Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Closed for the Season ?

Well, winter is fast approaching as the Nantucket Island quiets down.  Quite a few restaurants and stores have closed their doors as well as lights being turned off in a large amount of homes.  Christmas is just around the corner and we look forward to the celebration of New Years.

Cheers !

Monday, December 17, 2012

"Creamsicle Martini" it's a special treat

"Creamsicle Martini"
1 oz. Absolut Mandarin
1 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz. cream or half-half
Fill a shaker with ice.  Pour ingredients in and shake till frosty.  Strain into a martini glass then garnish with a wedge of orange.
Cheers !

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scallop Boats Taking a Rest

 Nantucket Bay Scallops are a little smaller then sea scallops and rich in flavor.  Sweet, velvety and delectable. A little salt, pepper then just seared in a saute pan for a few minutes.  Just so good !

Cheers !

Monday, December 10, 2012


 These seals are just too cute, aren't they?
 On the drive out to Great Point Lighthouse seals are seen resting along the way. About a 4.5 mile ride along the beach.
 With great respect, a photo is captured.

 These latecomers are a little nosey.
Great Point Light house situated on the north east point of Nantucket Island. 
Cheers !

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Trees

 Downtown Nantucket is decorated in all it's glory.  The Coast Guard decorated this tree to win 2nd place.  Notice the blue branches and ship!
 A spectacular tree with all the trimmings.
 Even the fishermen got creative. 
I just love the scallops as ornaments. 
Cheers !

Friday, December 7, 2012

Apricot Fizz

We tried a Grapefruit Fizz, now let's try a different flavor.
Apricot Fizz
2.5 oz of apricot brandy
1 oz. lemon juice
a touch of fine sugar or simple syrup
4 oz. club soda
Fill shaker 3/4 full with brandy, lemon juice and sugar.  Shake well.  Strain and pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice and garnished with lime. Then add club soda to top.
Cheers !

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"The Schoolmaster's Daughter"

I could not put this book down.  Story takes place during the American Revolution in Boston, MA.  Not only will you be educated but will be drawn into the life struggles of this extraordinary young woman. 
Cheers !

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tis the Season

 Shopping on Main Street Nantucket
 Spectacular trees line the streets
 Yum - what more can I say?
Even music to boot.  All we need is a beverage!
Cheers !

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Take Flight from Nantucket

Nantucket from the sky!  Experience this take off in a 9 passenger plane from Nantucket Airport heading out over the beaches on the southern shore of Nantucket Island.  Also, notice Air Force 2 parked nearby picking up Vice President Biden. 
Cheers !

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

 Nantucket's Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is definitely worth a visit. Over 700 shipwrecks have occured in waters surrounding Nantucket.  This museum features over 5,000 objects from shipwrecks and lifesaving equipment.  Walk through at your leisure or take advantage of a complimentary small group tour.  A fabulous museum situated in a gorgeous setting off of Polpis Road.  

Cheers !

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November Flowers

 As December quickly comes upon us and a cold spell expected, I believe this is the last we'll see of flowers this year.

 As I write, our "fast" ferries have cancelled for the day due to heavy winds. The white caps are dancing on the ocean, the winds are howling and the temperature is dropping.  Perfect weather for Christmas Stroll next week.

Cheers !

Friday, November 23, 2012

Grapefruit Fizz

Grapefruit Fizz
This recipe is such a refreshing beverage.  It will quench your taste buds no matter what time of year.  I love it!
3 oz. vodka
2 oz. soda water
splash grapefruit juice
lime garnish
Gently shake (or just add to glass) liquid ingredients.  Pour over ice and garnish with a lime.
Delicious !
Cheers !

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vice President Biden visits Nantucket

Vice President Biden arrived on Nantucket last evening to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The  Air Force landed Monday and Tuesday bringing necessary equipment for Vice President Biden's anticipated visit. VP Biden is actually quite accessible.  He typically visits the local stores and attends holiday events.  Although it is apparent that secret service are all about, he seems to enjoy talking with everyone.
Cheers !
Air Force 2 photo courtesy of Jim Powers - Inquirer & Mirror

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bike Ride

 Nantucket is creating a new bike path along Hummuck Pond Road that will stretch to Cisco Beach.  It's a great ride and will definitely be alot safer for bicylists during tourist season.
 This goat isn't stupid - she rests against the cow for warmth.
 This one must be a loner :(
 This hawk quickly dove to attack a bird's nest after I stopped to catch him on film.
 I just realized that the wind was going to make this a tough ride back home.
 Yeah !  Made it to the shore.
 Cisco Beach
Cheers !