Howdy folks hope you are surviving this wonderful summer weather. I personally like summer over the winter months but let's face it, at this level even at the beach hot, is just hot. We have several reports of transformers around the Cape just giving way, so we have had to keep the generator fueled up and ready to go, as we must have power at all times. Never really thought I would have to be worrying about that this time of year. But so far all is good. The other thing that these hot summer days do is warm the waters sooner than later, and you know who likes those warmer waters, thats right Great Whites. So my word to those of you who are looking to hit those beaches, keep an eye out as you swim and be aware of those life guards and please do not swim alone, have a buddy or partner to go with you. As far as boating report, the sailing has been fantastic, fishing eversions are happening at all times of the day and night. And there has been some wonderful viewing from the lamp room of world traveling cargo ships passing off to the east on their way both north and south as well was heading across the Atlantic to Europe and Africa. It is a sight to see them. We have had many reports of folks seeing whales from the lamp room and even a few sharks. With the clear days we have also had great viewing from Race Point all the way to the Canal. Yup it's small but with a good pair of binoculars it's a grand sight. So if you have not been here yet please buy all means get out here and come visit us, and if you can't get to us please check out the times and go to one of the other great lighthouses on the Cape. Get a map and go visit every one that is accessible to the public. Please remember there are a couple that are not open to the public so please be respectful of those privately owned. Well that's about it for this round. If you see this young reporter guy out there, please give make sure you support him, he does a wonderful job and really is trying to get his way around the Cape. I think he might make it some day on a much bigger scale. Ok until next time have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Now I have said in the past I take credit for not much in this recipe section, but when I do I will let you now. I will say I love to grill as I know a lot of the men out there like to show off there stuff this time of year. More men than women I believe do the grilling, although I have know a couple excellent lady grill masters, just has I know some guys out there that are wicked in the kitchen. And from that I like to jump all over the men when it comes to winter and many of these grillers tell me they can't cook. Hogwash, if you can grill you can use the broiler as an upside down grill. And ladies you broil just fine so don't be afraid of the grill. And this is a great side veggie so you don't have to heat up the kitchen when then heat index is 105 outside. So regardless of your skills on the grill this is one for you. With all that I am sure I have seen an adaptation of this somewhere, but honestly I did not go to any cookbook or website to get. So give it a try and hope you enjoy and please come up with your own. Now on with the show:
This week's recipe: Grilled Summer Squash
First I am going to do it for 2 people, but just double, triple or whatever for more people.
2 medium zucchinis
2 medium yellow summer squash
Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 cup Kraft Zesty Lime Vinaigrette Dressing
Trim the tops and bottoms off the squash, then slice them lengthwise into quarters. Over a medium+ heat place your squash spires. Brush with the dressing first, then sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning and Lemon Pepper. (remember Old Bay can get spicy the more you use so be careful how heavy you go) Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes or until grill marks start to show then turn and repeat. After you turn once you will need to then watch as you want them done by not falling apart, you also need to watch the thinner ends that they don't burn before your thicker parts get done. Just keep them moving around the grill. After first two turns you can bast again or call it quits.
I just tried the Zesty Lime, but chose your favorite dressing, I would say an oil & vinegar base would be best and brand does not matter. Use what you enjoy and what you have in the house. And for seasoning and spices experiment, basil, Italian blend, garlic blend, lavender salt, citrus salt, the idea here is start simple then have fun. Hope you enjoy.
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