Zipping through Summer in Sandwich

Summer is about to leave us this week and although I love the Fall, I hate to see summer go. It seemed to have flown by and all the plans I had hoped to accomplished will now be waiting for next year. Why is it that Summer flies by so fast and Winter seems to drag on forever keeping us cold and often snowbound at home? I don't even mind the traffic during the summer that much because I know all the waiting those poor weary travelers had to go through, just to get over that bridge. I live on Cape Cod and am lucky to be able to spend more than just a week or two soaking up all that this great island has to offer. Every year Fox25 celebrates the summer by visiting New England towns every friday and exploring around to see just what they each have to offer. I have been following their Zip Trips for over ten years now and joining them when they come to Cape Cod. This year they Zip Tripped to Sandwich at the Marina August 14 from 6am to 10am with Sara Underwood and meteorlogist Shiri Spear along with host of the "Matty in the Morning Show" Michele Lazcano and Rich DiMare. It was fun and broadcast live with lots of booths and promotions. It was nice to be able to meet the people from Fox 25 and they were all so friendly. Of course, a trip to Sandwich couldn't be complete without a Breakfast Sandwich from The Uncommon Cafe's owner Adam Ogonowski who offered them this year Best Sandwich winner "The Morning Glory", which is consisted of a grilled egg, applewood bacon, cheddar cheese and avocado slices, lightly melted inside a grilled bagel with a thin layer of horseradish for a little extra kick. Every year Sandwich has a SandwichFest and this year was its 7th year in which Adam won first place for his sandwich invention. Also there were Bob King and Tobin Wirt the owners of Cafe Chew who won the People Choice Award for their Vietnamese Bahn-Mi which is roasted seasoned pork loin, an Asian slaw of pickled daikon radish and carrot, sliced English cucumber Cafe Chew’s “Sassy Sauce” with mayonnaise, sour cream and sea salt. They brought along another sampling from their great menu called the "Pilgrim" which was roasted turkey with sage stuffing, cranberry mayonnaise and lettuce on cranberry-pecan bread. Both sandwiches were very delicious and will be on my next hunt quest for the best sandwiches on Cape Cod. Sandwich is one of the oldest towns on Cape Cod and celebrated 375 yrs in 2014 and has lots to offer to those weary travelers but a lot get missed in our rush to the next destination. So as we move on to Fall this wednesday we will explore Cape Cod a little more to enjoy the changing seasons and make plans for next summer to see more of our undiscovered spots.

Before I go I just want to share a recipe from Teddie Peanut Butter who was there as they always are on Zip Trips to offer great recipes and snacks.

                                           Teddie Peanut Butter Cape Cod Cranberry Crunch

                                               Teddie Peanut Butter ...Dark Chocolate ...Dried Cranberries...Almonds...Cornflakes

                                       Melt the chocolate on low in sauce pan. Stir in Teddie and mix. Add remaining ingredients and stir until coated.Spoon onto wax paper.

                                              Place in Freezer for 30 minutes or longer.                                             

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