My New England Vacation (with food highlights, of course!)

Well friends, I’ve been holding out on you… but I return today from a month-long vacation in New England. That explains my MIA status in visiting not a single blog in the last 30 days. We stayed in a beach house north of Cape Cod where we enjoyed the sun and sand, visiting relatives, evening cocktails, and loads of local seafood. A great, great vacation! Here are some recipe highlights from the trip:

Low- Fat Baked Crab Cakes

White Peach Sangria

Black Dog Quahog Chowder


Grilled Striped Bass with Garlic- Mustard Sauce

And plenty of lobstah! Just steamed with butter. And a few lobster rolls too. Oh yeah.

That’s just the beginning. I’ll have many more fun beach & seafood recipes from my trip to share in the coming weeks.

I look forward to seeing what you have all been up to creating in your kitchens in my absence!

Recipes can be located by clicking on recipe titles above.

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40 Responses to “My New England Vacation (with food highlights, of course!)”

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    Manggy — July 26, 2008 @ 9:21 AM

    Ooh! You came back from seafood heaven! Those crab recipes look seriously, absolutely delicious :)

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    Tina at Mommy's Kitchen — July 26, 2008 @ 1:29 PM

    Welcome back I am so jealous. That white peach sangria looks awesome and so does the lobster Yummo.

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    Mary Coleman — July 26, 2008 @ 1:34 PM

    You’ve been missed!! The food looks so good. I hope reentry into the real world isn’t too rough on you!

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    noble pig — July 26, 2008 @ 5:04 PM

    Glad you are back…looks wonderful.

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    Dawn — July 26, 2008 @ 5:07 PM

    Well, I just happened to find you via The Hungry Housewive. I absolutely love your recipes, will bookmark you for sure. But had to comment that I am from cape cod. Don’t know where you stayed but sounds like you went to the lower cape area. I’m in the Sandwich area. Hope you had a good stay. How did you like the humidity here? Kinda rough at times. I hope to move back to cali someday soon. Love the peach sangria; I am a huge sangria fanatic.

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    Anonymous — July 26, 2008 @ 5:46 PM

    Wow, that’s some great looking food! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip and your recipes. Welcome Back!
    Val

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    Isa — July 26, 2008 @ 6:23 PM

    I hope you have had a great time and welcome back!
    Those seafood recipes look delicious! Specially that lobstah!

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    Pamela — July 26, 2008 @ 7:54 PM

    Welcome back! It sounds like you had a lovely and well deserved break. That’s such a beautiful area. The recipes look tempting, as usual. :o )

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    Teresa Cordero Cordell — July 26, 2008 @ 7:59 PM

    I love crabcakes! Your pictures are beautiful Congratulations on the award, you deserve it.

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    dobetter — July 27, 2008 @ 12:05 AM

    Welcome back! I would like a tall white peach sangria please.

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    Joe — July 27, 2008 @ 3:55 AM

    Hope you are well rested from your vacation!

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    VeggieGirl — July 27, 2008 @ 7:58 AM

    Welcome back!! Looks like you ate deliciously while on your trip. Haha, I love how you wrote “lobstah” – how about some “chowdah” as well?? :0D

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    Lisa — July 27, 2008 @ 2:04 PM

    OMG! My mouth is watering! Everything looks sooo good. I need to try some of these recipes. Welcome back!

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    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" — July 27, 2008 @ 2:15 PM

    You should have let me know you were headed this way. I would have rolled out the red carpet. I know the Cape like the back of my hand…..we had a summer home there for years. Next time give me a heads up. I’ll treat to lobsta and all the fixins……..

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    Noor — July 27, 2008 @ 3:37 PM

    I love seafood and now I really want some lobster, lol (thanks)! :)

    Pretty pics btw and I hope you had a great travel.

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    Erinn@SundayDish — July 27, 2008 @ 4:25 PM

    Sounds like the perfect vacation. I’m leaning towards those mushrooms, yum! Now I just need the beach to go with them. ;)
    Welcome back!

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    Leslie — July 27, 2008 @ 7:35 PM

    A month in the Cape??!!! Lucky you!
    I would be as big as a house!!!
    Last time I was in New England..I had Lobster every day! YUMMO

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    StickyGooeyCreamyChewy — July 27, 2008 @ 8:14 PM

    I wondered where you were! Glad you were having a lovely vacation instead of something worse.

    Welcome back! I’m looking forward to reading all about your trip.

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    Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide — July 28, 2008 @ 2:16 AM

    You BEOTCH! *jealousy sets in*

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    Elle — July 28, 2008 @ 2:21 AM

    I can’t lie–New England is an awesome place for a vacation. ;)

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    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" — July 28, 2008 @ 1:29 PM

    Well I’m glad you enjoyed my “backyard” while here….LOL Hull is on the South Shore, about 20 miles south of Boston and about 1 hour north of the “bridges.” Next time you head this way, give me a shout. I’ll have bisque waiting.

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    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) — July 28, 2008 @ 4:26 PM

    Not fair to make us all jealous…..I am happy that you had a great holiday….a feast by the looks of it.

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    melissa — July 28, 2008 @ 4:40 PM

    Oh man, I’m jealous. I lived in New Hampshire when I was young and have such a fondness for the entire area – the scenery and the food. How lovely that you got to spend a whole month there. Welcome back!

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    Aggie — July 28, 2008 @ 7:32 PM

    I’ll take some crab cakes and sangria please!!

    Just found your blog…love it! Looks like you had a great trip!!

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    amanda — July 28, 2008 @ 8:00 PM

    oooo! i want to go on a new england vacation just for the lobster-fest that would ensue!

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    Cookie baker Lynn — July 28, 2008 @ 8:32 PM

    Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful time! That Lobstah looks awesome!

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    Sharon — July 28, 2008 @ 10:01 PM

    Welcome back! Look at all that delicious & fresh seafood. Looking forward to seeing your upcoming recipes.

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    Veronica — July 29, 2008 @ 1:56 AM

    Welcome back!! Glad you had a nice time!

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    canarygirl — July 29, 2008 @ 8:23 AM

    Welcome back! My GAWD that food looks incredible. Lobstah! *cries* I want Lobstah too!

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    Lori Lynn — July 29, 2008 @ 12:55 PM

    Very New Englandy! Feels like I’m back there just looking at the photos. So glad you had a nice trip Lori!

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    Proud Italian Cook — July 29, 2008 @ 2:13 PM

    A month vacation, in a beach house?? Lucky you!! Gazing at the water, eating terrific food with family and friends my kind of trip!
    thanks for the photos and recipes I want to try those crabcakes,mmmmm.

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    My Wok Life — July 29, 2008 @ 2:48 PM

    You have a very comprehensive blog! Thanks for sharing with us… You must be having so much fun there…

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    Deborah — July 29, 2008 @ 4:31 PM

    That sounds like such a great vacation – and some amazing food!

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    We Are Never Full — July 29, 2008 @ 4:46 PM

    i think you just captured the essence of food up north in that pictorial. great job!

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    swirlingnotions — July 29, 2008 @ 11:28 PM

    Hey, you were on the east coast too! Isn’t it fun to play with such different food? Welcome home . . .

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    Lina — July 30, 2008 @ 2:20 AM

    welcome back home! Seems like it was a wondeful vacation! That LOBSTA looks awesome! I want some!!!

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    kittie — August 1, 2008 @ 3:43 PM

    Welcome back!!

    That was a complete post of food porn – I’m so glad it’s dinner time!

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    Nicole — August 6, 2008 @ 4:11 PM

    Your trip sounds wonderful and all the food looks so good.

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    RecipeGirl's Mom — August 7, 2008 @ 4:57 PM

    Drooled over all of your New England recipes! Wish I could have been there to sample them all and spend time with the Kiddo and y’all. Next year for sure!

    You do so well. Where did you get such talent? Not from me!

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    cook eat FRET — August 8, 2008 @ 12:18 PM

    i just scrolled down through the blueberry’s, clams, lobsters and well, your entire vacation.

    how absolutely wonfderful. i wanted to be you for a week!