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Fried Pecan Okra

Okra is a staple of Southern cuisine. The vegetable is well-suited for Florida’s hot, humid summers, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences. I clipped this recipe for Fried Pecan Okra from Southern Living magazine in 2007. It’s about as uptown as I will go with ... Read More »

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Brew Hub may be one of Florida’s most underrated breweries

Florida is home to some large scale production breweries, such Cigar City in Tampa and Florida Beer Company in Cape Canaveral. It’s also home to a lot of small scale breweries and brewpubs, many of which are making some great stuff (others… not so much). One Sunshine State brewery that ... Read More »

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Why Millennials are banishing, but not burning, bras

Millennial women are forsaking bras for more comfortable alternatives, or nothing at all. I grew up hearing stories about how women in the 1960s burned their bras in the ultimate display of protest. Bras were a sign of conformity and they represented the confines of submission that women were determined to ... Read More »

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What the rest of the world thinks of Americans

 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness…” – Mark Twain Traveling through Alaska on a press trip cruise, with journalists from all over the world on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam, I’m hearing many stories of joy and grief. We’ve listened to a Canadian woman tell us about her efforts helping ... Read More »

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The VW Golf R is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

As an automotive journalist and car enthusiast, I love fast cars, but I love fast cars that pretend to be slow cars even more! There is something special about driving a car that only other automotive enthusiasts will appreciate. Meet the VW Golf R, not to be confused with its ... Read More »

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What if Apollo 11 landed today?

If Apollo 11, bearing the above inscription, had landed on the Moon today, instead of 47 years ago (when I was a child of the Space Age), I can only imagine the copyediting furor over this kindly sentiment. To wit: Here men (This only perpetuates binary gender roles! Why not ... Read More »

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Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Pops

  Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Pops are cool treats kids will enjoy making. Add mini chocolate morsels and crushed peanuts to the blended mixture if desired. Dipping the top in melted chocolate and rolling in crushed peanuts would take this frozen dessert over the top. Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana ... Read More »

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Baked Tomato-Artichoke Casserole

While 99 percent of America’s artichokes are grown in California, a University of Florida scientist has seen some success growing them in Florida and funded by a federal grant he will continue field trials next winter. Shinsuke Agehara, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences, thinks he can grow artichokes here in ... Read More »

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