Friends for Jeff Spiegelman,
Thank you to everyone who caught my whoops in last week’s email update. We are, indeed, springing forward today.
-The first and second weeks of the month are always the busiest. Monday, for Read Across America, I was at Clayton Intermediate to read to the 6th graders of Mrs. Campbell’s class. Thank you for having me. That night was the Wild Game Dinner at Leipsic Fire Hall. Wednesday evening was the Townsend Town Council meeting. Thursday was a snow day home with Jenn and Saul. Friday night I had wine with constituents at Harvest Ridge Winery. On Saturday I attended an outdoorsman show at the Cheswold Fire Co. and Saturday night was the Wild Game Dinner at Marydel to benefit Hunters Helping Soldiers. Today, I lost an hour of sleep…..
-This coming week has a lot of events. Please join me Monday night at the Kenton Ruritan club at 7 p.m. for an 11th RD meeting.
-Tuesday night is a Kenton Ruritan monthly meeting.
-Wednesday night and Thursday night I have a Joint Sunset Committee meeting.
-Please join me Thursday, March 12th 12-1 p.m. at Little Italy Pizza Shop on Main St. in Townsend and let me treat you to an iced tea or soda and some good conversation.
-Please join me Friday, March 13th at Painted Stave Distilling from 5-6:30 p.m. for tastings.
-Sunday March 15th I will be walking in the Smyrna/Clayton St Patrick’s Day Parade. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough for Saul to join me.
-Here are the next round of constituent meetings for March:
– SODA & ICED TEA MEETING – Thursday, March 12th – 12-noon to 1 p.m. – Little Italy Pizza Shop (325 Main Street, Townsend)
– MEET & GREET/TASTING – Friday, March 13th – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Painted Stave Distilling (103 W. Commerce Street, Smyrna)
– COFFEE MEETING – Tuesday, March 24th – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – The Young Bean Coffee Shop (314 Main Street, Clayton)
– MEET & GREET – Saturday, March 28th – 11 a.m. to 12-noon – 3 Palms Petting Zoo (924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton). Stop by and see Jeff at 3 Palms before the Easter Egg/Scavenger Hunt event starts at the zoo at 12-noon. (The rain date will be Saturday, April 11th.)
A couple months ago I did a baked salmon that was really good. Here is another way to do it with fresh sage.
-1 tbsp of cayenne or similar pepper
-2 crushed garlic cloves
-5 fresh sage leaves
-1 tbsp thyme
-1/2 teaspoon paprika
-1/2 pound or so baby carrots
-12 small whole sweet peppers
-1 tbsp olive oil
Combine the sage, paprika, hot pepper powder, 1 crushed garlic clove, a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper, and thyme in a spice grinder or small food processor. This should turn it into a chunky paste. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine olive oil, 1 crushed garlic clove, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of black pepper and mix in a small bowl. Toss the carrots and peppers and roast, covered, in the oven for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, rub the salmon fillets with the sage mixture. Take the vegetables out of the pan and place the fish, skin side down, on the bottom. Pour the vegetables on top. Cover and bake another 20-30 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Representative 11th District
Legislative Hall: PO Box 1401. Dover, DE 19903