Saturday, November 01, 2014

Eastern Shore Beer

Tony Russo, journalist, blogger, podcaster, resident of Delmar has a new book called "Eastern Shore Beer."   He will speak at the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society on November 19th at 7 PM about the history of beer and his book.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Foreign Crab Cakes - Just Say No

One Of my many gripes 

Almost any seafood package I pick up in a supermarket  I check to see where the seafood originated.  Most shrimp, fish, prepared seafood in supermarkets come from Asia or Mexico.  Usually I don't eat seafood from those areas.  The seafood is bad enough when it is prepared in this country God knows what they feed the farm raised seafood and what the processing plants are like outside the United States. 

This however is another issue I have, these crab cakes are made by Handy Seafood headquartered in Salisbury.  Since it is Handy you would think it is from local crab but no, like Phillips restaurant, these crab cakes are prepared in Indonesia.
From their website; Handy International is a family-owned company with over 100 years of quality seafood processing. Products include soft crabs, crab meat, crab cakes, crab specialty items, oysters and artisanal fish.

Now my mind is certainly failing me but as I recall Handy Seafood was owned at one time (1988) by Taiyo oil Company - a Japanese Oil company.  Then Terry Conway who use to work at Perdue farms and later Mash's ham in Baltimore entered the pictureSo I guess this is one of those things where if the words taken individually they are true but as a whole it is false.  Yes, it is family owned but not for a hundred years by the same family.   It is like that political TV commercial Senator Tom Carper gives for Sean Barney (running for Delaware treasurer) in which he says after 9/11 Sean joined the marines.   True Sean may have joined the Marines after 911 but I doubt 911 was the reason for him joining the marines.   Finally what in the hell are artisanal fish?

Long story short I didn't buy the crab cakes.


A photo from about three weeks ago.  Most of the Black walnuts seen here have decomposing husks at this time.  The Black walnut tree put out by my estimate about 2,000 nuts this fall.  From the middle of September to the middle of October my backyard is a hardhat area.  One of these little bundles falling from 20 to 30 feet in air hitting you will bring you to your knees and bring a tear to your eye.  I try to pick them up, less for harvesting purposes, and more to get them out of the walkways as you can twist your ankle stepping on them. 

Moving Day At The Library

A photo taken a couple weeks ago when the moving trucks were at the library.

The Montauk Daisy

Mums are always great flowers for fall but I think this Montauk daisy I have is also a great fall blooming plant.  This one is about three foot tall.  Yes it is a perennial and I have had it about three years.

Grain Storage Bags At The Mill

So much grain is coming into the mill that they are using these grain storage bags on the ground at the Amick (Allen / Ralston Purina)  mill north of town.

New street lamps

They installed a couple more street light this past week in downtown Delmar

The Chris Mill's building October 2014

Well it at least looks better than the hole that was there.  Adds a lot of Class to downtown Delmar

Izzy's Busy Barber Shop Moves On

I see where the Storm Shelter Ministry has moved into the building which was occupied by Izzy's Busy Barber Shop

Trick or Treat In Delmar 2014

Last night I was visited by 127 of these little creatures.  The weather was good and most had an adult walking with them. 

Citizen Of The Year Dinner Tickets 2014