| Jun 9, 2011
From the sultry flavors of Louisiana's Cajun kitchens to the bold tastes of Mexican cookery, 50 E. Central Ave. has transformed from the reliable Crooked Bayou to Chico's Dirty Tacos & Tequila Bar.
The newcomer is not just another downtown Orlando taco...
| Sep 12, 2012
Rosh Hashana's rich, slow-cooked foods and honeyed golden fruits reflect the changing seasons and offer the promise of a sweet new year. What if, however, the view outside the window isn't of maples and oaks but palms and banyan trees? And the colors...
| Jun 3, 2012
Tomato is a childhood soup. Perfectly smooth, gently warmed, it spreads across the shallow soup plate, a placid orange lake dotted with oyster-cracker buoys. Poured from the thermos or served alongside grilled-cheese triangles, cream of tomato sees the...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:40 AM
The pineapple was once a very lonely fruit sent over to the mainland from Hawaii.
James Dole canned his heart out but realized that many homemakers and cooks had no idea what to do with this product. So he had to create some recipes for a fruit he...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:51 PM
This wonderfully easy dish is something your guests will enjoy time and time again, and they'll think you spent extra time in the kitchen. You most certainly can prepare the main ingredients a day ahead and have this ready to serve when your guests...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Q. An oleander bush was given to me and it is being eaten by caterpillars. Is there a spray and will it freeze?
A. Hopefully the caterpillars weren't part of the gift but just an attractant for the polka-dot moth. It's a pretty moth with white, red and...
| Sep 16, 2012
The horoscope offers a certain charm: Gaze at the dark sky, pick out stars and see the future. Even if science insists that those specks of light have traveled from the past.
I'm willing to gaze at the gray newsprint, pick my pictogram and see my future....
| Mar 8, 2012
Takashi Yagihashi, a fine-dining chef if ever there were one, is adjusting to life as a casual-restaurant owner. It probably helps that his new spot, Slurping Turtle, has been a runaway hit since its doors opened in late November.
"I was hoping for a...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 9:26 AM
- 1/2 lb. fresh peeled shrimp, UNCOOKED
- 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
- 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tsp. ancho chili powder
- Juice from 2 limes
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 Tbs. finely minced shallot
- Dash hot sauce
| Apr 29, 2012
Competition is not your thing. You spent your formative years in a small schoolhouse where teachers fostered tolerance, teamwork and a taste for tie-dye. You earned no grades, trophies or badges. You shared your feelings.
So it comes as a surprise that...
| Mar 17, 2013
The early mom gets a quiet cup of coffee. Which should be reward enough, but it isn't. I usually succumb to the snooze button.
Still, I'm impressed by early. The friend who wakes predawn to work. Or worse, work out. The quick-study who files early. Or...