May 21st, 2013
Justin’s Beach House gives a time and place of joy and peace for families with cancer, all ages…it is open year-round. If you have traveled in the past on Rt. 26 (Garfield Pkwy.) in Bethany Beach, you might have seen the big Adirondack chair…can’t miss it. Location? 844 Garfield Parkway. Telephone? 302-261-2510. Website? http://www.justinjennings.org.
I visited Justin’s Beach House last year. My photos are from that visit. This home is like no other. I mentioned that when I wrote my original post. I still feel the same. It was an emotional tour, and at the same time you know that this home brings so much joy and peace even if it is for a few days or a week.
If you are interested in staying at Justin’s Beach House, please visit the website and read about it…http://www.justinjennings.org/about-us. Your stay is free of charge, but there are procedures to be followed.
Some of your questions might be answered by visiting http://www.justinjennings.org/faq.
The Mission since the beginning has been the same; “to support and maintain a home in the Bethany Beach area where families with cancer can have a place of respite and enjoy some fun family time. It is a place of joy and peace at the Beach”.
The story behind Justin’s Beach House is that of a son who was taken from his family way too soon. And, his name was Justin.
The house was built in partnership with Contractors For a Cause. Local builders that helped the dream come true.
The home is big with plenty of bedrooms and rooms. All wheelchair accessible.
It does have an elevator.
The kitchen is big and the dining room has a large table for plenty of guests.
Throughout the home there are rooms for relaxation and watching t.v.
The house has beach chairs and beach toys.
And, it does take money to run. Justin’s Beach House has a few fundraising events throughout the year, but the biggest one is the Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5/k Run/3k Walk. It will be on Saturday, 5/27 at 7:30 a.m. in Bethany Beach. $25 to pre-register and $30 the day of the race. You can visit http://www.justinjennings.org/5k-run-walk for complete details.
There will be a festive post-race party on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, Tech Tee-Shirts for All pre-registerred participants, awesome Awards for overall, masters and age groupers, free goodie bags, free pre-race kiddie dash (no registration and no tee-shirts provided).
This event will be a sellout! Have a good One!!
May 20th, 2013
I want to welcome The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth. I decided to visit this new kid on the block…the ocean block of Downtown Rehoboth Beach. It opened its doors about 7 weeks ago. Love strolling through the streets in Downtown Rehoboth Beach….the shopkeepers are so friendly and very personal. No rush…it is your time. The Spice & Tea Exchange is located at 10 Rehoboth Avenue, right by the Bandstand. Tel. 302-227-3327. Website? http://www.spiceandtea.com/rehoboth. The website is very complete. Everything is very well explained; plenty of recipes are also included. You can find descriptions of all products. They also ship.
Please note that if you would like to find the nutritional information, just go on the website and on the right hand side click on it. You will be provided with all the nutritional info. and also if you have any allergies to wheat, gluten and soy, it will be disclosed. Seems most everything did not have gluten; some of the powders and blends did. So please check it out.
This company decided to offer franchising opportunities in 2007. This is the first one in Delaware. They are now open every day of the week.
The store flows well; the staff is very helpful.
When I arrived, they were making some custom popcorn seasoning.
The store also carries a wide variety of exotic rice and orzo.
In a hurry to buy an unexpected gift? Lots of neat things for that special person.
The sugars were gorgeous; and you are to use them as you would any sugar; baking, cereal, on fruit, toast…your choice.
The peppers were colorful and smelled delicious.
Custom Blend Teas for every taste and every day.
Using the right spice and experimenting with them adds so much to a dish that maybe might have been a little bland. I had not seen the powders and they really looked interesting. Again, I asked how you would use them in a recipe and they said they are easily added to your favorite recipe; some could be sprinkled on pastas, soups, etc. etc.
The gourmet sea salts intrigued me. They were from different parts of the world, mineral and hand-harvested.
The Black Lava was “from the island of Cyprus, dried in lava beds and mixed with activated charcoal”.
Plenty of other unique ones, as well; Bacon, Chocolate, Chipotle, Ghost Pepper, Olive Oil, Pinot Noir!
The official opening of the 2013 Summer Season is Memorial Week-End….plenty to barbecue….they have rubs and seasoning for this best time of the year!!
Have a good one!!
May 19th, 2013
It is almost that time of the day and if you think that this week-end at the Delaware Beaches, parking was not so bad…come next week you are going to be so happy I mentioned El Dorado.
Let me just tell you that I am a fan of El Dorado…and so are all the members of my family. The first time we visited this casual and locals’ hangout, we immediately were attracted to its family atmosphere. Aquiles is the owner and he has the brightest smile in all Rehoboth Beach…really!!
El Dorado is located off of Coastal Highway on Rt. 24, at 18766 John J. Williams Highway, Suite, 1, right here, in Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-645-1596. Website? http://www.eldoradorehoboth.com. On any given day, you will find customers that include the chefs and owners of other restaurants in Rehoboth Beach. Aquiles’ El Dorado is special and very affordable. Come as you are; off the beach and always plenty of parking to be found. It opens Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please check the website for a complete menu and specials.
Aquiles’ cooking is considered Baja Style, which means that it is basically Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Baja Style cooking also takes no prisioners; a mix of salsas, sauces, seafood tacos, burritos….sooo good.
The center of the restaurant has a Salsa Bar. You can add these condiments to your tacos and burritos.
An avocado salsa made with fresh avocados, tomatillos and just a touch of serrano chili peppers for extra cha-cha!
Tomatillos Salsa made with fresh tomatillos and roasted chili peppers (chile de arbol); a unique flavor.
Pico de Gallo…In Mexico it is really called “Salsa de Una”. It is a fresh blend of chopped veggies; bright in color and definitely with plenty of flavor.
Aquiles also offers his own marinated onions…Aquiles Style with fresh habanero chili peppers, carrots and onions….Oh yes..hot!
Of course, I was looking for something low in fat. The suggestion was that I would have the Mahi Mahi burrito, grilled, accompanied with rice and beans. Perfect.
My son ordered the fish tacos…his favorite with rice and beans.
And, when Earl showed up to eat lunch…of course he sat with us. Earl is the owner of Rehoboth Dairy which has the best milk in Delaware!! He is a fan of El Dorado and his choice of tacos was grilled steak!!
Chit chatting, great lunch, with family and friends…is always priceless!
May 18th, 2013
Looking for something to do in Rehoboth Beach besides shopping on the last day of the Spring Sidewalk Sales? So, What’s Going On?
Sunday, 5 /19 – 4th Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk at the Tanger Outlet Center, Rehoboth Beach, Seaside, at 36470 Seaside Outlet Drive. Time? 8:00 a.m. Join the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for this event….rain or shine! It will include a 5K run and walk as well as a 1-Mile Fun Walk. Run/Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with registration opening at 7 a.m. You can still register online by visiting http://www.debreastcancer.org, click on events and scroll down to the date.
Funland will be opening on Sunday games and rides at 1 p.m. Located on the south side of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. I know those kids will be driving you crazy if it rains.
Playland is also opening on Sunday…located on the south side of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.
And so is Beach Arcade on the north side of the Boardwalk, next to Dolle’s.
Sunday, 5/19 – Last Performance at 3:00 p.m. – 9 to 5: The Musical – Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick. All of the madcap hilarity of the movie is intact, intertwined with Dolly Parton’s score that is part Broadway and part pop, a little bit country, and all toe-tapping fun! Clear Space Theatre Company is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. You may purchase tickets on line by visiting http://www.clearspacetheatre.org. Or, you may call 302-227-2270. General admission? $30 Seniors, 60 and over $25.
Have a good one!
May 18th, 2013
What’s Going On? A great day ahead, even though the weather is a bit cooler…..get your coffee this morning from the Coffee Mill, located at Rehoboth Mews “alleyway”, at 127 B Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Website? http://www.coffeemillrehoboth.com… You’ll love it, just sit outside and enjoy one beautiful morning in Rehoboth Beach.
There are plenty of activities and events going on today, but my picks for the day are:
The Seaside Art Show presented by the VIA (Village Improvement Association) – 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. there will be an art show and silent auction. At 5:00 p.m. wine and cheese tasting with entertainment and live auction! Location? The Village Improvement Association grounds located on Boardwalk & Grenoble. If you are on the Boardwalk just walk north and you willl see it. This is an event to celebrate the VIA’s past and current contributions to the arts community.
Party in Dewey Beach today from Noon until 5:00 p.m. as the Delaware Seashore Parrot Head Club presents Boat Drinks Bacchanal!! Featuring Jimmy & The Parrots!! Location? North Beach. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the door or visit http://www.deseashorephc.com/boatdrinks, pay for your ticket, print it, and bring it in.
There will be a concert, open bar and $5 sandwiches!! Proceeds benefit The Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, http://www.sussexcountyhabitat.org, and Lewes Children’s Learning Garden, http://www.lewesinbloom.org/gardens/childrens-learning-garden.
Have a Great Day!!
May 17th, 2013
It is one of those days. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is starting to open its gates. Today, the sidewalk sales are taking center stage….but the gorgeous day, is certainly one of those where you just want to park yourselves on those beach chairs and relax!
On the north side of town by Whiskey Beach people are taking the advantage of the warm weather.
On Rehoboth Avenue…it was a race to find the perfect parking space just in case you were carrying too many sidewalk sale purchases.
Out and about in downtown Rehoboth Beach…the pictures tell a story…get there before it is all picked over.
Sole is a very cute shop located at 110 Rehoboth Avenue. Tel. 302-2276500. It has plenty of good looking clothes and accessories for women.
Dian Von Furstenberg tops and dresses.
The Best Little Black Dress also from Dian Von Furstenberg.
The Sidewalk Sales continue all week-end long….town wide.
Have a great day!
May 17th, 2013
Good Morning Rehoboth Beach! I hope you are here because this is one awesome day! Summer is around the corner and I cannot wait for what summer brings to the residents and visitors to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
On the Boardwalk those benches are the perfect place for people watching or relaxing while eating the Boardwalk Grub!
Young and Old…who can resist Funland?
The Boardwalk is the life of Rehoboth…walk it, enjoy it!!
And don’t forget….meters go in effect next Friday…more on that later.
May 16th, 2013
I remember when….just a year ago when Leo opened Modern Mixture. My oh my….word of mouth, consistently good food, always a big smile….Leo’s nuevo latino cooking is full of taste and very healthy, as well. His cooking is always fresh; always from scratch.
Modern Mixture is located at 62A Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, on the ocean block. Tel. 302-227-0600. You can find Modern Mixture on Facebook and Twitter. Website? http://www.modern-mixture.com.
I was so hungry; having starved myself since I had to attend my “low fat” eating group. So, I said to Leo: Necesito algo para almorzar, bajo en grasa. (I need something for lunch, low in fat.) No problem, he said. Not on the menu but I have this meatloaf….what? I meant low fat, Leo. No no, he continued. The meatloaf was made out of chickpeas and beans, with some oatmeal. Just a slight topping of ketchup, mustard, honey, and barbecue sauce. Totally oil free and vegan.
Leo was going to place a small piece of meatloaf on my salad, then add about 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes….again, no oil added to the potatoes, just almond milk. And then, on the other side of the plate he added steamed veggies!! Voila!
It was so tasty and smooth, I could not get over it. I know I was hungry, but it was really soooo good!!
To complete my healthy lunch I had the Green Powerhouse Smoothie with green apple, pineapple, ginger, kale and coconut water. The best way to hydrate and cleanse your body.
Modern Mixture has a liquor license and Leo is going to town with great drinks like ModMix Margarita made with organic Agave juice and fresh lime and lemon juice. The Classic Mojito Cubano with mint, sugar cane, fresh lime juice and lemon-lime soda. Cuba Libre…Bacardi Solera rum, coke and fresh lime juice….Leo, how about Don Q…best rum from Puerto Rico? Anyway, Modern Mixture is offering fun drinks that are going to be very popular this 2013 Summer Season!.
Have a great day….what are you waiting for?