Monday, June 30, 2014

Best use for Garlic Scapes!

It's garlic scapes time! Here's one of our favorite recipes...among several that use garlic scapes.  Don't you just love the way these tender green shoots look in a harvest basket?  They taste even better than they look and are prized for their delicate garlic flavor.  We grow our own organic garlic and harvest their tender green shoots in June.  

Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast's  
Cannellini Bean and Garlic Scapes Dip

15 ounces cannellini beans, canned, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup garlic scapes, chopped
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
1/2 cup very good extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon joice
1/4 teaspoon seas salt (or to taste, depending on beans and cheese)
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Add beans to bowl of food processor and pulse 3 or 4 times. Add the garlic scapes and olive oil. Process for 30 seconds.
2. Add the lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper and process until the dip is thick and creamy and the garlic scapes have been incorporated into the beans. If the dip is dry add a bit more oil. Serve with whole grain crackers or sliced baguette.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CNN: 20 Best Places to Visit in USA.....Cape Cod is #12

Wow! CNN thinks Cape Cod is #12 on the 20 Best Places to Visit travel guide. The picture in the article is of the Eastham Coast Guard Station on Coast Guard Beach. Yup...that's the beach we look at here at Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast and the one pictured below, taken by Gordon.

We have vacancy in the ocean view cottage from June 29-July 5 with a 5-night minimum. Come on Down!!  Full Breakfast, great beaches, lots to do...what's stopping you?

Coast Guard Beach in Eastham

Monday, June 9, 2014

June is busting' out all over!!

It's June...our perennial gardens are popping! The crowds have not arrived yet, but summer will be in full swing soon. If you have not made your reservations to visit #CapeCod and Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast this summer you should start to pick your dates. We still have vacancy in July but you can bet that our vacancies won't last long! 
Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast, inside the Cape Cod National Seashore

Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast, Overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic
Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast, Eastham, Cape Cod, MA

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Coast Guard Beach, National Seashore, Eastham, MA

Our guests never get tired of visiting this world class beach.  Coast Guard Beach in Eastham is regularly listed as one of the top 10 beaches in the USA, so it's no wonder that so many people want to stay on the outer cape, close to the sea!  One of the big advantages of staying at Fort Hill B+B is the easy access to 2 National Seashore Beaches, Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Lighthouse Beach.  There is a small fee for parking at these beaches but did you know that if one of your party is over 62 that they qualify for the Golden Pass?  Yup, stop at the Salt Pond Visitor's Center in Eastham to purchase a $10 lifetime pass that will allow the driver and passengers to enter and park free for life.  The pass is good for all National Parks.
Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast's favorite beach:  Coast Guard Beach, Eastham