What’s Happening Today — June 29, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Nothing says summer more than the Delaware State Fair. An annual tradition here on Delmarva, people from all over the east coast come to take part in the festivities. The joyful screams on amusement park rides, the smell of popcorn and cotton candy in the air, the live music coming from the M&T Bank Grandstand, there’s nothing better. And as coronavirus threatened to take all the fun away, the Delaware State Fair decided to make some big changes. We talk with Danny Aguilar, Assistant General Manager and Director of Marketing for the Delaware State Fair, to find out what some of those changes are and where we can still catch some entertainment.
Music, fitness and extreme sports came together last year in Ocean City to provide three days of family fun. The Inaugural Jellyfish Festival continues to go on year after year, and this year will be no different. However, like the Delaware State Fair, some major changes will be happening. We talk with Brad Hoffman, Co-Founder of the Jellyfish Festival to find out how they’re taking precautions.
While July 4th may not look like years past, the celebration will go on, starting in downtown Dover. We talk with Executive Director of the Downtown Dover Partnership, Diane Laird, to find out about First Friday and what safety precautions are being put in place.
What can be a fun night full of fireworks and sparkles for us, can be downright frightening for our friends with four legs and fur. Fireworks can incite fear into our dogs – or cats – and make them exhibit somewhat erratic behavior. We talk with Executive Director of the Talbot Humane Society, Patty Quimby, to find out how we can help our little buddies.
In times like these, books can offer a captivating escape from reality. Just like the rest of us, our local library has adapted so we can continue to have entertainment at our fingertips. We talk with Marketing and Communications Manager with the Wicomico Public Libraries, Sam Gibson, about “Books 2 Go” and some of the digital resources being offered.
In need of a fantastic, warms your soul, home-style meal? We have the perfect place. Katie visited From Scratch in Crisfield to tell us all this family-oriented gem.
We have a 5 ingredient recipe that will make you feel like you’re in a 5 star restaurant. Our recipe for Onion Strings will quickly become a hit. Eat them as a tasty snack or as a main dish topper, either way you’ll be wanting more! Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
What to Do
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place onion rings in flour, coat well, then carefully place in hot oil.
- Fry onions 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, and serve immediately.
Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip!
- These Onion Strings are yummy as is, but you can sprinkle them with salt before serving, if you’d like.