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A shot of the Shining Sea bike path

The verdant scenery and the pristine, spacious bike path, make the Shining Sea bikeway a must-do for any and all bikers.

My poor bike has felt neglected this summer. The long cold rains of June were tough on me, but my bicycle, left to stoically rust outside, felt the brunt of it. Every rainy day, I would look at the delicate cobwebs forming on my bike’s handlebars, and sigh, wishing for the sunny side of life to reveal itself. And here it is! The weather, as if to make up for its bad behavior last month, has turned glorious. So, my bike and I decided to celebrate the warm summer day by thoroughly investigating the newly expanded Shining Sea Bikeway, which stretches from North Falmouth all the way down to the Steamship Authority parking lot in Woods Hole. It’s a 10.7 mile long, two-lane, biker’s paradise that takes its riders through some of the best landscapes the Cape has to offer. With its gorgeous scenery, flat, easily accessible bike path, and ample public parking lots, a ride on the Shining Sea Bikeway should be the number one priority destination for everyone who wants to bike, walk, jog, or Rollerblade in a safe and picturesque environment.

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Moonakis' Cranberry Walnut Pancakes are the most delicious pancakes I've ever had the pleasure to devour.

Moonakis' Cranberry Walnut Pancakes are the most delicious pancakes I've ever had the good fortune to devour.

What can feel more pleasurable than going out to breakfast with family and friends on a warm summer morning? I always take great joy in someone else making the coffee, cooking the eggs, clearing the table – ah, the absolute luxury of it and at not too high a price.

One of my favorite places on the Cape to grab a quick, delicious breakfast is Moonakis Cafe, a small, roadside diner/slice of heaven in East Falmouth. The staff is swift and gracious, the food is excellent, and the menu goes beyond the standard eggs and bacon fare. My favorites are the incredible cranberry walnut pancakes, chicken apple sausage with eggs and toast, their superb corned beef hash, and tasty homemade granola that I like to grab to go.

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Silverbrook Farm's Beautiful and Bountiful Offerings at the Falmouth Farmers Market

Silverbrook Farm's Beautiful and Bountiful Offerings at the Falmouth Farmers Market

As if a nasty spell had been lifted, the weather became suddenly glorious today. The rain stopped falling, the cold air turned soft and gentle, and even that shy sun of ours finally decided to come out of hiding – transforming today’s cloudy morning into a rather spectacular afternoon. I decided to celebrate by visiting the Falmouth Farmers Market. And, clearly, I wasn’t the only one who thought going to the market was a clever notion. The place was packed and the collective mood was bright.  (more…)

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Rows of delicious lettuces at Coonamessett Farm

Rows of delicious lettuces at Coonamessett Farm

I knew I needed to rethink my food shopping routine. The majority of the produce that I’ve purchased at the supermarket has been a little lacking in the flavor department. Chilies with no bite, garlic with no zing, pathetic heads of lettuce, and cucumbers with so much wax coating that I’d rather have it in Madame Tussauds than in my salad. I’m not a locoavore – by any stretch of the imagination – and I’ve got a thumb so black that even jade plants die by my hands. So what is a lazy girl, who wants to taste a little food in her food, to do? The answer, I discovered, is Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth – a hidden gem of bucolic splendor where you can pick your own fresh, flavorful, and delicious veggies, fruits, and flowers. (more…)

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