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Cape Cod Museum Trail – Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Exploring the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Continuing on to the lower cape area of the Cape Cod Museum Trail will lead you to the exquisite Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Originally created in 1954, the museum members met at Brewster Town Hall. From there,…

Garlic Croutons

Garlic Butter Croutons

Garlic Butter Crouton Recipe These are wonderful with a salad and for breakfast in our Baked Eggs Recipe. Ingredients 4-5 Slices of French bread  cubed 4 Tbls. Unsalted butter Garlic powder Parsley Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter over medium heat in a large saute pan. Stir in garlic…

Discovery Bicycle Tours Cape Cod

Discovery Bicycle Tours Cape Cod, “Your next great adventure starts here.” The Palmer House Inn has been affiliated with Discovery Bicycle Tours for four years. We always look forward to the arrival of the cyclists, it is our unofficial start to the summer season. This June they will come to stay with us for two…

Irish Bread

Irish Bread Recipe

Mary Naughton’s Irish Bread Recipe This is a recipe that Bill’s grandmother, Mary Ann Naughton brought from Ireland when she emigrated to Boston, from County Roscommon in Ireland, in the early twentieth century. She worked as a ladies maid until she met and married John Connery who was from Waterford, Ireland. The recipe was handed down…

A Sailor’s Valentine

Sailor’s Valentines on Cape Cod By Pat O’Connell Many folks believe that Sailor’s Valentines were created by sailing men aboard ships. It’s thought that the sailors used the projects to wile away the time at sea. However, when one stops to think about a sailor’s life, that thought just doesn’t make sense for a number…

Cheesecake Crust

Cheesecake Crust Recipe A light and crunchy compliment to your cheesecake. Crust Ingredients 1 cup sifted enriched flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1/2 cup butter 1 slightly beaten egg yoke 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Instructions Combine first three ingredients. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add the egg yoke…

O’Connell’s Cheesecake

O’Connell’s Cheesecake Recipe This decadent cheesecake recipe is the perfect compliment to your Valentine’s Day dinner. This is a recipe that I have been making for special occasions since Bill and I were first married fifty-one years ago. It was the desert we would serve when we had company. The recipe has now been passed down…

Cape Cod Saltworks

Saltworks and Cape Cod’s History In 1832 there were 881 saltworks on Cape Cod. That time was the height of salt production. Cape Cod Saltworks has brought back that historic Cape Cod industry. They have revived the original method of producing salt through evaporation. They make artisanal salt using old fashioned, small-scale techniques. Because the…