Monday, July 24, 2017

Menu Monday and Life Lately

Hello and Happy Monday!  It's a rainy one here and just heard that Rowan's first day of soccer camp was called!

I'm back after some technical difficulties so I'm going to attempt to catch up a bit.  Here's what we've been up to the past couple of weeks.

There's been golf...
 a church fair...
 a kid's concert...
 a rainy Nantucket Triathlon...
dinner at Nantucket Prime...
a trip to The Juice Bar...
 cycling views...
 a grilled dinner at home...
 Bartlett's Farm pie with homemade whipped cream...
 lunch at Lola Burger...
 Elebeads trunk show at Vivi G...
 pool time...
 more ice cream...
 beach time...
 and finally dinner at the Sandbar at Jetties Beach!
Needless to say time is flying, we've been here almost a month already!

I hit the market early this morning, here's what's cooking this week...

Monday- Skinny Stuffed Pepper Casserole (with ground turkey)
Tuesday- Soup & Panini (after golf)
Wednesday- Bay Scallop Chowder
Thursday- Italian Chicken Sausage with Spinach, Tomatoes & Pasta
Friday- out
Saturday- mixed grill
Sunday- TBD

What have you been up to lately?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Harding-Lane Giveaway

Harding-Lane has teamed up for an awesome Summer Days GIVEAWAY!

"The winner-take-all package includes a set of our needlepoint hats, sunglasses from Red's Outfitters, an apparel set from Whalebone, $200 in free dockage from Dockwa, accessories from Sailormade, a leather belt & wallet set from Todder, a set of eco-friendly boardshorts from Fair Harbor, a custom Yeti tumbler set from Peak Organic Brewing and a Weekender from Long Wharf Supply Co... an $1800 package."
Enter here by July 18th!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What's Cooking Wednesday

Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

I was recently looking for a peach and blueberry dessert recipe that didn't involve oats (I love oats I just didn't have any in the house).  I stumbled upon this recipe from Julia's Album.  Julia's version involves a springform pan which I don't have on Nantucket so I made mine in a glass pie plate and it worked just fine!  I tweaked a couple of ingredients and method as well...


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup liquid egg whites (or 2 eggs)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 peaches, diced
1 cup blueberries


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray a baking pan.  Combine baking powder, baking soda and flour in a small bowl.  Set aside.

2.  Beat butter, sugar and eggs in a separate bowl on high speed.  Then beat in vanilla and Greek yogurt until combined.

3.  Slowly beat in flour mixture, don't over mix.

4.  Spread half of the batter in the bottom of the baking pan.  Spread fruit evenly on top and then spread remaining batter on top.

5.  Bake for 50 minutes.

It was delicious, but after enjoying it for dessert we thought my version is better suited as a breakfast cake!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Menu Monday and Weekend Scenes

Happy Monday from Nantucket, it's hard to believe that we've been here for almost two weeks!  Mr. PS headed back to America last night so I'm running the show for the week solo.

We kicked off the weekend on Friday which was fairly rainy.  We took advantage and got some things done around the house and ran some errands before landing in town to pick up the big kids from work and activities.  More specifically we landed at Nantucket Prime for a cocktail...
 Rowan loved their patio gardens!
We made our way home where we dove into some Callie's Pimento Cheese from Charleston!  We were beyond excited to find it at the new Nantucket Meat and Fish Market.
Saturday morning, Mr. PS and I made our way to the Milestone Cranberry Bog for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation's annual Race for Open Space.
 Mr. PS took part in the 2 mile walk...
 while I lined up for the 5K run.
This has been a road race in the past, this was the first year that it was held in the bog as a trail run.  My time wasn't too far off my usual 5K time, but I'm really not a fan of trail running.  Too many ruts, rocks and in this case, soft sand!
 I loved the color of this year's t-shirts sponsored by Castaway Clothing!
We hit the Farmers & Artisans Market downtown before heading to the beach for the day.  It runs from 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturdays from May-October on Cambridge Street.
It was a bit foggy to start, but it ended up being a beautiful day.  Mr. PS brought along this find to the beach...
That evening we enjoyed dinner at the Ship's Inn on Fair Street.  I cannot say enough good things about the food and service at this quiet and quaint gem!  This was our second time eating here, you can read about our first visit here.
 After dinner we took a walk down Straight Wharf...
 it's always fun to check out all of the boats and yachts!!
Sunday morning I took off on my bike towards Sconset and then back around to Surfside Beach before coming home.
While I cycled Mr. PS snuck out to Wicked Island Bakery, well known for their sinful "Morning Bun". Sadly they were already out, so the family had to settle for some muffins and donuts...
 We were off to the beach just before lunch, it was gorgeous!
Lots of boogie boarding!
A little after 4:00, we packed up and we brought Mr. PS to the airport last night to catch a flight home to Boston.
The kids grabbed some burritos at Boat House (think Chipotle) for dinner.
I hit a Sculpt and Weights class early this morning (I'll be sore tomorrow) at Nantucket Cycling & Fitness and then it was off to Stop & Shop to provision for the week.  Here's what's cooking...

Tuesday- Soup & Grilled Cheese (after golf)
Friday- Take-out Pizza & Salad
Saturday- Mixed Grill
Sunday- out

How was your weekend?  Did you hit the beach?