Just a note for now as there is too much good stuff happening and I want to wait till she is updated on some fun updates but is Little Miss CupCape. Taylor (the owner) has some of these best cup cakes on the Cape if not in all of New England. She is located at
So how do you do my friends. Well this past weekend was not that bad for weather, we did a 50/50 split so I guess this time of year with all the screwball weather stuff going on we really can't complain. Than again any day on the Cape is better than, for many of us, better than than most anyplace else. Now as I have told some folks, what is one man's paradise is another man's purgatory, it just happens that I am very happy here and enjoy being here so I can not complain. Now I was watching that there sucker screen ( you know the screen in your house that suckers you in to being a couch potato and keeps you glued to that thing instead of getting out and coming and visiting me? Ya that screen, in the old days we called it the boob tube, LOL) Anyway I as watchin the other night that nice young guy call Eric Fisher, up from the big city news station, he made a trip out to our neck of the woods to do nice story on all the erosion that's been going on ever the years. Real nice feller I recon. He cornered one of Park people talking about how the storms may be taking the dunes away from one place and moving to another. Kind of sounds like what I was talking about a couple weeks ago. When you come bring your camera cause next time you come the more things change the more they stay the same or is that backwards. Anyway they are right, there will be major shifts in the sand but that's just it it moves from where it was last year to down south around Monomoy, or to other places. There be new breaks and cut throughs but never fear it will change again. So, besides the weather taking its time to warm up, so has the water. From what I am hearing the Stripers are about a week or so behind as well. I know many of the shellfish beds are closed around the Cape and it is Piping Plover season. Now for any of you out there that don't know about these things, it means it's the time of year that some dumb cut little bird causes you to not take your big old ORV onto the beaches. These little things make their nests in the beach grasses and dune grasses and someone thinks they need to help protect their nesting area. Now I'm not going to say anything one way or another, just beware of what beaches are open to ORV and what beaches are closed and be sure to have that sticker posted properly cause if I catch you without one, I will have to see you off the beach and give you a nasty gram ticket, and neither one of us will be happy campers. So please just obey the laws and you won't have to worry about it. So other than those few things, stores are open, restaurants are open and the trees are slowly becoming green. Oh ya and if you come to visit please be sure to bring the tick and bug repellent. We have the field grass in the meadow out front and the woods to the sides and they are bad all over, not just here on the Cape. Well that's about enough for this week. I still have a couple school groups coming, then we start with the summer camp groups, along with city folks coming in on those whale of a tour bus. And on the weekend when you come, please just be patient we have plenty for all to see and do. Until then have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Now everyone knows that Mojitos come in every size, shape and flavor, there is a Mojito for every holiday and every season. But sometimes we get pigeon holed and loose sight that really some of these recipes are great any time of the year and we should not give up on them just because it turns a little warmer or a little cooler. One of these is the recipe I am sharing today. Many want call it a Christmas Mojito or Holiday Mojito. But lets face it, Cranberry juice is a summer thing, and limes are thought of as a citrusy thing which is a,, summer thing, and Mojitos,, you guessed it, it's all about summer. With that urge you, if you are a Mojito lover, then give this one a try for a drink that will just give you that tasty summer refreshment you are looking for. Now as I feel I am compelled to say, please drink responsibly and don't be a poor host and allow your guests to drink and drive, let along get drunk and drive. Remember it might be their place to host the next party.
This week's recipe: Cranberry-Lime Mojito
4 Tbsp fresh cranberries
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
4 tsp agave, (remember agave is not for everyone)
1 cup fresh cranberry juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup White Rum
2 cups club soda
Add fresh cranberries, mint and agave (if you need you can substitute Honey for Agave), to the bottom of a large pitcher. Using a muddler (or the back of a spoon) muddle the fruit and herbs together. (or as some just plainly say, smashing them). Next add in the lime juice, cranberry juice and rum. Stir around to mix everything. Finish off with the club soda. Garnish with more mint and fresh whole cranberries. This recipe will make 4 servings.
Last note, this is not my recipe I take no credit in it, even with an update or two I put in general it is not mine. However I have found enough of these that are close, to say, if you find it on social media great, but not necessarily were I got mine. So take it and just enjoy it.
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