| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:52 AM
A dozen years ago, there weren't many places in Fort Lauderdale where I wanted to eat.
It seemed like a town that loved chains, Old World Italian joints and tired seafood restaurants standing on their last legs. Much of the old is still around, but...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Lotus, a new restaurant, is opening Aug. 1 in downtown Orlando. Created by AURA Florida Lounges in collaboration with Alena Hospitality, the farm-to-table fusion concept will be located in The Sanctuary building, 100 S. Eola Drive, near Lake Eola.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:07 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating fewer than five servings of fruit and vegetables each day is linked with a higher chance of dying early, according to a large study from Sweden.
People who said they never ate fruit and vegetables died an average of...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Spring is the peak season for asparagus. I love to use it in dishes that show off its unique flavor. The neutrality of pasta provides a perfect backdrop for the delicate, slightly sweet yet grassy flavor to shine through.
Select asparagus that has bright...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Total time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Note: From Terry Fortia, sous chef at Memphis. Bayou Magic Cajun Seasoning and Red Rooster hot sauce are widely available in supermarkets. Aidells makes an andouille sausage that is also widely available....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The tips of my red raspberry canes wilted. They've always been so healthy; what's happening? It's not lack of water.
The female raspberry cane borer is a beetle that punctures the cane about 6 inches below the tip to lay its eggs, causing tips to wilt...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Note: Silky stuffed eggplant is a wonderfully satisfying dish for casual late summer and early fall entertaining. It can be made in advance and reheated just before serving.
3 (about 1 pound each) round...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Active Work Time: 20 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 1 hour chilling
4 ounces (about 4 slices) stale bread, crusts removed
2 cloves garlic
2 pounds tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 (2-inch-square) piece green bell pepper,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 3 hours roasting time
Servings: Makes about 6 cups sauce, or 12 (1/2-cup) servings
Note: The roasted tomatoes can be prepared in advance; they will keep up to a month covered in olive oil, stored in a wide-mouthed jar and...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:17 AM
Nutrient-dense and savory, mushrooms complement nearly any meals.. Follow these tips to be sure mushrooms taste as good as they should. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A new genre of bowling alleys across Central Florida is striking a chord with foodies.
Once the home of dried-out hot dogs on spinning heated rollers and cardboard-cradled pizzas, bowling alleys have undergone a culinary and design renaissance in recent...