Tag Archives: Cape Cod

Meet the Chefs…Meet Chef Brett Mayer of The Cape Grille

Executive Chef Brett Mayer

Chef Brett, a native of Cape Cod found her calling while growing up in a chef family. It was from working beside her grandfather, who was a chef where she learned some of her greatest lessons about navigating in a busy kitchen. She enrolled in the culinary arts program at Newbury College in Brookline, MA. Shortly after graduation, she found herself working at Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. After eight years she decided to move back home to Cape Cod. Securing a job at the Woods Hole Golf Club as the Executive Sous Chef in 2009 …

 

Cape & Island Bakes

Just like in Boston, Boston Bakes has widespread partners throughout the North East. Our newest partnerships take us all the way to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard for a week of baking delicious desserts and fundraising right at the beginning of June. While our newest set of fundraising events, Cape & Island Bakes has grown relatively large in the few years it has been running, and now encompasses much of the seaside Massachusetts.
Just like in Boston, restaurants all up and down the seacoast partner with us to serve delicious desserts, such as fan favorites like Boston Creme Pie …

 

Oyster Shucking

Last Saturday, I learned how to shuck oysters. Being a fan of oysters (both raw and cooked), I’m glad to have finally crossed it off my to-do list when I took shucking lessons at North End Fish Market in Boston (formerly called Mercato del Mare).
At NEFM, lessons are only offered on Saturday afternoons from 1-3pm, reservations are not required. Due to small space, the staff can teach groups of five people or smaller at each time. The lesson takes about 15 minutes, longer if you decide to shuck more oysters. You just pay what you shuck and eat. Last Saturday, …

 

Jazz on Cape Cod!

Last year I was a little too late to go to the 9th Annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club.  I am happy to say I made it to one performance during the 10th Annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival which takes place Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the summer on the Garden Terrace. A wide variety of performers perform all summer long and I enjoyed evening listening to the very talented Grammy nominated Rebecca Parris who was joined in the end by Suede. What a treat the evening was!
But I can’t forget how the evening …

 

Welcome to Summer!

The festivities of July 4th are now behind us! The numerous firework displays and concerts celebrating the birth of our country are over for this year!  The evenings leading up to the 4th and after have been filled with the sounds of fireworks.
Now summer is in full gear!  The weather we have waited for all winter is here for us to enjoy! Winter seems to last forever but summer always seems to fly by without a second thought or glance.

Summer entertaining and grilling takes center stage as well as long awaited visits to the beach where the water temperature is …

 

Provincetown Eats

Happy First Day of Summer! Earlier this month, I went to Provincetown (or P-town) for the first time to attend my dear friend’s bachelorette party.  P-town is a quaint beach town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is known for being a vacation destination for tourists.
 
It’s always a good idea to order fresh seafood when you find yourself in the cape. While strolling down Commercial Street (a main street for shopping, artists, entertainment, and countless cute dogs) and figuring out where to grab lunch, a local suggested the Lobster Pot restaurant, featuring a waterfront view. Lobster Pot is what I …

 

My Summer Mini Vacation!

I am guilty of staying in my own backyard and not going outside the area to explore and have adventures!  Guilty I am!  This summer a mini family reunion took me to the Wequassett Resort in Harwich and let me tell you how much fun I had!  Did I mention how I did not want to leave? In fact you could say I would be very happy moving in and staying!
I can’t say I explored the area all that much but enjoyed the comforts of this very family oriented resort, from the cookies waiting for me upon check in and …

 

Lemon Lovin’

lemonade from cooksillustrated.com
Pink or yellow, sweet or sour, fresh or frozen: it doesn’t matter how you spin it, lemonade and summertime go hand-in-hand. I remember sitting at the end of my driveway selling lemonade from a cooler, arguing with my sister about who gets to collect the cash. I was about seven years old and making anything over $10.00 a day was a fortune.
takeya lemonade maker
So why not bring yourself back to those childhood days with the flavor of fresh squeezed lemonade. The Takeya Flash Chill Lemonade Maker makes it easy to squeeze and store the sweet nectar all within …

 

King of the Corn

grilled corn on the cob from myrecipes.com
When I think about summer cookouts I think pasta salad and corn on the cob. As a kid it was often my job to shuck the corn before tossing it into the steamer. Smothering on the butter and sprinkling on the salt made for the most delicious combination of sweet and savory. I hardly minded all the corn-hair that got stuck in my teeth.
Today, I tend to skip the butter and salt and just enjoy the au-natural sweetness of the corn itself. Maybe it’s the novelty of eating something with my hands that makes …

 

Zap That

from scientificamerican.com
Today’s gadget is a little outside the kitchen cabinet, but stick with me and you might be happily surprised by this intriguing idea.
We’ve all been victims of a fruit fly infestation. Those pesky little buggers appear out of no where and are a pain in the apple to get rid of.
So many times I’ve boughten a bunch of bananas, and, especially in the humid summer air, they’ve gone brown before I’ve had time to enjoy them. And the minute your fruit surpasses prime ripeness the fruit flies begin to descend.
But thanks to the SE battery operated tennis racket bug zapper, …