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Mother’s Day Menu Prix Fixe at the Shack

Mother’s Day Menu 2011
$36.00
Includes a glass of wine or prosecco!
(Meals tax and tip excluded)

Appetizer Choices:
Native mussels steamed with a tomato & fennel broth over crostini
California roll filled with snow crab, cucumber & avocado garnished with smelt roe
House made Caesar salad with white anchovies & parmesan toast

Entrée Choices:
Butter poached native lobster tail served over hand made pasta in a saffron lobster broth
Pork tenderloin served over a sundried cherry sauce with celeriac, leek & potato pancakes &

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Scallops with Spring Peas and Tarragon


This time of year, pretty much everybody is ready for summer to start. Me, I could use a couple more weeks of winter. That's when I get to be creative in the kitchen. If it weren't for Wellfleet winters, you wouldn't be seeing Oysters Absinthe on the menu at Mac's Shack this season. They take the Rockefellers for a ride on the wild side. In January, we got into Maine shrimp. They'll be on the menu

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The Last Squash, The First Beetberry


Alex called yesterday to say he and Elspeth were down to the last squash from last summer's crop. "Want to come to dinner?" He can be so calculating.

"Um, I think we're busy," I said. One thing I've learned since we planted the vegetable garden over at the Shack three years ago is that you can end up with too much of a good thing.

It wasn't until this morning that the real

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“Small is the New Big”

I just finished "Small Is the New Big" by Seth Godin. The book is a compilation of a couple hundred blog entries Godin has posted over the last 10 years relating to business and the Internet and what he calls "being remarkable". Essentially he believes that small businesses are in a much better position to succeed in today's marketplace than big ones, for a number of reasons. For one, small business have greater flexibility to change with the times since they aren't bogged down with intense corporate policy.

While I like Godin's idea, I've

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