Pest control is an important aspect of vegetable gardening, especially in Florida. Our warm temperatures and long growing seasons make gardening possible year-round. Unfortunately, the same climate also provides the ideal conditions for insects to continually thrive. To…

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Shrimp and grits is a dish with so many renditions, the only thing you can really count on is that it contains shrimp….and grits. There’s no “right” way to make it, and I love that. The…

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Red beans and rice is an emblematic dish of Louisiana cuisine and is traditionally made with red beans, vegetables, spices and leftover pork bones or spicy andouille sausage. I LOVE New Orleans-style cooking, so I make…

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During Florida’s summer months, the waters of Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River come alive after nightfall. Billions of plankton, or dinoflagellates, emit a blueish-white glow when the water is disturbed, and from June through…

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With temps well into the 90’s, soup may seem like a strange meal to cook during Florida’s brutal summers. But it’s these rainy afternoons that have this dish on the brain. It’s wholesome and comforting,…

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