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Dunbar House Restaurant & Tea Room

Written and Photographed by Pat O’Connell Before there was a tea house, here was a house at 1 Main Street in Sandwich, MA since the first European settlers arrived in 1650. Sandwich is the oldest town on the Cape and John Dillingham was one of its founding fathers. John Dillingham built a small house on…

TGC Grille

It’s a bit off the beaten path but well worth the trek to North Falmouth. Chef/owner Jonathan Philips and his wife Jill have done it again. Their flagship restaurant C Salt, on Davis Straits in Falmouth is among the finest on the Cape and now they have opened their newest venture the TGC Grille at…

Spice & Tea Merchants

Spice & Tea Merchants Falmouth has a wonderful new shop where one can buy spices, teas and gifts from around the world. It is the Spice & Tea Merchants at 245 Main Street and is located less that a ten minute walk from the Palmer House Inn. Browsing through this store is truly like stepping…

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…

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…

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