What’s Happening Today – August 17, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
With so much uncertainty and worry for what lies ahead with COVID-19, it’s comforting to know that one organization on Delmarva is moving forward with a solid plan in place. Especially, an organization that impacts so many on Delmarva – Salisbury University. Katie recently spoke with the University’s President to find out what the school year is going to look like moving forward.
Even in moments of trials, miseries, and mortality – if you look closely, the comedy you find in those situations – can provide relief. A further explanation can be found in the book, “The Critical List” written by Salisbury University English Professor, John Wenke. Today, we talk with John about what inspired the book and what he hopes people will take away from it.
It’s Most Wanted Monday and Lieutenant Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is back! He’s asking for your assistance in locating some individuals. If you call in your tip and it leads to an arrest, you will get a cash reward. Please call Crime Solvers, (410) 548-1776.
When it comes to a business, a good outward appearance is critical. We’re talking nice landscaping, clean building, and a well-maintained parking lot. For many businesses on Delmarva, there’s one company they rely on for that appearance – Herker Property Maintenance. Lisa recently visited to find out about the blood, sweat, and heart that has gone in to the company over the past half century.
The National Folk Festival is a go, just virtually. COVID concerns will not stop performances. But, I bet you’re wondering, how in the world does a virtual music festival work? We talk with local manager for the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Caroline O’Hare, for those answers.
We all know the beauty of Somerset County. But, as unique as the little slice of paradise on Delmarva is, it is not the only Somerset in the world. There are 36 total – all individually different, but still mysteriously melded to the others. We talk with Akulah Agbami, Author of “A Symphony of Somersets” to learn about what she found.
Let’s be honest, there’s a ton of pasta choices out there – almost too many choices to choose from. It can get a little overwhelming. Today, we’re taking it back to the basics – Shells with Broccoli is an easy-to-make weeknight dinner staple. So, get your apron on and get to cooking, cause this one is gonna be a favorite. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)
- 1 pound shell pasta or similar shape
- 1 head broccoli, cut into florets with 1-inch stems
- 1/4 pound pepperoni, diced
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
What to Do
- In a small skillet over low heat, heat olive oil and butter until melted; stir in garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and crushed red pepper, if desired. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until garlic is soft, stirring occasionally. (Do not let the garlic brown.)
- Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta and broccoli 8 to 10 minutes or until both are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water. Place pasta and broccoli in a large bowl.
- Toss with garlic mixture, reserved cooking water, and pepperoni. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.