Art on the Move & Peach Coffee Cake

      Well the next two weekends are going to be busy, busy, busy as I have a show both weekends. This coming weekend at Drummer Boy, Castleberry is bringing their show back to Brewster and I will be blessed again to be showing my art work, and hopefully selling some it is also. The weekend weather outlook is phenomenal, with comfortable temperatures, lower humidity and bright blue skies. It's free and you won't find a better place to find some of Cape Cod's and New England's best crafters and artists. Grab the kids, hold on to Grandma, even bring along Dad and Grandpa, they are sure to find things that interest them as well. And if you find someone selling paintings on shingles, you might have just found me. The following weekend will be Labor Day and there will be another major art show at Drummer Boy sponsored by: By the Bay, you can check them out at http://bythebayshows.com/ for other shows and times. I hope you can make one or both shows as there will be different vendors at each, with the exception of a few of us locals that can do both shows. We are coming up to the end of summer, let's get out and enjoy this wonderful place we call Cape Cod before we have to say goodbye to summer.   

      This weeks business report comes from Brewster and the Lemon Tree Shops, Attention: Brewster Bird House has moved from its old location across from the chocolate shop and has moved in with Woodworks Gallery. I believe it was last year that one of the sons of the owners of Woodworks Gallery bought the Bird House and ran it out of the old location. This year they made the decision to combine the shops as it all seemed to work together. Great wood products, including some incredible outdoor furniture that would be great to put in a yard or on a deck that was positioned to watch birds come to the feeders and houses you have set up around your back yard and deck. Also with them combining should make for better access during the off season. Their fall house are 10-5 each day and you can check them out athttp://www.woodworksgallery.com. I love to go in and just browse as they are not just furniture, but have all kinds of items from things that would work as gifts for kids to adults to kitchen items and the list goes on and on. Don't think if you aren't into birds or don't need furniture you can skip this place. Please no, no, no, go in and look around and before you know it you will be carrying something out, (please pay for it first though LOL). 
      What can I say, it's been another exciting and exhilarating week. We still have a lot of kids coming round and visiting with their parents and grandparents, even though I have heard many are already back in school. I am here to let you all know that we are still open and still welcoming guests to our humble lighthouse and grounds. So please come on by and make yourselves at home. We will be going strong through Labor Day, then go to seasonal adjusted schedule after that, through Columbus Day. Then even after that, watch for posting of times we will be open to the general public, but we are always interesting in school outings and group visits by appointments year round. Anyway with that out of the way, With the skies as clear as they have been, it seems that the folks have been seeing from one end of the Cape to the Other and more. All I know it is a wicked cool view and there is non better found on all of Cape Cod. So if you still have time with us here on the Cape, please stop on by and check us out. Have some fun climbing the stairs to the lamp room and exploring the grounds. Well folks it's time to get a moving on, need to get her cleaned up and ready for tomorrow. Ya'll have a great day and a great stay and have a great rest of your summer, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
      This recipe was a find, I love fruit and I love nuts and I love both in a good bundt cake. I have found similar recipes using different fruits, and this one even advised had used with different fruits. So check this one out, it is super, super easy and really takes no time to "whip" up. Even the glaze is easy and should be easy to doctor or substitute. I can, and I do bake, although the wife is much better at it than I am, but with that substituting is a little more of a science in baking than in cooking but I know it can be done and could add some zing to your cake in many different aspects. Ok, it's peach season and this is a great recipe for those last summer bunches or back from the beach gatherings. I hope you enjoy this one and it can find a regular place in your families file of good eats, (no reference to the show). Now one with the show,
 
      This weeks recipe: Peach Coffee Cake
 
      Coffee Cake:
  •     1 ½    cups    canola or coconut oil
  •       3                  eggs
  •       2      tsp.      real vanilla extract
  •       2      cups    sugar
  •       1      tsp.      baking soda
  •       1      tsp.      salt
  •       1      tsp.      cinnamon
  •       3      cups    unbleached all-purpose flour 
  •       3      cups    peaches, peeled and diced
  •       1      cup      chopped pecans or walnuts
  •       Glaze:
  •       1      cup      brown sugar
  •       1      stick     unsalted butter
  •       2      tbsp.    real vanilla extract
 
  1.      Cake directions:
  2.       Beat together oil, granulated sugar, eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in flour, peaches, and nuts. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake 1 ¼ hours to 1 ½ hours at 350° or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Using a rubber spatula, carefully ease the cake away from the edges of the bundt pan all the way around. Invert cake onto a plate.
 
      Glaze directions
  1.       Bring to a boil the butter, brown sugar and 2 tbsp. vanilla. The glaze thickens and hardens as it cooks and cools. Drizzle several spoonfuls over inverted cake. Let stand until absorbed. Spread the remaining glaze over the cake. Let dry about 15 minutes before cutting or wrapping cake.

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