Korean BBQ. Roasted avocado stuffed with crab. Lobster rolls. Gourmet cheesecake cupcakes. Yum-ola! The Food Truck Bazaar with clever culinary creations rolled into Mount Dora, Florida, during my August visit. This was the second time the feast on wheels appeared in this adorable Florida town and won’t be the last.Read More
Hey, Florida! Father’s Day is less than a week away (Sunday, June 17 if you’re keeping track) and if you’re one of those last-minute planners and not sure what to give dear old Dad, here’s a quick list of suggested gifts and things to do on Father’s Day. Keep in mind, when it comes to gift giving, I’m all about practical items.Read More
Rejuvenate and connect with your inner tree-hugger on New Year’s Day by participating in a First Day Hike in a state park near you. Here in the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service is sponsoring free, guided hikes in nine state parks on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. Don’t worry if you won’t be in Florida on New Year’s Day because hikes and walks are being offered in all 50 states.Read More
As I gather my thoughts from last month’s visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Florida’s East Coast, enjoy these photos from the incredible day. Visiting is so inspiring and one day is not enough!
Guts of muscadine grapes oozed between my toes as a I did my part to squish 2,000 pounds of grapes during Henscratch Farm’s 11th Annual Grape Stomp on Aug. 13, 2011. Yes, I admit to channeling a little bit of Lucy with each step I took in the metal bin. Stomping grapes would bring out the comedian in anyone.
Located in Lake Placid, Florida, about a 90-minute drive northeast from my Port Charlotte home, Henscratch Farms offers a winery and country store and each year, the Grape Stomp with fruit grown on site.Read More