Sunday, July 15, 2012

Frannie's Mango Salsa in heavenly Cape Cod

The other night we had a wonderful meal at Frannie’s house in Eastham. Frannie (a good friend of our friend Wanda) is a Cape Cod native. Her family landed in that privileged place at least 10-generations ago! We stayed in what was her grandmother’s cottage, which was first built by her ancestors well over 100- years ago. There, late at night, we laid on the grass to gaze at the stars, the big dipper glared down on us. The night sky was so bright, so vivid it fell like we could touch it. I even saw a shooting star! At sunset we went swimming at the mouth of Bee’s River at Encounter Beach and a local man, named Rick, told us as he swam beside us: “my father learned to swim in this river, I learned to swim in this river, and my kids learned to swim in this river, and it is beautiful to see your son learning to swim in this river.” We caught the swelling tide and floated our way back to the river’s shore. We walked the sand dunes in P-Town, and later saw a seal swimming happily in the ocean, we also saw lots of birds and butterflies fluttering about. The hydrangeas (pink, purple, blue, a combination, and white ones too) are in full and glorious bloom. For me, the Cape is one of those spectacular and magical places that make it so hard to leave… but we’ll be back soon! 

Frannie's mango salsa (which is TRULY delicious!!!):
Ripe mangoes
Crushed garlic (1 clove)
Cayenne (just a bit)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)


  1. Looks delicious! Sounds like you guys had a very good time there. The locals are usually the best kept secret, when it comes to history and places to eat and visit.

  2. Yeah, it was a really nice, carefree time. So true about local knowledge : ) ...