🍓Easy Delicious Fruit Dessert, Summer flowers🌻, and Hidden Gems on Cape Cod🦭🦞🍦

This is a very impressive summer dessert and so easy to make!!

The ingredients for Fruit Cobbler are simple and you probably have them on hand!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter 
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour  
  • ¾ cup sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • ¾ cup milk 
  • 2 cups of sliced fresh peaches or nectarines, or whole blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination of fruits (or a 12-ounce package of frozen berries) 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  • Step 1– Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2– Put butter in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan; set in oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove pan from oven.
  • Step 3– Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add milk; whisk to form a smooth batter. Pour batter into pan, then scatter fruit over batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tb. of sugar.
  • Step 4– Bake until batter browns and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

This is the cobbler before it’s cooked…I used blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, but you could use any fruit you have on hand.

It’s done when nicely browned…

And ready to eat, topped with vanilla ice cream!! We served it for dessert to Gina, Tom, Aaden and Parker, they loved it!!

🌻Summer Flowers🌺

Gina planted these sunflowers from seeds, she mulched, watered them and they grew beautifully!! Gina has inspired me, next year I’m going to plant some too!!

This is our cottage kitchen windowsill on Cape Cod…I always have flowers growing all over our yard and the first thing I do when arriving at the cottage is cut a few flowers and put them in the little sea glass vase!! Fresh flowers, shells and sea glass, give me a calming vibe while doing the dishes!! I got the inspiration for this windowsill when we were on a tour of Nantucket kitchens and gardens. Most of the homes were big with expensive kitchens, but there was one little cottage with a simple seaside charm. It had a worn antique kitchen and a windowsill with finds from the sea, mixed with flowers and soaps…who would have known that a kitchen sink could be a happy place!!

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If you are visiting Cape Cod, this is a fun day and it is free, except for the food:

I love watching wildlife at the Cape, some of the most spectacular sights require a boat, but this one is a drive to Chatham and it’s free!! Chatham Fish Pier is a great place to visit, to watch harbor seals up close!! The parking is free, it can get busy, but people are always coming and going, so if you wait a few minutes, you will probably find a parking spot.

The photo on the left is the view of the pier, from the parking lot. On the right is a view from the water. Both photo’s taken from Chatham Pier website.

Fishing boats at the pier and a fisherman getting ready to unload his cargo…

A close up look at one of the many seals that were swimming around the boats, waiting for a handout from the fishermen!!

A video of seals and seagulls fighting for a fish that was thrown out of the boat to them!!

Another close up picture of a harbor seal, with a good look of its finned feet.

When we first got to the pier, we thought that was a rock wall, in the middle of the photo, then we saw some of the rocks moving, and discovered they were seals piled up on one another!!!




A video of a bucket elevator from the boat dumping the fish into a chute that goes to a fish processing room, at the fish market!!

We were looking forward to having a lobster roll at the fish market, but they were $35!! If your from New England, you don’t like paying $35 for a lobstah roll…

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So we went to the next town, Rock Harbor in Orleans, which is a lovely ride that takes you by shops in Orleans center!! This is a well kept secret…the lobster rolls at Young’s Fish Market are out of this world delicious!!

It’s a little shack right on the harbor, the parking is free and you can sit on the beach while you enjoy your food!!

A small picturesque harbor is right outside the door of Young’s…

And this is the gem we came for, $17!!

This isn’t the first time we’ve been to this little harbor…we visit it at least once a summer!! This day, not too long ago, we were with our good friends, Sue and Frank!! We road our bikes from the rail trail, which is about a mile away…and of course we enjoyed a lobster roll!!

So you can park for free at this harbor and beach and enjoy the day and stay until sundown for the most spectacular

sunset on the Cape!!

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Just a mile up the road in Orleans center is the best ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, pastry and chocolate shop, the Hot Chocolate Sparrow!! And it’s right on the Rail Trail, which by the way is a beautiful 27.6 mile bike path, that goes from South Yarmouth to Wellfleet!

These photos of the inside of the Chocolate Sparrow show the chocolates, pastries, variety of coffee and the ice cream line!!

And our ice cream, mine with chocolate sauce🤎

We enjoyed our afternoon adventure on The Cape, hope it gave you some inspiration to explore too!!

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I’m always looking for inspiration for this blog, and I always find it, it never fails me!! It can be in the smallest things, like the memory of our trip to Nantucket…we saw such beautiful big expensive homes, but the one that impressed me the most was the charm of a little vintage cottage and that little windowsill!! Then, Gina’s sunflower garden inspired me to put it in this post and a hope to plant one of my own!! So my desire for this blog is to inspire you all, in trying new things, enjoying life and adding a little positivity into the world!!

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10 thoughts on “🍓Easy Delicious Fruit Dessert, Summer flowers🌻, and Hidden Gems on Cape Cod🦭🦞🍦

  1. Now you’ve made me a bit homesick for the Cape. Living in W. Barnstable for many years was wonderful, though those years were spent working and not having much of a chance to really enjoy all the Cape has to offer! I have to add, the lobster rolls have me salivating!

    Love your fruit pie recipe. While working on the bulletin at church last week, we noticed a peach tree out front with limbs groaning fron the weight of the fruit. So, rather than have it all go rotten, we collected bags and bags of then and distributed them to neighbors as well as making a few cobblers and pies! That poor tree…you could almost hear her groaning with relief as we picked all the peaches lightening her load!

    Love Gina’s sunflowers. I guess she takes after her talented mom! So happy you’re enjoying the summer! 💕

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    1. Yes, living in Barnstable sounds wonderful, such a beautiful community and central to everything!! There is nothing like Cape Cod, a flavor of its own, that’s why there’s so much traffic at the bridges, bet you don’t miss that!!
      And you are making me want to make peach cobbler, fresh peaches right off the tree sound wonderful…that tree gave so much joy to so many🙏🏼 Gina really didn’t get the Masse love for gardening, but she’s getting there😂🌿
      Thank you, Nancy, as usual, for your kind and thoughtful comments, I love hearing from you!! Stay well, and enjoy the rest of July going into August💖

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      1. You’re so right about not missing the traffic! But the Cape is a place all its own. Where we now live, I call the town “The Cape Cod of the South” for it’s a quaint waterfront town with antique shops, boutiques, bistros, and other fun things. And…we don’t get snow!!!!

        By the way, is the Jailhouse Restaurant still in Orleans? They have great food and it also has a great atmosphere! Take care, my friend, and have a wonderful summer. 💙

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      2. Your town sounds wonderful, the best of both worlds, the Cape and no snow😂 What a great place to retire!! The Jailhouse is still there, but I haven’t been in many years, I should check it out, it might be in my blog next time🤣👍🏼

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  2. Now you make me want to go to The Chocolate Sparrow. Last night was a full moon. I was at a yoga practice at Seagull Beach in West Yarmouth. It ended at 8pm. So we stayed on the beach to watch the incredible sunset at 8:10 and the beautiful moon rising at 8:20. The sunset looked like the sky was on fire and the moon was huge and bright orange. The full moon represents letting go, so my yoga instructor gave each of us stones representing what we wanted to let go of and we tossed them in the ocean.

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    1. I know, The “Sparrow” is amazing, so much to choose from, especially if you love chocolate, like we do🤎 Doing yoga during a beautiful sunset and the full moon rising, sounds like a dream, you’re so fortunate to be able to experience that!! I would love to join you sometime!! Also, I didn’t know that the full moon means letting go, I love the idea of throwing our troubles away with the stone, so therapeutic🙏🏼 Thank for checking into my blog and sharing your beautiful yoga story with us🧘🏻‍♀️🤎

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  3. Your fruit cobbler is, as they used to say in my son’s elementary school, a Must Do!!! Oh that looked delish. Our warm, wonderful adventure the other day was certainly a much needed vaca, but this put me right in the center of another one! I had no idea you could see seals make a “seal wall” like that. And then to watch them come up close for the fish treats? Spectacularly adorable!! They’d have to pull me away. Do you know what kind of fish those were? Huge! Or as the former creature would say, Hyuge! 😅
    I so admire Gina and the sunflowers. And Carol, look in a seed catalogue, because they must have 20 or so varieties of sunflowers these days! Beautiful oranges and reds and of course all types of yellows. The best part is how easily they grow. I unfortunately have had zero success here, because the bunnies, chipmunks, and squirrels refuse to let them get more than a foot high 😢
    OK, don’t even get me started on the chocolate place. OMG! I wish your moments weren’t so far from here, with the traffic and all. But what a smart idea to get a home there. Enjoy, enjoy! 💓

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    1. Oh Penny, you’re the best!! So glad you like the cobbler recipe…to make it easier, I bet you could make it with a box cake mix, just dump the fruit in before you cook it!!
      I know, can you believe that seal wall??!! Victor did have to pull me away, the seals were fascinating to watch!! I don’t know what kind fish that they were throwing down the chute, but they looked like little sharks!! Thank you for the tip on looking for sunflower seeds, I had no idea there were so many varieties. They do grow easy and I don’t know how Gina kept the animals from eating her flowers, because she has a forest around her house!!
      That Chocolate Sparrow is amazing, we’ll just have to find a chocolate place around Boston!! Thank you for checking in on my blog and taking the time to comment, I truly appreciate it🙏💖

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  4. Hi Carol,
    We know the Cape is special. When I’m at the Cape I always go to Snows. My sister and I really like that store, and always ride down to Rock Harbor. But have never seen
    the “seal wall,” it is really something. Passed The “chocolate sparrow” many, many times, but never realized what it was like. When I visit the Cape, God willing, in September, I will definitely stop in. Victor was really enjoying his ice cream, his smile says it all. I remember the flowers in your kitchen window, the beauty of your garden
    indoors.
    Friday, I’m leaving to visit my sister (She said to be sure to say hello to you and Victor). Can’t wait, it’s been over a year and a half, and will be there until after Labor Day.We will be sure to make your fruit cobbler, it’s the perfect summer dessert. My niece likes to bake, so it will be fun. Thanks for the recipe.
    My very best to you and Victor. Enjoy theCape.

    Much Love,
    Lucille

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    1. Hi Lucille!! Snows is a great store to have on the Cape, it’s like a mini Macy’s and it’s on the way to Rock Harbor!! The seal wall is at the Chatham Fish Pier, I think you would really enjoy seeing the seals!! And of course visit The Sparrow, there is something for everyone!!
      I think we should always place things we love to look at, at our kitchen sink, that’s where we spend day dreaming time!!
      So wonderful that you’re getting down to visit Dee and your family, tell her we say hello too!! That cobbler is so easy, you could even use a cake mix and just dump in any fruit before you bake it, just remember to sprinkle sugar on top, a nice sugary crust is the best!!!
      Thank you for your kind comments!! Enjoy the rest of summer. We look forward to seeing on the Cape in September💖 Stay well🙏🏼

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