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 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.
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.
May 10th, 2016
Heaven for those who love to gather and eat with family and friends!! Rehoboth Beach Reastaurant Week will begin on Sunday, June 5th through Friday, June 10th.
Rehoboth Beach is a dining destination for the Mid-Atlantic states. Those that are fortunate to visit the Nation’s Summer Capital can really enjoy small town atmosphere, the beaches, the boardwalk and amazing restaurants serving delicious food year round.
Restaurants will feature prix-fixe menus that make your culinary adventure both affordable and tempting.
Enjoy a 3-course meal priced at $25, $35, or $45 per person, at more than 30 participating Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, restaurants.
Need more info? Want to see the list of participating restaurants…..then, by all means visit http://www.downtownrb.com.
You may also call 302-227-2772. The restaurants will be posting menus during the week and also will be commenting on social media.
Restaurant Week in Rehoboth is the perfect opportunity to try all the great restaurants that we have at the beach before the real crowds come down.
Have a good one!!
May 4th, 2016
Here we are. We are fairly new to Selbyville. We are Alpacas. Along with LLamas we are family members of the camels but we do not have that hump. We are natives to America and we are known as animals of the new world. Get it? Nuevo Mundo.
I arrived at Jose Palma and Elizabeth Ferguson with my friend, Jody. She has known Liz for some time. Jose and Liz moved to Selbyville from Kentucky. When asking them if it was because of low property taxes, they said no. It was just a random choice after looking at several properties. Both are extremely friendly and generous with their time. This is a new business for them but they are thoroughly enjoying this new journey.
You can check Nuevo Mundo Alpaca on Facebook. The website is http://www.nuevomundoalpaca.com.
On the website Liz is going to be introducing their Alpacas. The first one being introduced is Tempest. She is a 5 year old female. On the photos that I took I am not sure which one she was but on the following photo it might be the one on the right. The brown cria was a doll.
Alpacas and Llamas are natives to the Andes. The Llama is the bigger one. The Alpaca is smaller and compact. Here is Liz feeding them. They are friendly but cautious. And like I told my friend Jody….they do spit.
Jose and Liz are introducing their Alpacas to shows and competitions. Something completely new to them. On the farm their rescued Great Pyrenees keep watch over the Alpcas.
During beautiful weather the Alpacas enjoy the gorgeousl Southern Delaware sunshine. But during inclement weather they have their barn for much needed shelter.
There is more to Nuevo Mundo Alpaca…..chickens!! Their chicken coop is precious. And Jose and Liz’s pooch thinks he owns them.
Liz and Jose are learning everything Alpaca. The fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is soft, durable and luxurious; a silky natural fiber.
If you have any questions please email Jose@nuevomundoalpaca.com, 502-767-9543, or Elizabeth@nuevomundoalpaca.com, 502-235-4543.
In the area there are now about 3 alpaca farms. Lewes/Rehoboth, Berlin, and now Selbyville.
Jose: Fue un placer conocerte. Espero cuando venga tu Mama pueda saborear algo de su cocina. Gracias a ti y a Liz por habernos recibido tan amablemente.
April 26th, 2016
The Delaware State Fair is a 10-day event that takes place at the end of July. This year’s event will begin on July 20th until July 30th. It is located at 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952. Tel. 302-298-3269. Please visit http://www.delawarestatefair.com.
The fairgrounds include racetracks, agricultural exhibits, and stage where entertainment takes place. People think that nothing else happens at the fairgrounds besides the State Fair, but check the website above mentioned to see what is going on. Save the date for May 21st for the “In the Come Together Day Dog Show” hosted by the East Coast Bully League.
So you wonder, what my friend Susan Dimondi and I were doing there. She does have a connection to the Fairgrounds. Delaware is so small. No one ever comes here, right? I am not sure if other candidates have visited Delaware in the past year, but Donald came to see if he could snatch those 3 delegates we have to offer.
When we arrived, the arena already had about 3,500 supporters. It is a huge place.
Outside security was tight Plenty of food trucks. No alcohol. No protesters.
Hillary’s Tail of Lies….this guy was a hit on the arena. His shirt on big letters “”At this point What Difference does it Make”. No, I don’t think he likes Hillary at all. Check his website http://www.justaskamerica.com
The media was ready. Donald made his usual comments about the media….the Worst!!
Before Donald arrived, a prayer for all, the Pledge of Allegiance, The National Anthem. The crowds were so well behaved.
Donald was about to land in his helicopter.
And then the crowds went crazy. There were over 10,000 people there. Someone said to me that the whole state was there. LOL
His speeches are the same. The crowds react the same. People are definitely angry. There were people there that had just been to Berlin, Maryland, when he visited on the same week. This crowd was very patriotic and anything he said along those lines was cheered.
I was surprised to see how slender he looked in person. Even if you were not a Trump follower, you would have gotten right into it. You could not help to follow the crowd’s chantings.
So The Donald came and went. Please get out and VOTE!!