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April 21st, 2013

Who Signs It? Joe Flacco, Ravens, Quaterback, Super Bowl 47 MVP, 2013, University of Delaware Alum, Public Signing, Baltimore, Maryland


Who signs it? It is my post as I took off for Baltimore, Maryland in search of Joe Flacco’s signature on Saturday, 4/20.

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Joe Flacco played for University of Delaware.  My son was part of that graduating class.  On that graduation day, Carl Ripkin, Baltimore Orioles, gave his first commencement speech, as well.  We follow both teams; the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens.  So it is understandable that when opportunities arise for a signature….we take them.  Right now, my son’s University of Delaware’s diploma is signed by both of them.  And every time….it has been said that, it is one of the most unique signing requests.


At this particular public signing, some of the fans present were surprised that Joe Flacco was signing so quickly after the Ravens’ win.  There were probably around 400 plus fans waiting for him to sign for only 2 hours.  It can get a little pricey….the cost is driven by how many pieces you want signed, and how you want them signed.  There were people there with small items of memorabilia, helmets, posters…and some big photos, as well.


You also have to have patience.  When Joe came in, you could not help but notice him.  Very tall, clean cut..and he smiled.  Immediately flashes of light were hitting him.  I think he is used to it…did not even flinch.


As I was waiting for my turn, I met Bill.  We chatted and it made the time pass a little faster.  He was a true fan with plenty of signatures already in his possession.  He also told me that he was getting his “man cave” ready for his retirement in Lewes, Delaware, with plenty of Ravens in that “cave”.

The magic of attending Super Bowl week is a total experience; more so, if your team is playing.  My son, also, attended the Super Bowl in New Orleans.  The entry ticket was what I was having Joe Flacco sign.  Finally my turn came.  Joe was very gracious to all of us.



The waiting was long, the signing took a few seconds.  You better be fast with the camera.  I was standing right in front of him.  My ticket was an easy one to sign.  I said to him…wait a minute, the picture….he said…”action shot, action shot”, while moving his hands with a smile.  Here it is.


I stopped at the next table to get Joe Flacco’s signature officially authenticated….you might as well.  No questions asked…it was his signature.


Have a good one!!

April 20th, 2013

Morgan & Gower Cheesemongers, Fine Foods, Charcuterie, Handcrafted Cheeses, Rehoboth Beach, Expanding our Cheese Library, Beemster XO, Barber’s 1833, Nettlesome, Geitost, Trioche, Midnight Moon, Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bar, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


I could not read Zach’s face when Jody and I made another appearance at Morgan & Gower, located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  He probably thought, OMG, they are back!!  Not only were we back but it was on a Friday, when National Cheese Day was being celebrated.

We were armed with our cheese reference book.  I keep it with me all the time.  Never know when an urge to buy cheese will surface.  It is the perfect record to keep.  I never used to remember what cheese I bought or liked.  Not anymore.


Enjoying an indulgence from time to time.  Cheeses are expensive, but a little goes a long way.  Cultures, milk, imports, refrigeration and most of all, the aging process…over 2 years, at times, send those prices up.


Jody and I are expanding our cheese buying techniques, and Zach, from Morgan & Gower, has been a big help.  He has taken the time to introduce us to a wide range of cheeses.  Some have more bite to them; others a bit milder.


The first time I was at Morgan & Gower I bought a couple of cheeses.  They turned out to be amazing.  I wanted some more of the same and a few other additional ones, as well.

Zach came out with one of my favorites…the Beemster XO.  This gouda from Holland is aged over 26 months.  So delicious.




I think Zach thought I would not like Nettlesome.  This cheese is from New Jersey.  It also has stinging nettles.  It is strong and has a great bite to it.  Stinging nettles is a curious plant.  If you had ever brush against it, you’ll know why it is called “stinging”.  The plant also has plenty of health benefits.



Barber’s 1833 is a Reserved Cheddar, aged for a minimum of 2 years, from England.  When I brought it home, it became a favorite.


I had to buy it again…Midnight Moon.  Tops…this cheese is from California.  It is a popular goat’s milk gouda, firm, dense and smooth.


Trioche…from New Jersey.  This cheese is made from cow, goat and sheep.  So smooth.  Liked it very much and will buy it again.


I will be buying Gjetost, aka Geitost again. – The color was a deep caramel; a sweet, dense, fudgey, caramel goat cheese.  It really looked like a piece of caramel.  I am not sure if Zach thought Jody and I would like it.  I loved it and so did everyone in my family.  This cheese is very popular in Europe.  We tried it for dessert; perfect with a tart apple.  Sorry….I don’t know what happened with my picture.  Have Zach show it to you when visiting Morgan & Gower.  He will give you a little taste.


New at Morgan & Gower, starting today, Saturday, 4/20, a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bar!  They will be having a limited menu of 5 simple choices.  More to be added later on.  Take out only, with no substitutions.  You can check the menu on their facebook page.

Morgan & Gower Cheesemongers opens Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Tel. 302-727-5566.

Have a great week-end!!


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April 19th, 2013

What’s going On? Dewey Beach, Delaware, 2013 Dewey Beach Brewfest, Admiral Dewey Day, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Dewey Beach is one coastal town that offers a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages, backgrounds and ways of life….the Atlantic Ocean and The Bay as part of the playground.  It is a casual town with plenty of music and entertainment.

Saturday, 4/20 – The 2013 Dewey Beach Brewfest – Garys Dewey Beach Grill, located at 2000 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1), Suite 105 in Dewey Beach.  Tel. 302-227-8519.  All proceeds will benefit the Boardwalk Buddy Walk in Rehoboth Beach for Down Syndrome awareness!!  There will be more than 30 Breweries, including local favorites like 16 Mile, Fordham, Old Dominion, and Dogfish Head!!  Live music from Pressing Strings and Barely Rarely with great food to go along with the drinking beer.

Tickets will be $30 in advance or $35 at the door.  Two time segments to choose from 1 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.  Website?


Saturday, 4/20 – “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”  Admiral Dewey Day in Dewey Beach is a celebration, a proclamation…and a time to have fun!  Music and entertainment, at the Rusty Rudder.


1:00 p.m. – The Fabulous Greaseband


At 9:00 p.m. Blue Label.  Check

Have a Great Week-End!!  Talk to you later.

April 18th, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Historic Lewes, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


The coastal town of Lewes, Delaware is located by Cape Henlopen, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Delaware Bay.  It was first settled by the Dutch in 1631.

It is the First Town in the First State.  And, if you even thought for a moment that Lewes rolls its sidewalk at dusk….then you have to visit this historic charming and much loved and respected town.

If you are walking through Lewes, stop by the Visitor Center, lcoated at 120 Kings Highway.  This is also a historic house called the Fisher-Martin House and it is next to the Zwaanendael Museum.  They have plenty of information available if you are new in the area.  Please visit


Friday, 4/19 – Cape Henlopen State Park – 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Explore the woods at sunset with their ears, not their eyes, in search of animals that emerge after dark.  Ages 7 and up with an adult.  $2 per person.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center inside the Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.  More info? Please call 302-645-6852.

Friday, 4/19 – Lewes Historical Society April Speaker Series with Chuck Fithian, Curator of Archeology, for a discussion on Lewes and the War of 1812, at 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m….Location?  The Lewes Presbyterian Church Hall at 133 Kings Highway.  Free admission, no reservations required.  More info?  Please visit

Friday, 4/19 – “Delaware’s Destiny Determined by Lewes” – Presentation by Supreme Court Justice, Randy Holland.  The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewes Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at 133 Kings Highway.  “Delaware’s Destiny Determined by Lewes” is being introduced in Delaware at this Historical Society program and according to Michael DiPaolo, Executive Director of The Lewes Historical Society, a “copy of the book will be presented to each guest at no cost, in recognition of the launching of this first-time historic account, compliments of the author and the Delaware Heritage Commission”  Following the presentation, Justice Holland will sign copies of the book.  Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

Saturday, 4/20 – 2013 Walk for Autism at Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes.  This is the largest community fundraiser, drawing over 2,000 people over 2 days of events in support of people and families affected by autism and raising the money to show it.  On Saturday, 4/27 there will be a second walk at Bellevue State Park, in Wilmington, Delaware.  Registration for both walks starts at 9 a.m.  Walk will begin at 11 a.m.  More info?  Please visit

Saturday, 4/20 – Dutch American Friendship Day – 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Zwaanendael Museum.  More info?  Please call 302-645-1148 or visit


Saturday, 4/20 – Got Feathers?  Examine bird specimens and journey outside to identify some of Cape’s wild species.  Ages 7 and up.  Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.  $2/person.  11 a.m. until Noon.  Location? Seaside Nature Center located inside the Cape Henlopen State Park at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive.

Saturday, 4/20 – The Rehoboth Beach based non-profit improvisational theater group and school, Delaware Comedy Theatre, is happy to present “DCT Unsprung…Spring Fever Edition!”  Saturday, 4/20 at Fish On! located at 173 N. Village Main, Village of Five Points in Lewes.  Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.  The show runs from &:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 per person at the door.  A full menu of fantastic food and drinks will be available, separately, and a 20% gratuity will be automatically added to the bill.  RSVP to Fish On after 4 p.m. at 302-645-9790.  The show is adult-themed and not appropriate for children.

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Saturday, 4/20 – Coastal Concerts presents REBEL Baroque Ensemble at Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 4th & Market Streets in Lewes.  For more information, please visit  Or, call 888-212-6458.

Sunday, 4/21 and 4/28 – Take Me Out to the Ball Game” – The Lewes Vintage Base Ball Club, participating in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League and a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association will be playing both Sundays at the University of Delaware Lewes campus near the Virden Conference Center grounds at 700 Pilottown Rd. in Lewes.  “The earliest known reference to date of baseball in Lewes is from February of 1874 when a match pitting Lewes against Milton was advertised for March 1, 1874.”  The Lewes Vintage Base Ball Club plays by 1864 rules which have several differences from contemporary baseball, the most notable being the ability to catch the ball on one bounce for an out and no gloves permitted for outfielders.  Additionally, pitchers throw underhand; batters are called strikers; strikes are called when a striker does not attempt to swing the bat after a warning from the umpire; and foul balls can be caught on the bounce for an out.  Games are 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Sunday, 4/21 is Lewes vs. The Elkton Eclipse and on Sunday 4/28 is Lewes vs. the Diamond States.  This information was obtained from the Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Have a good week-end!!


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April 17th, 2013

What’s Cooking? Turkey Meatloaf, Recipe, Easy, Moist, Tasty, Light…What? Meatloaf has its origins in scrapple?

I have expanded my friends with an added group of individuals that get together once a week.  Our goal is nutrition, lifestyle changes, health, and shedding some pounds along the way.  That’s all I can say….what we say in our meetings, and we say plenty, stays in that meeting.

But, Pat did bring a recipe that is worth sharing.  If I say Turkey Meatloaf in my house…the answer is hmmm.  Nothing else.  I decided to get some meatloaf history.

Meatloaf is usually made from ground beef, lamb, pork, veal, venison, poultry, or a combination thereof is often used, as well.  With European origins; meatloaf of minced meat was mentioned in the Roman cookery collection, Apicius, in the 5th century.  Apicius is the term that has long been associated with the excessively refined love of food.

It is a traditionally German and Belgian dish; a cousin to the Dutch meatball.

But, my biggest surprise was to learn that the American meatloaf has its origins in scrapple.  Are you kidding me?  That’s my favorite!  Anywhere I find scrapple, I try it.  I also cannot wait for the Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville, Delaware.  Scrapple is a mixture of ground pork and cornmeal. I can see the resemblance.


American meatloaf did not show up in cookbooks until the later part of the 19th century.

The reviews are good for this turkey meatloaf.  I made this recipe my own by replacing the breadcrumbs with gluten free breadcrumbs made from scratch.  I also used low sodium Heinz ketchup, and low sodium chicken broth.

So, he (my husband), asked tonight?  What’s for dinner?  He was so excited.  Suddenly his face crumbled as I mentioned Turkey Meatloaf…ha ha.

Turkey Meatloaf

1 tablespoon oil

1 large onion, chopped to make 1 1/2 cups

2 garlic cloves, minced (I think I put 3)

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided (optional)

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, divided

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup fat free, less sodium, chicken broth (I used low sodium)

3 tablespoons ketchup, divided

1 3/4 pounds ground turkey, 97% lean

3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper; cook, stirring for about a minute.  Stir in Worcestershire sauce, broth, and 1 tablespoon of ketchup.  Transfer mixture to a large bowl to cool off.


Then, add turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, egg white, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to mixture in bowl.  Mix well; the mixture will be very moist.


Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat lightly with cooking spray.  I used a little bit of oil instead because cooking sprays usually have gluten.  Place turkey mixture on the baking sheet and form into a loaf.  Brush the mealoaf with the remaining 2 tablespoons of ketchup.


Place in the oven and cook for about 1 hour or until the thermometer measures 170 degrees.  Let it rest a bit, slice, and enjoy with your choice of sides.


My husband still was skeptical.  He had acorn squash and greens beans as his sides.  Once he tried it. he agreed that it was definitely moist and tasty.

I just wanted my meatloaf on top of broccoli cole slaw and plain acorn squash.  Sort of boring, but that’s all I wanted..watching the calories!!


I will make it again, that’s a given…..I really enjoyed it.    And, my husband?  Well,  he is having a gluten free meatloaf wrap tomorrow to take for lunch.  He just does not know it yet.

Thanks Pat.  Good choice!!

Talk to you later!!

April 16th, 2013

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


What’s Going On?  A little bit for everyone in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!!  Check it out.

Wednesday, 4/17 – Yoga and Pilates with Stacy Fulton at the Glade Clubhouse located at 16 Glade Farm Rd. in Rehoboth Beach.  Wednesday at 8 a.m. is Yoga-Pilates and at 9 a.m. is Beginner Yoga.

Wednesday, 4/17 – Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Anything Goes – Free!” 11:00 a.m.  Under the direction of David Button and Dough Yetter, the students of their “Legends” class (50 and older) perform the score to this popular Cole Porter musical with songs sure to put a smile on your face and keep your toes tapping:  Anything Goes, It’s De-Lovely, You’re The Top, Friendship, I Get a Kick Out of You, and much more.  Guests Artists? The Tapsations!  Come early and enjoy this free performance.  The Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.


Thursday, 4/18 – Charity Dinner hosted by The Sussex County Survivors Fund at 4:00 p.m. at Hooked Seafood & Martini Bar, located at 18585 Coastal Highway, Suite 23 in Rehoboth Beach.  The restaurant will donate 10% of proceeds to the “Patient Special Needs Fund” at Tunnell Cancer Center.  Call Kathy at 302-841-8056 for more info.

Friday, 4/19 – Really Rosie opens…a perfect musical for the whole family!!  Friday, 4/9, Saturday, 4/20 at 7 p.m.  Sunday, 4/21 at 3 p.m. Rosie, the self-proclaimed sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, entertains everyone by directing and starring in an “Oscar-winning” movie based on the exciting, dramatic, funny (and slightly exaggerated) story of her life.  Clear Space Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  For more info., please visit

A beautiful Cherry Blossom!

A beautiful Cherry Blossom!

Saturday, 4/20 – Yoga, Pilates and ZUMBA with Stacy Fulton at the Glade Clubhouse located at 16 Glade Farm Rd. in Rehoboth Beach.  8 a.m. is Yoga-Pilates, 9 a.m. is Beginner Yoga, and at 10 a.m. is ZUMBA!

Saturday, 4/20 – Rehoboth Beach Museum Needlework Exhibit – 1:30 p.m. An interactive event of Show and Tell.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a meaningful piece of needlework that tells a story or highlights a part of their family history.  The lecture will start at 2 p.m., when Dolores Andrew, Master artist and designer will present an informative discussion on three of Great Britain’s historical events through the eyes and the artistic expression of embroiderers.  For more information, please call 302-227-7310 or visit The photo shows Rehoboth Beach Museum Neddlework Exhibit Judge, Beth Maree, on the left examining a quilt submitted to the exhibit for judging.  On the right, Exhibit Chair, Dolores Andrew, presenting the quilt for examination.


Saturday, 4/20 – Works On Canvas,  Geri Dibiase Photography, Artist Reception at MIXX Restaurant, located at 26 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  4 to 6 p.m.  The show closes the end of April; all work will be 20% off.  For more info., please visit  Or, email her at

Saturday, 4/20 – Movie Screening at 7:00 p.m. at Movies at Midway (Upstairs) on Coastal Highway.  What We Need is the Impossible is presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and it is a collection of short films by Academy Award nominated Director Sam Green.  Included in this collection is his latest documentary, “The Universal Language”, which traces the history of Esperanto, a new language created in the late 1800’s by a Polish doctor who believed that if everyone in the world spoke a common tongue, humanity could overcome racism and war.  Filmmaker, Sam Greene will be present to introduce his films and answer questions after the screening.

It is not often that a filmmaker visits Sussex County, so enjoy this rare opportunity to talk directly with him.  This program is part of the Film Society’s On Screen/In Person series.  The goal of the program is to bring the vision of some of the country’s best independent filmmakers to a broad audience throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

$4 for members and $6 for future members.  Purchase tickets at Or, by Friday, 4/19 at the Film Society’s office at 107 Truitt Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Saturday, 4/20 – Comedy at the Beach!!  Michael Ian Black will be at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center located in Downtown Rehoboth Beach on Saturday at 8 p.m.  One show only!  Tickets are $35, $45, and $65.  If interested, please call 302-856-3300 or visit  All proceeds from the show go to support the operations cost for The Jefferson School located in Georgetown, Delaware.  Michael Ian Black is a multi-talented actor, writer, comedian and director, co-founder and star of the groundbreaking sketch comedy show The State, which ran on CBS and MTV for 6 years.


Sunday, 4/21 – Rehoboth Museum Hosts My Doll and Me Event.  This is the second year where young ladies in the area, ages 8-12 are invited to a tea party for girls and their dolls, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.  Ice tea, lemonade, and sweet treats will be served.  Girls will play and play old-fashioned games such as hop scotch, cat’s cradle and hula hoop.  Each girl will be invited to tell a special story about her doll.  Girls are encouraged to dress up.

The cost of the party is $10 and includes admission to the Museum, refreshments and games.  This event is limited to 15 girls with one doll each.  Please call 302-227-7310 to make a reservation.  Young ladies and dolls who have attended this event in the past are welcomed to join the party again this year.


The Rehoboth Museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue.  Last year I helped with this event and it really was a lot of fun.  It brought so many good memories.  When I was young I really loved playing with my dolls.


From Doggies at the Beach  –  This is the premier facility for leaving your best friend…the pooch.  My own dog, Addy, just spent about 10 days at Doggies at the Beach and if she could talk she would be raving about her spa day.  Paws in Palmolive…awesome!  They are located on Rt. 24 at the Family Dollar Plaza off of Rt. 1 (Coastal Highway).  Overnight care, Day Care, no kennels, 3 doggie cams, spa grooming and training.  Website?  Tel. 302-644-8200

On Saturday, 4/20, Tara from Get Your Wag On, will begin the next series of Puppy and Doggie Training.

On Wednesday, 4/24 – Doggies at The Beach will be hosting a party…the Business Mixer at The Pond, located on First Street in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Please stop by and win a door prize.  Please note that the Delaware Georgetown SPCA will be a shared host.  If you are a business and would like to donate a door prize and have the opportunity to speak at the microphone about your business, please contact Jim or Teri at Doggies at The Beach, tel. 302-644-8200.

On Saturday, 4/27 – Dewey Beach – Calling all Golden and Labra-Doodles – All sizes for the Annual Doodle ROMP.

On Sunday, 4/28 – Epworth’s Leashes of Love Program will have their certification class at Doggies at The Beach.  They bring parishioners doggies into nursing homes to share love and joy.

And, don’t forget….The NEW website for the Rehoboth Beach/Lewes area  —  Everything in our area about Doggies!!

Have a Good One!!

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April 14th, 2013

What’s Cooking? Mandarins, Chickpeas, Pan-Roasted Bay Scallops, Recipe, Easy, Seafood, Gluten Free

Using spices like cinnamon and allspice bring out the flavor of the scallops.  Jasmin rice is perfect for this recipe.  It will soak up those aromatic juices.

Look for dry-packed scallops when pan-roasting or searing scallops.  Dry packed scallops are not treated with preservatives used in the processing of wet scallops.

I have had this recipe for so long, but had never tried it.  It is pretty easy and gluten free, as well.  It uses canned chickpeas and most brands offer them gluten free.

Mandarins, Chickpeas, Pan-Roasted Scallops

4 large mandarin oranges (I used clementines)

1 pound bay scallops, rinsed and patted dry

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium seedless cucumber (I could not find it, so I used a regular cuke.)

1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic

1 cup canned, cooked, chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Salt, optional

Freshly ground black pepper

Peel the oranges, reserving some of the peel.  Use a knife to slide the peel into very thin strips, to make about 2 tablespoons.

Combine the scallops, orange peel slices, cinnamon, allspice and oil in a large stainless-steel bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.


Segment the 2 peeled oranges.  You can run a sharp knife along the sides of the dividing membranes to the core; twist the knife at the core to release the sections.  I did not get that technical.  Using clementines was easy and I just pulled them apart and cleaned the membranes as much as I could.

I have a juicer so I squeezed the juice of the other oranges into a small bowl and set aside.  Since the clementines are a bit smaller than a regular mandarine, I used 4 of them instead of two in order to get more juice.  It’s all up to you.

Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and use a melon baller (I did not have one) to scoop out balls of cucumber flesh. I cut mine in small pieces.  Set aside.

Cook the jasmin rice according to package directions.

I assembled all the  ingredients in bowls for easier and faster cooking.


Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat.  Using a slotted spoon transfer the scallops and orange peel strips to the skillet.  Sear, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes or just until the scallops are cooked through.  Add the garlic, chickpeas, cucumber balls, and reserved orange juice, stirring to combine.  Heat through and add salt and pepper to taste.  Add the reserved orange sections and mix well, then remove from the heat.


Serve and enjoy….remember, make it your own!!


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April 13th, 2013

Rehoboth Eats, GreenMan Juice Bar & Bistro, Breakfast, Lunch, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Eat Local, Southern Delaware


Where to eat in Rehoboth Beach?  Plenty of places to eat, being that Rehoboth Beach is a dining and vacationing destination in Southern Delaware.  The town is looking great, expecting a very good 2013 Season!

We all have our favorite places to eat….GreenMan Juice Bar & Bistro is located on 12 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, on the ocean block. It is in one of those quaint cottages that abound in Rehoboth and define this coastal town.


You can find GreenMan on Facebook.  Tel. 302-227-4909.  They are open for breakfast and lunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  They will be expanding the hours once the season gets going.  Take-out available.  Website?

If the weather is warm try to sit on the porch; inside is just as comfortable.


My friend, Jody, and I started with a beverage.  Me?  A frothy capuccino.


There is so much to try at this popular restaurant in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  I keep saying that one of these days that French Toast is going to be mine.  On Friday…well, we are trying to watch our figures, Jody and I had something simple.


She had the Homemade Quiche of the Day, the Quiche du Jour, made with organic free range eggs and organic fresh veggies.  Organic greens and sesonal fruits on the side.


I decided on the GreenMan Tofu Scramble in a Wrap.  Organic vegetables, sauteed with tofu and hearty red potatoes served with fresh tomato salsa in a whole wheat wrap.  A little hot sauce on the side to spice things up.


We chatted a bit…and that was it….then, it was off to Morgan & Gower….Friday was National Cheese Day!!

Have a Good One!!


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