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May 26th, 2013

Rehoboth Beach Eats, BB-Q, Rustic Acres Farm, Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Dairy, Spareribs, Baby Backs, Chicken!! Delaware Beaches, Earl is Barbecuing…Ready at Noon!


It has been about a year and a half since I discovered Rustic Acres Farm, which is the home of Rehoboth Dairy.  Just like everyone else that has tasted their milk, we are all totally hooked on it.  Bottled in traditional glass bottles, the milk, from their cows, is produced, and pasteurized right on the farm.  Rehoboth Dairy, LLC is the only licensed on Farm Milk Processor in Delaware.


Owners are Earl and Mary Ann Warren.  As you know, working a dairy farm is a 24/7 job…so they are there all the time.


Their market is open year-round and they are right here in Rehoboth Beach on 37217 Rustic Acres Lane.  Tels. 302-245-8308 or 302-245-8309.  It opens at 11 a.m.


If you are leaving Rehoboth Beach, going north, take the very next right after Tomato Sunshine.  That’s Hollands Glade Rd.  The farm and the farm market will be on your left about 8/10 of a mile.

If you are traveling south on Rt. 1, you will need to make a U-turn at the intersection of Shuttle Rd. and Rt. 1 (Exxon Station on the right and CVS on the left).  Then, follow the directions above.


Besides the milk you will find butter, produce,  fresh Amish baked goods, beef, pork, sausage, scrapple, bacon…all from live stock raised on their farm.


The produce is seasonal and soon Earl’s bins will be fully stocked.



They will be having local strawberries soon…it has been a hard year for local strawberries, due to the weather.

So, when Earl told me that he has been barbecuing, I said to him; “I can make a mean barbecue, Earl”, he quickly answered; “I am sure you do, but I am saving you that step.”




If you have guests, or do not feel like cooking…Earl’s barbecue will be ready by noon.  You can sit down and eat it there or take it home.  He has a few picnic tables and it is such a gorgeous day.

Baby Backs!

Baby Backs!

Then, if you feel like having ice cream, they do have it available, as well.  The ice cream comes from Chesapeake Bay Farms.  This is the last remaining dairy farm in Worcester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.


The ice cream is void of growth hormones, antibiotics, and chemical compounds.


Have a great day!!

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May 25th, 2013

Rehoboth Beach Eats, Cafe Papillon, Creperie, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, French Bakery, Cafe, A Slice of France In Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Bon Appetit!!


Bonjour!  I have a friend that says that I have quite an imagination, calling it “A Slice of France In Southern Delaware”. Well, crepes are the street foods of France. These thin pancakes come from the Latin word “crispa”, which means curled. They are quite diverse; eat them at street stalls or in fine dining; enjoy as an entree or as a dessert.  In Rehoboth Beach, you can sit outside and enjoy this authentic French Cafe.


Here, in Rehoboth Beach you will find Cafe Papillon, located on the ocean block, in the Penny Lane Mall, which can be accessed by parking either on Rehoboth Avenue or Wilmington Avenue. The address is: Penny Lane Mall, 42 Rehoboth Avenue. Tel. 302-227-7568. Website?  It is open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Cash only, please.


Cafe Papillon is owned by a mother and daughter team, Penny and Maya, since 1994, but Cafe Papillon has been in Rehoboth Beach for 30 years.  You can also practice your French since they all speak it.  French students come every year for the summer season and help them run it.

You can buy French baked goods, sandwiches made with your choice of croissant or French baguette, and very good coffee, as well.

Jerome was cooking the crepes…he is always there.  They are made from scratch.  Jody and I showed up and there was a line already.  Jerome is your typical French, but Jody engaged him in some conversation and little smile here or there, while I was taking pictures.


We both ordered our crepes.  I believe Jody’s had ham and cheese.  Mine had egg, smoked salmon, cheese, tomato and chives.  The common ingredients found in crepes are flour, eggs, milk, butter and a pinch of salt.

So, first the batter is spread on the hot plate.


Then, the egg came along.


Followed by cheese.


Smoked salmon was next.


Tomato was the last addition.


Jerome gently fold it…a garnish of lemon.


And to my outdoor table to enjoy it with a really good cup of cafe mocha.  Voila!


Having breakfast with a friend at the start of Memorial Week-End and Summer of 2013!!  Priceless!

Au revoir!  Talk to you later.!

May 23rd, 2013

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Hello Summer of 2013!! Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Happy Memorial Week-End!


Coastal Highway or Rt. 1 is our major “highway” traveling through the Delaware Beaches into Ocean City, Maryland.  You could tell the “gates” were opening already.  Plenty of cars dragging summer gear.  It is, afterall, the official opening of Summer!!  Even though all the towns located at the Delaware Beaches enjoy visitors year-round, it is at this time of the year when we look forward to doing everything our coastal towns have to offer.

So, if you are visiting the First Town in the First State…..this historic town has plenty to offer this holiday week-end.


Friday, 5/24 and Saturday, 5/25 – Kalmar Nyckel Day Sail from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  The Kalmar Nyckel is Delaware’s Tall Ship.  If you want to know more, please visit  The tall ship will be at the Lewes Ferry Terminal.  It costs $60 for adults and $40 for children 17 and younger.  For reservations, please call 302-429-7447.


Friday, 5/24 – Lightship Overfalls Opening Party and Auction from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.  This is a 75th Birthday Party for Big Red – Annual Party and Auctions.  This historic lightship is celebrating, so dress up, don your party hat, get a birthday card and join the fun.  Location?  The Virden Center on the University of Delaware Marine Campus.  Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door, if available.  The evening will include party games, raffles, silent and live auctions and great food and drinks.

The tickets can be purchased at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Kids Ketch, Puzzles/Gourmet and both branches of Community Bank Delaware, or online at


Saturday, 5/25 – Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market at the Lewes Historical Society Campus located at 110 Shipcarpenter St.  8 a.m. until Noon.  More info?  Please visit


Saturday, 5/25 through Monday, 5/27 –  Maritime Weekend at Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway.  All Day!  This museum was modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, The Netherlands.  It commemorates Delaware’s first European colony established by the Dutch in 1631.


Saturday, 5/25 – Kayaking – Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tours from 10 a.m. until Noon.  Enjoy a tour in sit-on-top kayaks.  Trips are designed for beginners, but can be strenous.  Equipment is provided.  Closed-toe shoes recommended.  Ages 8 and  up, solo paddlers must be at least 13.  Limit 10.  $25 for solo-kayaks, or $35 for tandem.  Please call 302-645-6852 for more information.


Saturday, 5/25 – Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware’s Tall Ship from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace.  Join their captain and crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas!  $60 adults, $40 for ages 17 and under.  For reservations and further info., please call 302-429-7447.


Saturday, 5/25 – Seining the Bay from 11 a.m. until Noon.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center, inside the Cape Henlopen State Park.  Search the shallows of Delaware Bay with a seine net looking crabs, fish and other bay creatures.  Dress appropriately, meaning dress to get wet.  It is for ages 5 years of age and older.  No reservations.  Tickets will be available on Saturday with a maximum of 6 per person, limit 30.  $5/person.  For more info., please call 302-645-6852.


Need a taxi?  Please call Beach Ride Taxi, 24/7 dispatch service.  Serving Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach….and all airports.  302-645-6800, or 302-226-8294.

Note:  Please be aware that there are fees to enter the Delaware State Parks….more info?  Please visit htt://

Have a great Holiday Week-end!!  Talk to you later.

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May 23rd, 2013

The Beach Eats! Exhibit, Rehoboth Beach Museum, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, The Nation’s Summer Capital, Grand Opening, Saturday, May 25th, Celebrating eating in Rehoboth Beach, Fun to Fine Dining!, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Enjoy Yourselves!!


Hey, Keith (The Back Porch) what happened with your 50 cent coffee?  OMG look at the Camel’s Hump…do you remember when it was just a hole in the wall on Rehoboth Avenue and Marcia was all over the place? Not too quiet either….That’s what you want from an exhibit that evokes fun memories.  That’s the whole purpose; to engage the public in conversation and friendly chit chat.


The Beach Eats! The exhibit celebrates eating in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for over 100 years.  Fun to fine dining!  The opening day will be Saturday, May 25th.  It will share the tradition and history of the splendid yet long gone wooden hotels of the 1900s and bring to light the evolution of restaurants serving residents and visitors alike.

Dr. John's on 52 Baltimore Avenue

Dr. John's on 52 Baltimore Avenue

The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue, by the Rehoboth Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor’s Center.  This Museum is in the former icehouse, where ice was cut from local lakes and stored in a wooden structure insulated with sawdust during the late 1800s, and early 1900s.


A few of us had the opportunity to preview the exhibit as Nancy and Barbara were working non stop for Saturday’s opening.

This iconic group of restauranteurs paved the path for what Rehoboth has become…a dining destination.  Most are past owners and one is still, presently, at it.

L-R: Keith Fitzgerald, Back Porch, Sue Krick, Summer House, Joyce Felton, Blue Moon, Tom Wayson, Chez La Mer

L-R: Keith Fitzgerald, Back Porch, Sue Krick, Summer House, Joyce Felton, Blue Moon, Tom Wayson, Chez La Mer

If you have visited Rehoboth Beach for years you know that it is known for its fine dining establishments.  And, some of us are always drawn by the perennial favorites such as French fries, pizza, cotton candy and caramel popcorn.  The Beach Eats will evoke those memories and it will be a must to visit this summer season in Rehoboth Beach.


Many of the residents and restaurant owners have been rummaging through their memory trunks, bringing out some really neat things.  Gus & Gus has loaned their famous sign to the Exhibit.


L-R: Bill Slovis, Gus & Gus, Tom Wayson, Chez La Mer

L-R: Bill Slovis, Gus & Gus, Tom Wayson, Chez La Mer

Remember The Canyon?  It is now Lily Thai.


A favorite of many was Chez La Mer.


I loved the Garden Gourmet….I had my youngest son’s Christening there.



Joan & Nick Caggiano

Joan & Nick Caggiano

Irish Eyes….a favorite for so many years in Rehoboth Beach.


The Summer House.  Always crowded and plenty of partying and dining.


The Blue Moon, another favorite restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, then and now.


Sydney’s was one of the first restaurants to bring some food with real taste and spice….Louisiana cooking was always on the menu….and Blues as in “you never leave Sydney’s without singing the Blues”.  So much fun.  Sydney was and still is a food and music icon in Rehoboth Beach.


The Camel’s Hump…was last located at 21 Baltimore Avenue, but just like I mentioned above, it was a hole in the wall on Rehoboth Avenue…and so much fun too.  It had the “hottest” hot sauce.  People used to have “dare if you eat a spoonful” contests….no way.


The Back Porch is one of the most visited restaurants in Rehoboth Beach….still at it and still just as popular!



It will be a fun exhibit to visit.  Programs related to the exhibit are planned, including a forum of restaurant owners talking about their restaurants on September 26th at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, and a presentation on favorite Delaware eats.

Please stay in touch with the Museum by visiting  You may also call 302-227-7310.  The Museum will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  It is located at 511 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!!

Talk to you later!!

The Boat House in Dewey

The Boat House in Dewey

The Boat House in Dewey Beach at Bellevue & Rehoboth Bay

The Boat House in Dewey Beach at Bellevue & Rehoboth Bay

May 22nd, 2013

Chick-fil-A, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Grand Opening, Thursday, May 24th, First One Hundred (trademark)…One Chick-fil-A Meal per week for a Year! That’s Why They Are Camping Out!, Allergen Info., Gluten Info., Diabetic Exchange, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


When my friend, Jody, put a few pictures up on FB, I could not believe it.  I had to find out for myself.  There was a reason why prospective customers were camping out at the new Chick-fil-A that will be opening on Thursday, May 24th, at 19531 Coastal Highway (K Mart Shopping Center) in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-212-2170.  Website?


I arrived at 8 p.m. and they really were camping out!  It was a party atmosphere. Music, kids playing games, some were just sitting around; others were in their cots already.  They had been there since 3 a.m.  The First 100 is a trademark of Chick-fil-A…the first 100 customers on opening day will receive one Chick-fil-A meal per week for a year!!  Now you understand, right?




Chick-fil-A is considered healthy fast food….Please check their allergen info, gluten info, and diabetic exchange at

And, remember that Chick-fil-A closes on Sundays!


Have a good one!


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May 22nd, 2013

Lewes, Delaware, National Maritime Day, First Town in The First State, Event, River Pilots, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Happy National Maritime Day!!


Happy National Maritime Day!!  May 22nd recognizes the maritime industry.  This holiday was created by the U.S. Congress on May 20, 1933.  Lewes, Delaware, is rich in its maritime history and their celebration took place on Saturday, May 18th.


The festivities took place at the Lewes Ferry Terminal, located on 43 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes, Delaware.


Attractions and exhibits were located inside the terminal, upstairs in their glass walkway, and on the patio on the finger pier.  There were also vessel tours, a Lewes Fire Boat Cannon Display and a Remembrance Ceremony; wreath laying at Unknown Sailor’s Cemetery.

On the finger pier DELRIVER was receiving guests.  This is a converted offshore supply vessel.  It is berthed in Lewes with a 4 man crew on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with additional crew on standby.  It is 166 feet long and weighs 425 tons.  It is part of the Delaware Bay & River Cooperative (DBRC), which is a non-profit organization to respond to and offer protection from oil spills in the Delaware Bay and River area.  More info?  Please visit




The pilots caught my attention…..Delaware River pilots are responsible for guiding ships from the mouth of the Delaware Bay to the ports along the river in Delaware, N.J. and Pennsylvania.  From the bay to the northernmost port is about 130 miles.


When ships arrive from the ocean, the pilots are taken out to meet them on a boat similar to a speedboat.  The small boat pulls alongside the ship, the pilot climbs a dangling rope ladder to board the moving vessel.  Once on the lower deck, the pilot is escorted directly to the bridge and takes control.  Did I get it right, Randy?


The operation never stops.  For the Delaware River Pilots no holidays exist.  Maybe they might have a little stall during severe weather conditions, but pretty much these pilots guide incoming and outgoing ships 365 days a year, 24/7!!  Did I get it right, Missy?

These river pilots were talking to the visitors attending the festivities…I was going on the Tour of the Lighthouses, a post in the making.  So, I asked them “Do you know Randy?”  Yes!!  They miss him and are looking forward to seeing him in a few weeks.  Randy, a friend and longtime river pilot is enjoying retirement in Florida!!


The location of the Lewes terminal is so gorgeous…the scenery is just amazing!


And, if you want to have the best burger in town….On The Rocks Grill has the most delicious, juicy burger you are going to find…among other great tastings.  Really, I am serious.  As I was passing it the temptation was too much.  But, I did not have one.  Instead, I went home and had my rice cakes and hummus!  The grill is located on the boardwalk behind the terminal.  Check  A locals’ hangout!



Traveling on the Cape May Lewes Ferry is easy.  Please check for more information and schedules.


And, just so you know…the Ferry offers plenty of programs, activities, and tours….check

Have a great day!!

Note:  Some info. for this post was taken from the UD Messenger.

May 21st, 2013

Justin’s Beach House, Memorial Day Weekend, 5k Run/3k Walk, Fundraising, Saturday, May 25th, 7:30 a.m. Bethany Beach, Delaware Beaches


Justin’s Beach House gives a time and place of joy and peace for families with cancer, all ages…it is open year-round.  If you have traveled in the past on Rt. 26 (Garfield Pkwy.) in Bethany Beach, you might have seen the big Adirondack chair…can’t miss it.  Location? 844 Garfield Parkway.  Telephone? 302-261-2510.  Website?


I visited Justin’s Beach House last year.  My photos are from that visit.  This home is like no other.  I mentioned that when I wrote my original post.  I still feel the same.  It was an emotional tour, and at the same time you know that this home brings so much joy and peace even if it is for a few days or a week.


If you are interested in staying at Justin’s Beach House, please visit the website and read about it…  Your stay is free of charge, but there are procedures to be followed.

Some of your questions might be answered by visiting

The Mission since the beginning has been the same; “to support and maintain a home in the Bethany Beach area where families with cancer can have a place of respite and enjoy some fun family time.  It is a place of joy and peace at the Beach”.


The story behind Justin’s Beach House is that of a son who was taken from his family way too soon.  And, his name was Justin.


The house was built in partnership with Contractors For a Cause.  Local builders that helped the dream come true.


The home is big with plenty of bedrooms and rooms.  All wheelchair accessible.



It does have an elevator.


The kitchen is big and the dining room has a large table for plenty of guests.



Throughout the home there are rooms for relaxation and watching t.v.



The house has beach chairs and beach toys.


And, it does take money to run.  Justin’s Beach House has a few fundraising events throughout the year, but the biggest one is the Justin’s Beach House Memorial Day Weekend 5/k Run/3k Walk.  It will be on Saturday, 5/27 at 7:30 a.m. in Bethany Beach.   $25 to pre-register and $30 the day of the race.  You can visit for complete details.

There will be a festive post-race party on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, Tech Tee-Shirts for All pre-registerred participants, awesome Awards for overall, masters and age groupers, free goodie bags, free pre-race kiddie dash (no registration and no tee-shirts provided).

This event will be a sellout!  Have a good One!!

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May 20th, 2013

The Spice & Tea Exchange, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Gourmet Seasonings, Gourmet Spices, Blends, Sugars, Sea Salts, Gourmet Teas, Herbs, Gifts, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, A Must Stop Shop in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Shop Local, Stay Local


I want to welcome The Spice & Tea Exchange of Rehoboth. I decided to visit this new kid on the block…the ocean block of Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  It opened its doors about 7 weeks ago.  Love strolling through the streets in Downtown Rehoboth Beach….the shopkeepers are so friendly and very personal.  No rush…it is your time.  The Spice & Tea Exchange is located at 10 Rehoboth Avenue, right by the Bandstand.  Tel. 302-227-3327.  Website?  The website is very complete.  Everything is very well explained; plenty of recipes are also included.  You can find descriptions of all products.  They also ship.


Please note that if you would like to find the nutritional information, just go on the website and on the right hand side click on it.  You will be provided with all the nutritional info. and also if you have any allergies to wheat, gluten and soy, it will be disclosed.  Seems most everything did not have gluten; some of the powders and blends did.  So please check it out.

This company decided to offer franchising opportunities in 2007.  This is the first one in Delaware.  They are now open every day of the week.

The store flows well; the staff is very helpful.


When I arrived, they were making some custom popcorn seasoning.


The store also carries a wide variety of exotic rice and orzo.


In a hurry to buy an unexpected gift?  Lots of neat things for that special person.



The sugars were gorgeous; and you are to use them as you would any sugar; baking, cereal, on fruit, toast…your choice.



The peppers were colorful and smelled delicious.




Custom Blend Teas for every taste and every day.




Using the right spice and experimenting with them adds so much to a dish that maybe might have been a little bland.  I had not seen the powders and they really looked interesting.  Again, I asked how you would use them in a recipe and they said they are easily added to your favorite recipe; some could be sprinkled on pastas, soups, etc. etc.



The gourmet sea salts intrigued me.  They were from different parts of the world, mineral and hand-harvested.


The Black Lava was “from the island of Cyprus, dried in lava beds and mixed with activated charcoal”.


Plenty of other unique ones, as well; Bacon, Chocolate, Chipotle, Ghost Pepper, Olive Oil, Pinot Noir!




The official opening of the 2013 Summer Season is Memorial Week-End….plenty to barbecue….they have rubs and seasoning for this best time of the year!!


Have a good one!!

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