Christmas in August: Ways to Distract Yourself from Thinking about the Coronavirus

Christmas in August is as good time as any to give us something to do during the Global Pandemic.

Summertime in Annapolis means food fresh from the farm

If you want to avoid the crowds, try farm shopping Tuesday mornings at the Riva Road Farmers Market, open from 7:00 a.m. to noon. I arrived around 7:30 a.m. and there were plenty of delicious items and very few customers. Yes, fewer farmers come to set up booths when compared to a Saturday morning, butContinue reading “Summertime in Annapolis means food fresh from the farm”

Annapolis signs of springtime

Looking  at the tree just outside my window, I see a Robin Red Breast preening herself as she rearranges herself on her nest. It;s spring. I hear plenty of bird calls as I walk across the dewy grass first thing in the morning to fetch my paper. Yes, we still read our newspapers printed onContinue reading “Annapolis signs of springtime”

Annapolis City Dock Street Re-Opens

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Finally, the street torn apart to install a new geothermal heating system to service the once again vacant Market House at City Dock is open again. Locals and visitors can drive downtown and  successfully park to visit some of their favorite stores and restaurants that include: LIly Pulitzer, City Dock Cafe, Hard Bean Cafe, Blanca Flor, and Zachary’s Jewelers.

It’s too bad the City of Annapolis still can not get their act together the utilize a wonderful resource- a large market house strategically located in the heart of the tourist district.  Thankfully the seasonal Farmers’s Market coordinated by Fresh Farm Markets will reopen Sunday mornings commencing the first week of May. For more Farmers’ Market news visit my other blog  Annapolis TASTE.

 

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Greek Burgers with Fennel

My husband reminded me this morning that six weeks ago I could barely hold a mug in my hand. Whenever possible I was drinking beverages out of disposable plastic because it was lighter in weight. Now I don’t give a thought to lifting a pottery mug. I can even lift a frying pan which meansContinue reading “Greek Burgers with Fennel”

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

I’m going to start with a little Shakespeare: Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast. From Macbeth act 2, scene 2 Yes, sleep has been eluding me until I took someContinue reading “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”

Sunday A.M. Main Street Shut Down

At approximately 9:15 this morning, traffic came to a halt in downtown Annapolis as upper Main Street was shut down due to a reported gas leak at Joss Cafe and Sushi Bar. Fireman suited up with tanks on their backs rushed to the scene accompanied by emergency vehicles, an ambulance and several fire engines. TheContinue reading “Sunday A.M. Main Street Shut Down”

Enjoy the May Baskets!

If you don’t have time to get into downtown Annapolis today, I’ve put together a short slideshow of some of the beautiful baskets I encountered on my walk downtown this morning to visit the Farmers’ Market. Take note, that a number of folks were still scrambling to put their baskets together before the 10:00 a.m.Continue reading “Enjoy the May Baskets!”

Annapolis Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday

Despite the chilly, damp, raw weather (did I say cold), you know spring has arrived (at least in theory) when the Farmers’ Markets start to open for the season. Yes, this Saturday at 7:00 a.m. the Riva Road/Harry Truman Parkway Farmers’ Market will be opening with a selection of bedding plants, crafts, most likely hotContinue reading “Annapolis Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday”

Annapolis First Sunday Fest Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage

Today was the last “First Sunday Festival” of 2010 for Upper West Street in Annapolis. Despite the threatening rain clouds, folks were out in full force enjoying the autumn weather, the variety of craft displays, and outside dining options as they listened to the sounds of flamenco guitar and watched Spanish dancers performing on aContinue reading “Annapolis First Sunday Fest Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage”

Annapolis Weekend Includes Chili Tasting

If you thought chili just consists of groundbeef, tomatoes, onion, beans, and spices; think again. Yesterday afternoon at the Tomato Festival held at Homestead Gardens, I tasted chili made with shredded chicken and chili sweet and spicy with kernals of corn. The choice of beans ranged from kidney, and fava to navy and black beansContinue reading “Annapolis Weekend Includes Chili Tasting”

Jakarta, Indonesia: Virtual Passport Gets a Taste of China and Holland

Indonesia was once a Dutch colony, and Historic Kota neighborhood with its 19th century style Dutch architecture is a major tourist attraction. We walked around the Taman Fatahillah Piaza, meandered into an adjacent museum devoted to arts and crafts (a disappointment) and then took refuge inside the Cafe Batavaia for a much needed break. Located on on side of the square, the Cafe has been kept very much as it must of appeared at the beginning of the 20th century with rich dark wood floor and bara, comfortable seats, drinks with ice….