Heather McPherson's Posts

Strawberry and Wheat Germ Shortcake

Strawberry and Wheat Germ Shortcake is a nutty treat that packs in a lot of nutrition in subtle ways. Just eight medium strawberries have more vitamin C than one orange and they are a good source of potassium too. Wheat germ is packed with essential vitamins and minerals and is ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Fennel

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 Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Fennel. It’s an easy spring entrée that showcases tarragon and ... Read More »

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Grilled Cauliflower Pasta with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Grilled Cauliflower Pasta with Lemon-Tahini Dressing can be a light spring lunch or dinner entrée option. The shell-shaped pasta and fresh Florida cauliflower, tomatoes and herbs give the dish ample Sunshine State appeal. Store raw, uncut and unwashed cauliflower in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator for up to five days. Store tomatoes at room ... Read More »

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Fajita Salad with Charred Jalapeno Dressing

Fajita Salad with Charred Jalapeno Dressing is a recipe I clipped from Women’s Day magazine last May. The dish combines many of my favorite flavors and textures into a satisfying entrée with Fresh From Florida elements. Despite the ease of searching for new recipes online, I still manage to keep ... Read More »

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Mint Coleslaw

Mint Coleslaw showcases Florida’s cabbage crop. The fresh shreds are combined with sweet peas and garden mint to create a refreshing spring salad. The recipe is from “Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters,” a cookbook I co-authored with dear friends and fellow Florida agriculture supporters ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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 Slow Cooker Corned Beef. The ingredients for this traditional stew simmer in your slow cooker during the ... Read More »

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Irish Onion Soup with Cheddar Croutons

Irish Onion Soup with Cheddar Croutons will warm you up on this chilly day or be the savory supper you are looking for this Friday when St. Patrick’s Day colors the world green. This recipe highlights several Florida crops including sweet onions, celery and fresh herbs. Florida beef and dairy are ... Read More »

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Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie is an easy dessert that makes good use of convenience products. My pantry has a few mixes in pouches and boxes that are real time savers when I need to put together something fast for a potluck, picnic or tailgate. I like that this recipe celebrates Florida peanut and dairy ... Read More »

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Shrimp and Ratatouille Pasta

Shrimp and Ratatouille Pasta is a keeper. There are thousands of shrimp species across the globe and Florida is home to five: Royal reds, white shrimp, pink shrimp, brown shrimp and rock shrimp. Collectively the sunshine state, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama harvest 70 percent of the nation’s oysters, 69 ... Read More »

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Honey-Bronzed Brisket

Honey-Bronzed Brisket showcases the citrus florals of orange blossom honey. Florida has many varieties of honey, each with unique flavor profiles. Tupelo, which is from the panhandle, is a light golden-amber color with a greenish tint and has a very mild, floral taste. Gallberry offers a dark, stronger flavored liquid. ... Read More »

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