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October 29th, 2015

West Ocean City, MD Eats!! Fat Fish OC, Restaurant, Review, Opens Daily, Good Food?, Will Travel, Ocean City, Maryland

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It was warm, it was sunny, we probably could have eaten outside.  Arriving with my partner in crime, Cindi, to Fat Fish OC located at 12703 Sunset Avenue, Unit 7, Ocean City, MD 21842.  Tel. 410-390-5006.  Website?  http://www.fatfishoc.com.

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You can find it on Facebook as Fat Fish OCMD….please Like the page because Fat Fish is very active on FB and also they are opening other restaurants….you might not want to miss out on all the specials coming up as the Second Season continues at the beaches.  Hey guess what?  They do deliver.  Fat Fish opens at 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

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The restaurant is not big.  It is so cute and very local, indeed.

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Meet Joe, the owner, as he was getting ready to chow on the daily special…Today’s Bruschetta Burger.  I saw with my own eyes.  1/2 lb burger, pesto, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil on a brioche bun.

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But, get a little closer…you want to get a good look at it, don’t you?  Here it is.  Yum!!

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Cindi ordered the Blue Crab Tacos.  Their tacos are well known and one of the most ordered items, as well.

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And I ordered the Fat Fish Sandwich…Tempura battered tuna and shrimp, wasabi, mayo, red onion, lettuce, tomato and cilantro crema.  Look how beautiful it looks.  First I ate the shrimp and then followed with the sandwich.  Awesome indeed!

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Would you like to check the menu?  Please visit http://www.fatfishoc.com/menu/

So now you know about this great local place.  Worth the trip.

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October 28th, 2015

Osterville Eats!, Crisp, The Cape, Osterville, MA, Wood Fired Pizza, Pasta, Gluten Free Pizza, Full Bar, Fire Pit, Table Tennis, Opens Every Day, Sunday Brunch

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I remember in 2008 when my late husband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  Immediately I jumped into the whole idea that I needed to know everything possible about this new way of eating for my family.  People with Celiac Disease, which is an allergy to wheat, only can get better by following a gluten free diet.

People would tell me then how lucky I was because a lot of them that had been diagnosed years before really had trouble finding good quality food and had more trouble having dinner at restaurants who really did not know what this “gluten free” way of eating was all about.

Now I tell the newly diagnosed Celiacs that they are lucky because it is a business.  Restaurants that thought this was a fad diet and who said “we are not a gluten free restaurant” have had to rethink and join the many other restaurants that are preparing delicious gluten free entrees for those that need this diet for their health.

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Over the years I would say that the only think the business had not mastered was a good pizza crust.  In time this has also gotten much better.  I found a place in South Florida, one in Manayunk, in Philadelphia, and just a couple of weeks ago I found Crisp located at 791 Main St., Osterville, MA 02655 Tel. 508-681-0922.  Website? http://www.crispflatbread.com

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If you have a gluten allergy, any of their pizzas can be made gluten free.  They also have gluten free beer.  My choice on that day was Glutenberg Red.  Refreshing and very good.

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The regular dough uses organic flour, filtered water and Cape Cod Sea Salt for Crisp crust.

Crisp opens every day…Monday to Saturday from 11:30 on and Sunday Brunch begins at 10:30 a.m.  Supporting local farmers and using nitrate free meats and organic veggies is something this restaurant does whenever possible.  Their pastas and sauces, along with the flatbreads are all made in-house.

We chose a Margherita Pizza which had organic tomato sauce, house mozzarella, garlic, EVO, torn basil, organic tomatoes, Cape Cod Sea Salt, and a balsamic drizzle.

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I had not had a pizza with clams, but I did on that day.  Mine was called the Wellfleet, which had cherrystones, garlic, house mozzarella, organic red and green peppers, and nitrate free bacon.  Loved it.  It hit the spot.

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The fall season brings cooler temperatures to the Cape, but at Crisp you can still sit outdoors next to the fire pit.  Or, you can also play some table tennis.

Have a good one!!

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October 27th, 2015

Destination? Gray’s Beach, Yarmouthport, Cape Cod, Public Beach, “You Can’t Get Lost On The Cape”

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A holiday week-end in October and the perfect time of the year to visit friends in East Sandwich, MA.  The weather was awesome, and the leaves, although not completely turned, were just very pretty indeed.

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Driving through the towns I could not believe how crowded they were.  Just like here at the Delaware Beaches, the visitors there were getting out of the city and some were just spending the week-end in their summer homes.

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Apparently there is a saying in Cape Cod; “You can’t get lost on the Cape”….you just have to keep on going  and at some point or another you will hit the water.  And so we did…Gray’s Beach!!  You hit this beach as you travel north from 6A along Centre Street in Yarmouthport.

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The first thing that caught my attention was the long Boardwalk, which extends over salt marsh partway to beach.  You can get an excellent view of marshes, plant, and marine life.

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The beach is perfect for young children, a nice sandy beach and the right place for adults to unwind, or take your kajak through these calm waters.

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Have a good one.

October 21st, 2015

Destination? Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Childrens Fantasy Trail, A Pink Affair to Remember, Zombie Walk and Apocalypse Ball, Spooky on Saturday Walking and Lantern Tour, Sea Witch Festival, The Second Season at the DE Beaches!!

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Pumpkins, skeletons, tombstones, spiders and cobwebs.  It is a Sea Witch Week End and the Delaware Beaches…Are there real ghosts and gobblins?  The costumes tell a story.  It will be a fun week-end at the beach!

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So, what is going on?

Friday, October 23rd – A PINK AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, This is a fundraising event for Cancer Support  Community Delaware and Delaware Hospice.  Location?  Rehoboth Beach Country Club on 221 West Side Drive in Rehoboth Beach.  11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Luncheon, Fabulous Fashion Show, Chinese Auction and One-of-a-Kind Accessory Shop!  Tickets are $40 per person.  Lunch choices:  Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken or Spinach Quiche with Side Salad.

No on line reservations at the moment, so please call 302-645-9150 to reserve a spot.  To know about Cancer Support  Community Delaware, please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 23rd, October 24th and October 25th – 27th CHILDRENS FANTASY TRAIL  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cape Henlopen State Park.  Wear your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail.  Entertainment under the tent each evening may include singing, juggling, magic and more.  $5 per person, adults and children.

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Friday, October 23rd – 2nd ANNUAL ZOMBIE WALK AND APOCALYSE BALL – In Milton, Delaware.  It is hosted by Po’ Boys and the Milton Theatre.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.  For tickets, please call 302-684-3038.

6 p.m. – Pig Roast at Po’ Boys.

8 p.m. – Zombie Walk from Po’ Boys to the Milton Theatre.

8 p.m. Apocalypse Ball at the Theatre

This event is a fundraising event for Casa San Francisco.

Saturday, October 24th – SPOOKY ON SATURDAY WALKING AND LANTERN TOUR – 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  The area around the Lewes Ferry Terminal is reported to be one of the most haunted locations in Delaware with one of the largest unknown sailors’ and seaman’s burial grounds on the east coast.  Travel on board the “spooky” shuttle to the heart of Historic Lewes to view Saint Peter’s Churchyard home to three centuries of burials.

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An apparition or 2 may travel with you.  Hear Captain James Drew’s tragic tale of a ship lost at sea.  Supposedly filled with gold.  Listen to the woeful tale of a “misprinted” gravestone.

A historic guide, aided by lantern light will accompany groups through the candlelit Burton Ingram House Circa 1785 where voices of the past may still echo.

Tickets must be purchased by Friday, October 23rd by 3:30 p.m. via Credit Card by calling the Lewes Historical Society’s Main Office at 302-645-7670.  Or in person at the Hiram Rodney House Administrative Office at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in Lewes.

Cost is $20.00 per person.

This tour is not recommended for children below the age of 12.  The spooky shuttle departs and returns from the Lewes Ferry Terminal.

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27th ANNUAL SEA WITCH HALLOWEEN  & FIDDLER’S FESTIVAL!  – FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 10/23, 10/24 AND 10/25 – For full schedule, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com/sea-witch-halloween-fiddlers-festival.html.

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You really need to look at the schedule…it is too extensive to put here.  But, one of my favorite parades will be taking place on Sunday at 3 p.m. on the Boardwalk.  It is the Pets on Parade.  It is so much fun and one of the most popular events of the whole week-end.  Hope to see you there.

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Have a good one!!

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October 19th, 2015

Destination? Blue Lagoon, Iceland, Geothermal Spa, Grindavik, Southwestern Iceland, One of the 25 Wonders of The World

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This is the perfect post on this chilly evening in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Visiting Iceland at the beginning of September was quite an experience.  The weather can be tricky.  You better take your raincoat.  It did rain the whole time we were there but we managed to do most everything, including a most visited attraction, the Blue Lagoon.

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Please note that the Blue Lagoon will be temporarily close for renovation from January 5th through the 21st.  They are also expanding…a new luxury hotel will be opening in 2017.

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There are plenty of tour operators that will be able to assist you in your tour to this pretty amazing place.  We used the Gray Line http://www.grayline.is.

The water is not really blue.  What happens is that the waters are rich in minerals; silica, sulphur and algae.  The water is supposed to help some people suffering from skin diseases.

It was raining but we were determined.  My photos might show some of the drops on the lense.  The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 98.6 degrees F to 102.2 degrees F.

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The Blue Lagoon is fed by the water output from the nearby Swartsengi Geothermal Power Plant and is completely renewed every 2 days in a natural way.

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There is a restaurant inside and also a shop selling skin care products.

The Spa is used by many….massages right on the lagoon.

There are plenty of different packages available.  We purchased the Standard package and were there for a few hours.  For more info., please visit http://www.bluelagoon.is

The age of the lava field surrounding Blue Lagoon is 800 years.

Then it was time to go to the next adventure.

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October 19th, 2015

Destination? Spicy Caribbee, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Herbs, Spices, Fragrant Soaps, Oils, Seasonings, Rubs, Hot Sauces, A Must Visit in Old San Juan

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On November 19, 1493 Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to claim lands for the Rulers of Spain.  When he arrived the island was called Borinquen by the Indians who lived there, but Columbus named it San Juan Bautista.  Old San Juan is 522 years old.

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It has diverse architectural and historic treasures and these make Old San Juan quite distinct from any other place in the world.  It has lively plazas, parks, and promenades, restaurants, and plenty of shopping as well.  One such shop that I visited was Spicy Caribbee located at 154 Cristo Street or Calle del Cristo, Old San Juan, PR 00901  Tel. 787-725-4690  Website?  http://www.spicycaribbee.com

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Follow them on Facebook.

Their Spicy Caribbee line is their own recipe and has been created to make cooking fun.  They have been serving customers since 1988.  They do ship and there is also online shopping, as well.  The photo shows Sica, the owner, taking care of customers.

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The hot sauces looked amazing.  It is their recipe and they are made for them.  You can buy individual bottles or the small crates.  Some of the sauces are hot and others are more a condiment to enhance your cooking like the Ginger and Garlic.

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If you are in the store you will be able to sample some of the sauces before purchasing.

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Coffee is so much of a part of the Puerto Rican tradition.  At any time of the day a cup of coffee is always offered.  Their coffee is from Hacienda San Pedro, which is a family tradition for 4 generations.

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Rag Dolls, homemade in Puerto Rico are a tradition….their particular ones were so cute and my little granddaughter, Sophia, got one of them.

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Their tropical jams are prepared just for them, as well.  Banana, Mango, Guava, Pineapple, Mango Pineapple and Hot Pepper Jam…use them on toast, pastries or in any cooking were you want to add a bit of the Caribbean.  Honeys and teas!!  Remember that they can ship everything to your home.

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Rubs are so easy.  Just rub your chicken, steak, or fish and then decide your method of cooking it….got some of the rubs!!

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So as the weather begins to cool off in the Northeast….the Caribbean is warm year-round.

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Have a good one!!

October 16th, 2015

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is open year-round.  It has been a thing of the past when after Labor Day the streets were rolled up until next Summer.  The Second Season at the Beach brings events and activities that keep all visitors very busy and having a good time.  Charming shops, tax free shopping, art galleries, restaurants…and of course, the perfect time to stroll and catch your breath.

So what is going on this week-end?

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Saturday, October 17th – DELAWARE SPCA-5TH ANNUAL BARK ON THE BOARDS – At Lake Gerar Park, in Rehoboth Beach  10:30 a.m. (registration).  11:30 a.m. Walk.  Grand Marshal Celebrity Recording Artist, Pamela Stanley.  Refreshments, Children’s Activities and Vendors.  This Dog Walk on Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk will benefit Homeless Shelter Pets.  Celebrate the off season when dogs are welcomed on the boards and beach in Rehoboth Beach.  So break out the leash and your flip flops to take to the boards and help animals in need.

No dog? No problem! You don’t have to have a dog to participate.  enjoy a leisurely stroll on the boardwak and participate in fun activities for the whole family.  Please do not forget to dress up!  This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras for Paws”.

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Until Sunday, October 18th – GALLERY 50 ANNUAL CONSIGNMENT SALE – Art, china, sculpture, furnishings and much more from the gallery’s clients.  Gallery 50 is located at 50 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-3227-2050  http://www.gallery50art.com

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Saturday, October 17th – SODEL FEST-SOUTHERN DELAWARE WINE, FOOD 7 MUSIC FESTIVAL from Noon until 4:30 p.m. at Independence Hall & Grounds, 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, Millsboro, DE.  It will be hosted by Paul Cullen, the event promises a fun and refined afternoon of food, beer and wine samplings and pairings, cooking demos, and a great musical line-up.  The Culinary Theater will feature Food TV’s Neil Fuentes, “The Singing Chef” and 5 local, award-winning restauranteurs.  Special events include a 100-pt wine tasting, an exclusive cheese tasting, a blind tasting and Wine 101 for the wine newbie!  General Admission Tickets are $75 per person.  This event will be benefitting Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels.  More info?  http://www.sodelfest.com

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Until Sunday, October 18th – REHOBOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL…Please visit http://www.rehobothjazz.com/index.php/shows/saturday

For Sunday’s shows please visit http://www.rehobothjazz.com/index.php/shows/sunday

Have a great week-end!!

October 15th, 2015

Commemorative 2015 Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting Ornament, Local Artist, Deri Dibiase, Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Christmas Spirit, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware

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Have you eve spent Christmas in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware?  For many is a tradition to attend the tree lighting ceremony.  This year’s tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 27th …. practice your vocals because there will be a sing along, as well.

Rehoboth Beach Main Street commissioned local artist, Geri Dibiase, to design a commemorative ornament for the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting.  Dibiase has paired her masterful photography with an ancient art for to design this beautiful unique glass ornament.  This exquisitively crafted decoration is the perfect gift for loved ones and friends to adorn their tree for generations to come.  Ornaments will be on sale starting November 1 through December 31 at Christmas Spirit located at 161 Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.

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Each ornament is priced at $20 and all proceeds benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street.  Have your ornament signed by the artist herself on November 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Christmas Spirit.  For more info., please call 302-227-2772 or visit http://www.downtownrb.com.

Have a good one!!

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