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August 28th, 2019

Agave, Restaurant, Tequila Bar, Mexican Food, Review, Lewes, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, The Art of Wining & Dining

On July 27, 2009 I wrote my first post on Agave. I was new at this thing called posting. Creating a blog that is pretty much a diary. I did not include any photos. Did not know the importance of photographs due to the fact that we are such visual individuals.

I said Hola Amigos. Why not? Spanish is my first language. As it was then today’s Agave still has Latin music in the background. The huge and delicious margaritas are still served on colorful glasses. The menu does not change much, but for some reason patrons don’t get tired of it. From 2009 I have written posts on Agave. From being particularly upset that you cannot get in because it is so popular. I changed that quickly. I go for late lunches. It works great.

Agave is located at 137 2nd St., Lewes, DE 19958. Tel. 302-645-1232. Website?

A favorite drink of mine is the Avocado Martini. First thing to know is that it is not on the menu. It takes more than a few minutes to make. Specially customized for you. The other day Alec made this delicious one.

Friends that have tried it have loved this Avocado Martini. It is smooth, has cilantro and not a salted rim….caramelized sugar instead.

Agave has a beautiful and large Watermelon Salad. Worth ordering and share it with a friend.

The Guacamole is excellent too.

Mango and Avocado Salad is a favorite. Top it with your favorite meat, or have it by itself. Never enough avocados.

The Puffy Tacos are fish tacos but the tortilla is puffy. Grilled Mahi Mahi, jicama slaw, pico de gallo and Mexican lime crema. Rice and black beans as a side dish.

The Corn on the Cob is truly amazing. During the summer at the Delaware Beaches the sweetest corn can be found. Agave’s Corn on the Cob is covered in Chipotle Mayo, Queso Fresco and Lime. Messy, but Oh So Good!!

No dessert was necessary unless you thought about having a Mango Frozen Margarita!!

A great dinner can change your day around. More so if enjoyed with friends.

Saludos y Hasta Luego.

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November 11th, 2018

Out & About, The Bungalow on 2nd, Lifestyle Boutique, Lewes, Delaware, Shopping, Shop Local, Small Business Saturday, November 24th, Delaware Beaches, Historic Lewes, Holiday Shopping


I was out and about with a friend on Second Street in Lewes, Delaware.  The Fall is the time for us “locals” to get out and see what is new.  A relaxed way of discovering the town.  No parking, which makes a big difference. My friend, Madelon, and I loved the storefront of this boutique that we had not noticed in the past.  It is called The Bungalow on 2nd.  Second Street is really Main Street in Lewes.

I am sure some of you will disagree but I find boutique shopping the most comfortable way to shop.  These shops in small towns all over the United States give clients the opportunity to get to know the store owners. You get a one on one service.

The young woman behind the counter I had to engage in conversation.  If you were in a big mall that usually does not happen.  No time for small talk, really.  Her name is Kaitlin and she has been opened for just about 6 weeks or so.  The shop is adorable; so very well appointed.  The store is not crowded and she has done a great job in redoing the shop.  Before starting this new venture she was a 9th grade teacher.  It would be great for you to stop by and welcome her to the community.  The Bungalow on 2nd is located at 142 2nd St., Lewes, DE 19958.  Tel. 302-644-1544

You can find clothing, presents for friends and family and, of course, a little indulgence for yourself, as well.

There is nothing like the right accessory to enhance an outfit.  You can find necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for all tastes.

Clean looks, napkins, table runners, candles, home accents…..all very pretty and affordable.

November 24th it is called Small Business Saturday.  Obviously, we live in small coastal towns and promoting the local businesses is something a lot of us find dear to our hearts.  We wish Kaitlin much success and look forward to stopping by again.

Until then, have a good one!!


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July 19th, 2015

Destination? Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Lewes, Delaware, Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-Noon, Grow Local, Buy Local, Eat Local, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Definitely, farmers markets are not just for chefs anymore.  In come the foodies who have a very discriminating palate.  Nothing but the best for them.  Getting up close and personal, the farmers love to show off their produce, so please ask questions!!


My friend, Cindi, drove all the way from Ocean City, Maryland, and Brenda Jones is a local.  You will find Brenda at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market most every Saturday in the a.m.  The market opens at 8 a.m. until Noon.


Historic Lewes Farmers Market is celebrating 10 years in the community.  During the summer season, you can find the market at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, located between Second & Third Streets at Shipcarpenter St.  Please note that on August 1st the market will take place at Shields Elementary School Parking Lot at 910 Shields St.  Fall hours will be 10/3 – 11/21 from 9 a.m. until Noon at Shields Elementary Parking Lot.  No pets are allowed, so leave Fido at home for a few hours.  Please visit the website at



The white tents are scattered throughtout the Historical Complex, a beautiful place to be on Saturday morning.  To find out the vendors that come to this market, please visit



Celebrate Summer’s Bounty by Growing Local, Buying Local and Eating Local!!



Please open the Historic Lewes Farmers Market website to get some of their delicious recipes…



Markets are rising in popularity because consumers can get fresh produce directly from the farm.  The pick of the day, shall we say.


Learning about ground cherries.  Had not seen them before.  They have a papery husk, which encloses the small fruit.  The fruit is small and orange.  Ground cherries are part of the same family as the tomatillos.  They are good in pies and they are also good with salsa and in a salad.


Never too early to start your day with fresh shucked oysters!!


Beautiful mushrooms!!



Peach Season and Bennett’s tent was full of beautiful peaches.  The long line of customers waited patiently but the line went fast.




“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man.  When tillage begins, other arts will follow.  The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”  daniel webster


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June 21st, 2015

Historic Church, Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, The First Church in the First Town in the First State, The Churchyard, The Labyrinth, Lewes, Delaware, Southern Delaware


Sundays are days of worship, but on this Sunday as the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, is still fresh in our minds and hearts, it is also a day for reflection.

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church is the First Church in the First Town in the First State.  It is located at 2nd & Market Streets in Lewes, DE 19958  Tel. 302-645-8479  Website?

You can imagine how surprised my friend, Cindi, was when I asked her if she wanted to walk around The Churchyard at Saint Peter’s.  After all, I had invited her to Lewes to spend the day celebrating her birthday.  Graveyard? Birthday?  That was not on the agenda, so she thought.

This is a historic Church.  It is beautiful in its simplicity.  It is an Episcopal Church.  The doors of the Church are open 24 hours a day, providing a sanctuary in Lewes for spiritual reflection, meditation, and prayer.  I love a totally quiet church.  I enjoy visiting them to catch a quiet moment away from all the news and the hectic world we live in.  I am in awe of their beauty and strength.



Saint Peter’s Parish was founded in 1681.  The original church building was finished in 1724, sat in front of the current structure.  A second church, consecrated in September 1808, had a small bell tower. The bell rings every Sunday announcing their services from that tower.


The building in which services are held today was constructed from 1854 to 1858.  A steeple was added in 1870 and the Sacristy was added in 1903-4.

Among Saint Peter’s historical possessions are the communion table used in the original church of 1724, a prayer book showing the changes made after the War of Independence, and a silver communion service given by John Penn, grandson of William Penn, on June 10, 1773.


As Cindi and I started to walk the Churchyard her attitude changed completely…from total perplexity to inquisitiveness.  She saw other visitors walking around, reading the tombstones.


In addition to the Churchyard, Saint Peter’s owns the oldest cemetery in the state of Delaware.  The Pilottown Cemetery was the site of the first western settlement in what is now Delaware.  Some of the early colonists are interred there on Pilottown Rd.

The most noteworthy graves are marked and there is information for you to follow them.


The oldest tombstone is the one from Margaret Huling. #17  This is what the inscription says:  Here lyeth ye body of Margaret ye widow of James Huling who desert Febry ye 16th in ye 76th yeare of her Age 1707 Born 1631.


The second oldest is #18.  It also belongs to the Huling family.  It says:  Huling mARTHA HIS WIFE deCEST FEBRY YE 1708 IN YE 8TH YEAR of HER AGE.  There is a portion of the stone broken so the whole inscription cannot be read.

The Labyrinth – It is an ancient symbol found in many traditions around the world.  It is not a maze.  It only has one path with no tricks or dead ends.  You are not to solve a puzzle, which creates anxiety.  The Labyrinth shoud lead us to the Source of our solutions, creating peace.  And God knows, we need peace.


Walking a labyrinth becomes a metaphor for spiritual journey.  It is used as a form of walking meditation or contemplative prayer.  The Labyrinth helps us find inner peace.  It welcomes those of all faith traditions and those with no traditions at all.


There is no right or wrong way to walk the Labyrinth.  With only one path in….follow it and you will arrive at the center.  Each walk is unique.  You may want to take a moment to breath deeply and focus on an intention for your walk.

The center is a place of meditation and prayer.  As you can see visitors leave some offerings.


Stop by and discover.  Have a good one!!

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June 7th, 2015

Destination? Lewes Canalfront Park, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Annual Picnic in The Park, Lewes’ Restaurants, Dogfish Head Beer, Wine, Games for Kids, Music, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


There is nothing better than a picnic.  Today was a favorite day at Canalfront Park located at 211 Front St. in Historic Lewes, Delaware.  It is an annual event.  There were over 800 people in attendance.  What a fabulous day it was.  No humidity, blue skies…just perfect for an outdoor picnic.  A time to relax with the community, to forget the news of the day.  Picture perfect….not many words are necessary.


When visiting Lewes, please do check the website,  They are offering so many events and activities; Yoga in the Park, Zumba in the Park, Yoga Summer Solstice on Sunday, 6/21, Cinema by the Canal is starting in July, and Concerts by the Canal are also starting in July.  The schedule is on their website.  Tel. 302-645-2795.


Lewes is such a picturesque town.  The site of the Canalfront Park has been in existence since 1631.  It is where long ago the earliest Dutch settlers created their homes and built and launched their ships.


My friend, Cindi, and I were looking forward to this picnic.  Last year was the first time we attended and it was just amazing.  Lewes’ restaurants were serving their specialties.  We were ready.


First things first….stopping at Dogfish Head.  They were serving 2 types of beers; one heavier than the other, but both delicious.  That’s Cindi!!


A second stop at Agave.


They were serving their Fresh Ceviche which I had and loved…


They also had their Beef Tenderloin Chili….by far this is the best Chili made with beef tenderloin.  It was a bit cool today; perfect.


Nectar’s offerings were outstanding. Quinoa Cups, which I had.  The super grain was excellent.


Chicken Salad Sliders!  I think chicken salad is so good for summer, don’t you?


Nectar’s PB & J Meatballs are locals’ favorites.


Nectar is also a Juice Bar….offering, here, at the picnic, Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice.


From Jerry’s we tried their Shrimp and Crab Deviled Eggs….I liked the shrimp deviled eggs the best.


Visitors coming to the Delaware Beaches love crabcakes….Jerry’s are very popular.  For the Picnic in the Park they offered Crabcake Sliders.


From Kindle…Chickpea Salad.


And they were also serving Lobster Salad Sandwiches.


Plenty of fun for the Kids…games, balloons, cotton candy.




This llittle boy and this little girl…loved their photos. The girl gave me permission to take her picture.  Vey creative balloons!


Cotton Candy…..when I was a young child I had a small cotton candy machine.  It worked!!  So seeing this one at the picnic for the second year in a row…. childhood memories.


The Lightship Overvalls always a fixture at Canalfront Park.  Lightship Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining Lightships out of 179 built from 1820 – 1952.


In 2011 it was designated a National Historic Landmark.  Its birthday is Wednesday, 6/17, and a free event will be taking place.  The public is invited from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the ship.  Please check for tours, events and historic fact about this Lightship.

Cindi and I decided to take a spot under one of the tents to enjoy some tastings.  I was just telling Cindi that I have been in the area for so many years and for some reason I did not know a single person there…..Oh no…I did, Richard!!  He proceeded to take a seat and we continued the conversation.


I almost forgot to mention the DJ.  He was so good.  He moved around, kept the music and the tempo just right…even announced the raffle winners!!


And something you usually do not see in Lewes…a Blimp!


Not every day is a picnic, but today, celebrating my friend’s birthday…priceless!!


May 20th, 2015

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Summer 2015, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Officially opening Summer 2015 – Memorial Week-End….no staycation for many, getting out of town and heading out to the Delaware Beaches.  These coastal towns are pretty much year-round resorts.  Every season brings surprises to the DE Beaches.  The best part is that Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island….they are all unique.  Even though they are all by the water’s edge, their make up is different.

What’s Going On?


Wednesday, 5/20 – ZUMBA in The Park at Canalfront Park.  6 to 7 p.m.  Zumba will take place until August 26th.  Free Zumba session by Kelly.  Tel. 302-645-2795.  Check

Friday, 5/22 – LAFF YOGA at the Lewes Library every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.  It is held year-round.  It is a free event.  More info?  Please call 302-645-0576.  Remember….Laughter is The Best Medicine!!


Friday, 5/22 – OVERFALLS FOUNDATION “FLOAT YOUR BIG RED BOAT” – This is the annual Opening Party & Auction, 6 – 9 p.m….a fund raising event to help support the Overfalls Foundation and its programs.  Lightship Overfalls is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952.  It is a National Historic Landmark and one of 7 of its kind in this country still open to the public.  Tickets are available in advance at $45, or at the door for $50.  Please visit

Saturday, 5/23 – Every Saturday from 8 a.m. until Noon, HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET, takes place at the Lewes Historical Society Complex in Downtown Historic Lewes.  Meet the farmers…up close and personal!!  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 5/23 – KALMAR NYCKEL ARRIVES!!  It arrives just in time for the first long week-end of Summer 2015!!  Location?  Cape May-Lewes Ferry Public Pier.  This ship is a faithful recreation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware.


It will head out daily….twice on Memorial Day, under full sail for a 2 1/2 hour tours of The Harbor of Refuge, off the coast of Lewes and at the mouth of the Delaware Bay estuary where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.  The ship is available for charter cruises, pirate sails, corporate events, and private parties.  For public sail tickets and further info., please visit  Note:  From 5 – 7 p.m. take a Deck Tour of Kalmar Nyckel.  The stern carvings are all newly painted!!


Sunday, 5/24 – YOGA IN THE PARK – 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. A Sunday morning routine at the Lewes Canalfront Park and until September 6th.  Free yoga session by Dimitra Yoga.  More info?  Please visit

Check What’s Coming Up!!

Saturday, 5/30 – POOCHES IN THE PARK – A day for dogs and the people who love them!! 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.  At Canalfront Park located at 211 Front St. in Lewes.  Please visit



Sunday, 6/7 – PICNIC IN THE PARK – Great Day in Lewes!!  Lewes restaurants, beer, wine, games for the kids, and music for all at Canalfront Park on 211 Front St.  $10 for adults, $15 at the door.  Check


Saturday, 6/20 – 25th ANNUAL LEWES GARDEN TOUR – Celebrating its Silver Anniversary!!  The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 25th Annual Lewes Garden Tour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  An extra ticketed event has been added on Friday, 6/19…A “Garden Party” from 5 to 7 p.m. will take place at Shipcarpenter Square.  It is open to the public with tickets priced at $50 each that will include a ticket to the Garden Tour on Saturday.  On Saturday’s Garden Tour there will be 10 private gardens showcased.  Tickets will go on sale on Memorial Week-End at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in the Fissher-Martin House located in Zwaanendael Park next to the Zwaanendael Museum.  More info?  Please call 302-645-8073.  Please visit

Have a Good One!!

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April 29th, 2015

Destination? Lewes, Delaware, Historic Lewes is in Bloom, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Activities, Events…Beautiful Day at the DE Beaches


Simple pleasures, enjoying the moment, strolling Historic Lewes, Delaware…it is in Bloom!  Each DE Beach has its own personality.  Lewes Historic District is full of shops, restaurants….also, some of the oldest homes in the state.  Afterall, Lewes is the First Town in the First State.  Lewes is a gem…a town well treasured by its residents, and long-time visitors, as well.



On Front Street you will find the 1812 Memorial Park.  On April 6 through April 8, 1813 Lewes sustained heavy cannon fire from the British ships, and was bombarded by Congreve rockets, the first use of this technology against the Americans.

Not knowing was Congreve rockets were…I was curious.  These rockets were developed by Sir William Congreve in 1804.  He registered 2 patents, and published 3 books on rocketry. It is a long story, but one interesting tidbit is the fact that: It was the use of ship launched Congreve rockets by the British in the bombardment of Fort McHenry in the U.S. in 1814 that inspired the fifth line of the first verse of the United States’ National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”: “and the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air”.


Along with the 1812 Memorial Park, on Front Street, you will find the City Dock.  200 feet long along Front Street, it can accommodate small and large vessels.  For boat slip info., please call 302-644-9069.



I remember posting a few weeks ago that the tulips in Historic Lewes had a mind of their own….well, with the Tulip Festival over, the tulips are now in bloom.  You can enjoy them throughout Lewes.



What’s Going On?


Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays – Life in Lewes – A 90 minute walking tour of the Historic Town, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society.  It starts at 2 p.m. at the Ryves Holt House located at Second and Mulberry Streets.  $10, free for members, students and children under 12.  More info?  Please call 302-645-7670.  Website?


Friday, May 1st – Laff Yoga – Don’t you love to laugh?  Out loud?  Well, you can do just that by attenting Laff Yoga at the Lewes Library every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.  This is a free weekly event, unless the Library is closed.  Everyone is welcome.  Laughter is the best medicine!!  Laff Yoga is led by certified Laugher Yoga leader, Michele Buckler. More info?  Please visit  Or, call 302-645-0576.

Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd – Lewes’ Merchants’ Spring Sidewalk Sale, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  I don’t I have to give you too much explanation….just bring your wallet and get ready for some great bargains.

Saturday, May 2nd through May 26th – “Terra Incognita” at Peninsula Gallery Fine Art and Framing located at 520 E. Savannah Rd.  A series of atmospheric landscapes in pastel and oil by gallery artist John Davis Held.  The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  More info?  Please call 302-645-0551 or visit


Saturday, May 2nd – Lewes in Bloom’s Spring Plant Sale from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Funds raised from this event will help fund Lewes in Bloom’s horticulture efforts in the City of Lewes.  They will be selling member-grown perennials, fresh herbs from East Coast Garden Center and Lewes in Bloom’s merchandise like T-shirts and caps.  Location?  Second Street in front of Citizens Bank. More info?  Visit


Saturday, May 2nd – 20th Annual British Motorcar Show from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Once again, Lewes welcomes this very well attended event, when a wide array of classic British vehicles make their appearance at Lewes Historical Society Complex located at Third and Shipcarpenter Streets.  The Lewes Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this event along with The British Car Club of Delaware.  General admission ($3, free for children 12 and under) includes ballots on which to vote for the best cars.

Saturday, May 2nd – Full Moon Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park, near Lewes, at 8 p.m., starting at the Seaside Nature Center.  For ages 7 and older, $2.  For info. please call 302-645-6852.


Sunday, May 3rd – Blessing of the Fleet – This is an event held every year on the first Sunday of May.  It is a passionate event that allows everyone to bless watermen and to honor those who have passed away in the past year.  It takes place at Fisherman’s Wharf overlooking the Historical Lewes Rehoboth Canal on 7 Anglers Rd.  Website?

Have a great time!!


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April 11th, 2015

Shopping!! Aquamarine, Boutique, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Beach Chic, Ladies Apparel, Shoes, Jewelry, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, A Must Stop Shop for Women of all Ages


Kick back in style at the Delaware Beaches.  Aquamarine has been recognized by “Elle” magazine as one of the 50 best boutiques across the 50 states.  I can see why….all boutiques are shops but not all shops are boutiques.  Personal attention at Aquamarine is what you will get.  And, once you become a customer, Maureen and her Mom will remember your name.


Aquamarine is located at 114 Second Street, in the heart of Lewes Historic District.  Tel. 302-644-4550.  Website?  You can also find Aquamarine on Market on Facebook.


What makes us, women, come back to this boutique?  The inside is so pretty.  The building dates to the 1900’s.  It used to be the hardware store owned by the Vessel Family.  Rich woods and cabinetry are beautifully preserved.


Aquamarine has something for everyone and the personal attention that customers receive is just that.  Maureen has a great eye for what looks good on a woman.  She is honest, friendly, and you’ll love her immediately because she makes you feel like you have known her forever.


Here, at the Delaware Beaches, our lifestyle is very casual…Beach Chic, Resort Attire….we love it!  The dress code is sophisticated but understated, as well.


We are waiting for summer, the temperatures are rising, the flowers are starting to bloom.  You can feel it in the air.  There is something about it.  By the time you read this post, hopefully, the tulips are blooming in Lewes.  Aquamarine is full of colorful ladies apparel and Maureen mentioned that she has new lines in the store.  For example, there is one line that she thinks is great.  It is called Planet.  This company utilizes top natural fabrics like Irish handkerchief linen, prima cotton, and washed silk organza.  Palettes are of soft hues.


To see what lines Aquamarine carries, please visit  Then, click on Lines We Love.


Enjoy the week-end and sunny weather!!


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