What’s Happening Today – August 12, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
In our small town series for Crisfield and Princess Anne, we got explore beautiful Somerset County. But, did you know that this unique slice of heaven on Delmarva, is not the only Somerset in the world? There are actually 36 Somersets – each one unique, but similar to the others. Today, we learn all about those discoveries by talking to Akulah Agbami, Author of “A Symphony of Somersets.”
We’re all trying to adapt to the new world. Face masks, hand sanitizers, temperatures checks have all become our new normal. All necessary to work our way through this pandemic. As you can imagine, health care workers have gone above and beyond to make sure the healing process doesn’t get sidelined by COVID. Healthcare workers like those with Peninsula Home Care. Today, we talk with Audrey Clark, to learn about Peninsula Home Care’s response to the pandemic and what the future of home care may look like.
It’s Wellness Wednesday and we’re turning our attention to prevention. When it comes to the battle against addiction, the Worcester County Health Department certainly has their weapons drawn. They’ll do whatever it takes to fight for their community. Katie recently visited to learn about some of the initiatives they’re bringing to the battle.
We all know the Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach showcases top-notch productions, time and time again. We are always blown away by the incredible acting done by the company. We talk with Executive Director, Wesley Paulson, and Julia Sturla of Bethany Beach, about Clear Space’s Children’s Theatre.
When it comes to shopping, I think we’re all looking for some ways to save some bucks. Well, you’re in luck because we have just the thing. We talk with Diane Laird, Executive Director of the Downtown Dover Partnership about the Capital Key program.
Back in April, we met a couple responsible for spreading hope around Milton. Sometimes, that’s all it takes. One or two words on a sign and our spirits are automatically lifted. Just like those signs in Milton, Delmarva residents can look forward to seeing signs all over the peninsula with the hashtag #STILLFARMING. It’s a way to celebrate farmers and their unstoppable efforts to keep the agricultural industry going even in the midst of a pandemic. We talk with Board President of the Delaware Farm Bureau, Richard Wilkins, about the #STILLFARMING movement and what the bureau is hoping consumers will learn from this.
A recipe similar to take-out that takes less than 30 minutes to make and only pennies a serving? We’ve got it. Chopstick Veggie Fried Rice is just as good as Chinese take-out. With a veggie fried rice base to start, make it your own by adding any protein that you like. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (16-ounce) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed
- 3 cups cold cooked rice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
What to Do
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil. Add eggs and scramble, then break up scrambled eggs into small pieces. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet; add garlic, peas and carrots and cook 3 minutes. Add rice and soy sauce and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in scrambled egg pieces and cook 1 to 2 additional minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.
Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip!
- This is a great dish to make when you have leftover rice, or the next time you make rice, just make extra so you’ll have some ready to go for this dish.
- If you would like a healthier version of this recipe, try using brown rice instead of white rice.