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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What is Gaypon?

If you're familiar with Groupon,
this was only a matter of time:

(No tampon jokes allowed.)

SUNDANCE: This Saturday

The Sundance Auction — Sept. 3

The first night of Sundance is the Sundance Live and Silent Auction. With over 500 items, it always has something for every taste and budget.

For the second year in a row, auctioneer Lorne Crawford will bring his skills to the stage at Sundance, and keep the Live Auction exciting and fun. “He’s amazing!” says CAMP Rehoboth Executive Director Steve Elkins, “When he walked into our lives last year, it was a huge gift. Wow, we thought, this man really knows what he’s doing!”

The Auction night includes an open bar and a fabulous buffet, this year featuring the food of five fantastic area restaurants: Henlopen City Oyster House, JAM Bistro, Primo Hoagies, Hobos, and Café Azafran.
Sundance Team Captain Jane Blue has worked hard to make the food at Sundance a special treat this year. “I loved working with the restaurants,” she says. “They’re really developing a menu with variety—something for everyone,” she adds.

Though most of the fantastic items in the auction will be a part of the Sundance Silent Auction, a variety of the best will be featured in the Live Auction, including: Art by Sondra N. Arkin, Ward Ellinger, and Bill Snow; the cover of Letters from CAMP Rehoboth with a studio shot by Carolyn Watson Photography; a week at a fantastic villa in Costa Rica; a flat screen TV from Overture; an incredible Civil Union Package that includes everything you need for a perfect Civil Union ceremony and party; a full page, full color, one year ad in Letters; jewelry; and much more.

“Setting up for Sundance is like moving into a new home,” says Sundance Graphics Team Captain Mary Beth Ramsey. “We set up a full graphics studio to handle all the display boards and signage for the auction. It’s amazing!”
Sundance Co-chair Natalie Moss adds, “and we couldn’t do it without all our volunteers—especially the ones doing the behind the scenes calling and auction item pick-up.”

The Sundance Live and Silent Auction is Saturday, September 3, from 7-10 p.m. and includes an open bar and a cocktail buffet. Tickets are $45 (or $80 for both nights of Sundance) and are available at CAMP Rehoboth (302-227-5620), or on the CAMP Rehoboth website.


Sundance 2011: The Wonderful, Glorious, Amazing Light of the Watercolor Rainbow

To benefit the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center
Labor Day Weekend in Rehoboth Beach

Sundance 2011 is a two night event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Avenue

The second night of Sundance is the dance. The "wonderful, glorious, amazing" party begins at 8 pm with dancing until 2 am. Open Bar all night.

Music: Mark Thomas Lights: Paul Turner

Sundance 2011 tickets are $80 for both events or $45 for one event, available in advance on our website or at CAMP Rehoboth 302-227-5620. Cash, check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Steak marinated in Soy, Ginger and Lime with Red Onion Toasts
Jonathan Waxman, "Great American Cook: Recipes from the Kitchen of One of Our Most Influential Chefs"

This recipe is my take on fast food. Skirt steak comes from the flank, or diaphragm, of the cow. It was sold cheaply for years because few people were aware of its tenderness and deep flavor. Now, thanks to the ubiquity of fajitas, which popularized this cut, skirt steak has become pricier, but it has no surface fat or bone, so nothing is wasted. Because it’s so thin, the steak can be on the table in less than 10 minutes. The marinade brings out the assertive beefy flavors.

2 pounds skirt or hanger steak
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger
1 lime
1⁄4 cup soy sauce
3 garlic cloves
1 cup dry red wine
3 shallots
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 red onion
4 slices sourdough bread


Pat the steak dry with paper towels and place it in a nonreactive baking pan.

Peel and grate the ginger. Juice the lime. In a small bowl, mix the ginger with the lime juice and soy sauce. Smash 2 of the garlic cloves and add them to the marinade. Pour the mixture over the steak, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Remove the steak from the marinade and place on a platter. Discard the garlic and ginger and reserve the marinade.

Bring the red wine to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Chop the shallots and add them to the wine. Boil to reduce the wine to 1/4 cup. Stir in the butter and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the broiler. Slice the onion into 1/4-inch-thick rounds and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the reserved marinade and broil the onion until tender and dark brown, about 10 minutes; be careful not to burn it. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Leave the broiler on.

Place the steak on the broiler pan and broil, turning once, just until medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and cover loosely to keep warm.

Toast the bread on both sides under the broiler.

Meanwhile, reheat the sauce over low heat. Split the remaining garlic clove in half and rub the slices of toast with the garlic. Place a slice of toast on each plate. Divide the onion among the toasts. Slice the steak and place on the plates. Top the steak with the red wine sauce and serve.
Serving Size

4 servings

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Pesto

Currently, our basil is huge and nearly overgrown.
Make this a Tasty Tuesday with a few pesto recipes for all that "extra" basil!!

Cooking Channel: Pesto

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Don't Quit"

Don't Quit
a poem by Gerard Haughey

When things go wrong,
As they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging
Seems all uphill.
When the funds are low,
And the debts are high,
And you want to smile,
But you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out.
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick in the fight when you're hardest hit.
It's when things seem worse
That you must not quit.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011