Food & Entertainment

Central Florida Winter Living – Here’s Why!

5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter There’s no doubt about it—winter in Florida is fabulous. While the rest of the country is shivering in their boots, shoveling snow, scraping windshields and traversing icy roads, we Floridians are hanging out in our corner of the country sunbathing with a cocktail, only taking out our one winter coat (let’s be honest,...

Excerpt From “Two Old Fools in Turmoil” by Victoria Twead

The following is an excerpt from Two Old Fools in Turmoil by Victoria Twead, a New York Times bestselling author. She authors the Old Fool series, that started with Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, a book based on her and Joe's new life in a small mountain village in Spain. Something black shot out, swooped round the room and clung sootily to a picture frame. “Aaaagh!” I yelled. “It’s a...

What the Snowbirds Are Missing Out On

We’re all familiar with the term “snowbird”—someone who comes to enjoy the warm, Florida climate during the winter months when the northern states are unbearable. We also know that the southern summer heat packs quite the punch, but as the temperature creeps up, so do the number of fun things to do around town to beat that heat! Here’s just some of what the snowbirds are missing out...

Your Spring Guide to Seasonal Eating

Your Spring Guide to Seasonal Eating March 10th, 2017 Eating seasonally is great for your body, taste buds, and wallet. Since spring is just over a week away, we’re going to talk about some of the best things you can buy and eat during this wonderful season. But first, let’s dive a little deeper into the reasons behind seasonal eating. Why Eat What’s In Season? The difference is always...

Denise Austin: My Favorite Date Night Dinners

My Favorite Date Night Dinners April 14th, 2017 Making Time for Date Night at Home One of my favorite things to do with the people I care about is to set up special date nights to make sure we’re getting our quality time together. It’s easy to get caught up in our busy day-to-day tasks and responsibilities and assume that your normal interactions with your loved ones are enough, but it’s...

Learn about Africa’s plant-based diet

Last year, I taught a class called Taste of African Heritage for Black History Month, which focused on the plant-based diets of Africans. Africa is a vast continent and offers many flavors, but nearly all of the regions have a plant-based diet.I love teaching this class, which is from Oldways, a non-profit food and nutrition education organization with a mission to inspire healthy eating through cultural...

Mount Dora looks to uncover hidden gem of Grandview

J.T. Williams, with his wife, Tina, owns and operates Sugarboo’s Bar-B-Q, a restaurant that for 16 years has been located on Grandview Street in Mount Dora. Williams said people come from all over to sample his cooking. Williams said he believes that notoriety comes from social media marketing and rating websites he utilizes, word of mouth and write-ups in magazines and newspapers touting his...

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