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Friday, August 30, 2019

Anthropogenic Friday / 8-30-19

Anthropogenic Friday EveryOne
Wake up, wake up, wake this is the day we have been waiting for, it's FRIDAY and we are going to blow the doors off this place. This is not a sleeping day, not a lazy day, but a day that we will take all that we did yesterday and see it to the end. Today is just as much about quality as it is quantity and we will not short sheet the bed or short change the till. We will make sure it is done right, the first time and see it all the way through to the end. We have put way too much time into this week to see it all go down the hopper with crappy work and an attitude that does not care. Since this is marathon run we will not need the hikers so put those things away and pull out the sprinters and grab hold that vizor and lots of PF30+. The sun will be hot, the dessert floor will hard and hot on the feet and we will want to keep moving all along the way. So now that you're up and moving about, let's get this day on the go. We have places to go, things to do, and people to see and we are going to do it to the best of out abilities. The race is not just part of the day but all the way from start to finish and we will want to finish strong. But along the way we will come on those who are hurting, desperate and down and out. Just because it is Friday does not been that hardship takes a day off and neither will we. We will stop and listen and help in whatever way we can and see them to the next care center for the help they need. So let's get this day on the goes and go,,, and go, what, wait? I'm forgetting something? Oh the Theme of the Week, you want to know? Oh, ok the Theme of the week has been: Types of Lakes, yup, I did not know all all these and there are more out there, but those were too obvious to use so, hope you now have learned something. So with that, it's time to get this day going and as we do let's go make this a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long, and remember it's holiday weekend to when you finish, celebrate extra long and extra hard as it's the last big one till Thanksgiving. 
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi   

Holidays & Observances:
National Cabernet Sauvignon Day 
Frankenstein Day
Cow Chip Throwing days: 30-31
*International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances
*International Whale Shark Day
Muharram: 30 (at Sundown )  (Islamic New Year)
National College Colors Day
National Grief Awareness Day
National Holistic Pet Day

Eat Outside Day - 31
International Bacon Day - 31
National Eat Outside Day - 31
Franchise Appreciation Day - 31
International Overdose Awareness Day - 31
Love Litigating Lawyers Day - 31
National Buffalo Chicken Wings Days - 31-9/1
National Cowgirl Day - 31
National Diatomaceous Earth Day - 31
National Matchmaker Day - 31
Pony Express Day - 31

National Gyro Day - 9/1
National Cherry Popover Day - 9/1
Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator - 9/1
Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day 9/1
Calendar Adjustment Day - 9/1
Chicken Boy's Day - 9/1
International Day of Awareness for the Dolphins of Taiji - 9/1
National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day - 9/1
Random Acts of Kindness Day or Be Kind Day - 9/1 
Save Japan's Dolphins Day - 9/1
Toy Tips Executive Toy Test Day - 9/1
World Letter Writing Day - 9/1
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: 1-5
International Enthusiasm Week: 1-7
National Nutrition Week: 1-7
Self-University Week: 1-7 Link
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week: 1-7
National Waffle Week: 1-7

National “Grits for Breakfast” Day - 9/2
International Bacon Day - 9/2
National BlueBerry Popsicle Day - 9/2
Labor Day - 9/2
VJ Day, WWII - 9/2
Bison-ten Yell Day - 9/2
Great Bathtub Race - 9/2
Mothguard Day - 9/2
National No Patrick Day - 9/2
World Coconut Day - 9/2

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Glacial Thursday / 8-29-19

Glacial Thursday EveryOne
Why is it that at least one of the days are always cold as ice and I don't necessarily mean temperature wise either. But we are going to warm up to this day one way or another. Let's face it we are somewhat warm and going so we can't be that cold, or we would be on ice, you know the slab. So let's get it going, this is not a day we can afford to be sluggish or slushy. Thursdays are what I call the workhorse day of the week. We have projects to determine if they are good to keep or need ditched. It's the day we need to assess output and figure out how to make up lost work. It's that day that we need to tie together loose ends and bring things together and get them pointed in the same direction. Get the point, there is something every one of us can think of that we need to do to get ready for Friday. So let's get it together and get those hikers pulled on and grab that staff as we will feel like we are in a rodeo at times and in a herding contest. The trail off this mountain can get treacherous but we need to get to the bottom and clear the tree line. Along the way we will come on those that are hurt and need help, we will take the time to stop and listen and do what we can including seeing them to the next care center. Don't take this lightly, don't pass over this, just because I keep saying it over and over, don't let it become just another skip over. What if you were in need, in that situation, do unto others as you would have them do for you. Just do good and move on. Now before out feet freeze in the position we are standing right now and loose half a day thawing them out to get them moving again let's head for the starting line. We have but one last thing to do and that's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and share it with all the gusto you have and to all the meet and greet this day. 
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Lemon Juice Day
According to Hoyle Day: 29
Individual Rights Day: 29 Link
International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 29
National Sarcoidosis Day
National Sweet Corn Week: 29-9/2

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Summer '19 Cape Cod Remembered & Rhubarb Cherry Crisp / 8-28-19

      Ok so who forgot to remind that weather maker that fall really does not start till September 23? But if you think that we have seen the last of the hot and sunny weather I truly believe you are a mistaken person. So don't put away those bathing suits yet, or the paddle boards, the kayaks the wind surfers or the kite surfers. Now you can do most of this stuff without a crowded beach as of the day after Labor Day. But from what I have heard Labor Day weekend is suppose to be fairly decent for the majority of it. And let's get real, no work, no school, and sleeping in. Now what is even better for me is, I don't have to go anywhere at the end of the day, cause I am already home. No fighting traffic to get home for the next day. I so want to be laughing right now. But I will be nice and not do that. he, he. We will start talking about fall things next week but let's wrap up the meteorological summer which would be Labor Day. Have you had a good one? Were you able to get to the Cape for that summer visit? I hope so, and to you who live here and are being a start butt about it, I hope it rains on your BBQ. Anyway, for me, I had my son and his wife here with me, and so happy and thankful they came, I love it when they can visit. Next is some upgrades to the homestead has started, for a house built in 1971 it was in desperate need of a few things done to bring it up to modern day standards. No I have not made it to the beach as I have been working between 10 and 11+ hours a day 3 to 4 days of the week, and I will not touch the beach on the weekends during high season. Sorry just too many people and I don't need to fight it. I have been doing the craft fair circuit and have had fun seeing, meeting and making new friends and reuniting with old ones, so that was good. And the food I have enjoyed as always. Although I have not eaten out a lot, when the kids were here we did and I have a couple other times. As I have said many times before, we save up our money to go on vacations and we can budget in eating out. When you are home, you don't do that, you have bills to pay and you eat in most of the time because it is much cheaper. Oh to be financially independent to a point I could just eat out whenever. But I am not so I will buy my seafood at the fish market and cook it my self, still mighty tasty. Hope there is still more to come. Now what didn't or haven't I done that I wish I had and know I most likely will not. I love the Cape Cod Rail Trail and to ride my bike especially since the new section has opened to Yarmouth. But maybe this fall. Then there is kayaking, since my inflatable I can not use as it does not support my back and with all going on at the house have not been able to afford purchasing a real one. I have wanted to go fishing, but the person who gave an offer last year has not done so this year and unless I get invited I'm not going far as I don't have a boat of my own. But there is getting out and golfing, eating out a few more times, and checking out the boardwalks. Oh and going to the Brewster Natural History Museum and taking one fo their classes on Owls. But there is next year, next season or whenever the opportunity makes itself available. Maybe with a fat raise and not having to work 10-11+ hours a day would help. Any who, So maybe this is the time to start making my list for next spring and summer and keep a running list. It's never to early to start looking forward to next visit the next season, the next time whenever. Now tuck the memories of this year into the scrap book and seal them up for a cold day in winter or the winter days of our lives, then pull them out and us them to help warm you up. Well I think we have about covered it as best we could I hope that you enjoyed your time here, or reading about it and are even looking forward to coming back. Stay tuned as fall is not bad here either, but let's enjoy one last weekend and make the most of everything it has to offer. And let's experience this place we call old Cape Cod like no this will be our last time. See you soon. 
      Small and growing business report. The first has been one of my main stays and we have stuff going on both in new product being released and events coming up. Some of you know already where I am going and that would be Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod. located at 11 Shore Rd, North Truro, MA. First up is the big event coming up happens on Sunday September 22nd, 2PM-6PM | Grape Stomp & Music Fest. There are Live music, cocktails, wines by the glass, and delicious food. FREE admission and parking. Blackfish food truck will be open! Join us for the Truro Treasures weekend closing party that has become the event of the season! Bring your beach chairs and blankets and sip away, and enjoy live music from 2pm-6pm. Get your dancing shoes (or bare feet) ready! The annual Grape Stomp will begin at approximately 3pm, with the children going in first. We hope to see you there! Last tour and tasting are both at 1pm. Music starts at 2pm. Next up September 29th | Vinegrass Music Festival. Join us for another great day of Rhythm & Roots by the vines. Enjoy LIVE music all day, wine by the glass and Twenty Boat Rum and Dry Line Gin cocktails! Blackfish food truck will be open. Bring your beach chairs and blankets: It’s going to be another great festival. (Tickets Required to enter property, no tours or tastings that day.) Check out the line up here: 
      Next is new products: New to the lighthouse series is Truro Vineyards Vignoles, Notes of pineapple and guava open this Vignoles, balanced by a layer of crisp citrus. The Vignoles grape produces some of the most interesting semi-dry and dessert wines in North America. This stuff is wicked awesome. Also coming soon is a Brut Rose, This Brut Rose is a dry, sparkling rose produced in the traditional French method with Massachusetts-grown grapes. Specifically crafted to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Crossing, our Brut Rose is finished with a 2017 Truro Vineyards Estate Chardonnay dosage, and is perfect for toasting nations and everyday occasions. Watch the website for when it becomes available. 
      And last but not least remember Truro Vineyards are open year round. But the tours are still going on now, Open Daily. 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-7pm Sunday with Tours: Winery at 1pm and 3pm; Distillery at 12pm and 2pm, Now though and going until Columbus Day Weekend. And please remember South Hollow Spirits are part of the family as well making fine Gin, Rum and stay tuned for more fun coming here as well. 
     Truro Vineyards is proud to be a member of the Cape Cod Craft Beverage trail! To explore the rest of the trail and plan your visit, visit our website at Can you tell I love this place and these people. 
      Next is my other special place and that would be Cape Cod Beer located at 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, Ma. Folks were would I even begin with the events. From Farmers Markets on Fridays 3-6 still a couple more left. Cornhole Tournaments, Paddle & Pints, Cycle/Run Club, Yappy Hour, and so much more including Beer Release parties. And now something new Starting Saturday, September 14th  Guided Full Brewery tours will be held once a week on Saturdays at 11:00 am. These tours will be limited to 15 per group and will be $10.00 per person. See the events page for more detail. This is different from the free weekday mini-tours.  Folks, seriously go to their website and the events tab and see all that they are doing. This has turned out to be, not just another company, not just another brewery, not just another (you fill in the humdrum statement) Cape Cod Beer is an experience, a real part of the community, and not just for the summer, not for just prt of the year but all year round. I can not say enough about what they do first and foremost for the Cape Cod Community but also in the products they put out. So please go to Cape Cod Beer and become part of the what's happening crowd, group and have fun doing it. Oh ya and don't forget to sign up for the brew masters new letter so you can be sure you don't miss anything that is going on at the brewery. 
       Red Nun Restaurant, located in Dennis Port on Rt 28 or 673 Main St, or To me this place has some of the best hamburgers on Cape Cod. They have other stuff too but they also have 20 beers on tap, and a beer mug club. How much better can it get. Well, live entertainment and Trivia nights see their calendar page/tab for what and when its happening. Folks seriously though, it's not just about the burgers there, and the desserts are redunkulously scrumptious. So go and check them out lunch or dinner. For a top notch fantastic fun place to eat, try Red Nun in Dennis Port.  
      Howdy one and all, I hope your summer has been a good one, but I ask? Where has it gone. I thought it was just yesterday or at the least just a couple weeks ago it was Memorial Day and now we are looking at Labor Day this weekend. The sad part about this is I will miss seeing so many of you and having you through my humble abode and being able to take folks up to the lamp room and show them so much. I think this last night climb was one of my notable times being up in the tower and folks just being amazed at just how much one could see, even when it was so dark and how far out the light reflected. Of course i have enjoyed seeing all those second, third and more timers, but I am always excited to see new people coming and taking interest in lighthouses and particularly the kids. If I can get the kids interested in lighthouses then we have a chance to save these beautiful ladies for years to come and the importance they serve. But the next season will begin on Tuesday and we will see a new set of folks with the tour buses and slowly the school tours will start. We will be changing hours as I previously noted, and go from 10 am - 5 pm until Columbus Day. then after that we will see what we do. I'm toying with a few ideas so stay tuned. Remember that even though it might not be swimming weather the Cape is staying alive longer and many places are staying open through Thanksgiving with abbreviated hours. So we will see what we do. The whales are still out there right now and so are our friends the Great Whites along with the herds of seals. The birds including Ospreys, and Hawks, Woodpeckers galor, yellow finches, cardinals, and so many more, including cranes and herons. So as you can see the Cape is more than just about what is near the water or on or in the waters, but what roams the Cape and flies over and around the Cape. So come check us out and see how many of these you can spot from the lamp room as well. Well I think we have covered a few different things today. Morning things to do here than just look at the light tower, not that she is not something to behold. But people ask, what else is there to do while we are there. So now you know more. So I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend and have a great fall especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod and hope to see you soon. 
      It's that time of the month for desserts, and we have a fine crisp on store for us. Now this one does take a bit more work then most but nothing wildly weird with the ingredients and the food coloring is always optional. You know how much I enjoy my fruit based pies, cobblers, crisps and compotes so this is right up my alley. So check it out, give it a whirl then see what you want to do with it and change it up and do with other fruits or see if there is anything you want to change about it. I hope you enjoy and most of all have fun and invite others to help you make it. Now on with the show,

      This week's recipe: Rhubarb Cherry Crisp

      1      cup      oatmeal (regular, not quick or minute)
      1      cup      brown sugar
   1/8      tsp       salt
      1      cup      flour
   1/2      cup      butter (melted)

      4      cups     rhubarb
      1      can      cherry pie filling
      1      cup      sugar
      1      cup      water
      2      Tbsp    corn starch
      1      Tbsp    vanilla
      1      tsp       red food coloring (optional)

      Mix crust ingredients and press 2/3 in a greased 9 X 13 inch pan.
      Mix sugar, cool water and cornstarch in a pan, turn heat on medium and stir until thickened. Removed from heat. Add food coloring (if using) and vanilla. Remove from heat and add to pie filling. Place on top of pie crust and add remaining crust crumbled on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. 

Volcanic Wednesday / 8-28-19

Volcanic Wednesday EveryOne
Wicked wonderful Wednesday morning to you, Way cool you could join us again, Ok so like you had any other choice since the birds woke you up before the sun was up and the neighbors dogs were barking, and oh ya, that dude down the street thought it was a good day to take the noisy chopper to work, and he decided to go in early today. I hear ya, and about that time the rental property three doors down kids who aren't in school yet decide to go out and play, you know the ones that like to screech. So no going back to bed this morning, so might as well get it going and let's go see what is making this mountain rumble. Today is half way day, up and over day, hump day, the day that when we get to the top and take that one step over the line we are closer to the finish line than the starting line. So what are you doing dawdling about, let's get them hikers pulled on, laced up and grab that staff. We have a climb today to get done and a slide to start down. Now remember when we get to the top, that is not the end of the day that is only half way. So put your stuff down, plant your flag, then turn and look back and see just how far we have come. Then turn and mentally map out the direction and way we need to go to get to Friday and then pick up your stuff and move off the top and down the back side. This climb is not going to be an easy one as we will find out along the way the number who have lost hope trying, been hurt not watching their step or those who were hurt by others trying to get ahead of them. We will stop and listen and help in any way we can and if need see them to the next care station. So just do it, do good and move on. Now we have daylight, we have hikers on, and we have a starting line, now let's stop putting this thing off and got take care of what we need to do and do it with awesomeness and courageousness and take this mountain peak by storm. And as we go let's make us a most Happy, Happy and share it with whomever we come in contact with all day long.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi 

Holidays & Observances:
National Red Wine Day
Race Your Mouse Day
Crackers Over The Keyboard Day
National Bow Tie Day
National Power Rangers Day
Radio Commercials Day
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Tug-of-War Day

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Solution Tuesday / 8-27-19

Solution Tuesday EveryOne
Well you survived day one, maybe not in the way we wanted, maybe a little tattered and torn, but we made it, and today is a brand new day, with new chances and opportunities before us. We can not go back and change what happened yesterday, good, bad or indifferent, tomorrow is another day that we can do nothing about till it get's here. Today is today, today is what we have to deal with so, feeling good, or feeling lousy we have got to handle what has been dealt us or put on our plate. Since it's round two of the hill climbing, we better get those hikers on, and take hold that staff. I heard yesterday someone had to beat off a bobcat, and another a snake ( the two legged kind ). Some of you are looking at sunny skies and know it is going to be a great day for climbing, others cloudy to which I can tell you, above the close there is sun so whether you see it or not there is sun up yonder and we will see it before this day is out, or at least we are going to give it our best shot. Along the way you know it, we will come on those that need our help. Some great in need, some small, but we will need to find that gentle side, and stop and take the time to listen and then help in whatever way we can. They don't need a sermon, a lecture, a Swiss cheese pep talk (most of them at least) they just need listened to and help getting to the next care station and then move on. Are you ready? Guess what? No is not a choice for answers. But ready or not this day is coming at us and we have got to get it moving. It's not getting any longer and we have lots to get done, so off to the starting line and let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi 

Holidays & Observances:
National Pots de Creme Day
National Burger Day 
Global Forgiveness Day
Just Because Day
The Duchess Who Wasn't Day

Monday, August 26, 2019

Meteorite Monday / 8-26-19

Meteorite Monday EveryOne
Welcome my friends to the greatest show on earth, Life. That's right life, where living is what it's all about. And since you were able to get up and out of bed you have already accomplished several things that are essential to getting through today and this week alive. You were able to get up, you were able to get out of bed and trust me to be able to see the top side of the grass and the underside of clouds is a perfect way to begin. So now that you are up and you have figured out regardless of what you head is telling you, you might as well make the best of everything and anything that is before you and going to come your way this day and this week. That's right, it's a real killer to try to fight it and the alternatives can really be a downer. So we have a journey to trek this week, for some the path may be smooth but long and hot. For others, windy and bitter cold, for some you will travel the unknown through unchartered space, but for most of us it will be the same old, same old mountain climb. A steep, rocky, slippery when wet, root studded pit hole filled path, and both ways of the mountain will seem uphill, but in reality it will be up to the peak, over the top and down the back side. Not very glamorous, nothing your gonna become a star at, but each of us is a cog that if we don't do our jobs, do them right and well, many things will not happen correctly. Whether corporately, small business, or just what the effective are to our every day style of living. So we will start each morning by pulling on our hikers, or whatever footwear your journey calls for, we will take hold of out staff and we will take our place at the starting line. Along the way we will we will come on those that are in great pain, hurting both physically and mentally, lost and need someone to just take time to stop, listen and in some cases give them a hand to the next care centers. We will find whatever gentleness it takes to accomplish our task and get them there then move on. Helping others can be a bigger does of medicine for our own blues than most other things. The phrase I have come to use here was taken from my pastor a couple years ago and it is, do good and move on, that is all there is to it. Now we need to get this day going, and make the best of it all, and while we are dealing with it we might as well go make us the most Happy, Happy cause we know, no one else is going to do it for us. Then go share it with all that cross your path today. Yep just one day at a time, just one day at a time. Now let's get to it. 
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Dog Day
Women's Equality Day
National Toilet Paper Day
National WebMistress Day
National Composites Week: 26-30 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Black Friday / 8-23-19

Black Friday EveryOne
Wake up, Wake up, Wake Up, it's time to wake up and and see the sun as it rises, hear the birds as they sing, listen to the chatter of the squirrels. This is it, this is the day we have all been working towards and for since day one. So let's go, go, go and get this day going, by changing out those hikers for the sprinters and put that staff away and get the PF50+ out, cause it's gonna be a hot and sultry day running across the dessert. We will need to lather up well and go as light as you can or as bare as you dare as the less you have the cooler and easier it will be to manage your run. Our goal today is to get from point A to point Z without any major issues or hang ups. We want to take all those project we were pointing in the right direction yesterday and see them to the finish. This will be a day that we need to stay focused and really concentrated on what we are doing. It is not all about quantity but quality as well. It does us no go to just do for the same of doing without caring about what we are doing. The outcome will effect us in the long run. Maybe not today, or tomorrow but it will, and it will knock us down like a ton of bricks. So be prepared to give it your all, give it your best and give it all the way to the end. Now along the way we will still find those that need our help, need someone that listens or even needs someones help to get to the care center. This is good, and right and just and honorable, so don't get caught being too busy for others and what ails them and what help you can provide. So are you ready to get this day going so we can get to the party? Then let's get ,,, wait I'm forgetting something, like the theme of the week? Sorry about that, the theme has been all different kinds of Sand. So let's not let it all slip through the hour glass and waste what precious time we have, but let's get it together and get to the staring line and go make us a most Happy, Happy not for just all day but for all weekend as well, and may we share that joy in whatever way we can with everyone we come in contact with. 
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
National Cuban Sandwich Day
National Spongecake Day 
Ride the Wind Day
Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition
Ride The Wind Day
Valentino Day
World Daffodil Day

National Waffle Day - 24
Vesuvius Day - 24
International Bat Night: 24-25
International Strange Music Day - 24
Knife Day - 24
National Waffle Iron Day - 24
Sand Castle Day - 24
Pluto Demoted Day - 24
Wayzgoose Day - 24
William Wilberforce Day - 24
Chuckwagon Races: 24-9/1

National Banaba Split Day - 25
National Whiskey Sour Day - 25
Kiss and Make Up Day - 25
Go Topless Day - 25
National Park Service Day - 25
National Second-hand Wardrobe Day - 25
Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
World Water Week: 25-30

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Glass Thursday / 8-22-19

Glass Thursday EveryOne
Hello, hello, are you up and ready to go? NOOOO? Now wait one dang gum moment. This week has been going along just fine. Ok so there have been a few bumps and humps and maybe a few bruises along the way. But seriously this is not a day for the lazy boy, rocker, or hammock. This is a rock-n-roll kind of day, and we have lots to do and a lot of ground to cover. We need to get off this mountain, and out past the tree line. We will encounter, roots and stumps, paths overgrown with choke weeds and briars. We will definitely need those hikers or boots on and that staff will come in handy if we come on any varmints that want to impede our way to our destination. So get that brain of yours out of it's fuzzy wuzzy cozy cradle and get it buzzing with mojo running though it and stimulating us to get done what we need to accomplish today. As I have already mentioned this is an activity fulled day in that we need to gather loose ends and get them pointed in one collective direction and weed out what is not working and keep that which is. So be on your toes, be open and what needs doing and what needs done and get it done. Whatever gets done today means less of a hassle tomorrow. Now we are going to find some horrific situations today with folks who have lost there way, lost their hope, lost it all and will need our ears to hear and our eyes to see for them. We will need to help several to the next care centers and we will need to be that good Samaritan that just did and moved on. I can not stress this enough, in that helping other is the best medicine for getting us through the dumps and hard times  along our journeys as we do good for others and don't care what the if any rewards comes our way. Just do good and move on. Now we have lots to do so let's get moving towards the starting line and let's give it all we have got today. As we do, let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and share it each step of the way. 
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
National Pecan Torte Day
National “Eat a Peach” Day
National Bao Day
World Plant Milk Day
Be an Angel Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
National Surgical Oncologist Day
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Eye Roll Story & Pan Grilled Halibut / 8-21-19

      Well folks due to a lot going on this week with some needed repairs to my humble abode, I am going to keep this short. A lot of dust and an aching back spells bedtime for Bonzo here really soon. Just a quick story, this past Sunday morning was on my way to church and stopped into my local Cumbies for coffee before heading off to worship team practice. A dear seasoned Cape Codder lady was all in a huff when finally it got the best of her and it just came flowing out, "Why don't these F-ing just get the blankety, blank, blank, blank out of here and go the blankety, blank, blank home. First there were younger folk around, so that bothered me, but just the audacity to talk like that and have that attitude and mind set just blew me away. She went off to get here bottled water and came back. I figured put the lady in front of me and just get her through and out. As she moved in front of me, I merely said "remember dear these folks help pay our neighbors mortgages and helps cloth their kids and," She interrupted me: "Don't argue with me I hurt and I don't need an argument" O-K I though, the younger lady behind me her eyes were wide open not knowing just what to think about it all. A register opened and the lady behind me tapped my shoulder, and I immediately pointed the curmudgeon in the direction, and as I turned to the lady behind me said, she needs either some sunshine in her life or we need her out of here with all the kids around. She smiled and agreed and we all went back to our morning doings. I thought for a bit after that though, how sad that you have to be that sour and degrade and belittle others that much to make yourself feel better. We life in such a beautiful spot on the globe, we do not own it, we are merely caretakers of it and need to learn to share and play nicely. It's only for a short while and they do help pay my neighbors mortgages, and cloths them and helps feed them and the list goes on. To you tourist reading this, please not this is not the norm here, please come, stay, play and then come back again. To you locals, be mindful and help those around you who have this attitude to remember what this is all about and love them, apparently there are a few just mean mean people in need of a Mommy or someone who can crack their shell and get in to shine some love in their lives. I hope we make this a warm and inviting place to be and that we all can share and play nice together. I hope we all can have a great and wonderful, right here on old Cape Cod. 
      So where can one eat when one is basically shut out of ones own kitchen but not do the fast food joints over and over. They are ok once in a while but not everyday and I definitely can't do the $20, $15 even &10 dollars a day. This is my quest for the next 3 weeks while my kitchen is out of commission while I have a few updates done to it. So far I have found that buying deli items go much further and you get the best bang for your bucks. I have to say that my local stores each have their specialties, Stop N Shop and Shaws. But places like Ring Brothers Dark Horse Beef & Deli. This is located at the stop light where Patriot Square is on one side of 134 and Ring Brothers the other, or visit them at Dark Horse Deli makes some killer ham salad and chicken salads. I can usually get two lunches out of a 1/2 pound container, sometimes 3. They have Boars Head as many of our delis do (which is my #1 got to for deli brands, sorry other guys). I will get things like roast beast and turkey and get a couple nights of sandwiches. I can make a better sandwich for less money than the local sub shop that wants to charge me 8 - 12 dollars each. The Dark Horse staff is very nice and always ready to help.
      Next is Peterson's Market 918 Rt 6A YarmouthPort, I have had folks bring me prepared meals from there, and they are out of this world. Most of the containers you can get a dinner or lunch for two or if you are just one person two nights of eats for the price of one. Now these are not 2 dollars meals but when you divide them out they become very reasonable and cheaper than eating at a sit down every night and breaking the bank. They also have full dell as well. also find them online at
      If you are over in the Mashpee area then Roche Bros is your place to go. Located at Commercial St, Mashpee, MA  or online at They have a hot bar, chefs specials and the usual deli items, Remember if it is just one you are doing, get different kinds of salads and only do 1/2 pound each, most time you eat half one night and half the other and it stretches it out and makes it reasonable to enjoy a variety of food. 
      Now if you are in Orleans there is the Friend's Market located at 57 Main St, Orleans, across from the post office. or online at This is a family owned Market with a lot more then just deli items, they have a great wine section and would be glad to help you pick out something to go with your Deli selection. Yes they do sandwiches, but they also have the salads the chickens and the prepared entries. Homemade from scratch is what they are about and a wonderful place to get your deli fix. 
      A few others that I am just running out of room and time here, but Lambert's Farm Market located at 271 Cotuit Rd, Sandwich, MA  or online at
      or Dennis Public Market located at 653 Main St #6a, Dennis, MA  or online at
      Again this is not an all complete list and does not even touch above Orleans, like Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. And there are places along Rt 28 that runs between Falmouth and Sandwich. So get out there, give them a try, buy small amounts and buy variety and you will find you can eat for a lot less and much healthier than eating out so much.   Happy Eating. 
      Hi-Ho one and all, how ya doing? It's been a hot one here the past couple days. The beaches are still full and waters are still warm and the buffet is still full so the Great Whites are still about. But with some smart heads up knowledge and watch where you are going to swim you can have a wicked awesome time out in the water. The boating could not be better and the surfing, paddle boarding, sail boarding and kite surfing are all going strong. The  night climb this past Thursday evening went fantastic with about 250 people showing up throughout the evening and about 1/2 of those making the climb to the lamp room. It was a clear evening and you could see lights from all over the place, like from Provincetown to Race Point, to Highland and Nauset and all the way down to Chatham. We had the hot chocolate flowing and the baked goods seemed endless. And stories about ship wrecks and ghost ships were all about. Hope some of these stories come back for our Halloween weekends, they were really good. Well we will be going strong through Labor day, then starting that Tuesday we will still go 7 days a week but hours will be adjusted to 10-5 till Columbus Day when we will really scale back to the public. Thats about when the school and senior tours ramp up. But until them 9-7 will continue to be the norm through Labor Day. Nothing else going on that is overly special, the docents are still here sharing stories and historical facts about not only this light house and station to many of the other around the Cape. And if the schools in your area have started back, what a perfect time to come if you are single, or a couple without kids. And if classes have not started in your area, come on out as the crowds are starting to thin a bit. I know that sounds like I'm double talking but if you think about it, it really is true. What a great time to visit. Well I need to get back to the tours, we have another one going off in 5 minutes and I like to take at least a half dozen times a day or more. So hope you see you soon and if you made it already I hope you had a great and wonderful time, but who wouldn't cause you would be right here on old Cape Cod. 
      Well nothing like having to change recipes in the middle of things, and as you saw in my opening paragraph that my house is a mess and in turmoil and my cookbooks and research material are all blocked in. So did a little research and came up with this little, incredibly easy recipe and able to do inside or outside on the grill, however I will say remember if doing on grill put either foil down or put a more solid surface and use the smoke to flavor the fish as well. Halibut is a nice white fish that can get rather flaky when done and when put on a grill, you might loose it between the grating and that would not be good. However there are some more solid fish that would work great with this recipe such as, Monk Fish, Tuna steaks, Mahi-Mahi, Swordfish and Salmon and a lot of sites add Snapper. So take a look at this recipe and dress it up, change it up, have some fun with it and enjoy fresh fish, especially this time of year. Now let's get this show on the road or should I say into the pan or on the grill. 

      This week's recipe: Pan Grilled Halibut 
      2      Tbsp      melted butter
      2      Tbsp      honey
   1/2      lemon    juiced
      2      tsp         soy sauce
   1/2      tsp         pepper
   1/2      tsp         marjoram
   1/2      tsp         Old Bay Seasoning 
      2      cloves   minced garlic
      1      pd         fresh halibut filets (or your choice of fish)
      In a small bowl, combine the butter, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, pepper, marjoram and garlic. Cut fillets into pieces about 4-6 oz size. For me anything smaller is a waste of good fish.Brush both sides of each with the liquid mixture. Heat pan until it is sizzling hot Sear fish for about 90 seconds on each side. Reduce the heat to medium and cook each side for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork. On a charcoal or gas grill this will take a bit later to cook fish all the way through.  

Garnet Wednesday / 8-21-19

Garnet Wednesday EveryOne
Rise and shine and shout some glory about, it is a beautiful day to be alive and well. Ok for some of us well is a relative term and alive is about pushing it. But a lot of it is a state of mind, a state of thought, and outlook what we really have before us and not what we don't. The fact we were able to get out of bed this morning is a great starter, the fact that we could go to the fridge and get something for breakfast, if we can look out the window and see the topside of the lawn this is good and the list goes on. And the big one today is that halfway through the day we will be halfway through the week. The days are passing by already quickly and we are riding this wave through the month of August like there is no tomorrow. So is your glass half filled or half empty? Is your wave a pipe line or a ripple in a puddle. Are you giving it all you've got this week or are you just playing games. To get this day going, let's get the hikers and footgear on, grab that staff and get going. There are paths to travel, rocks to climb over, and heights to reach, and when we get there we need to take a moment or two and look back to just how far we have come. Then turn and map out our directions for the rest of the trip then gather our stuff and move off the backside of the mountain. The peak is not our destination it is only the halfway point but it does represent that one step over the line being closer to the finish than back to the start. So take heart, we are making progress but there is still much to do, places to go and people to see and help. Yup we still gotta be our brother's and sister's keeper and let that helping hand as needed when we come on them. So be ready be open, have ears that hear and hands that help. Do unto others as you would want done unto you. Now the day is wasting away and we have a ways to go so let's get it going and go make us a most Happy, Happy and share it to anyone who needs it and is open to accept it.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Spumoni Day
Senior Citizen's Day
Brazilian Blow-out Day
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute To The Victims of Terrorism
Internet Self-care Day
National Medical Dosimetrist Day
Poet's Day

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Green Tuesday / 8-20-19

Green Tuesday EveryOne
Welcome back my friends to a show that never ends, Ladies and Gentlemen (thank you Emerson, Lake & Palmer). Are you ready for The Mission (Styx) today. Are you ready to Face the Music (ELO) today. Yesterday is done, gone and behind us. I think I counted everyone present? So that is always a good way to start to the week. I did not say we were all still in this game mentally but hey we can work on that along the way. I just hope you did not hit The Wall (Pink Floyd) too hard and became all Stressed Out (Twenty One Pilots). Yes it's a musical Tuesday morning and I am hearing the tunes in harmony and praying as we go through this day your's does not turn into sour notes or lead to you writing a Diary of a Madman (Ozzie Osbourne) or person. But let's hope that all you do and say today turns into a Magical Mystery Tour (the Beetles) and carries you to new heights and experiences. So time to get those hikers on, those boots, those whatever things you are wearing on your feet on and grab that staff. While we head to the line let's remember to be faithful and loyal to those around us, who are covering your back and be ready to do the same for them. But also we will come on those who are in deep hurting ways and we will take the time to stop, listen and help in whatever way we can. We will do good and move on regardless of the situation to the best of our ability. Now time to get this day on the go and go make some music of our own. And while we are at it let's make us a most Happy, Happy and Let the Sunshine In (Aquarius, by the 5th Dimension) and share it with all that cross our paths today. 
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National ‘ Bacon Lovers ‘ Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
National Lemonade Day
National Radio Day
World Mosquito Day

Monday, August 19, 2019

Coral Monday / 8-19-19

Coral Monday EveryOne
Morning one and all, I hope you had a wonderful weekend or at least part of it was good. But the weekend is over and whether good or bad this is a new day, a new week, a new start to things, new adventures, new journeys, and new opportunities. This sounds old, sounds used, sounds corning. Really? Seriously? Let's look at a few facts, You can't go back and redo last week, you can't go back and do the travels over, you can't can't go backwards. You can try to duplicate what you did but nothing can be copied exactly the same, it will always be different. So we can either accept it and put a smile on our faces, put a giddy in your giddy-up and go make the most of what is before us and make the most out of whatever comes our way. Or we can just be a curmudgeon and sit there and stew in our own miserableness, ruining both our own chances of a good day and those around us. And is it going to change things? Heck no, so you might as well, get with the program, and to the best of your's an my abilities put on a happy face and make the best of whatever comes our way. So ready or not here it comes, so we might as well get some hikers on or whatever footwear is needed for your journey, find that staff and let's get to the starting line. Along the way we are going to encounter those that need our help, so be ready. Whether it's someone we know or someone we had no intentions of helping, ever, be ready to stop, listen and lend a hand in whatever way we can or need to. Now it's time to get this day going and see where this week and travels take us. And the best way to do that is to spread some joy along the way so let's go make us a most Happy, Happy and share it to everyone that crosses our paths today.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day
National Hot & Spicy Food Day
National/International Potato Day
Aviation Day
"Black Cow" Root Beer Float Day
(8/19/1893 by Frank J. Wisner, Cripple Creek Brewing Co., CO.  Also Aug. 6 by A&W Root Beer).
Coco Chanel Day
Cupcake Day
International Bow Day
International Orangutan Day
World  Humanitarian Day

Friday, August 16, 2019

Bourbon Friday / 8-16-19

Bourbon Friday EveryOne
      Hallelujah, Amen, Jump up and down on the bed, or even a pogo stick. Ring the bell, clang the gong, blow the kazoo, toot the wazoozal, but whatever you do don't stay in your bed, or even your jamies. We have arrived we have arrived at the start of that most glorious day we call FRIDAY. It's gonna a be a most day and from what I am hearing this way all through the weekend, then again if no work how could it be anything less than glorious. Friday is not a day for laying around, or rocking your life away on the front porch while the world passes you by. No, no by no means, this is a day to do what you must, to get to the starting line to run your race while I run mine. We need proper footing so put back the hikers and find those darn sprinters and lace them up tight. Put away the staff and get that visor and suntan lotion and get it done all over. Go as light as you can or as bare as you dare and let's take this day on with all that you have. (this week's theme has been varieties of coffees). This run will be in the sun and the heat across dessert floors with reflective sand and glass. It will test us to the very maximum and do it's best to keep us from our appointed destination. We will need to wrap up all the loose ends, bring then to a head and see that they are finished and finalized before we cross the tape, or take the checkered flag, or whatever line you consider to be finished. We have been preaching it, talking about it, encouraging it all week, but do good and help those who we come on through our day that are in much greater distress than we are, those who hurt, those who are lost, and the list goes on. Stop, listen, and help in whatever needs done, including to seeing them to the next care center. Now this day is slipping away from us and we need to get this day going, so let's head for the starting line and give it all we've got. Quantity yes but not to supersede quality, this is not about sloppy, bad workmanship. This is about doing your's and my best in all aspects of what we do and leave no questions that you care about what you do and how you do it. So let's get it and go do it and make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long in all you do and share it with all come in contact with. 
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi 

Holiday & Observances:
National Rum Day
National Bratwurst Day
Brother's Day
Joe Miller's Joke Day
Men's Grooming Day
National Airborne Day
National Rollercoaster Day Day
Surveillance Day

National Vanilla Custard Day - 17
Baby Boomer's Recognition Day - 17 
Black Cat Appreciation Day - 17
Chef Appreciation Day - 17
Clear The Shelters Day - 17
I Love My Feet Day - 17
International Geocaching Day - 17
International Homeless Animals Day - 17
Meaning of "Is" Day - 17|
National Honey Bee Day - 17
National Nonprofit Day - 17
National Thrift Shop Day - 17
World Honey Bee Day - 17

National Ice Cream Pie Day - 18
National Pinot Noir Day - 18
Bad Poetry Day - 18
Birth Control Pills Day - 18
Mail Order Catalog Day - 18
National Badge Ribbon Day - 18
National Fajita Day - 18
Serendipity Day - 18
World Daffodil Day - 18
Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
National Chef's Appreciation Week: 18-24

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Brutte Thursday / 8-15-19

Brutte Thursday EveryOne
      Well wakka, wakka, meatballs another day has past and a new day has dawned and we are still here to take it on. This may be no champagne of a day, but we are a brood waiting to take this day on and make it our own. Life is not easy, life is not aways fair, life is not free, but to those who work hard and stay with it, there are blessings seen and unseen that will be bestowed. We think that all we do many times has to be tangible, alert, it normally is not so, thus do good and move on. So what does this have to do with everything this morning, First why are we taking so long to get going in the mornings, why do we drag so much, what do we complain about it all. So many can not get out of bed, can not go to the fridge, do not have clean cloths to wear, have someplace to bath, have a roof over their heads that doesn't leak. Do I need to go on. Ya this may not be a champagne kind of a day, but we have been given, granted the ability to maximize our opportunities. That could mean make meatballs out of the ground stuff put in front of us or just taking the time to do what we just need to do. That includes meeting the needs of those we come on that are down and out, desperate, hurt - bleeding and possibly dying. We need to stop and listen and then help and maybe even see them to the next care center. Do good in all you do and then move on. No glory, no fame, no lights, no ect, ect. Just do it, and move on it is what we need to do, don't need to ask questions, and quiz them on if they meet our approval, just do it. You never know when the shoe may be on the other foot, do as you would hope someone would do for you. Now this is a work day a hard work day, so let's get the footwear on, take hold your staff and let's get this show on the path. Besides talking all about meatballs has got me hungry and we need to get through the day before I get to make dinner. So let's go and make us a most Happy, Happy, all day long and go share it with all that cross our paths. 
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi 

Holiday & Observances:
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
Julia Child’s Birthday
Feast of the Assumption
Relaxation Day
Best Friends Day
Chauvin Day
Check The Chip Day
National Leathercraft Day
National No SpongeBob Day

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Cool & Damp Evenings on Cape Cod & Oriental Salad / 8-14-19

      I remember some of those evenings like we have just had recently that were cool and damp. Mom would be sitting in one of the lounge chairs, either working on a crossword puzzle or knitting. Dad would sit in the other matching lounge chair, wither reading or watching TV (which did not come till many years after we had been going and that was only a small black and white one). I would be at the kitchen table working on those of those posters you get that you use colored pencils or colored pens to make your own wall art. Or I loved to do hide n seek puzzles or I Mom would make me read some. Why do I remember these as damp nights? Because as Dad would sit in the chair he would make comments about his arms sticking to the varnished wood arms, and the plastic table cover would get that tacky feeling. The smell of salt and seaweed in the air was heavy and strong because of the dampness. And somewhere between 7 and 10 we would look out onto Old Wharf Road and notice that the fog had rolled in from the cottage you could barely see across the road. The street lights would have that eery yellowish glow about them that seemed to scream something of a Humphrey Bogart movie or Out of the Black Lagoon. An occasional car would come down the road, you could hear it but you could not see it until it was nearly on top of you. Then out of the dark damp misty fog the headlights would slowly appear, pass and slip back into nothingness. The Twilight zone of mystery and wonder, and had the earth opened up and the seas reclaimed its land to swallow up those who dare to travel its path? It never seemed to phase Mom, and she would must keep working away at her knitting for awhile, till out of the blue she would offer to play a game with me. She would put away her knitting needles and I would go find the game Quinto. It was a tile numbers game based on multiples of five. We would sit down to play and Dad would start with that whine of I'm not sure I remember how to play this game, You better remind me, they he would proceed to beat the pants off of anyone who was playing. He does this still to this day (ya he's 92 and still as sharp as a tack and uses it to his advantage anytime he gets it). Anyway, we would play play two or three rounds and call it for the night. Mom and Dad would head to bead and as a mid-teen I would head out to do rounds with the night guard for Chases Ocean Grove who I got to know real well and he would wait for me to come out and go with him. I would eventually get home between 12 and 1 in the morning and slip into bed. Mom and Dad never worried where I was at as they knew I was out with the night watchman. The ones for our areas Chases, Campers Haven and one other down the road were all special duty police officers who most were teachers during the off season. They watched after me and made sure I made it back to the cottage ok and was a great experience. Yup I know it sounds strange but these are what has made my memories what has shaped my loves about the Cape and what I remember about my family being together while here on the Cape. Mom's been gone now 31 year and there are times like these that it feels like just last year we were here all together. Yes I miss my mother, extremely, and sometimes more than others. She was 58, the same age I am now. After she got past that first year, she fell in love with the Cape as much as do and I know she would have been here as much as she could. Thanks Mom for the memories, and here's to what you and Dad gave to me and my love for this place we call Old Cape 
      Well small business report time. One of my favorite go to places on 6A anytime of the year is in Brewster called the Lemon Tree Village Shops. This grouping of shops is a wonderful place with something for just about everyone in the family. So if you want someplace that is fun, has practical shops and is open year round this is the place. Located at 1069 Route 6A in Brewster or find them online at Also each of the shops have their own websites or are facebook and twitter on their own. So what kind of shops are located here. Well here are some of the shops you will find: Brewster Sweets making hand made chocolates, this stuff is pretty darn good. The Lemon Tree Pottery Shop. I have found more things here than my pocket could ever purchase or my house could hold. From figurines, to garden sculptures to to mugs to plates and wine glasses to bowls and the list goes on and on. Next is By the Bay Designs they have a wide variety of affordable, imaginative American-made gifts, jewelry, greeting cards, and decorative arts for the home.  Working along with many local artisans, we offer some of the most unique Cape Cod-themed items available. (ok I stole that from them) But still great place to go. La Bodega; Ladies this is your kind of clothing shop. With all kinds of styles that would make any woman fit right into the Cape scene. Let's not forget the Village Toy Store, this store is upstairs but don't think they are just hiding up there. They have so much fun stuff, but that help teach and learn and those things that are just for play time, and if you are into games they have those too. So climb the stairs and check them out. The Cook's Shop, wow, if you have not been in there you are missing something. two floors of all things cooking. If you are looking for that special tea pots, spatulas, whisks, measuring spoons, and the list goes on. Then there is the cookware upstairs and baking ware and small appliances and they even have Lodge cast iron ware. Back downstairs they have teas of all kinds, jams, vinegars, oils and specialty dry goods. Just go in and check them out. The last I will mention is a two in one now. The Woodworks Gallery bought the Brewster Birdhouse shop and have moved them into the same space. If are looking for bird houses and wild bird items check them out. But if you are looking to add some outdoor patio furniture. In their words: This shop carries a unique selection of American Crafted Wood Art and Gift Items.  Wood Gift Items includes Hand Carved Birds, Jewelry, Jewelry Boxes,  Signs, Salad Bowl sets, Serving Spoons and Tongs, Watches, Old Fashioned Toys, Toys and Games, Wood Wick Candles, Wind chimes, Rocking Chairs, Amish Furniture. Stay tune for what we hope is some exciting news in the next several months, especially for you folks that winter down near Sarasota, Florida area. Will keep you posted. But for now keep this place in mind for your outdoor and indoor decorating needs. Now I am not getting everyone. There is a cafe, and jeweler, not just jewelry but a real jeweler that can repair your gold and silver jewelry and more. So go and have a fun time shopping at the Lemon Tree Village Shops.            
      Hello, and I am glad many of you have come back to visit me again. I will say I think this young reporter now only comes up to get those cookies, pound cakes and bundt cakes. The wife does all the cookies and and an occasional cake. But what most don't know is that I am the one making most of the fruit pies, bundt and pound cakes. I love those things. But what he doesn't know won't hurt him, at least in this case. Well the weather has just about been perfect. Just one drippy day that ended up with a hang over but the rest has been perfect and so does this coming weekend look fantastic. So if you have the opportunity to come on out and experience the good life, rest and relaxation well then this weekend would be great. And also one of the last empty weekends before the kids have to go back to school, ok parents stop cheering so loudly you will scare the whales away. LOL. So, the guests and visitors have continued to stream in, we are seeing about 50 or so a day and on the weekends it's been exploding to 2 to 3 times and I think we had one or two weekends that we had over 200 each day. But I expect things to remain steady through Labor Day then start to slow down. So if you are empty nesters or DINKS (double income no kids, really folks) September would be a wonderful time to plan to come out and visit us. With all the sunshine filled days the view have been spectacular from the lamp room and so much to see and experience. Remember this coming Thursday we are doing a night climb from 7-9 pm and the weather looks like it is going to cooperate for us to make it a great evening. So I hope you can make it, but if you cant please come and visit us any other time during out daytime hours. Last but not least a report on your Great Whites, I just hear that so far this season we have had more than a 150 sighting, and needless to say many of you know this as they have periodically closed down beaches. But what's a little inconvenience to safety, so we will deal with it and until we do something about the seal population we will not see the number of Great White sightings decrease. Well folks that about it, another day another week another report, I hope you have had a fantastic summer so far and have been able to get here, or are still looking forward to that long awaited holiday and still planning to come see us. I hope regardless of your situation, you have a great and wonderful the rest of your summer but especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.    
      Well another wonderful summer eek and time for a nice vegetable based side dish. I like a good Asian type salad as it can serve as a really good side dish or if you really wanted to you could add a meat to it and make it into an all in one lunch salad. You can also dress this salad up and down a lot and have some really good fun with it. So check it out, nothing goofy in this one, and give it a try, I think you might like this a lot and find different ways to change this around too many different occasions. Now let's get to it with this week's yummy in the tummy, Oh and if you find another Oriental salad recipe, they are different, I make sure of that. Now on with the show:

      This week's recipe: Oriental Salad

      1      cup      slivered almonds
      2      Tbsp    sesame seeds
      1      small    head of cabbage (shredded or chopped)
      3      stalks   green onions (chopped)
      2      pkgs     chicken ramen soup (broken up)

      Toast almonds till slightly brown, then let cool while you get the rest ready. In a large bowl, put shredded or chopped cabbage, chopped onion, sesame seeds and almonds,  and set aside.

   Dressing mix:
   1/2      cup      salad oil
      3      Tbsp    vinegar (for some fun use an infused or flavored vinegar)
   1/4      cup      sugar
   1/4      tsp       salt
      2      pkgs     ramen soup seasoning mix

      Mix dressing ingredients in a separate container and add it to the cabbage bowl and mix . Right before serving add crumbled ramen noodles so they don't get soggy. and serve.