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October 22nd, 2013

Destination? Milford, Delaware, Art Tour, Riverwalk Tour, Gateway to Southern Delaware, Milford Artists Mentor Art Students, Sussex County


The Second Season at the Delaware Beaches is a great time to go out and about and discover the towns surrounding the beaches.  The cool weather, blue skies and no traffic let visitors and residents move around Southern Delaware with ease.

I am discovering Milford, Delaware, which is north of Rehoboth Beach.  It only took about half hour to get there.  For some years, Downtown Milford has been going through a revitalization, which brings residential streets in small towns back to life.

The Mispillion River runs through Milford.  It is the heart and center of this town, where galleries, shops and theater are for everyone to enjoy.


The Mispillion Riverwalk is a greenway space that preserves the town’s waterfront.  Milford has over 2 centuries of shipbuilding and at one point there were 7 shipyards located along this walk.  Between 1680 and 1927 they produced over 600 wooden sailing ships.



So, it was not surprising to find out that 6 permanently displayed boat sculptures were unveiled this summer, all decorated with the theme of Milford’s “River Town”, “Art Town”, “Home Town”.  The inspiration was the “Augusta”, a private yacht built in 1927 at the Vinyard Shipyard.  In 2010 it was restored to its original beauty.  I found it resting for the winter.


Local artists mentoring art students have produced the following sculptures that can be enjoyed while walking through Downtown Milford.  They are bright and bring a colorful touch to the streets.

The morning scenes in Home Town…historic Bethel AME Church, coffee shop morning crowds…scenes melt together symbolizing connectivity.


River Town. Home Town…the glass mosaic highlights the Walnut Street business district and the Riverwalk Boatyard.


Art Town….bold and graphic with water flowing underneath.


River Town…river dwellers, clouds, and plant life.


River Town, Art Town, Home Town…one side shows the whimsical bridge connecting rural and urban Milford. Another side shows the Santa House, farmers market, cyclists on the Riverwalk.


River Town…dedicated to the historic shipbuilding industry, honoring 7 major shipyards.


Have a great day!!  Please note that the best days to visit Milford are Thursday through Saturday.  The Museum is open on Sundays too.

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October 21st, 2013

Dining Events, Cooking Classes, Cooking Demonstrations, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware…What’s Cooking?


As The Second Season continues at the Delaware Beaches….the restaurants and area chefs are sharing their culinary expertise by holding cooking classes and events.  Some of these events are held with fundraising in mind; it is also a great opportunity to get out and meet some of the people lucky enough to live on the coast and learn about a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.


TUESDAY, 10/22 – WOMEN & WINE – at Lupo di Mare located at 247 C Rehoboth Ave. inside the Hotel Rehoboth.  The evening will be a fundraising event for United Way Delaware whose mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans.

This event is limited to 65 guests.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.  $39/person.  Gratuity is not included.  Please RSVP Mike Dickinson at 302-226-2240.


Pairing Wines with delicious food.  An Aperitif of Lake Chalice “Cracklin Savie”.  First course of fresh mozzarella, roasted beets, olive tapenade, sea salt, paired with with Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc.  Second course of local apple salad, fennel, baby kale, crispy soprasata, asiago, grilled lemon vinaigrette, paired with Seifried Riesling.  Third Course of pork meatballs, white corn polenta, rosemary, tomatoes, pecorino, paired with Forrest Pino Noir.  Final course of house made ricotta cheesecake, honeyed walnuts, paired with Forrest “Doctors” Riesling…..

WEDNESDAY, 10/23 – NEW ENGLAND COOKING DEMO from 6 – 7 p.m. at Northeast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View, Delaware, just a couple of miles west of Bethany Beach.  The cocktail hour will begin at 4:45 p.m. until 6 p.m.  The deomonstrations of Autumn Sangria, Warm Baby Kale & Apple Salad, Lobster & Sweet Potato Piegories, and Pumpkin Maple Bread Pudding.  For tickets and information, please call 302-537-1785 or email


SATURDAY, 10/26 – A NIGHT IN NORTHERN ITALY – Tune Your Palate with Paul Cullen at the Bellmoor Inn & Spa located at 6 Christian St. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  His demonstrations bring his passions for food and music.  The cost is $55 and they include everything he will make and wine.  You must 21 to attend.  You can purchase tickets, by visiting, or call 302-228-9775.

SATURDAY, 10/26 – ABRACADINNER COOKING CLASSES with Chef Kris.  On Saturday the class will be A Season for Soup.  It’s that time of the year and Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup, Raunchy Red Lentil Soup, and Asian Dumpling Soup will be on the menu.  Besides this class, Chef Kris holds classes throughout the season.   The schedule is as follows: 11/9 Pumpkin Palooza!, 11/30 Comfort Foods, 12/14 Gifts from Your Kitchen.

The classes are held on Saturdays at 10 a.m.  The fee for each class is $55.  Please call Chef Kris at 302-228-6125 for further information.  Check

FRIDAY, 11/1 – BEER DINNER, DAY OF THE DEAD BREWERY, at Papa Grande’s located on Rt. 54 in Fenwick Island, Delaware.  Growing up in Puerto Rico “El Dia de Los Muertos” was a day of usual torrential rain, and floods.  The evening begins at Papa Grande’s with a reception of duck tostada paired with Day of the Dead Blonde Ale.  First Course will offer hangover seafood cocktail, fresh seafood, spicy tomato salsa, and avocado, paired with Day of the Dead Amber Ale.  The second course will bring honey crisp apple salad, baby kale, jicama, pickled onion, cajita, pumpkin seed lime vinaigrette, paired with Day of the Daed Hefeweizen.  The third course will have adobo marinated pork loin, spicy rainbow chard, potatoes, grilled green onion, crema, paired with Day of thye Dead IPA.  Dessert will be a house-made cinnamos churros (love churros), coffee infused Mexican chocolate dip, paired with Day of the Dead Porter.  Please RSVP to Jim Affeldt at 302-436-papa, or


SATURDAY, 11/2 – COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF HARI CAMERON of a(muse.), located at 44 Baltimore Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Noon until 2:30 p.m.  He will be putting his distinctive twist on a collection of Classic American Recipes.  Learn the basic of iconic American dishes and learn to put your own signature twist…in other words….make it your own.  On Saturday, 12/14 from Noon until 2:30 p.m. the class will be centering on the holiday foods that come to mind.  Chef Hari  will be taking a look at those favorite holiday dishes; putting his own spin on them.

These classes are informal and are followed immediately by a special lunch with Chef Hari.  Please call 302-227-7107 or visit and click under menus.  The classes are $60.00.

MONDAY, 11/11 – MURDER MYSTERY – A FOWL FEAST at The Buttery on the corner of Savannah Rd. and Second Street in the heart of Historic Lewes, Delaware.  6:30 p.m.  For reservations and info., please call 302-645-7755.


TUESDAY, 11/12 – LIVING GLUTEN FREE IN DELAWARE  at The Birch Tree Cafe located inside Good Earth Market, 4 miles west of Bethany Beach in Clarksville, Delaware.  Join the group to discuss and share the gluten free lifestyle, cooking and dining habits.  They will be offering cooking/baking advice, new product information and much more.  Each month they will taste different products.  This meetings will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

SATURDAY, 11/16 – HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING at Nage, located at 19730 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Classes are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  If you cannot make it, then on Saturday, 12/7 Nage is offering a Holiday Dessert Cooking Class.  More info? and registration?  Please call 302-226-2037.  Or, visit

SATURDAY, 11/23 – BIG FISH GRILL COOKING CLASSES at 4117 Highway One in Rehoboth Beach.  The cost per class is $75 and you must register in advance by calling 302-227-9007.  The classes are held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Menu items from the Big Fish Grill and Summerhouse will be featured.  Hands-on participation in the pereparation of festured menu items is part of the fun.  The classes will include a tour of the restaurant, a whole fish cutting demonstration, which I happened to volunteer when I participated some time ago, and tips about purchasing and preparing fresh seafood.

Other dates:  December 7th and 21st, January 4th and 18th, February 1st and 15th, March 1st, 15th and 29th, April 12th and 26th and May 3rd.

On the day of the class the doors will open at 9:45 a.m.  Go hungry!!

Have a great time!!

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October 20th, 2013

Rehoboth Beach Eats! Cornish Game Hens, Prosciutto, Pickled Figs, Thanks Wally!! Tulip, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches…Yum!!

Let’s start with homegrown figs…my own.  Over the years I have talked about my figs until blue in the face.  There are years where I have had so many that it was even hard to give them away.

So, I gave a huge bowl of figs to Wally.  He owns Tulip, located at 20819 Highway One (Coastal Highway) in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Tel. 302-226-2696.  Website?  httpo://


Besides working his store, Wally’s other passion is canning.  Surprise surprise!!….His pickled figs this year were called Glorious Pickled Figs.  And, how lucky I was to get some.


The recipe of Cornish Game Hens with Prosciutto and Pickled Figs turned out to be so easy….I did not have to do much.

I roasted the hens on a 350 degree convection oven until they were nice and crispy….about 40 minutes.  These hens were fat, and all I had to do is baste them a bit with butter, paprika, and spices.


I took them out of the oven and cut them in half and draped the prosciutto over each half.  Placed figs and juice all over them and placed in the middle rack of the oven.  Then, the oven went on broil until the ham started to brown.  It took about 10 to 15 minutes.


The flavors were amazing, salty, sweet, mild….and very juicy.  Add an acorn squash, veggies and you have an elegant meal.

To Wally:  Thanks so much!!  And, the strawberry jam was awesome!!!

October 19th, 2013

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, The Second Season, Events, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Sussex County, On The Boardwalk, On The Beach, Everyone is Having Fun!


Along with the heading….Seaside Charm, Lovely Beach Culture, Low Property Taxes, Tax Free Shopping, Mild Winters, and miles of beach…what’s not to like?


If you are visiting Rehoboth Beach this week-end, the sound of jazz will be at many of the restaurants.  It is the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival.  More info?  Please visit

Saturday, 10/19 – A Documentary on Oysters at Dogfish Head in conjuction with the Rehoboth Beach Museum exhibit Beach Eats!  At 6 p.m. at 320 Rehoboth Avenue.  More info?  Please call 302-227-7310.

Sunday, 10/20 – Jake’s Seafood and ocean 98.1 1st Annual Wing Contest starting at Noon until 2 p.m. at the Coastal Highway location.  Call Dan Klemkoski at 302-644-7711 for more info.

Sunday, 10/20 – Wine Tasting at Bin 66 to benefit Cancer Support Community Delaware from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at 20729 Coastal Highway.  Tastings and hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of the local restaurants.  $25 at the door.

Sunday, 10/20 – White Gold, a documentary about Delaware’s oystering industry at 6 p.m. at Dogfish Head Brewery & Eats located at 320 Rehoboth Avenue.  This documentary is presented to visitors and locals in conjunction with  the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.  No charge for the screening.  Order from the menu, which will include oyster appetizers.  Reservations are required.  Call 302-227-7310.  Special guest and Filmmaker will be Michael Oats.


Rehoboth Beach is a great town to walk, jog and just sit on one of the many benches outlining the award-winning Boardwalk.  During the summer months this Boardwalk is packed, but on The Second Season, it is a great place to relax and take in that salty ocean air.


Funland is close for the season, but Playland is open!!



Part of the fun whille on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is the “boardwalk grub”.  Those foods that scream “ice cream”.  These ladies were having so much fun and happy to pose, as welll.


At the water’s edge the fun continued.


And on the beach, some were walking their dogs (you can do that now) or beachcombing.



From the north side of the Boardwalk the WWII Towers were clearly seen.


Plenty of weddings take place on the beach….and yesterday, as the day started to wind down….the guests were patiently waiting.


I had to get back to my car….have a good one!!


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October 17th, 2013

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Dredging, Beach Nourishment, Beachcoming, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


It has been going on all summer long…the beach replenishment or nourishment program….don’t be upset; it is for the good of the beaches.  It protects from flooding and coastal storms.  Today was one of those pretty days in Rehoboth Beach, with plenty of sun and clouds.

The people were mesmerized with the dredging.


I was just walking off the couple of brownies I had eaten.  Then, I started thinking that dredging and storms are the perfect opportunity for beachcombing.  For years my husband and I would go to the beach looking for sea glass.  People kept saying that they would find so much of it.  I only have found a couple.  It appeared to be the perfect time for combing the beach.


Look at the beach.  Doesn’t it look great?


Well, I really did not find anything, but what I did lose was a $20 bill that probably fell off my pocket as I answered the cell phone.  Which reminds me…why do I have to stay so connected?  And, if you find it, you know where to contact me.

I did go back to try to find it.  I am usually good at that.  Haha, no, that was not going to be.  But, how surprised I was to find an old friend, Diane…we chatted for the longest time.

That’s what you do when you live in Rehoboth Beach; don’t take it for granted.  Enjoy it for what it is…a great place to live!!

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October 17th, 2013

Digging, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware….Dredging Continues, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

Haha…I had to laugh and take the photo.  Should have been quicker but the machine did look like it was ready to take on some of those relaxing on a gorgeous day in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware….short and to the point.


Have a good one!!

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October 17th, 2013

A Passion for Jazz, Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Thursday, 10/17 – Sunday, 10/20, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


A passion for jazz?  Many of us do love this genre of muic that draws from life experiences and human emotion….The Jazz Festival is here in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware from Thursday, 10/17 until Sunday, 10/20. Best information can be obtained by visiting

Plenty of the local restaurants will be offering entertainment….so keep that in mind as you visit Rehoboth Beach on this musical week-end.  Please visit the website above mentioned and click on Around Town.

Stages for you to choose from:

The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School – 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes.

Delaware Distilling Co. – 18693 on Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach.

Epworth United Methodist Church –  19285 Holland Glade Rd. in Rehoboth.

Rehoboth Beach Convention Center – 229 Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.

Have a good one!!

October 16th, 2013

Good Earth Market Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Gluten Free, Vegan, Organic, Gem Java Coffee Bar Open 7 a.m. – Noon!! Events, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


From time to time I would stop by Good Earth Market in Clarksville, Delaware.  When writing a post I would always say that it was about 4 miles west of Bethany Beach.  I am happy to say now that Good Earth Market Rehoboth Beach is pretty much around the corner from my house.  The new market opened this summer to great expectations from the community.  It has not disappointed.  It is fully stocked.  Location?  38131 Terrace Rd., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971.  Tel. 302-226-3276  On Facebook, find it under Good Earth Market Rehoboth Beach.


The owners are Susan and David Ryan.  They can be found mostly at the Clarksville Market.  In Rehoboth Beach, Annette is their Manager.  Good Earth Market is bringing to the community healthy foods.  Our health is something not to be compromised.  Eating well is part of the solution to many health problems.


And for all of you locals, the location is on the Forgotten Mile; that stretch of Highway 1 (Coastal Highway) between Bayard Ave. Traffic Light in Dewey and the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Bridge.  Now you know…


Gem Java Coffee Bar inside the Market opens at 7 a.m. until Noon.  At present, coffee and fresh muffins are served.  The menu might be expanding later on.  There are plenty of tables and chairs, besides the bar, to sit and gather with friends.  It can sit about 25 people.  Have it in mind if you need to have a meeting or just a fun gathering.  Annette is the Manager and you can call her at 302-226-3276.

The sign of a good Manager is the knowledge of his or her products offered.  Annette was great and it was so nice meeting her.  She was enthusiastic about the Market and gave me a tour showing that this Market is a must stop shop in Rehoboth Beach when looking for fresh, healthy, gluten free, vegan goods and home and wellness products, as well.


Gluten Free!! For years I have kept a gluten free kitchen in my home.  The shops at the Delaware Beaches have all been pretty good in keeping up with a demand for gluten free products.  Good Earth Market in Rehoboth Beach has so many products.  If you are looking for gluten free, please stop by.

A freezer is always filled to capacity.


That was just the frozen foods…throughout the store you will find many other products like flours, cereals, chips, sauces, etc. etc. that will make cooking gluten free so much easier.


Paleo Bread is an allergy friendly bread that, at times, is hard to get.  It is gluten free, grain free, and low calorie, as well.  They have it in the frozen section at Good Earth, but if you want to know more about it, please visit


Frozen meats…turkey, bison, etc. free of any chemicals and dyes.


The Birch Tree Cafe is the only 100% gluten free restaurant in Southern Delaware.  It is located at the Clarksville location, but on a daily basis salads, breads and other great foods come to the Rehoboth Beach.  You just have to stop by and check it out, or request a favortie…they’ll bring it to you.


Raw Cheese is also hard to find….ask Annette; they have it.


Jams and Coconut Sugars!!



The Iced Coffee on this photo, has been a hit, flying out of the store as soon as it gets in.


Wellness for body, mind, and soul!!


And, plenty of products have a story behind it.  Driftwood Candles.  These candles are made my a woman that years ago became a young widow.  The first time you light your candle, it may extinguish itself before it reaches the wax…this is normal.  Just re-light until you get a steady burn!!



Wednesday, 10/16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Dr. Herb Joiner-Bey, a primary care Naturopathic Physician will be speaking regarding Lyme Disease.

Saturday, 11/2 from Noon until 1 p.m.  “Meatless Holidays”.  Speaker?  Patricia Haddock will be giving tips, recipes and tastings!!

Saturday, 11/6 from 11 a.m. until Noon…”Ingredients friend or foe?” by speaker Bob Wisgirda, teaching how to read your ingredient labels.

Saturday, 12/14 from Noon until 1 p.m., Sue Ryan will be speaking about “Taste of the Holidays”.  She is the owner of Good Earth Market,, and will be presenting samples of holiday items they sell.


Coming up!!  Vegan Cookie Exchange, Weight Loss Group, Cooking Demos, and Paleo Group.

Have a great day!!

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