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October 23rd, 2011

What’s Cooking?, Pork Roast Stuffed with Pineapple and Drizzled with a Guava Sauce, Recipe, Easy


What are you talking about?  No apples or prunes?  No olives or raisins?  Hahaha…You really can use all those if you really wanted to make it your own. 

This pork roast was interesting to make.  It was easy, if you find the ingredients…if not, that’s when you can also give it your own take on it.  Just like I did.

Last year I bought a cookbook in Boulder, Colorado called Isabel’s Cantina by Isabel Cruz.  She uses in her cooking bold ingredients like mangoes, limes, chiles, mint, ginger, cilantro, and guava.  You better believe it that her cooking will never be bland.

Isabel has about 5 restaurants along the West Coast.  When I saw that she had 2 of her restaurants in San Diego, I purchased the book so that I could tell my mother in law, who lives in San Diego to check them out.  One of her restaurants is called Isabel’s Cantina in La Jolla and the other is Seaside Cantina in San Diego.

Two key ingredients in this pork roast are the pineapple and guava.  Easy to find the pineapple, not so trying to find the guava paste to make the sauce in Rehoboth Beach.  I have seen it, but of course, that day it was nowhere to be found at Giant.

I found guava fruit spread; that will do for now.

When I bought the pork loin I forgot that there were 2 in the package.  It really would have been best to get one bigger roast.

The recipe uses pineapple chunks.  When I make this recipe again, I will either cut those chunks in smaller pieces or even attempt crushed pienapple.  Don’t know yet.

Anyway, here it goes.


Pork Roast Stuffed with Pineapple and a Drizzle of Guava Sauce


1/2 cup olive oil (depending on the size of the roast, I used 1/4 cup)

3 garlic cloves, minced

one 4 lb. boneless pork loin roast (I already told you what happened)

1 tablespoon dried oregano (again depending on the size of the roast, I used 1/2 of that.

Kosher Salt

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

one 20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained (depending on the size of the roast; did not even use half of that)

raisins, dried cranberries (my own take)

Guava Sauce; I will tell you in a bit what I did when I get to that part of the recipe.


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix together the olive oil and garlic

If you want trim the excess fat from the pork loin. 


Then, split the loin in half lengthwise; but don’t cut all the way through to the other side.  Open the loin and spread half of the olive oil mixture on top, and sprinkle with half of the oregano.  Season with salt and pepper, optional.



Put the pineapple chunks on the bottom of the roast.  This is when I added my own take on this roast.  Get some raisins and dried cranberries and fill betweeen the pineapple chunks.  This is when I mentioned above that I could change this a bit to make it then easier to tie.  The dried cranberries and raisins complement the pineapple so well; plus added a festive color to the dish.


Tie the roast with kitchen twine at 1-inch intervals; tricky but doable. Spread the remaining oil mixture and the remaining oregano.  If you want to add more salt and pepper, then you know what to do.


Tying the roast:  The thinner end of the roast I folded up and tied it so that it would not get overcooked.

Put the roast in a roasting pan.  I put it on a glass pan and transferred to the oven.  Roast the pork in the oven for 30 minutes. 


Guava Sauce

I remember growing up in Puerto Rico when guavas were found in everyone’s yard.  That, I hear, is a thing of the past.  It is very hard to find.  The paste can be found in Latin markets, though.

1/3 cup cubed guava paste (I used almost the whole jar of the guava fruit spread)


1 garlic clove, minced (optional)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons dry white wine

A sprinkle of Kosher salt

A sprinkle of red pepper flakes to give it an extra kick (optional)


If you are using the paste then you need to melt it by combining the guava paste with 2/3 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat.  When it has dissolved, add the olive oil, white wine and salt.  Simmer for a couple of minutes, whisking to combine the ingredients.  Let it cool.

You know, I did not do any of that.  I just whisked the above ingredient into the guava preserve and even added a tablespoon of orange juice.  No cooking was necessary.


After the pork has been cooking for 30 minutes, take it out and drizzle it with the guava sauce.  I used all of it. 


Put it back in the oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees in the center.

Take it out; let it rest, cut the pork into 1/4 inch slices, serve with the guava sauce drippings and add your own side dishes.


My family wanted wild rice and asparagus with my homemade mayo.


This dish is certainly worth making again.  I hope you try it and make it your own… to you later…


Note: The recipe, as I made it, was gluten free.  You need to check all ingredients and guava, to make sure it is.  If it does not say it on the package you can access the company’s website.

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October 21st, 2011

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Saturday, Sunday, Save the Dates



I cannot imagine Rehoboth Beach putting its feet up and just collapsing….this town is always busy…I don’t know how it accomplishes so many things.  I thought this was going to be a quiet week-end, after the Jazz Festival, but noooooo…Check whats going on Saturday and Sunday and a couple of save the dates, as well.




Saturday, 10/22 – Howl-o-ween Costume Party for Dogs and Humans, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Location?  The parking lot at Pottery Place and Bin 66 located on Rt. 1 in Dewey Beach.  You can see it from Coastal Highway. 

Free human food thanks to Bethany Blues, Lewes!!

Free dog treats from Concord Pet.   Thanks to you too.

Doggies at the Beach “Mascots” will be judging the Costume Contest. 

Safe Haven, a no kill Sanctuary will be there with some of their available dogs for adoption.  All adoptions or fosterings will receive a free bath at Doggies at the Beach.  Tel. 302-644-8200.  Website?


Saturday, 10/22 – Annual Christmas Joy Silent Auction which benefits Cape Henlopen Families, which provides clothing, toys and Christmas Dinner for over 380 children.  Location?  Epworth Methodist Church on Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach.

Saturday 4 to 6 p.m.

Sunday 9 to 1 p.m. with live auction at 1 p.m.  For more info., please call 302-227-7743 or visit




Until October 30th – The Pirate Coast – An interactive Haunted House Adventure.  October 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30th. 

The Pirate Coast runs in half hour intervals each evening from 5 – 9 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 for general admission and are available at the door.  If you want to make sure if this is suitable for your family, please visit and check their FAQ page.

Clear Space Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.


Saturday, 10/22 – Light the Night Walk – A fundraising event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, sponsored by the Village Improvement Association on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.  Registration will begin at 5 p.m.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m.  More info?  Please visit


Special Screenings and Events – From The Rehoboth Beach Film Society the following 2 screenings will be tomorrow, Saturday, 10/22.

Saturday, 10/22 – 2:00 p.m. – Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway located on Coastal Highway (Rt. 1).  $4.00 for members, $5 for non-members.

Windfall – Windpower:  it’s sustainable, burns no fossil fuels, reduces dependency on foreign oil and produces no air pollution.  These advantages are what the people of Meredith, New York considered when a wind developer suggested suplementing the rural farm town’s failing economy with a farm of 40 industrial wind turbines…..


The Last Mountain at 7:00 p.m. – $4 for members and $5 for non-members.  The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns.  Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where some citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal…….

More info?  You can even purchase tickets on-line.


Make sure your calendars are open because you do not want to miss the next events coming soon.


October 28th – 30th – Its the Sea Witch Festival – It is produced by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of commerce & Visitors Center.

Tels. 800-441-1329, Ext. O or 302-227-6446.  Website?

Fiddler’s Festival – Proclaimed Delaware State’s Official Fiddler’s Festival – Saturday, 10/29 from 1 to 6 p.m.

All info. can be found on the above mentioned website.

In the event of bad weather, please tune in to WGMD 92.7 FM or call 302-227-6446 or 302-227-2233, ext. O.



Friday, 11/4 – Rehoboth Cocoa Crawl – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  –  Enjoy drinks with and without spirits, great deals in stores, art by Delaware artisans around town, desserts and fall treats from the best LOCAL restaurants inside participating stores.

Purchase wristbands for $10 which goes to local charities at tents in First Street Station and in front of Heidi Lowe Gallery on Rehoboth Ave.  Wristbands can also be purchased at WSFS branches, and Azura Clothing.

Please call 302-226-9650 for more info. or e-mail  Website?


AboutMyBeaches wishes you a very nice week-end….talk to you later….

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October 21st, 2011

What’s Going On?, Lewes, Activities, Events, Historic Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Friday, Saturday



It is promising to be a great week-end at the Delaware Beaches.  Historic Lewes is great to visit year-round.  But, there is something about the Fall that brings the best in this town that is much loved by its residents and much appreciated by its visitors.

So, if you are here this week-end, this is what you should be looking forward to.



Friday, and Saturday, 10/21 and 10/22 – Historic Haunts, Ghost Hunting.  The Lewes Historical Society invites you to find out who roams those historic buildings in the First Town of the First State. 

Tour Hours:  Both in the evening at 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., or at 10:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

$26 per person and please note that reservations are required.  The tours are for 13 years old and older.  More info. and reservations?  Call 302-645-7670 or visit



Friday, 10/21 – A Taste for Art of Southern Delaware at the Clubhouse o Baywood Greens, located at Rt. 24 & 5.  From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Baywoods is near Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.  Website?

Beautiful works by local artisans, top restaurants’ signature dishes, live jazz, beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

This is a benefit to support Children & Families First.  An organization that helps families develop solutions to meet challenges and embrace opportunities.  All proceeds will support services to families in Sussex County.  For more info. please call 302-604-6277 or visit



Friday, 10/21 – Kick your heels and get on the dance floor.  At Bethany Blues, Lewes, at 8 p.m. you will find The Teletones.  Bethany Blues, Lewes is located at 18385 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-644-2500.  Website?  

Besides great food it is a music venue and tonight’s group, The Teletones, is an all-star group of veteran-based musicians who joined forces in 2009 to create their own unique gumbo of blues, soul and funk music.


Saturday, 10/22 –  Best way to start your morning is by visiting a farmers market.  So many things to enjoy.  Well, Lewes outdoes itself with its Historic Lewes Farmers Market from 9 until Noon at the Lewes Historical Society Complex on 2nd & Shipcarpenter Streets.  For more info. you can visit



Cape Henlopen State Park – What’s Going On?

Please remember that Park fees are still in effect until the end of November.  $4 for Delaware registered vehicles and $8 for out of state vehicles.

Friday, 10/21 – Is Friday Night Hikes at 6 p.m.  Tales of what comes out on Halloween nights?  Really, check what comes out at the Park.  Join naturalist to learn about animals and other sights and sounds of the Park only to be experienced as the sun sets.

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.  Cost?  $2.00


Saturday, 10/22 – Get Out & Hike Series – Dune Dynamics Hike (1.5 miles) at 11 a.m.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center then they will go to the respective trail heads.

Join a naturalist and discover why the plants and animals that call the dunes their year-round home might be glad that crowds are gone.

Call 302-645-6852 for directions, more info. and to pre-register.


AboutMyBeaches wishes you a great day…..and I will talk to you later…

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October 19th, 2011

Alpaca Farm, C & C Alpaca Factory, Halloween with the Alpacas, Saturday, 10/29, Sunday, 10/30, Lewes, Delaware



I knew I had found something interesting when talking to Chris Reachard he mentioned that he had an Alpaca Farm.  Would I like to go and visit?  How could I refuse such an invitation, especially when there was the mention of a new arrival on the farm?

The word Alpaca immediately sent me to Peru.  These animals were treasured by the Incan civilization.  They could be found on the high Andean Plateau and the mountains of South America.  They were first imported to the U.S. in 1984.


There are 2 types of alpacas; Huacaya and Suri.  The difference?  The Huacaya Alpaca is fluffy, like a teddy bear.  The Suri Alpaca has long shinny locks, very soft, slightly curly hair.

Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an Alpaca.  They produce one of the world’s finest and most luxurious natural fibers.  It is soft, like cashmere but warmer; lighter and stronger than wool; weavers and spinners use it worldwide.  It is really so silky, durable, and has no lanolin, therefore, it is hypoallergenic.  Designer, Armani is known to use it for his men’s and women’s suits.


So, on Sunday I went off to C & C Alpaca Factory, 17219 Sweetbriar Rd., Lewes, DE.  Tel. 609-752-7894.  The website is being revamped but if you do want to check it out, you can go to and scroll down through the farms until you reach C & C Alpaca Factory.  Chris Reachard is his name along with Christian Addor, the other partner.  They belong to the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA).  You can e-mail them to From Rehoboth and Lewes, take Rt. 9 towards Georgetown, DE and when you see the intersection where Hopkins Creamery is located, then turn right.  That road is Sweetbriar Rd.


Michael, my son, was my partner in crime on this outing.  When we arrived the first thing we saw were the male Alpacas on the left.  They were separated from the females.  On Sunday there was going to be some breeding in the afternoon.


Cooper was so cute and he was very aware we were checking things out.  The Alpacas on this farm are the Huacayas.


Towards the back we saw the only Llama.  Its name?  Ruby.  The only difference between a llama and an alpaca is the bone structure; the llamas being larger.


Chris and Christian are eager to show everyone their farm.  You can come anytime on Saturdays and Sundays.  They are always there.


The farm also has a small shop, where you can buy yarn, scarves, hats, and other related items associated with the alpaca fleece.


Shoe liners, keep your feet dry.

Shoe liners, keep your feet dry.






Then, among those alpacas Medianoche stood out.  The baby was just so gorgeous.  Running and happy to be part of the herd.


One baby per year.  Gestation is about 11 1/2 months.


Chris and Christian had a farm in New Jersey where they raised goats and turkeys.  Then, they became acquainted with the alpacas and learned everything about them.  Having family in the Lewes and Milton area, they decided to move back home.

They are getting immersed into the community.  Kids and neighbors love to stop by.  They are also involved with some therapy work, using the alpacas as instruments for relaxation, especially with special needs children.


An Invitation to You:


Halloween with The Alpacas on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Alpaca Farm.

For this event the farms involved are:  C & C Alpaca Factory, Misty Meadow’s Alpacas, G-Pa’s Paca’s, and Morning Star Alpacas.

Activities:  Spinning, weaving, dying, felting, crocheting, and knitting.  Adult costume and child costume competitions.

Trick or Treat for the kids.  Stroll through the farm store and the vendors for all your Alpaca shopping needs (yarn, roving, rugs, and many handmade items).



This is their first event and, hopefully, a tradition will start.


The Alpacas had the cutest faces.  They liked to be touched on the neck, as well.  And they hum.  That’s their sound….


Oh, I almost forgot…a couple of horses also make the farm their home.


Have a good one…talk to you later…


Note:  Some information for this post was taken from Wikipedia and

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October 18th, 2011

ARTrageous FUN-Raiser, Old School Square’s Student Scholarship Fund, Fundraising Event, Crane’s BeachHouse, Live Music, Live Art, Raffle, Prizes, Delray Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County, Thursday, 10/20


You’re Invited!!  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend.  If you are in South Florida, you might want to take a look at this invitation.  First, it is for a great cause.  The Fun-Raiser event will support Old School Square’s Student Scholarship Fund. 

The Student Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for kids, ages 6 to 17 to study art and photography with the master instructor at Old School Square.

Old School Square in Delray Beach is a favorite place of mine.  It is a non-profit organization and Delray’s Cultural Center.  It is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444.  Website


Partnering with Crane’s BeachHouse should be fun.  This is a Hotel & Tiki Bar, just a block from the beach, at 82 Gleason Street.  The website is


Once you enter the “compound” you will find colors and more colors, palm trees, hammocs and you know….the feel of the tropics.


Event Information

Thursday, October 20th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Address:  Crane’s BeachHouse, 82 Gleason St., one block south of Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.


Admission:  $25 at the event; includes one complimentary drink and a buffet of tasty munchies.

There will be live music by Caribbean singer DYMiN, good company, and live art.

DYMiN has performed alongside such greats like the late Bob Hope, Miles Davis, Stanley Turntine, and James Brown.  She is a consummate entertainer.  For more info. check

Artist instructor, Patricia Maguire and other Plein Aire artists will be painting on site, using Crane’s tropical paradise as inspiration.  Their creations will be raffled off that night, along with a One-Night Stay at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel and other exciting prizes.

Patricia Maguire when not on location, paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.  More info.?  Check


So….put it on your calendar and have fun…Talk to you later…

October 17th, 2011

Casapulla’s South, Subs, Steaks, Deli, Take Out, Restaurant, Review, A Family Business since 1956, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches



I thought it would be hard to go and review an eatery that is owned by friends.  You know how it is, you are a little apprehensive.  You never know how service/food are going to be on a specific day.  Except at Casapulla’s the service and the food have been consistent through the years.  They have plenty of experience.  In business since 1956.

Luigi Cassapulla was the Italian immigrant and patriarch of this family.  His story so interesting; vision, hard work, supportive wife and plenty of kids.

Luigi was Paula’s grandfather.  Paula and her husband, Mike, opened in Sussex County in 1984.  But, they have been at Lighthouse Plaza on Rt. 1 in Rehoboth Beach since 1997.  The tel. is 302-227-7827, or, if it is easier for you to remember then, 227-subs.  Website?


I was thinking that subs are so versatile.  They travel well; perfect for gatherings and at this time of the year; Monday Night Football.

So, I found out that subs originated in Italian American communities in the northeast; around the late 19th to mid 20th century.  In the U.S. the common denominator is the bread.  In all types, it is an oblong bread roll as opposed to sliced bread.

In Europe this type of sandwich is served on a baguette or a ciabatta.

Some say that the sub or submarine originated in Groton, Connecticut, where there is the largest United States Submarine factory.  The sandwich was commonly eaten by workers in the naval yard.

So many terms for this sandwich, depending where you are from.  For example, the term hoagie came from Philadelphia.  Hog Island was a shipyard where emergency shipping was produced for the war effort.  It has been said that the Italians working there during WWI introduced the sandwich.  At the time it was made out of a variety of meats, cheeses and lettuce between the bread.  It became known as the “Hog Island”, the “Hoagie”.

All in all, subs, submarines, hoagies and other similar ones can now be found worldwide.

I came into Casapulla’s and I found a well lit place, super clean.  Ordering is done on one side of the counter with plenty of boards showing what they have to offer.


I met Tiffany.  I don’t know why but I always ask…if you are here eating for the first time what would you order?  She knew her menu well.  She mentioned the Italian, and one of her favorites, the Chicken Cheesesteak (with fried onions), and I wanted to also try the Turkey Stuffer.


So, I had all 3.  The Italian with everything on it; the works.  The chicken cheesesteak was a 6 inch but the other 2 were 10 inches each. 

While I was waiting for my subs to be ready I checked the store even more.  You can buy deli meats (Boar’s Head) by the pound.  Available are a wide assortment of chips.  And, they also had pastas, sauces, and pizzelles, as well.


There is a freezer in case you just don’ t feel like cooking.  It has sausage and peppers and other goodies all homemade.  Some of those pastas and sauces could certainly be a great addition to the prepared food.  Easy or lazy cooking, whatever you want to call it.


There was a new item on the menu this summer.  It is an Italian salad which has all the ingredients of the Italian sub, except the bread. 


Their menu is extensive.  You can check it out on the above mentioned website.  They have party platters.  They also deliver lunch to your office from Monday through Saturday.   For the Georgetown and Millsboro area, please call them between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  For Lewes and Rehoboth call between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Please remember that delivery charges are applicable.  Again, their number is 302-227-subs.

Now to my tasting in the privacy of my own home.  I would not have dared to sit at Casapulla’s with 3 subs.  I could have encountered a friend or someone else that might have thought I was going nuts.

Sub #1 – The Turkey Stuffer – Juicy store-cooked turkey breast with creamy mayo, savory stuffing and whole berry cranberry sauce.  Thanksgiving year-round. 


I thought it was delicious.  Who would not like this one?  The combination of the cranberry, the turkey and the stuffing was perfect. I must tell you that I loved the size of their sub roll.  It was not overpowering at all.  You were able to take a full bite of the sub and experience everything there without spilling all over the place.

I had to open it so that you could see it better inside.


Sub #2 – The Italian – I like an Italian sub all the time.  It is one of my favorites.  Again, it was a good true Italian sub with all the trimmings. Genoa salami, capicola, pepered ham and provolone.


Sub #3 – Chicken Cheesesteak – Warm, cheese melting, fried onions.  What can I say?  Thanks Tiffany.  It was definitely good.


 Paula, Mike, their kids, and their entire staff are friendly….the staff saw me taking pictures and graciously smiled…probably wondering what the heck is she doing.


I almost forgot to tell you.  You do believe me that I did not eat all that food.  I was frantically calling my neighbors to pass on to them the other halves. Nobody was home until later.  I did find takers; Bill and Sharon.

Talk to you later….if you are driving out of town….have them prepare some subs to go…easy.

P.S.  Some of the information for this post was taken from Wikipedia.

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October 16th, 2011

Where’s the Scrapple?, Apple-Scrapple Festival…and Where was Rapa’s Tent?, Hopkins Creamery, Sweet Ending



I was looking forward to this festival that is now in its 20th year.  Our first stop was at T.S. Smith & Sons where we had some fresh apple cider.  But, my party was getting restless.  They wanted to get to the actual festival.


Bridgeville was crowded; streets were blocked.  We were lucky to find a parking space in the high school.  And, to the streets we took off.  My party? John, Michael, and Matt. If you know me personally, you know who these are.


They were hungry.  No time to see craft vendors or the car show, you know.  They were wondering if they had beer; not really, it is a family festival. 

It was packed.  Shoulder to shoulder with people.   There was no way I was going to be able to get a scrapple sandwich.  The lines were too long; I was not waiting. 


The music was playing.  We found a stand with roast beef that was gorgeous.  My companions had each one of those.  They were like hoagies.  Huge.  The roast beef was delicious.




I decided to get a crabcake.  Actually, it was very good.  Not a lot of filler, but some.


Still no scrapple.  We kept on going towards the ferris wheel.  Lines on both sides of the street.  Then, we saw the sign for ribs.  Matt thought we should get half a rack; John decided that a full rack for all of us would be best.  Then we heard: “A full rack for Mel Gibson”.  We started laughing with them and they could not believe John looked like Mel and started kidding him about him being at the festival in slower lower.  This is not the first time this has happened, though.  Funny it happened here. 




The ribs were probably one of the best we had all had.  Perfectly cooked; crispy and with just the right amount of sauce.


We tried to get John to do the “skillet toss” competition using reversed psychology but he did not take the bait.

On the way out we picked up an oyster sandwich.  I will admit that I did not like it.  Too much dough; not enough oysters.


There was so much food…a lot of fried food too.  Fried chicken, fries, funnel cakes.  Pastries and pies and cotton candy.



We were ready to go.  We were glad we had gone.  It had a carnival atmosphere; probably not the way it had originally started.



On our way home we stopped at Hopkins Creamery…we had not had enough to eat.  Homemade ice cream right there on the farm on Rt. 9.  Pumpkin pie ice cream and rum raisin and chocolate too. 


 Hopkins Creamery is located at 16186 Dairy Farm Rd., 3 miles west on the Lewes-Georgetown Highway.  The Website?




Ending the evening with Nicola Pizza was too much to take in one day.

That’s okay; I did not get the scrapple at the festival, but I do have it in my refrigerator.

In retrospect, I thought it was too commercialized.  Too bad; I would have loved to have seen more of the scrapple and apple representation; that’s why the festival started.

Talk to you later…

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October 14th, 2011

Breakfast at Crystal’s, The Crystal Restaurant, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, A Breakfast Hangout in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches



I was thinking that there will be lots of visitors this week-end in Rehoboth Beach to enjoy “everything  jazz”.  I know a lot of friends that don’t even buy tickets; they like to walk from venue to venue; just show up and hope that there are spaces available.  But, if you want info. please visit

The next day the question will be, where should everyone have breakfast.  Believe me Rehoboth has bakeries and coffee shops galore, but there is not a place that comes close to home cooking like The Crystal Restaurant.  It really is a breakfast hangout.  Lately, it looks more spruced up than ever.  It is located at 620 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-1088.


Crystal opens early and closes at 4 p.m.  You can have breakfast all day, though.  If you decide to have lunch, their hamburgers are delicious.

Then, Debbie, Alice and I decided to have breakfast the other morning.  Breakfast is not my favorite.  These 2 friends had very boring omelettes; egg whites, with spinach; hold the potatoes, hold the bread; already the egg yolk was held.   I mean, really.  Missy, our other friend, left for Florida.  She was my scrapple companion.


And, Roberta.  I don’t know.  She is always somewhere.  She really dives into her breakfasts.  I must admit that.  Pancakes and everything else.  She is so thin, though.

Anyway, it was my turn to order.  Okay, give me the ham and cheese omelette and hold everything else.  My gosh, I really would have loved to have ordered their chipped beef on toast.  They fix it jus the right way at Crystal’s.


Our waiter was almost gone when I yelled; Oh what the heck, bring me a side order of scrapple.  That was much better.  Anyway, I had to get ready for the Apple-Scrapple Festival tomorrow in Bridgeville, Delaware.


So, if you are here in Rehoboth, Crystal’s is open year-round, 7 days a week.  They do have a bar, as well.

Have a good week-end… to you later….

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