What’s Happening Today – August 27, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Every working parents (or grandparent) has been there, done that. Trying to balance a career while raising a family can be difficult. Throw a pandemic on top of that and it seems like the stress, the grind, and the guilt…just adds up. This is uncharted territory for everyone. Today, we talk with Dr. Bashira Trask, Cultural Anthropologist at the University of Delaware, about how to manage the stress and the pressure.
At first glance, Ari is just like any other dog. A sweet, energetic pup who is full of love. But, if you look closer, you’ll notice that Ari only has 3 legs. At just a mere one – this joyous girl is overcoming obstacles and accomplishing a whole lot. Today, we talk with Ari’s owner, Carolyn Banes of Ellendale, to find more about this sweet girls story.
Smith Island – a beautiful Delmarva treasure – known for its’ cakes and crabs. If we dig a little deeper, we find out that it is also known for its art. Our first artist is Kathy Donaway, a master quilt maker. Today, we talk with her about how she got into quilting and we preview some of her amazing creations.
We preview another Smith Island artist, Pastor Everett Landon. Pastor Landon makes unique lamps – made with cork he finds around the island. Kathy and Everett are both part of a Smith Island Artisans Exhibit hosted by the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District. To check out the pieces, you can visit West Main Street in Crisfield or check out their Facebook page.
We’re sensing a theme in today’s show: art. Staff at the Frankford Public Library recently made Jellyfish Puppets and we just think they’re so cool! However, that’s not the only art happening. We talk with Bonnie Elliott, Adult and Teen Coordinator for the library, about some of their upcoming events.
The bliss of a boat ride. The ocean your oyster. The river calm and ready. A hobby you’ve dreamed of, but you can’t imagine the hassle of actually owning a boat. Well, opportunity is knocking. Open the door and you’ll find the Freedom Boat Club in Delaware. As a member, you’ll have access to a fleet of boats – at all types of docks in Delaware – and even France! Katie recently took a ride with the Freedom Boat Club to learn about why you just might want to join.
We have a flavorful way to spice up corn on the cob. Mexican Street Corn is slathered with butter then coated with cilantro, chili powder, Cotija cheese, and a little bit of lime. A tasty, trendy way to make your corn taste oh-so delicious! Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 8 ears of fresh corn, in the husk
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup grated cotija cheese
- Juice of 2 limes
What to Do
- Place corn with husks on in cold water, submerging completely; soak 15 minutes. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove corn from water, shake off excess water, place around edges of grill or over indirect heat, and cover.
- Cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until kernels are tender.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine butter, chili powder, and cilantro. Remove corn from heat and carefully remove husks and silk.
- Brush butter mixture evenly over corn, sprinkle with cheese, and drizzle with lime juice. Serve immediately.
Here’s another option: You can husk and boil the corn and dress it up as shown above, or roast it directly on the rack in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or so.