Beverage Trail.
Hog Island Beer Company – Orleans, MA
Devils Purse Brewing Co. – South Dennis, MA
Barnstable Brewing – Hyannis, MA
Cape Cod Beer – Hyannis, MA
Naukabout Brewery – Mashpee, MA
Aquatic Brewing – Falmouth, MA
On the Islands
Bad Martha Farmers Brewery – Edgertown, MA & Falmouth, MA
Offshore Ale Co – Oak Bluff, MA
Cisco Brewers – Nantucket, MA
Now this list is only those on the Cape.and I mean over the bridge. However there is a whole other list of breweries within 45 minutes of the other side of the bridge. Maybe some time I will do a list of those breweries, but for now, it’s all about the Cape. So if you enjoy the brew get out there and do your visits and please be a responsible consumer.

Well, what can we say, I am so glad you have come around for another visit. I have to say I have been a busy, busy man, seems like overnight the grass grew up over night and I have already been mowing several times. Gotta keep the grounds looking nice you know. And the Mrs has been going between the kitchen and the flower beds like a hamster on one of them wheel things. But they do look pertty nice (I know how it’s spelled), and them cookies sure do taste good. Anyway, the boats are really coming in and the harbor and slips are filling up. I am seeing a greater number of boats going out in the early mornings and I know the traffic has picked up in general the last couple weeks. So as you are traveling about and coming out, please be careful and watch those lefties, especially up this way. For you boaters. reminder of the no wake zones going and coming in and out of the channels, I know some of you just wanna put that stick all the way down but please wait and be patient, those fines can get pretty hefty. Also be sure you have all your PFDs and your fire extinguishers, and please be sure to have some form of communications that works even when wet. Ok, now go have fun, just be careful of those seals, they an do some wicked damage to your boat. Now this weekend we go full on seasonal hours, open every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day that 9 am to 7pm, we can always use an extra few volunteers if you can spare a couple hours a week. I sure hope you are as excited as I am about this coming season, and feel it is going to be a great one. And until we see each other again or maybe for the first time you have a great and wonderful, and especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
So another dessert week is upon us and with summer, it seems that apples are always in season. I know technically that does not happen till fall, but summer and apples just go together. So what better way to kick off the Memorial Day weekend then with some yummy apple cobbler. It’s easy, quick to prepare, nothing weird in the ingredients and put with ice cream is only second to apple pie, (ok for a lot of folks, me any fruit pie will do me). So I found this one in one of my social, employee, organizational spiral bound cookbooks. So if you don’t like this one, go fishing out on the web and find another one or make the changes you want with this one and go for the fun. And anytime you make a good cobbler don’t expect it to last long around the house, these are always a favorite and a hit with just about everyone. OK just so no one complains here this is a twist on the cobbler, it is not an outright true cobbler but still give it a try I think you will like it very much and it will be a conversational piece. Now on with the show:

This week’s recipe: Apple Cobbler

1 stick butter
2 cup water
1 1/2 cups self rising flour, sifted
2 cups apples, peeled & chopped
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a 9x13x2 baking dish (pan). In a medium sauce pan heat sugar, and water until sugar melts. Cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles course meal, (do this by using knives like scissors or use a fork to break up shortening.) Add milk and stir with a fork only until dough leaves sides of bowl. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Roll out dough into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples; sprinkle apples evenly over dough. Roll up dough in jelly roll fashion. Dampen edge of dough and seal. Slice dough into about 16 slices, 1/2 thick. Place in pan with melted butter. Pour sugar syrup carefully around rolls. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Lavender Wednesday / 5-22-19

Lavender Wednesday EveryOne
Wow Lavender is made up of 47 species and is part of the mint family, Who knew? Lavender is used both as an herb as well as for its essential oil properties. As we go through our day today may we be diverse and flexible to be able to be used in more than just one way. Are we open to new opportunities and directions, are we open to being flexible in our plans. It may not happen but if it does be ready. When we get to the top of this mountain half way through this day, we will be closer to the end then back to the starting line. That trip down the back side of the mountain can get tricky so be ready for everything and anything. This includes being prepared to help those in need along the way, stoping, listening, and lending a hand. We all need it sometime or another, and we need to treat them like we would want someone to treat us. Now let’s get those hikers on take hold that staff and let’s get this day underway. The sun has risen, and the trail is well lit and we need to hit our marks today. So let’s get this party rolling and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long, not cause we have to but because we want too.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Buy a Musical Instrument Day
World Goth Day
Canadian Immigrants Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
Harvey Milk Day
International Day for Biological Diversity
Lag B’Omer: 22-23
National Maritime Day
Sherlock Holmes Day
US Colored Troops Day
World Paloma Day
Fleet Week (NY): 22-28

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Sage Tuesday / 5-21-19

Sage Tuesday EveryOne
Sage? A cooking enhancement or a medicinal herb. Whatever your need Sage may bring more to the table than we realize. But for now let’s hope it can give us a boost to get this day going, we made great strides yesterday kicking off the week. But one day does not make a week nor does two, and we don’t finish the race by just plodding along. So we need to set our course and plot our path, pull on the hikers and take hold our staff and let’s hit this stage like a man or woman on a mission. We need to be the sage in the life that is going on around us, and be an enhancement to whatever we are apart of. Be diligent, be determined, be definite in all you do today and make the most of what is given you. Be open to helping those along the way that need a helping hand, regardless of what that is including helping them to get the care that you can not give. Now as this day is not getting any longer and we have a job to do, let;’s go do it and in the process go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Strawberries and Cream Day
National Memo Day
National Waiters and Waitresses Day
Victoria Day(Canada)
American Red Cross Founder’s Day
End of the World or Rapture Party Day
I Need A Patch For That Day
Sister Maria Hummel Day
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development

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Rosemary Monday / 5-20-19

Rosemary Monday EveryOne
Oh the sun that riseth in the east
May it warm my day and lighten my load
May it bring joy and laughter to all I encounter
From Mornings dawn till evenings fall.
It’s Monday morning and the start of a brand new day, new week, with new journeys and new opportunities. So let’s get this day started by pulling on those hikers and grabbing hold of that staff. The sun is rising much earlier so we are not in the dark this morning and our spirits should be filled with brightness. The mountain is still there and still needs climbed. We all have our goals and paths we need to take. So let’s get this party going and head on out to the starting line. Remember we have not forgotten those in need along the way. Some weeks we just hit harder than others. Be open to stoping, listening and lending a hand in any way we can. At the end of this week we are in holiday mode so we need to push push push in all we do this week and make the most of every moment of every day. Now let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy and shoot for the stars and give it all we’ve got.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Quiche Lorraine Day
National Pick Strawberries Day
Be a Millionaire Day
Eliza Doolittle Day
Everybody Draw Mohammed Day
National Rescue Dog Day
Supply Chain Professional Day: (3rd Monday)
Victoria Day: 20 Link
Weights & Measures Day: 20
World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
Brain Injury Awareness Week: 20-26 Link
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: 20-25 (Week before Memorial Day M-S) Link
National Backyard Games Week: 20-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Tire Safety Week: 20-27 Link (Starts Week Before Memorial Day Weekend)
World Schizophrenia Awareness Week: 20-27

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Deliboy Friday / 5-17-19

Deliboy Friday EveryOne
The tulips dance in the morning sun in vibrant colors
As the flock of petaled perennials seem to float in the morning breeze
While the lazy leaves dance to proclaim her majesty
Just a flower? Or a spectacle of glory declaring her makers majesty?
Fridays are a day of jubilations waiting to be celebrated as the gateway to the weekend. It is not a day for wistful longings or woebegones while reminiscing of nostalgic dreams and desires gazing at clouds lisping along in gentle air streams. Rather this is a day to be active, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed without abatement to the weeks weariness. We need to be actively seeking ways to put the most of what has culminated to this point into a focused agenda to finish this race strong, with dignity and due diligence. Although Friday we seek to finish quickly with style and quality, many feel more like they are pushing through what seems like muck and mire than apple pie or achievement. We are tired, drained, fatigued we have but one last run to make. We need to find that finish line, checkered flag, goal, hoop, end zone, buffet table, or booze bar, and lay claim to it. When the gun sounds run strong and hard and leave nothing on the table to be questioned or challenged. Raise the stakes for those around you, encourage them, support them, help them in any way that you can as we never know who we might need help from in the future. The thought here is treat others as you would want to be treated, not that you expect anything from anyone, we just do good and move on. Now for the theme of the week, you through I forgot about it didn’t you? We each one is the name of a vehicle 4 cars and 1 small work van, I particularly like the Bimbo, just makes you go humm sometimes. Oh well next week a new theme cometh.) As far as footwear today I would suggest sprinters, and dare to go without or as light as you must to lighten your load, as we are looking for streamlining and sleekness to get us from the starting point to the finish. Now as we draw this day to a start and week to a close let’s go out in a blaze of glory and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Bike to Work Day
Pack Rat Day
Endangered Species Day
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
International Defense Transportation Day
International Virtual Assistants Day
NASCAR Day
National Pizza Party Day
O. Henry Pun-off Day
Same Sex Marriage Day
Syttende Mai
World Hypertension Day
World Telecommunications and Information Society Day
World Neurofibromatosis Day (NF Day)

National Cheese Souffle Day – 18
I love Reese’s Day – 18
Armed Forces Day – 18
International Museum Day – 18
No Dirty Dishes Day – 18
Visit Your Relatives Day – 18
Armed Forces Day – 18
Buy A Musical Instrument Day – 18
Day of Vesak – 18
Do Dah Day – 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – 18
I Love Reeses Day – 18
Morel Mushroom Day: 18-19
Mother Whistler Day: 18
National Learn To Swim Day – 18
National Museum Day – 18
Preakness – 18
Visit Your Relatives Day – 18
National Safe Boating Week: 18-24

National Devil’s Food Cake Day – 19
World Baking Day – 19
Boy’s Club Day – 19
World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day – 19
Bay to Breakers Race – 19
May Ray Day – 19
National Hepatitus Testing Day – 19
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – 19
National Scooter Day – 19
Ride A Unicycle Day – 19
Take Your Parents To The Playground (Park) Day – 19
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 19-25
International Heritage Breeds Week: 19-25
National Eosinophil Awareness Week: 19-25
National Medical Transcription Week: 19-25
National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 19-25
National Stationery Week: 19-22
National Unicycle Week: 19-25
World Trade Week: 19-25

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Wizard Mu Thursday / 5-16-19

Wizard Mu Thursday EveryOne
Oh glorious day that we can see the green of the grass
The morning dew that lay upon each blade
And the sparkle of sunlight that through each droplet
May this be a reminder to us that even down the minutest detail is important to bring the start of a new day. Each blade of grass, each droplet of water that reflects the suns rays, causing prisms of color to glisten across the yards giving thought to a rainbow sea. And you wanted to stay in bed and miss this? You wanted to sleep in till the morning sun had dried up all the wetness before we headed out? Seriously? I know that sleep is a precious commodity in the working world, but sometimes our choice to sleep causes us to miss some of the wonders of the universe. As this day goes along through all its trials and tribulations, may we remember the bigger picture has more to do with the minutest details that we can be apart of, then getting ruffled by loose feathers fallen from a birds nest that have fallen out of place. We let unnecessary things distract us from what is really important and how that fits into the bigger picture. We have a race to run, a race to be strange in, everyday is a different leg of that race, and it is the sum of the parts that equals the whole not a single event or day. So as we go through today, be mindful of those around us, do everything you can to be a support as we do not always know if they are a blade of grass or a droplet of dew. Give your best in all you do as if you might be that ray of light someone else needs to see, and remember to stay focused on the bigger picture while enjoy every small detail. Now let’s get the footwear on, take the hold your support element and let’s get this day on the path we are meant to travel. And through it all be sure to make it a most Happy, Happy, cause no one else is going to do it for you.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Barbecue Day
National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
Love a Tree Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Wear Purple for Peace Day
Biographer’s Day
International Day of Light
Mimosa Day
National Piercing Day
National Foul Ball Week: 16-21

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Cape Cod Wonderings & Apricot Steak / 5-15-19

Hello once again, and another edition of anything Cape Cod. You know sometimes when I sit to write words flow like water from a facet, other times it’s dryer than the flats at low tide on a full moon, which if you have not seen is wicked awesome site to see but not if you are trying to writing. I would rather be more like Rock Harbor at high tide with a full moon and the Oyster Trees. And ya’ll know that were little oysters come from right? Anyways, speaking of full moons, this month it is coming up the 18th-19th will be 99% full, if we have any kind of breaks in the clouds go find a spot on a beach and watch the rise of the Flower Moon. Watch for the reflection on the water of the Sound or Bay and if nothing else find a spot on the river or one of our many ponds or lakes. There is just something special about the reflection of the moon in the water, and with the sand all around can just an exception moment, especially if you can share it with someone special. Trust me, it’s a far more spiritual event than reading this blog most the time, but here you at least get to laugh at something most the time. Anyway, as I say, writing is a funny thing in how one day you are just filled to the brim with thoughts, kind of like the herring run pools. Speaking of which, they are running now so you can go see them, but if you have ever gone, to look down into one of the run pools is weird. You look down and it it appears as a black depth of a pool, until you started to look closer and that pool is,, is,, moving, underneath, kinda like a fiction movie kind of experience. Then you realize you are looking down at fish, herring fish, hundreds upon hundreds of them. It’s fascinating and weird all at the same time. Oh where was I now, something about filled to the brim with,, coffee, humm Cape Cod Coffee, BeanStock, Snowy Owl, Three Fins Coffee, Wait a minute, I am getting so off track, and I dare not go down the beer and wine trail I will get drunk just thinking about all the places. We will same that for a later time. Anyway. Oh I think I was going in a long round about way places that if you are here to see, to do, to think about. Some need to happy now, while others you can plan for. This is the Cape, one moment you just want to crash and relax because you can slow down while the next you can be running from place to place experiencing all that there is to be discovered. Keep those plans coming, keep your vacation dreams alive and keep on dreaming of making your dreams come true, especially if its about being here on old Cape Cod. Well I have babbled enough, have a great day, evening week and hope to see you soon.
Small business report: This week I am going to talk about farmers markets. The Cape has an abundance of them from late spring through fall and autumn and we are right on top of the starting week. Sorry folks but we have already missed the opening days of 2 of them but we will list them cause you can catch them next seek. The next big start date is mid-June, so stay tuned or google Cape Cod Markers Markets for more information. By the way I will use FM abbreviation instead of writing it out each time.
This week starting 5-14-19 on Tuesdays from 3 – 6:30 is the Chatham FM 1652 Main Street, Chatham, MA
This week starting 5-15-10 on Wednesdays from 8am – noon is the Wellfleet FM at 200 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA
Starting 5-24-19 on Thursdays from noon – 6pm is the Falmouth FM at Marine Park, Scranton Avenue in Falmouth MA Starting 5-25-19 on Fridays from 3 – 6 at Cape Cod Beer FM located at 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, MA
Started on 5-11-19 on Saturdays 8am – noon is the Orleans FM at 21 Old Colony Way, Orleans MA
So you already have ones that have started and a couple that start this Memorial Day weekend, and the next back in June, So check them out and buy fresh buy local and support our neighbors.
Another place to stay connected to this concept is Edible Cape Cod. It is a national network of locally supported and reported on magazine and website. Each magazine, writes and reports on their own local area concerning locally grown foods, restaurants that support local farmers, recipes and the list goes on. So Edible Cape Cod is, you got it all about Cape Cod and anything and everything that is edible. Check their magazine out or web site at ediblecapecod.ediblecommunities.com. And by the way the editors and owners are all local.
Hello and welcome to the arctic blast known as Cape Cod. Have you seen a crazier sprint weather mix, but I am really thinking that we are heading for a warm up soon and then head on into summer heat. I am thinking that we will open full time Memorial Day weekend, so mark you calendars and hope to see you there, but until then we are still open during the weekends. Now with the coming warmer weather so comes those pesky fish we call the Great Whites. I know they are coming as our friends to the south of us in North Carolina are already having issues with one rather large one, as in 15 footer and over 2100 pounds and you know where there is one there is more. Kind of like deer, you see one along side the road, watch out there are more coming. I would like to see them stay away but we need some kind of natural predator for this seal population we have. They are cute buggers, but they are devastating our fishing grounds and causing other environmental issues. So I guess we need to welcome them on, and add work for our harbor cruises and seal and shark tours. Have to look at the bright side of things sometimes I guess. So without saying that means all our surfers and windsurfers need to be extra cautious this year as well as you swimmers. Now if our towns don’t go overboard crazy with the closings. I get it that we need to be safe, but safe and over vigilant are two different things. Bottom line folks is, we will need to keep our eyes open and just use some common sense and stay alert. But until then we will continue to play the roller coaster game with the weather. Also I am hearing that the stripers have returned to the Cape and the reports are starting to come in on catches. I also noticed that the local herring runs are in full run right now and so are the sea gulls. So if you go to see the herring run, (and no they don’t sprout little legs and run on land) beware of droppings from the sky or those overhanging limbs. Anyway, if we can get some sun and dry out the beaches we will be just about ready to let it all hang out. I hope you are planning to come see us this year and please take full advantage of all the trails and nature paths out this way. So I better get back to my weather meters and gages, I have some reporting I still need to get in before the night is done. I hope you have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on Old Cape Cod.
I love this years main evens, surf and turf, I never would turn down a good side of beef or a fresh catch, the only question that I have it how to prepare it not if I want to prepare it. So coming on something new and and different is always a fun surprise for me. Although when you deal with older recipes you need to watch your cooking time as older recipes tend to go too long and dry out your meat. And this is one you will need to do that. But as always use this to come up with and experiment on your own. Now let’s get this going and make us some delicious eats, oh and this is relatively easy.

Recipe of the week: Apricot Steak

2 Ib Round Steak (about 1/2 in thick)
1 can apricot halves (large can)
1 med onion (sliced thinly)
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup all purpose flour

Cut steak into serving pieces; salt & pepper, and lightly flour. then brown in skilled with onion slices(don’t overdo). Next put steak into casserole dish and pour apricots and juice over it. Cover and bake in a 350 degree over for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (my suggestion is stay on the shorter time vs the longer). Add water to liquid if it gets too dry, (I would add about a 1/4-1/2 cup of wine.)

Bimbo Wednesday / 5-15-19

Bimbo Wednesday EveryOne
May the rays of morning sun shine brightly upon you this day
May the warm it has to offer fill your heart with joy and gladness
May it bring hope through dark and gloomy times
And may it encourage you to share with others the goodness it offers you.
Sometimes as we get going in the mornings we side alongside our beds trying to “get motivated” for what lies before us. We sit there contemplating the grayness of the skies and the gloominess that seems to be all around us. Then we make the mistake of going and turning on the boob tube, the idiot box, and get even more depressed with what is going on in the world. When are we going to learn that the sun is still out there, regardless of how thick the clouds are, we just have to look for it a little harder. Goodness does exist, but for the most part, it’s only the ugly that the media loves to thrive on. We seem to glory that others are in worse shape then we are so we and lower our expectations for the day or the journey we seem to be on. When what we should be doing is turning that thing off, making the assessment of all that we have been blessed with and go bring some joy into the world, regardless of what they (the world) would like to try to do to us, or make us think we can’t accomplish. No life is not easy, life is not fair, but life happens and goes on and so must we. Do we choose to lower our travels to what others would like to drag us down to, or do we rise above that and soar where eagle soar. Is it easy? Heck no? But it is possible when one knows where to look for their strength and their courage. As we move forward today let us not get caught in what others think we need to do, say, act, go, and hold us back from what we are capable of doing and able to achieve. So get your footwear on, and take hold that stump of a staff you are toting around this week and let’s get this day going. It’s Wednesday for heaven’s sake, halfway through it we are closer to then end then we are to where we started and considering all things that’s not a bad place to be. Now, let’s get this gravy train going and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and share it every step of the way.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com

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