Just a home note & Broiled Scallops w/ Bacon & Snow Peas

       Well, this week has been a long week and with repairs on hold with the house waiting for permits to come through as repairs have turned into remodel we can not continue without them. Only fun is we are in the middle and town meeting now till January, wee so I get to live in a war zone on some of it through the holiday season. I have lived around historic areas around the country from time to time, but I have to say some of what our towns classify as historic areas are a joke. I really question the legality or better I question the judgement of the wait to keep ones house updated and in good standings with putting all the road blocks in place to do it. They would rather see a house rot to the ground and see families go broke and homeless and cold than approve simple repairs and remodel issues. Shame on these leaders for these burdens that they shun their constituents with. But it is what it is and for now we must do what we must do. Until then, we live in the cold and watch heating bills go to extremes that I cant afford. Hope you all have a warm week and get out there to some of the festivals or craft shows around the Cape this coming weekend. 

      So the business report comes from craft show at Cape Cod Tech this past weekend. From goodies for people to goodies for your pet, crafters and vendors from all over the Cape and just off Cape were there and one not so close that I really like there stuff. From on Cape with Oscar Boxer Doggie Duds out of Yarmouth Port find things for your pooch atwww.handcraftedbykathleen.com. You can also find her at other craft shows around the Cape, fun, fun, fun pet goodies. Next is Cape and Islands Trading out of Barnstable, stay in touch with where she will be at through her facebook page at www.facebook.com/Cape-and-Islands-Trading. This crafter has some great jewelry ideas, especially with Christmas coming up. Another vendor was Craft-Tine paper crafters, find them also on facebook atwww.facebook.com/Crafttine. Again with Christmas coming up this are wonderful small items that would just make decorating fun. They also have items for celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries and more. So don't limit this vendor to just Christmas stuff, no no they have year round goodies., And last of the on Cape for this round is Cape Cod C Star Pottery, find her atwww.capecodcstar.com or at a shop where she is able to show at 1145 RT 6A, Brewster. Pottery of all kinds for all uses for year round. And if you don's see what you are looking for ask, she can probably make it for you. And one last honorable mention is a place off Cape out of Rochester, NH called Beth Blake Design found at www.BethBlakeDesign.com. Now their web-sight is somewhere being updated so you won't find much but they have lazer engraved glasses and cups and other glass items or they can do engraving on acrylic items and other work. This is some fun stuff so keep your eyes open for this vendor in the future or when you are up closer to Rochester NH. There are still so many more but keep your eyes open, we have the Bourn Craft show this coming weekend as well as the Turnip festival in Eastham at the Nauset Regional High School Saturday 11-21 from 1-4. Hope you can get out and support one of these opportunities. 
      Well another day another time has come and gone and and so must I be at my nightly duties. You know the job list, check the oil tanks and be sure they are filled, climb the stairs to the lamp room and clean the lens and trim the wick. Be sure the shutters are closed to help cut down on the draft, and make the rounds to the grounds and be sure all is in place and accounted for and the dory is securely tied down but easy access if needed. Well folks, just want to say thank you for stopping by and spending time. Hope ya'll come back soon and visit, and to you locals don't be such strangers and make sure you come by more often. Now have a great day, especially if you can have it right here on Old Cape Cod. 
      This recipe is comes from one of my favorite cookbooks Cooking with 5 Ingredients or Less by Susan Kosoff & Teresa Kennedy published by Weathervane publishing 1984. I love to take this book and use this as a base to get ideas and expand as my refrigerator allows or what I have left over that needs eaten up. Remember most recipes can be found in more than one place and with just a little research this recipe is not exclusive to this cookbook but since this is were I first ran into it I give it credit and besides if you see it in a used book store or some yard sale, grab it, it is worth every penny in a $2 to $5 grab bag. The fun with this recipe is it can be expanded or changed so easily that this is what makes it so fun. So read it, try it then expand or change it as you see fit. I will not what I have added to change the recipe some. Now on with the show.
      The recipe of the week: Broiled Scallops w/ Bacon & Snow Peas
      1/2      tsp      dried red pepper, or to taste (Im not big on this so I omit)
      1/2      lb        snow pea pods, (really only 1/2 lb, love these use more)
      1         Ib        sea scallops, (if you can get on sale go for more)
                            Juice of one lemon
      1/2      cup     dry white wine
      1/8      tsp      Old Bay Seasoning (this basically replaces the red pepper go light)
      1         lb        bacon (yes this is my addition) 
      Toss Snow Pea Pods with red pepper (or Old Bay Season) in a 8 inch shallow backing dish. Rap scallops with a strip of bacon and put a tooth pic though the bacon and scallop to secure. Arrange scallops on top of Snow Peas, add lemon juice and white wine. Broil until scallops are tender and lightly browned about 7-12 minutes. (you can also bake the scallops instead of broiling, in 375 degree oven for about 15 - 20 minutes or until done and bacon is crisp)   

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