I saw a recipe posted recently by Saveur Magazine for a Root-Beer Flavored Cake. I was intrigued so I gave it a try over this past weekend. I brought it to the neighbor's cook-out along with the Grilled Asparagus (which seemed to be a hit). It's a pretty tasty cake. I can't say I tasted the root beer all that much but the dark chocolate whipped frosting was amazing and the cake itself was very moist. Besides, it's fun to try new recipes. How will you know if you like something if you don't give whatever it is a try?
It seems like so many people spend a life time doing the same old thing because they don't try something new. There is joy to be found in being spontaneous, trying new things and doing things a little different than your used to. For me, this past weekend, I dusted off and pulled out my bike because I hadn't been on a bike ride in a couple of years (something I love to do) and I really loved getting back on that bike. Sophia and I have plans to use the bike-path in Falmouth together this summer.
As for my cook-book you can now buy a copy of "Meet Me in My Cape Cod Kitchen" at the wonderful local bookstore right in Mashpee Commons.