Monthly Archives: October 2011

Recipe of the Week – Grilled Chicken with Cranberry Salsa

When I am home I love to cook dishes that bring back memories of my vacations, a lot of which take place in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean. This week I am featuring a main dish recipe that is a fall … Continue reading

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Wine Lovers – Multiple Winery Tasting Rooms

If you are interested in wines and enjoy stopping into tasting rooms to discover unique vintages and tasty new varieties then the new multiple winery tasting rooms are right up your alley. Take a look at this msnbc article and … Continue reading

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Little Palm Island – Eat Your Way Through the Florida Keys

We’ve been traveling through the Florida Keys this past month eating our way through Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon and now have just 30 miles left before we hit our final destination of beautiful, laid-back Key West. In these last … Continue reading

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Key West Update – New Restaurant in Town

An update on the Key West restaurant scene – about 2 months ago a new restaurant called Sweet Teas took over the space that was formerly Keys Piano Bar. Located at 1114 Duval, on the quieter side of town, this … Continue reading

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Vacation Tips – Save Money On Your Next Trip

Traveling out of town? Going to a larger city? If so, look up specific deals being offered for that area through the larger coupon/discount sites and save on everything from hotels to restaurants to activities.  You just might come home … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week – Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Pumpkin Bran Muffins Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree 1 cup wheat bran 3 large egg whites 3/4 cup buttermilk (make by adding 1 T. lemon juice or white vinegar into 1 cup regular milk and letting sit for … Continue reading

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Key West – Sunset’s Green Flash

Key West’s sunsets have been celebrated for years at Mallory Square’s Daily Sunset Celebration by thousands of people and most say they haven’t caught even a glimpse of green while others say they have seen it (I think too many … Continue reading

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Florida Keys – Tropical Fun for Halloween-Christmas

Beginning in October there are many unique ways to celebrate the the Halloween and Christmas holidays in the Florida Keys. Some are fun, some are quirky, some are downright outrageous and some are all three. Here are just a few options … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week – Chef Dan’s Gumbo Ya-Ya

Here is a great New Orleans cajun-style recipe from the Green Turtle Inn in Islamorada. Enjoy! Chef Dan’s  Gumbo Ya-Ya 1/4 lb. butter 1 cup flour 1 heaping Tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 … Continue reading

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Eat Your Way Through the Florida Keys – Dinner in Marathon

It’s been a while since I have written more on my Eat Your Way Through the Florida Keys series but I am back now and ready for dinner in Marathon. A great place to hang out for the afternoon for … Continue reading

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