Wednesday, March 31, 2010

As promised.....

Wicked Cool~
Cape Cod Cranberry Margarita

Ingredients: 1 serving
1.5 shots of tequila
1 shot of cranberry juice cocktail
1/4 cup of whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 shot of triple sec
10 ice cubes
sweetened dried cranberries and lime slices for garnish

Blend all ingredients on high until smooth and frosty. Serve in a margarita glass garnished with cranberries and lime .
*I leave out the ice, make a whole pitcher full, and store it in the freezer for those unexpected guests or when the girls stop by to chat!

On the rocks or frozen....enjoy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cranberries ~

Nestled among the towns on the south shore of Massachusetts are more than 14,000 acres of cranberry bogs. I'll bet you didn't know that the cranberry, along with the blueberry and Concord grape, is one of North America's three native fruits that are commercially grown.

Contrary to popular belief, cranberries do not grow in water. Instead they grow on vines in beds layered with sand, peat, gravel and clay - known as "bogs". As warmer weather arrives, growers remove the winter flood - no more ice skating - and the growing season begins. These red fields glow in the afternoon sun along the roadside....
I just had to pull over the Jeep and take a few pictures for those of you who may not be familiar with this sight.

Next blog....Cape Cod Cranberry Margaritas!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Suburban Life

....and the classic PICKET FENCE ~

A picket fence, ideally white, is seen by some as a symbol of the ideal middle-class suburban life, with a family, busy children, big dog, gas guzzling SUV, large house and peaceful living. I took all these pictures in the quiet, coastal town of Duxbury, about 35 miles south of Boston. Aren't they beautiful homes? The town itself could be a movie set!

I'm thinking I need to add a white picket fence to (Rick's) new "Garage and Driveway" Project. What do you think?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Norwell, MA celebrates St. Patrick's Day!

How did you pay tribute? Did you wear green, eat corned beef and cabbage, share a green beverage with friends?

If you were in Norwell you could have attended the Celtic Concert at the James Library or participated in the "Pour your own Pint" contest at the Tinker's Son.....(Not sure what that game is but the Norwell Police were busy directing traffic in and out of that parking lot last night!)

Or maybe a cup of coffee and a donut with green sprinkles from our local Dunkin' Donuts would satisfy the "luck of the Irish" in you. What ever you did to celebrate, I hope you were with family and friends...
and you woke up in time to go to work this morning!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


A beautiful crisp, sunshiny morning in search of driftwood on Cohasset beach......and maybe a cup of coffee and a Morning Glory muffin from the French bakery in town.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mosselen, Moules, Mussels

Bruges, Brugge in Dutch, is such a great weekend spot to visit from London. It's just a few hours on the Eurostar, a scenic train ride through the Belgium countryside and the rest of the day to explore the cobble stone streets of the picturesque city. We knew we were taking chances with the weather in February.....there were plenty of brasseries, cafes, chocolate shops, and pubs along the canals to give us cover from the elements!

How do you like your mussels....with frites?