November 28th, 2016
Starting a diet on Monday…resolutions usually start on Monday, not in the middle of the week, right? Monday is a fresh start for most of us. Not eating meat on Monday, apparently, is not a new concept. There is also Wheatless Wednesday.
The awareness of Meatless Monday was reintroduced as a public health awareness campaign. It has taken off more so since 2003, with many restaurants offering Meatless Monday dishes. In our homes this is a concept easily adopted as 1, 2 3.
We need it today because after all the eating on Thanksgiving….some of us started before that, LOL. This recipe for Spinach Pie was given to me by my cousins in Puerto Rico. It is one of those recipes that is good, only 5 ingredients, and you can serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner….adding or topping it with whatever comes to mind to make it your own. I hope you like it.
1 package spinach – 10 ounces
1 block cream cheese (I use the less fat one)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease lightly a pie dish. Let spinach defrost and squeeze it to get all the water out. While the spinach is defrosting take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator. You want it a bit soft.
In a blender put eggs, spinach and cream cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. I usually just add the pepper. Blend.
Pour into the pie dish.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes, then sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top to cover. The cheese will make a crust and will add taste to the pie.
It will take probably another 20 minutes to be ready. Test it. It should have a nice rich, and brown crust.
Take it out of the oven, slice, and enjoy!!
Have a great day!!
Note: If you want it to be gluten free, please grate the Parmesan cheese yourself.
October 4th, 2016
It is that time of the year when our beaches get a well deserved rest…..hahaha….I don’t think so. That happened so long ago, I do not even remember. If anything, every week there is something to do besides a walk on the Boardwalk, chilling out, reading, listening to live music…..so What’s Going On?
Thursday, 10/6 – WALKING TOUR OF REHOBOTH BEACH – Starting at 9 a.m. at the Bandstand. This tour is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. $10 and reservations are required by calling 302-227-7310. More info? Please visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
Thursday, 10/6 through Sunday, 10/9 – GREYHOUNDS REACH THE BEACH – You will see hundreds of Greyhounds coming to the beach for this annual, very well attended event. And if it does rain, they don’t care. They still will have their raincoats on!! You will see them in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. Wine and Biscuit Preview Party on Wednesday evening, Ice Cream Social, and Greyhounds in Art show. More info? Please visit http:/ww.grtb.org
REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS:
Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday, 10/6 – THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. This is a new documentary by Ron Howard. Remember him? Happy Days! The touring years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966). It is the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon “The Beatles”. Screening times are at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes before each screening. Admission is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. Location? 17701 Dartmouth Driive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa in Lewes.
Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday 10/6 – THE HOLLARS. This is a comedy about family interaction which will make you laugh. The Director, John Krasinski, takes a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes prior to the screening. $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. Location? 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.
The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote cinematic arts and to provide education and cultural enrichment for our community. For more info. on these and other events, please visit http://www.rehobothfilm.com
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 7, 8, 9 – FALL SIDEWALK SALE – In Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach….9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Get ready for some bargain shopping as the stores bring everything outside so you can get the best deals ever!! More info? Please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.
Friday, Saturday, October 7 and 8 – BUDDY FEST WEEKEND – An annual event at the beach! Raising awareness of people with Down Syndrome. Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Buddy Up Party at the Lions Club Community Center in Dewey Beach. A 1-mile walk kicks off Saturday’s events on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Bandstand. After the walk please stay and enjoy live entertainment by Mario Rocco. More info? please visit http://www.boardwalkbuddywalk.com.
Saturday, 10/8 – DEWEY GOES PINK! In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware paints the town PINK!
This is the 6th annual Dewey Goes Pink event. Race registration opens on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The race will begin at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, now surpassing $225,000 in the first 5 years. It is a 5k race or a 1.5 mile walk. Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard started this tradition in memory of their moms. For more info., please visit http://www.deweygoespink.com.
Saturday, 10/8 – SODEL FEST – Celebrating Wine, Food, & Music on Delmarva….Hosted by SoDel Concepts. Location? Independence Clubhouse at 237 Samuel Adams Circle in Milllsboro (closer to Rehoboth and Lewes). It is a benefit for Children & Familes First, Food Bank of Delaware and the Rotary’s End Polio Now….Noon until 4 p.m. More info and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sodelfest.com.
Saturday, 10/8 – RUDDER ANNIVERSARY PARTY WITH THE HUBCAPS/THE FUNSTERS/LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP/GREEN MEANS GO. More info? Please call 302-227-3888 or visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com
Through Sunday, 10/9 – CLEAR SPACE THEATRE PRESENTS: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE – “A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. It is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. Contains mature content. For more info. and tickets, please visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org.
Clear Space Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-227-2270.
Friday, 10/28 – 10/30 – SEA WITCH FESTIVAL 2016 – For all activities and information for this amazing festival, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.
Wednesday, 11/2 – GIRLS NIGHT OUT – A benefit and fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Delaware. Location? Atlantic Sands Hotel. You will Shop, Share and Make an Impact!! Cancer Support Community Delaware is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312 in Rehoboth Beach. All services are free of charge. More info? Please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.
Friday, 11/4 through March 12, 2017 – WINNING PHOTOS OF 2016 DELAWARE BEACH LIFE PHOTO CONTEST – An exhibit that will open On Friday, 11/4. The photograph above is from Joann Kingsly. This small, but mighty exhibit of award-winning photographs were chosen from among more than 200 entries. The images capture the many forms of life on Coastal Delaware. Location? The Rehoboth Beach Museum, located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. For more info. please call 302-227-7310 or visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
Sunday, 12/4 – SANTA FUN RUN – At The Starboard in Dewey Beach. Plenty of notice to sign up!! This is a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk. Noon until 4 p.m. More info? Please visit Events at http://www.cffde.org
KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED – No bad weather, Please!!
September 29th, 2016
It is the perfect time of the year to try one of Rehoboth Beach’s restaurants that opened this year. The summer crowds are gone. Locals come out and not having to pay for parking is a blessing.
So nice to get together with Debbie and Jody….birthday girl was Debbie. Arriving early at Blackwall Hitch located at 52 Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-226-0550. Website? http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/rehoboth
Blackwall Hitch looks amazing inside. Plenty of tables, comfortable enough that you are not on top of each other. It is so well appointed, very chic indeed.
The expansive bar is on the other side. From Wednesdays through Sunday live music begins at 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. For more info. on who is playing, please visit http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/rehoboth/live-music
Starting with The Blackwall Salad of mixed field greens, grape tomatoes, cukes, red onion and carrots, tossed with their signature house vinaigrette. A simple salad with flavor and big enough to share. I could have had a different starter but after eating my way through Portland, it was best to keep it low cal, if you get my drift.
The Chicken Lemongrass Soup was loved by Debbie and Jody…roasted chicken, lemongrass, celery and onions topped with a fried veggie dumpling.
People are talking about their Fish Tacos and our taco connoisseur, Jody, was the one to try them. She said they were amazing, full of flavor. Blackened Cajun Mahi-Mahi served in soft taco shells with spicy slaw, roasted corn salsa, avocado, feta cheese, pico de gallo and avocado sour cream, served with a side of herb pearled couscous.
My Striped Bass was delicious, as well. It was pan seared served with a chayote squash salad and lime butter sauce.
Debbie’s Salmon Kale Salad was colorful…Grilled Atlantic Salmon, basil oil and kale salad with roasted red beets, mango, and candied walnuts tossed in their poppyseed lemon vinaigrette.
No dessert was necessary even though there was plenty of temptation like Sminth Island Cake, Chilled Key Lime Panna Cotta, Monkey Bread, Chocolate Flourless Torte, Pineapple Upside Down Skillet Cake, Chocolate Truffles and more. But we were so good. Only coffee and tea, please.
Our server was attentive, more than attentive if I should say so. It is feast or famine, some don’t care and others care too much.
Every Sunday there is brunch beginning at 10 a.m. For more info. please visit http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/rehoboth/sunday-brunch
Wednesday, October 5th Blackwall Hitch Presents – Inside The Glass. This is their inaugural event of Dinner Series. These dinners will take place the first Wednesday of the month and will feature a specially crafted chef’s dinner. Multi-course dinners will be paired with drinks. 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended. This first dinner will feature a 4-course craft beer dinner menu. Please check their Facebook Page for more information.
Blackwall Hitch offers other menus as well: Gluten Free Menu, Kids Menu, Happy Hour Menu, Late Night Menu…just check their website above mentioned and click Menu.
So what can I say about our dining experience? We loved the atmosphere, and the food was very good. I had been told that it was pricey, but we found that it was a la par to all other restaurants in Rehoboth Beach at that level.
Dinner is even better when we eat together, catching up is always priceless with Jody and Debbie.
September 12th, 2016
It was getting dark and the perfect time of the evening for Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. I was attending this production by Brown Box Theatre, brining free theatre to the Delmarva. This is the Six Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach. Nothing better than enjoying a production under the stars, and on this particular night at Tower Road with one of the WWII towers paying attention.
Meet Kyler Taustin…Hometown? Ocean City, Maryland…He is the founding artistic director of Brown Box Theatre Project. He has directed all of the past Brown Box Theatre Project’s productions including all past 5 previous performances of the Annual Free Shakespeare at the Beach. Once again he has done so with Cymbeline.
Brown Box Theatre Project began in 2009. Their productions take place in intimate theatres throughout Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland and beyond. Their mission is to “create high-quality theatre and deliver their work directly to communities to expand the reach of impactful professional performing arts”.
On Monday, September 12th, Shakespeare’s Page to Stage Workshop led by Brown Box Theatre Project will take place from 3 – 4 p.m. This is an adult workshop. Then from 4:30 – 5:30 the teen workshop will take place. It is free and you still have time to pre-register by calling 302-645-2733.
On Saturday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. this outdoor production will be behind the Lewes Library located at 111 Adams Ave. on the lawn in Lewes. Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Please check their schedule at http://www.brownboxtheatre.org/schedule.html.
And for more information about Brown Box Theatre Project, please visit http://www.brownboxtheatre.org.
If you are hesitant about understanding a Shakespeare production, this particular one is very easily understood. Kyler has made a point to make sure his audience captures the essence of the play.
We thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope you put it on your social calendar!! I mentioned above that it is free of charge, but at the end of the performance donations are much appreciated.
Cymbeline “is one of Shakespeare’s rarely produced works. It is an algamation of romance, ferocity, intrigue, and fancy, all in one play”.
Have a good one!!
September 9th, 2016
Laurel, Delaware, is considered to be part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. It takes about 40 minutes from Rehoboth Beach. Going on Rt. 24 all the way, checking out the country side. Stopping for lunch which is something I have been wanting to do. It happened that I was in the area.
It was such a hot day, we decided to eat indoors. But, I must tell you that the outdoor seating looked very nice, more so as the cooler fall temperatures start to arrive. Abbott’s Grill is located on Broad Creek at 300 Delaware Avenue. Tel. 302- 280-6172. They open for lunch and dinner. Website? http://www.abbottsgrillde.com.
Friday, September 16, there is a Murder Mystery Dinner. It will begin at 6 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 302-280-6172. It will be a 3 course dinner & show, by Ovation Dinner Theatre Performance… $40/person….Who Shot the Sheriff?
I found the restaurant to be bigger than I thought. It has a separate bar and banquet facilities, as well. But, the first thing I saw as we came in was the bread on the counter. Just baked and beautiful.
Kristen was to take care of us and she did a great job. A big shout for her.
The most incredible chips were brought to our table. They were made out of flour and spinach. Soft, warm, lightly salted, and the best ever, accompanied with salsa. Worth driving there. And, of course, they are made in house.
We ordered the same thing from the daily special….Colvine Farms Bison Burger with white cheddar, bacon, portobello and onion. Colvine Farms are located on Rt. 404….local, the best!!
A medium rare bison burger is so yummy, cooked to perfection with beautiful looking tomatoes. Loved the flavor of the bison!
It was a quick lunch with no dessert because as you can see it was not necessary.
Abbott’s Grill on Broad Creek is the sister restaurant of Abbott’s Grill located in Milford, Delaware, north of the Delaware beaches.
Have a great week-end.
July 24th, 2016
Need a ride to Funland? Remember me? I am Miss Sophia and I am a little bit new at posting on a blog. So give me a chance. I will improve. There is nothing better than living at the beach! It is my playground. On such a hot week-end a day at the beach was a must.
Rehoboth Beach has parks and plenty of places to have a picnic. One of my favorites past times. I am a foodie at heart so a little to eat outdoors is always priceless!
Kids coming to Rehoboth Beach will soon find out that the Boardwalk is the life of the town. Lots of fun for young ones like me. But there is one place where the whole family will enjoy. That is Funland located at 6 Delaware Avenue and the Boardwalk. There are a lot of young kids attractions but the thrill rides that the older ones like, are also there. It opens daily at 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The website is http://www.funlandrehoboth.com.
We had just been at Nicola Pizza, having dinner and a delicious Nic-o-Boli. Website? http://www.nicolapizza.com.
It was in June and the weather was still a bit cooler. So off we went to Funland. First thing my Grandmas and my Mom wanted to do was Whack-a-mole. This game was invented so long ago, in 1976. We had just gone from Nic-o-Boli to Whack-a-mole!! I was not sure about why all the screaming, but they thought it was fun. So here I am with my Mom. A Nikon Moment.
The beautiful carousel was more my speed at this stage of my life. I forgot to tell you but I have been busy mastering the art of walking. I am a bit stiff but it is definitely getting much better.
I know I am very serious on my photos but I can assure you that I was having fun. haha
I think the boat rides are the same price of so many years ago. On the first photo you can see my Dad on a green boat when he was little. He is not smiling either. On the other photo is where I am. A green boat, as well. 1 ticket per ride still!! A bargain.
Early evening is a good time for Funland. It is quieter than later at night.
I am going on the cutest little engine ride.
And then on the Police Car.
Oh no, I did not know about this next ride….but here they were taking me too!!
It was getting late and more people were starting to come in. It is right off the Boardwalk so it such an easy walk from all points in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. I will get the hang of all these rides as I get older but my first experience was a “blast”. Talk to you later!!
June 22nd, 2016
Hi there. Here I was this past week-end when the weather was glorious. It is what I love the most. Playing on the beach with my family. Well, there is another thing I like to do just as much and that is eating. I am Sophia and I am a new foodie in town. Looking for places that kids are welcomed and not rushed. It is the beach, afterall, you should come here to relax and chill out.
Half Full is the restaurant that we went to eat the other night. It is in Lewes, Delaware, located at 125 Second St. Tel. 302-645-8877. It is open from Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Website? http://www.halffulllewes.com.
My Grammy and my Mom were there too. Half Full is celebrating their first year in this location. I guess it is about my age. I just took my first steps and this is a milestone. I am growing up. Everyone has been laughing and clapping at my way of walking. I will master it and then they will be sorry because I will be all over the place.
At Half Full you order at the counter and then they will bring you the food at the table. Our table, and this is a tip from me to you, was inside.
It was a corner booth. It is perfect for little ones like me. You can also eat outside on their porch but my Mom thinks this is the best one. There is also a high table that I have sat before. Yes, I do get around.
Some of you might think I should be home in bed but to tell you the truth it was not late and I also took a late afternoon nap. So I was ready for some tasting.
The first thing we ordered was the Cold Board.
It is a composed salad of two cheeses, sopressata, roasted red pepper and tomato, Kalamata olives, which I so love, and garlic sauce. I am not into the garlic sauce but I love everything else. You can tell by the photos by Grammy took.
Two pizzas were ordered. These pizzas are thin and crispy. They are sooooo good. You are going to love them and so will your children.
In the background the pizza was Have It Your Way….you customize it. Tomato sauce, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes and Kalamata Olives. That was my Mom’s.
In the foreground my Grammy’s was The Lobster & The Leek…Canadian lobster, creamy leek confit, cognac tomato sauce. My Grammy said she had forgotten how good these pizzas were. I totally agree with her. They were yummy!!
It was an early evening in Lewes. The town was quiet. Stay tuned for my next post.
June 19th, 2016
I am Miss Sophia. Most of the time my favorite past time is playing on the beach. I am very new to this. I am only 15 months old. I am a fast learner. Besides doing all those things babies do, I have become quite a foodie. I like most everything. I try it once and if I put a funny face my Mom usually knows that I am not too comfortable with such a unique taste. One thing I love is ice cream, watermelon, and cherry tomatoes.
I love Italian food so we took off to Nicola Pizza. They tell me that since 1971 it has been a favorite of residents and visitors alike. It has 2 locations: the original located at 8 N 1st Street and the second on 71 Rehoboth Avenue. The second one is practically around the corner. Tel. 302-227-6211. Website http://www.nicolapizza.com.
My Mom and my 2 grandmas were with me at the original location. Nicola Pizza is very kid friendly. No rush, stay as long as you want.
We ordered French Fries! Sprinkling them with a little Apple Cider Vinegar is always good, but I just put ketchup on mine. My Grammy calls this type of food Boardwalk Grub! Not sure what she means, but I think I will be learning more and more about these favorites of all that come to the beach. I forgot to tell you that it seems they all like their fries well done!
Nicola Pizza is known for their Nic-o-Boli. The original has ground beef and you can add all kinds of other goodies like, onions, cheese, sweet peppers, mushrooms and the list goes on. They have a vegeterian ones, as well. These Nic-o-Bolis can be also bought by the dozen. Nicola Pizza also ships.
This is what the Nic-o-Boli looks like. Inside, it is hot and full of meat, cheese and sauce.
My Grammy wanted to have it but did not want to eat all the dough. She says summer is coming. I want to tell her summer is here!! Anyway, they have what they call a Nic-o-Boli in a bowl. She added sweet peppes, and mushrooms.
She loved it. Guilt free she said.
Mama Nicola (Joan Caggiano) was making the rounds. She always stops at each table to see if her customers are satisfied. When she came to my table she decided to take a seat and watch me eat my spaghetti which by the way, I loved. I slurperd those noodles right up and loved the meatballs, as well.
Mama Nicola was so nice. She just watch me eat and have a good time.
From here we were off to the rides at Funland, also in Downtown Rehoboth Beach!!
I’ll be passing the word around as I see kid friendly places, here at the Delaware Beaches. Night Night!!