Heather McPherson's Posts

Roasted Radishes with Orange and Rosemary

Roasted Radishes with Orange and Rosemary is a great showcase for a quick-growing Florida crop. This vegetable goes from seed to edible plant in just 25 days. In the United States, radishes are typically eaten raw; however, they can be added to cooked dishes or served whole. While the root ... Read More »

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Strawberry Margaritas

Strawberry Margaritas are the perfect Florida toast to National Margarita Day. Plant City, Fla., is recognized worldwide as the Winter Strawberry Capital of  the World. There are approximately 8,000 acres of strawberries grown in Florida, the second largest producing region in the U.S. Strawberries provide essential nutrients and minerals including fiber, ... Read More »

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Tomato Linguine Saute

Tomato Linguine Saute is a quick and simple way to celebrate the harvest of a key Florida crop. Tomatoes are primarily grown in Collier, Dade, Gadsden, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee and Palm Beach counties. Botanically, the tomato is a fruit—legally it’s considered a vegetable. Store tomatoes at room temperature, out ... Read More »

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Beef and Couscous-Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers

Beef and Couscous-Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers makes a great appetizer for a crowd. With all the ingredients prepped, it’s ready in 30 minutes. Beef and Couscous-Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers Yield: 30 servings 1 pound lean ground beef 15 baby sweet bell peppers (about 2 1/2-3 inches long) 2/3 cup regular ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Peanut Butter Chicken Enchiladas

The more the merrier in Heather’s Florida Kitchen! That’s why I have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today’s recipe is Peanut Butter Chicken Enchiladas. Seven states account for almost all peanuts grown in the U.S. ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Squash and Tomato Gratin

The more the merrier in Heather’s Florida Kitchen! That’s why I have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today’s recipe is Squash and Tomato Gratin. Florida tomatoes are harvested from October to June. Florida squash can be ... Read More »

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Tangerine and Vegetable Stir Fry

Tangerine and Vegetable Stir Fry is a quick and easy weeknight meal. The secret to all stir-fry recipes is prepping the ingredients ahead of time so everything is ready to go. Once the wok is ready to roll, this meal is on the table fast. Florida is the top producer ... Read More »

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Linguine with Celery Leaf Pesto and Celery Gremolata

Linguine with Celery Leaf Pesto and Celery Gremolata will take pasta night from ho-hum to hey-hey! Florida celery is a champ in the kitchen. It’s economical, flavorful and a healthy ingredient choice.  All parts of celery, including the stalk, leaves and seeds are edible. At the market, always buy celery ... Read More »

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Avocado Bean Dip

I made this dip yesterday just before the Super Bowl. I intended to make my usual cannellini bean and thyme dip, a filling, good-for-you snack. But there was half of a Florida avocado in the refrigerator that needed to be used. The color was still good thanks to a careful ... Read More »

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