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We love to have friends join us around the table.  Our dining room is dark and warm and it never fails to embrace.  We almost never go out to dinner when we want to meet – it is just so much more fun to welcome people into our home.  It really doesn’t matter what you cook – soup and a sandwich, a stew, leftovers turned into a casserole, steak and a baked potato – anything works as long as you don’t stress about it.  I hope that the photo of just such an evening will encourage you to join us.  Cooking, sharing, and great conversation really does make the world a better place.

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For some time I have been hearing rumblings about a “charming little restaurant” in Bloomville, New York so on our way back to New York City from Cooperstown we made a slight detour to give it a try.  My best pal, Lynn, followed us in her car to join us for a quick breakfast – if the café was open.  And, it was.  The café was charming, the cook/hostess loverly, and the food very tasty.  We had two of the dishes we had read about – egg in a nest and egg in a glass.  The latter was simply that – farm fresh soft boiled eggs with olive oil, herbs, and spices in a little canning jar and the former was a biscuity mix of biscuit, egg, bacon, and cheese baked all together in, I would guess, a large muffin cup or ramekin.  The day was freezing, but the food and warmth of the spot made the detour worthwhile.  We want to make a trip back for their weekend pizza nights.





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We were trying to figure out how many years we have been making a fall trek to Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod to walk the beach, eat great seafood, and toast the magnificent sunsets, usually with our best buddies Lynn and Doug.  (And this year our “almost-daughter Anne and her husband joined us, too.)  Neither Steve, Lynn, Doug nor I can remember, but for however long it has been – 10 years or more – we have begun each day there with breakfast at Café Heaven on Commercial Street.  It is the most welcoming spot run by 2 open-hearted guys, Alan in the front and Patrick in the kitchen.  We walk in the door and find a seat and Alan has coffee on the table, 3 regulars and 1 decaf.  The menu is imaginative and the food delicious.  One specialty, Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict, is seen on almost every table every morning.  We usually opt for simpler dishes.  Open for breakfast and lunch early and late in the season and for 3 meals a day during the height of the summer crowds, Café Heaven is truly a little bit of heaven on Cape Cod.



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