Cocktails

Cocktail Hour: A Festive Cocktail Punch for the Holidays

The season from Thanksgiving through the New Year is my favorite time of year. I start off organized, with my checklist, and plan in hand busily moving through the season while enjoying the festive nature of the season. A few days before Christmas and I am feeling like I can’t rub two candy canes together

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Food + Drink

Sunday Supper: Eggplant Dumplings Parmigiana

The growing season comes to an end and late summer vegetables like eggplant, squashes and peppers are growing weaker on the vine here in North Florida. This is the grand finale. Typically, I feel motivated to put the bounty of late season eggplants to good use by making an Eggplant Parmigiana. I make a pretty

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Cocktails

Fall Vibes and A Gin Cidre Cocktail

Living in north Florida, Fall arrives late in the season, and we patiently wait for the heat and humidity to subside. There are Floridians in this part of the state who will be mourning the loss of consistent summer days, but they will find resolve and quickly embrace the cooler weather which will include a

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Food + Drink

Mushroom Barley Soup

Hello Fall! Hello soup and stew weather! It’s possible to enjoy a hearty soup with all the richness, soulfulness, and goodness without meat. This soup is a classic and beautiful in its simplicity. Perfect for the cooler days ahead. Mushroom Barley Soup Serves 4

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Savoring the Season

Tomatoes With Creamy Feta

Hands down one of my favorite new recipes. The sharp salty flavor of feta cheese combined with the rich texture of Greek yogurt make a perfect base for the layer of summer tomatoes, lemon juice and mint. If you thought it ends there, it doesn’t- let’s warm up olive oil, and add smoked paprika (A

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Food + Drink

Dog Days of Summer and Green Goddess Pasta Salad

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer. It’s ridiculously hot, and it is only June in North Florida. So, what do we do? We suffer through the heat and humidity. We complain but, we celebrate summer time, which for many is the best season.  Our summer table changes drastically too, to reflect the heat of

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