A Visit to Mashpee Commons & Easy Peach Cobbler

      Well I am super excited this week to share with you our trip to Mashpee Commons. First Captain Quahog, a food truck and their Stuffy Balls. Basically take the inside of a Portuguese stuffed quahog make it into a ball and than deep fry it. How many ways can one say yum. There there was this clam cake ball thing, I'm telling go to FaceBook and look under Capt Quahog Surf & Turf and find out where this couple is going to be, and on top of it the prices are really reasonable you won't go wrong with this one.
      Next is a brand new place called the Spice Merchant. I have to tell you, I have been looking for a tea and spice company that sells on the level of the everyday cook. Not on the level of a restaurant, as I don't use pound or even half of chili powder, or coriander fast enough before it goes bad. Well this place has it all, and I mean all, they have more spices that most will ever use in a life time. At the Spice Merchant you can buy as little as you need to as much as you need and all without feeling like you are have to give up an arm and a leg to get it. And then there is their tea selection, I can not wait till fall comes so I can go make a tea run. Readers, friends, folks, anyone who will listen, Im telling you if you do any baking and cooking, if you enjoy any good teas you have got to make the trip to Mashpee Commons and to check this place out. I know it may be a small jaunt for some who are from Dennis out to Chatham, but I think you will find it well worth your wild to do so. Oh ya and when you finish buying your spices and teas stop next door to CupCake Charlie's and pick up a couple of cupcakes to take home to enjoy with your tea.
      Next is the the Bistro Bowl, I'm telling you the next time our kids come to visit, we are all going here for a night of fun and food. The prices are reasonable the atmosphere is extremely clean and bright and check out there specials. Bowling is great fun, not only for families but for girls and guys night out as well. So when the rain is coming down pack up the kids and head off for a little bowling, need a evening of fun with the groupies, head on over for some fun bowling, need a bite to eat with a good cocktail or glass of wine, check out Bistro Bowl. It's a strike no matter how you look at it, and the only gutter ball on this one is when your buddies are bowling worse than you.
      Is this all that is in Mashpee Commons? No there are many other great shops and restaurants and not just in the Commons but also across the street and down the street within a mile down Falmouth Road. Mashpee Commons and area is a great spot for a day trip. If you are vacationing there is also a lot of history around the area that honors the Native Americans and if you watch depending on the time of year and season for festivals and celebrations that go on in the area. Don't think that just because it takes an extra 15 minutes to get to it is not worth the travel, it is. Also another great thing is Most of this area is open year round to shoppers and those with an appetite.
      So with all that, when was the last time you visited Mashpee Commons? I think it might be time for you to check it out. I know will be going back sooner than later. But for now, I will go ahead and check the oil in the lighthouse lamp, clean the lens, and trim the wick so the beacon will shine out brightly for those who need a little hope and help getting to the Cape safely. I pray this has been a fantastic summer for you so far and that you find a safe and happy Labor Day. Have a great and wonderful, especially if you can it on old Cape Cod.
      This weeks recipe was to have come from a civic organizations fundraiser collection from the late 1960's. I love these old recipe as a lot are simple and easy and just darn tootin good right down to the gizzards or something like that. And since this is the end of summer and August being National Peach Month I thought this one would be a good one so share. However when I started to do my recipe I had the wife who is a wonderful baker look at the recipe, both of us could not figure out was did not look right. I was as if it was supposed to be baked but did not give any time or temps to go by. This book as I noted above was from the 60s when we used to drink out of country cisterns, smoke camel non filtered and did enough cooking with lard to kill the entire FDA today and their regulations. Anyway, when you don't feel comfortable with something you change, especially since we did not have time to run a full test on that recipe. So I have plenty to share and this one I know is good as it gets and still holds to my Peach of the Month thing. So now on with the show.

      This weeks recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

  •       3-4      Med/Lrg   Peaches (sliced and sprinkled with 1/4 cup sugar let stand)
  •       3/4+   cup            sugar
  •       1/2     cup            butter (melted)
  •       3/4     cup            flour (self-rising)
  •       3/4     cup            milk


      In mixing bowl add sugar and flour and mix. Stir in milk, a little at a time, until fully incorporated. Pour carefully over melted butter in dish. Place fresh sliced peached over batter and pour peach juice over top. Bake in preheated over 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden and puffy. Serve with whipped cream and warm milk.  

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