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Hello Friends, I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

Saturday, I had the BEST fish sandwich that I’ve ever eaten in my life and “that’s the truth Ruth!”  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of good fried fish sandwiches; my cousin in New Rochelle can throw down; my church sells some mean fried fish dinners on Fridays; last year I waited almost an hour for a piece of fried fish at Del State’s homecoming; and I always buy fish sandwiches from Dale United Methodist Church at The Middletown Peach FestivalBUT The Farmer Family, owners of Farmers Famous Fish, can throw down, their fish sandwiches are by far the best I’ve ever tasted!

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This ‘old school famous fish fry is located in the corner of the BP parking lot on Routes 896/40 in Glasgow, DE.  They will be celebrating their 1st Year Anniversary at this location in August and their seasonal opening was last weekend – they sold out on both days!  Farmers Famous Fish is a home-based catering business, and their family and friends have tried to convince them to open a restaurant, but for now they want to be out and about in the community so these Weekend Warriors also set up at other events including Community Day in Newark.

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Farmer’s Famous Fish is a family friendly operation headed by David and Troy Farmer that also includes their sons David, Jr. (21), Tyelor (18) and Daniel (13).  Only quality fish including Swai, Cod and Pollock is used because it’s great for deep frying and also has a light, flaky texture with a hint of sweetness.  Hand cut, fresh potatoes sprinkled with a Cajun seasoning are placed alongside two pieces of golden fried fish on a soft, fresh baked roll.  The fish is then topped with their (secret recipe) Chipolte coleslaw, a few thin slices of red onion and lemon wedges (my mouth waters just thinking about it).

My suggestion is while waiting for your sandwich and fries try a piece of Troy’s World Famous Sweet Potato Cornbread, it’s delicious, not overly sweet and your taste buds will thank you.  You may want to buy another piece to save for dessert later, ask to have a little confectioners sugar sprinkled on top.

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It would be great to see Farmers Famous Fish featured on an episode of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives because this is not grease laden fish slapped between two pieces of Wonder Bread soaked in hot sauce, not sayin those aren’t good but – these are “Slap ‘Yo Mama – It’s So Good” fish sandwiches and I will definitely be going back for more (diet is officially over!)

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Farmers Famous Fish is a cash-only stand that is open every Saturday and Sunday until November and soon they will be adding Fish Tacos and Meat loaf to the menu.

Like them on Facebook to keep up with the specials.

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On Sunday, a second book signing was held at The Java House Cafe in Middletown with local author, Jacqueline Charmane.  Jacqueline’s book, They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again is her fifth book and the first one not self-published.  In addition to being an author, Jacqueline is a Christian Evangelist and a Comedian (Mother Maeye).  As a student at The University of Delaware she received numerous awards and accolades and was even honored as “Most Likely to Succeed” but her dreams were turned into nightmares and she dropped out of school.

Jacqueline eventually returned to school and began working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and while commuting on a train she met her rapist and father of her only son.  Rejected she hid the truth and married her boyfriend who thought the child was his.  This true story is of how her courage, determination and faith in God helped her survive an abusive marriage, kidnapping of her son, a divorce, depression, a mental breakdown and then the near death of her son.

They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again is not for the faint of heart, it’s a graphic real life account about the things men do to women and the things women do to survive, it will definitely change the way you think about life.  Jacqueline’s other books are “A Journal of 52 Days To Your Prosperity“, “I Don’t Do “FRIEND” Marry Me or Be Alone”, “Satan’s Dirty Little Secret Is Out” and “Knowing and Possessing The Attributes of God”

For more information and signing dates, please go to www.jacquelinecharmane.com or call 302-357-4969.

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Author Jacqueline Charmane

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Mark, owner of The Java House Cafe introducing Jacqueline

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Members of a local book club discussing upcoming events in Middletown

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Jacqueline Charmane discussing “They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again”

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The Cultural Programming Advisory Board & UD Gospel Choir present…

Gospelrama 2013
A Night of Celebration and Praise
featuring

Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers

Thursday, April 11, 2013| 7pm

Doors open @ 6:15pm

Mitchell Hall
University of Delaware

Tickets on sale at UD Box Offices (302-831-4012) & Ticketmaster outlets

For more information: 302-831-2991

Gospel Rama

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday

I hope you were treated to a beautiful Spring day with flowers in bloom and birds chirping their early Easter greetings.

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Hubby and I spent the day together which is a rarity because he’s usually visiting his mother in Wilmington. Next week is Spring Break so he’ll have more time to spend with her and today it was just the two of us. Unfortunately it was wasn’t a date or even romantic, we just went shopping at Lowe’s for a new kitchen sink faucet to replace the one that has been leaking for months – wasting both water and money.

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Delta Kitchen Faucet

Next we went to car dealerships in Newark and Wilmington checking out Certified Pre-Owned Hondas. It’s the last sales day of the month as well as the end of the quarter so they were extremely busy.

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Finding nothing in our price range we ended our day at L&G Soul Food Southern Cuisine for dinner. We ordered platters for us as well as the boys and once home we all enjoyed fried Whiting, collard greens, mac n cheese, string beans, coleslaw and corn bread …needless to say, “itis” kicked in shortly afterwards but it was too late for a nap.

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After dinner I had to change into my comfy-stretchy clothes!

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Threw on the sandals to punch up my sloppy Saturday outfit!

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Have a good night – Smooches!

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On Saturday, we took hubby to dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Newark, http://www.alibabacuisine.com .  We hadn’t been there since August and being it was Cinco de Mayo most of the students from the University were at Mexican restaurants so we were seated immediately.

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The food is authentic Moroccan, very flavorful and everything is made fresh to order so you have to wait a little bit.  We sat in the backroom, which is decorated in tapestries and sofa seating, the soft cushions and pillows made it a comfortable wait.  Afterwards the wait staff don’t try to rush you out which also makes your dining experience pleasant.

 We started with the Stuffed Grapes leaves, my son used the pita bread to wrap his, but they were perfectly warm when they arrived at the table.  We each had a different entrée so that we could taste a little of each.

I ordered the Samke Harra, a flaky fresh salmon filet, baked with tahini, garlic, cumin, onion, pine nuts, lemon juice, and parsley. It was served with a side of tabouli salad which contains parsley my favorite herb.  Along with a cup of mint tea it was heavenly!

Hubby had the Moroccan Chicken which had a harisa cumin sauce (spicy), served with a side of Eastern rice.  It was suggested that he pull back the skin if it was too spicy but he suffered through, sniffling while enjoying this awesome chicken dish.

Tayair had the chicken kabobs, which were cubes of chicken breast marinated and grilled, served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice.  He normally doesn’t eat much of anything unless it pizza, but he ate his entire meal without stopping.  After he finished his meal, “itis” kicked in and he leaned back, sleepy eyed on the cushions ready to nap!

al-Malik ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro Pita Wrap from the lunch menu, but after seeing how small it was he decided to take it home.  He then ordered the lamb kabobs which were marinated and charbroiled and served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice. 

Afterwards we were all fully satisfied with no room for dessert.  Can’t wait for the next visit to Ali Baba!

On Saturday, we took hubby to dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Newark, http://www.alibabacuisine.com .  We hadn’t been there since August and being it was Cinco de Mayo most of the students from the University were at Mexican restaurants so we were seated immediately.

Tayair

The food is authentic Moroccan, very flavorful and everything is made fresh to order so you have to wait a little bit.  We sat in the backroom, which is decorated in tapestries and sofa seating, the soft cushions and pillows made it a comfortable wait.  Afterwards the wait staff don’t try to rush you out which also makes your dining experience pleasant.

 We started with the Stuffed Grapes leaves, my son used the pita bread to wrap his, but they were perfectly warm when they arrived at the table.  We each had a different entrée so that we could taste a little of each.

I ordered the Samke Harra, a flaky fresh salmon filet, baked with tahini, garlic, cumin, onion, pine nuts, lemon juice, and parsley. It was served with a side of tabouli salad which contains parsley my favorite herb.  Along with a cup of mint tea it was heavenly!

Hubby had the Moroccan Chicken which had a harisa cumin sauce (spicy), served with a side of Eastern rice.  It was suggested that he pull back the skin if it was too spicy but he suffered through, sniffling while enjoying this awesome chicken dish.

Tayair had the chicken kabobs, which were cubes of chicken breast marinated and grilled, served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice.  He normally doesn’t eat much of anything unless it pizza, but he ate his entire meal without stopping.  After he finished his meal, “itis” kicked in and he leaned back, sleepy eyed on the cushions ready to nap!

al-Malik ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro Pita Wrap from the lunch menu, but after seeing how small it was he decided to take it home.  He then ordered the lamb kabobs which were marinated and charbroiled and served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice. 

Afterwards we were all fully satisfied with no room for dessert.  Can’t wait for the next visit to Ali Baba!

On Saturday, we took hubby to dinner at Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Newark, http://www.alibabacuisine.com .  We hadn’t been there since August and being it was Cinco de Mayo most of the students from the University were at Mexican restaurants so we were seated immediately.

Tayair

The food is authentic Moroccan, very flavorful and everything is made fresh to order so you have to wait a little bit.  We sat in the backroom, which is decorated in tapestries and sofa seating, the soft cushions and pillows made it a comfortable wait.  Afterwards the wait staff don’t try to rush you out which also makes your dining experience pleasant.

 We started with the Stuffed Grapes leaves, my son used the pita bread to wrap his, but they were perfectly warm when they arrived at the table.  We each had a different entrée so that we could taste a little of each.

I ordered the Samke Harra, a flaky fresh salmon filet, baked with tahini, garlic, cumin, onion, pine nuts, lemon juice, and parsley. It was served with a side of tabouli salad which contains parsley my favorite herb.  Along with a cup of mint tea it was heavenly!

Hubby had the Moroccan Chicken which had a harisa cumin sauce (spicy), served with a side of Eastern rice.  It was suggested that he pull back the skin if it was too spicy but he suffered through, sniffling while enjoying this awesome chicken dish.

Tayair had the chicken kabobs, which were cubes of chicken breast marinated and grilled, served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice.  He normally doesn’t eat much of anything unless it pizza, but he ate his entire meal without stopping.  After he finished his meal, “itis” kicked in and he leaned back, sleepy eyed on the cushions ready to nap!

al-Malik ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro Pita Wrap from the lunch menu, but after seeing how small it was he decided to take it home.  He then ordered the lamb kabobs which were marinated and charbroiled and served on a bed of Middle Eastern rice. 

Afterwards we were all fully satisfied with no room for dessert.  Can’t wait for the next visit to Ali Baba!


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