October 20th, 2014
Located at 19791 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, you will find Tomato Sunshine. You cannot miss it!! It is so visible not because of its name but because it changes drastically with the seasons.
Today is so sunny and cool…just the perfect autumn day! Tomato Sunshine is open just as it is every day. Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tel. 302-226-9533. Website? http://www.tomatosunshine.com. Check the website, and once on it, click on “In the Greenhouse”…there is an interesting recipe using garden sorrel for a winter soup.
The market is ready for Halloween….
I stopped so often throughout all seasons not just to buy produce, plants or whatever else I would need, but also because it brings a smile to my face.
Shrubs, perennials, and veggies are available at Tomato Sunshine. Any questions? They are experts!!
In the meantime, enjoy Autumn because pretty soon when you pass by Tomato Sunshine……Christmas Trees!!
October 18th, 2014
Milton was on my mind this week-end. Small businesses and restored historic homes located at the head of the Broadkill River make this town home to many who are deciding to relocate in Southern Delaware. Quiet and unassuming is how I choose to describe it.
What’s Going on Milton?
Sunday, October 19th – BROADWAY CABARET NIGHT AT THE MILTON THEATRE – The Broadway Cabaret Series is being presented by Premier Centre for The Arts. The Milton location is 110 Union St., Milton, DE 19968. Tel. 302-684-3038. Website? http://www.pcade.com. Showtimes? Sunday October 19th at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23rd at 6:00 p.m. For tickets and information, please visit the website.
Live musicians present Broadway and Jazz music. Amuse bouche menu presented by Vintage Pasta. Cash Bar. A cabaret style show with cabaret tables and candlelight. Featuring new music and food each month. Menu for the October show is featured on the website above mentioned.
Friday, October 24th – ZOMBIE WALK AND APOCALYPSE BALL – They say it will be a benefit of apocalyptic nature. This themed night will blow your undead mind to pieces. The Shuttle from the Milton Theatre to Po-Boys runs from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Po-Boys Pig Roast and Cash Bar. 8:30 Zombie Walk to the Milton Theatre. 8:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Apocalypse Ball with DJ, Cash Bar, Unique Performers. $25/Zombies, $12/ZombieCare, includes pizza dinner. For more information, please call 302-684-3038 or go to http://www.pcade.com.
Have a great time!!
Note: Information and Zombie photo courtesy of Premier Centre For The Arts.
October 15th, 2014
The Second Season is one of the most beautiful ones at the Delaware Beaches. Even though these coastal resorts are now considered year round, they are a little bit more quiet…the perfect time to discover them!!
Friday, October, 17th – CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK – NO ENTRANCE FEE – The Park celebrates its 50th anniversary and wants you to enjoy everything they offer for free….the beach, trails, its beauty. 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. So, have fun!
Friday, October, 17th – “THE HISTORY OF DELAWARE LICENSE PLATES” A First State Culture! – Lewes Historical Society Speaker Series will present this event at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Enter the parking lot from Franklin Street. The programs are free and open to the public. This particular evening should be of interest to so many that value their Delaware license plates. In most states the license tag on their cars is just that, a tag, but for some states like Delaware vehicle owners have embraced license plate ownership as a status symbol and a connection to their past. Mike Williams, Chief of Communications for the Delaware State Division of Motor Vehicles will be the speaker on this evening.
Mr. Williams, is a native of Delaware. He will include in his discussion the desirable black and white procelain sets from the 1940s, the black stainless steel tags from the 1950s, and the story behind the controversial front style changes in the early 1990s.
Light refreshments will be served follwoing the presentation. More info. on the Lewes Historical Society? Please visit http://www.historiclewes.org.
Saturday, October 18th – HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET - Saturdays from 9 a.m. until Noon at Shields Elementary School Parking Lot on Savannah Rd. A producer only farmers market and a place for the community and visitors to gather every week. Celebrating Jazz Festival at the Market, special guest Everett Spells will be present entertaining the crowds. For more information of Historic Lewes Farmers Market, including recipes and events, please visit http://www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.
Saturday, October 18th – BATTERY 519 OPEN HOUSE – Fort Miles was a key part of the nation’s coastal defense during and after WWII. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fort Miles Historic Site is at 15099 Henlopen Drive, in Lewes. Call 302-645-6852 for more info. and to register.
Docents from the Fort Miles Historic Association will be on hand to answer your questions as you tour Battery 519. $3 per person.
Saturday, October 18th – 9th ANNUAL ” WINE, BEER & CHEESE TASTING” – At Cape Henlopen State Park Officer’s Club from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance and $24 at the door. Tickets are available at the Park Office, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, and R & L Liquors in Lewes. Call 302-858-6127. Please note that your ticket will be your entrance to the Park.
Saturday, October 18th – COASTAL CONCERTS PRESENTS LEON BATES & PORTLAND STRING QUARTET – Location? Bethel Uniqued Methodist Church Hall on Fourth & Market Streets in Lewes. Famed pianist Leon Bates will join talents with the Portland String Quartet, a group admired for its many years of excellent music making. This promises to be a remarkable evening of music. For tickets please visit http://www.coastalconcerts.org.
Have a great time!!
October 13th, 2014
Looking out the window, I am wondering what the heck happened to the sun? It was so gorgeous on Sunday at the beaches, that I called my neighbor and asked her if she wanted to take a walk around Rehoboth Beach.
Rehoboth Beach is a great town to walk. The Boardwalk is award-winning and the iconic benches line this popular boardwalk just in case you want to relax and people watch. Sunday was one of those days that even though it was a bit cool, the beaches were packed. Some were at the water’s edge with sweaters, some were shopping, others were just enjoying one beautiful day. And others decided to just eat and have something to drink.
The Greyhounds stayed in Dewey but they also made the rounds in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. At least they had one good sunny day this week-end.
Walking through The Pines, a neighborhood, between Downtown Rehoboth Beach and Henlopen Acres, we stopped to check out 2 Open Houses. One new construction and the other one a house that had been built in the 1940s and was still owned by the family. We got a bird’s eye view from the top of this house, whose “upper deck” was a later addition.
On our walk we stopped at Anita Peghini-Raber Gallery. It is located at 49 Baltimore Avenue. Anita is an expressionist; she is also self-taught. Website? http://www.rehobothart.com.
What’s Happening at the gallery?
Oriental Dance with Viviana on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10 donation at the door.
Tango de Arte takes place the last Saturday of the month. A free class from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. From 9 p.m. dance until……late. Please visit http://www.tangolewes.com.
These events are well attended and they tell me that they are so much fun!!
Hungry and late in the afternoon we decided to stop at Semra’s Mediterranean Grill. It is located at 19 Rehoboth Avenue. John and Semra are the owners and they are always at the restaurant. I cannot say enough about their cuisine. Everything is made in house. Website? http://www.semras.com. Tel. 302-727-5964. Sema’s is on Facebook. Watch for Belly Dancing Events coming up in the months to come.
You know, it is really interesting, because I can say that I can make a Mousaka, but when Mousaka is served at Semra’s it takes your palate to a different dimension. Their spices are sent by relatives and the taste is delicate, with dishes perfectly seasoned.
My dish was traditional from Semra’s city in Turkey…..except I forgot if it was called Manti, Monti…hopefully she will correct me. It was light, and Semra’s described it that way. Ground lamb with amazing spices and with just a hint of heat, topped with tzatziki (yogurt) sauce.
Off we went back to our car….Lucky to live at the beach and never take it for granted. Have a great day!!
October 12th, 2014
This is a gorgeous day to go out and about at the Delaware Beaches….If it is too cool at the beach…hiking, biking or walking is just within reach at the Junction & Breakwater Trail.
The trail lies between Rehoboth and Lewes. Since I live in Rehoboth Beach, I usually park behind the outlets and take off walking with a friend. Plenty of others choose to bike it.
This trail used to be a rail line that ran between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach in the mid 1800s. The former Penn Centrail Rail line, once transported passengers to many Methodist resorts camps along this coast. So, in reality you are standing in the path of a train.
The Junction & Breakwater Trail opened in December of 2003. It was originally a 3.6 mile crushed stone trail extending from Hebron Rd. in West Rehoboth going north to the Wolfe Glade trestle. In 2007 an additional 2.4 mile corridor was opened with a total of 6 miles.
The trail includes an 80 foot long railroad bridge originally built in 1913 that crosses Holland Glade. Beautiful views of the wetlands and of the WWII observation tower on the beach.
For more information please visit http://www.leweschamber.com/trails/junction-breakwater-biking-and-hiking-trail.
If you get tired, you will find benches along the way where you can sit, relax and take it all in.
Have a great day!!
October 10th, 2014
Happy Hour will begin at Shrebreak Lodge @ The Bar at 5 p.m. and will continue until 7 p.m. The menu is constantly changing which is great.
My neighbor, Chris, and her friend, Barb, did not have to twist my arm when they called me last Friday, October 3rd, to see if I would join them at Shorebreak for a little Happy Hour Tapas Style.
Love Shorebreak Lodge, located at 10 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Tel. 302-227-1007. They do accept reservations!! A novelty these days. Website? http://www.shorebreaklodge.tumblr.com.
We were the first ones there….lucky for me so that I could take photos.
Shorebreak is ready for fall season. The decorations are simple and so appropriate for this very quaint restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.
There are plenty of seating options at the restaurant. We sat at the bar to take advantage of those very reasonable prices during Happy Hour.
We were going to share: Happy Hour Tapas Style
The olives. Salty and delicious….perfect with our drinks.
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad. I do like beets and so does Barb….Chris does not like them. She was outnumbered….she ate the greens. There were two colors of beets.
Brussel Sprouts, Bacon and Fig Jam….Loved them. I probably would have cooked the sprouts one more minute, nevertheless they were very good.
Crab & Pumpkin Dip. Good combination with the pumpkin not overpowering the crab.
I love Mussels and with chorizo, even better…..always comparing to the ones from Liquid Assets in Ocean City, Maryland. These were close. Tender, with a well seasoned broth and grilled bread for dipping, of course.
Chatting with others that were joining us at the bar….then it was time to go. Always priceless, having something to eat with friends!!
October 10th, 2014
I really do not sew…clueless. Not planning on learning either. But, I do know when I see savings at the end of the tunnel. For so many years, I went to the Sewing Outlet located at 121 North Main Street, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632. Tels. 410-754-8961 and 800-734-8961.
This company has been in existence since 1967, with the word OUTLET. Outlet was not even in the horizon in Rehoboth Beach at that time. But, at the Sewing Outlet the savings were tremendous even back in those times. For all of you that do “outlet” shopping, I believe Ocean Outlets, in Rehoboth Beach opened in April, 1989. They were called Ocean Outlets back then and the developer was Land Design. The first phase opened with 90,000 sq.ft. with 30 stores, carrying brandname merchandise at discount prices. Parking for 475 cars. Those were the beginnings and if you have shopped at the outlets in Rehoboth you know that the expansions of the rest of the phases were incredible…also, with new owners as Tanger Outlets.
So, when my friend, Jody, told me she was looking for fabric for slipcovers for a couple of sofas and pillows, it was a no brainer to pass on to her this info. I also volunteered to go on our expedition. I do not think I had been to the Sewing Outlet in about 15 years or even more. From the Delaware Beaches is takes about 45 minutes or a bit more to get there. Going through the back roads..
Upon arriving at Federalsburg, it felt as if time had not changed this smalll town. It amazes me how towns that are on the river with so much to offer just stand still. Federalsburg is near Seaford, Denton, and Easton but the town is soooo quiet.
The Sewing Outlet opens Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Their email address is Sewout@verizon.net. For anyoyone planning to do or have someone else do any sewing, I can tell you that this is the place to go. It is almost a one stop shopping with commercial and business services, slipcover and upholstery fabrics, trims, hardware, pillow forms, supplies, tools, decorating services, including custom window treatments, custome bedding, and most of all;a very experienced staff.
The Sewing Outlet has hundreds of fabrics, including upholstery fabrics in stock. Over 1,000 sample books for special orders, as well, with incredible savings.
Don’t be shy to ask…you will be getting the help you need. Experience is a key word in this store.
Wallpaper in stock.
Decorative trims, supplies and tools.
The Sewing Outlet has an 8,000 sq.ft. showroom.
Word of mouth is wonderful thing!!
Check these prices!!
Have a great day.
October 8th, 2014
I have a friend that every time I put a recipe for “Meatless Monday” she always comments on my Facebook Page “I rather eat a hamburger.” She rarely comments, but on that day she does. This recipe is for her because Stuffed Pork is what’s for dinner.
On this recipe I measured everything with 1/4 cup. As usual, you can make your recipes your own…..add a little bit of this or a little bit of that.
YUMMY STUFFED PORK
1 1/2 lbs. pork loin (This one was already seasoned…that’s does not matter with this recipe. That’s all the grocery store had that day.)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried figs
1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
pepper to taste
1 tsp. rosemary
1/4 cup whole cranberry sauce
1/4 cup of fig preserves
1/4 cup 100% Pomegranate Juice
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
The pork loin had a meat thermometer so I took it out and proceeded to make a slit on top not all the way to the bottom and not all the way (almost) to the sides. This is done to create a pocket for the filling.
In a bowl, mix the cranberries, raisins, figs, pepper, rosemary, and crushed pineapple. This is your filling…packed that loin up. Your fingers are the best tool for this.
Cut the twine in order to wrap the pork loin so that the filling stays put while cooking. Place in a baking dish. I inserted the meat thermometer on the side.
Bake for about 20 minutes. While it is cooking, make the sauce.
In a bowl mix the Pomegranate juice, the cranberry sauce, fig preserves, and reserved pineapple juice. Take the pork loin out of the oven and spoon the sauce on. Put back in the oven for another 25 minutes or so or until the meat thermomether pops.
Take it out and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and taking the twine and thermometer out.
Slice and enjoy. This dish can go well with mashers, corn pudding or corn bread, green beans, a salad….Leftovers? Sandwich would be my suggestion…with some mustard, as well.
Note: When slicing just do it carefully. You might have to arrange it a bit if filling falls off somewhat. If you want more sauce just mix the ingredients on a small saucepan, heat and pour over.
Have a great day….gorgeous out there!!