Tag: Cape Cod

FUN IN THE TIME OF CORONA

During a summer of the Coronavirus pandemic where there were so many restrictions on our movements and what we could do in order to stay healthy, it might seem strange to write about it in terms of FUN. As it turns out, the summer of 2020 will hold many fond memories for the relationships that …

WINNER WINNER, STRIPER DINNER!

Bringing friends together for dinner is tricky at the moment, but our huge (5 foot square) dining room table is perfect for 4 couples to dine at a comfortable distance, so I offered to cook dinner for some friends. We had a narrow window, with Nell arriving a few weeks later than usual this year …

JUST FOR THE HALIBUT

We have been enjoying delicious fresh fish since arriving at the Cape from Chicago in late June. I know I’ve said it before, but you simply can not beat the fish on the Cape for it’s freshness. Striped Bass (Striper) is a particular favorite of ours, and so Dennis headed to Cape Fish & Lobster …

HEAPS OF TUNA!

When my friend Lisa Heaps texted on Sunday night that her daughter’s boyfriend had dropped off a “shit ton of Tuna – blue fin . . . do you want to stop over after golf and get some?”, I naturally said “YES”! When I arrived at the house after our weekly Monday golf game I …

LOBSTAH!!

Is there a more quintessential Cape summer meal than a lobster? The traditional “clam bake” is so named because it usually includes steamed clams (“steamers”, or “steamahs” in the local vernacular) along with the steamed lobster, corn on the cob and potatoes. The whole shebang is often cooked in the same pot, or if you …

“MOORING” CLAM SOUP

As I said in my first post “The Experiment Begins”, I spent summers on the Cape during college and graduate school and worked at a restaurant called The Mooring. Those were fun times and I met some great friends, many of whom I am still in touch with to this day. It was during these …

TAKING IT TO THE CAPE!

While I may have been quiet here for a couple of weeks, it doesn’t mean the kitchen has been closed. It finally stopped raining after the wettest month in Chicago’s history, so I allowed myself to indulge in my other passion (er, obsession?), golf, a few days a week. It felt almost normal, playing golf …

CAPE COD COMES TO CHICAGO

We would have loved to be at our home on Cape Cod this weekend, but we are in Chicago, so brought the
Cape to us.