| May 2, 2013
| 5:06 PM
TAMPA – "Just a little boy from Plymouth, Florida," Warren Sapp says, wiping away a single tear zigzagging down his cheek.
A little boy who had a ginormous dream.
"If they ain't laughing at your dreams," Sapp says, "you ain't dreamin' big...
| May 8, 2013
When you're 8, you know, spring isn't yet a perennial miracle. It's a fresh miracle, one that marvelously seems to happen spontaneously every year. You haven't yet learned to count on it.
The thatch of violets that grew along the shady west side of...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
My parents visited Sicily last fall (lucky dogs!) and brought back a wonderful recipe to accompany any main dish at dinner. I've riffed on the combination of blood oranges, mint and red onion, and added my own spin. The results? Shockingly good in color...
| Apr 27, 2013
Dario's olive oil cake
1½ hours, plus soaking time. Serves 20 to 24 (2 cakes)
1 cup (5 ounces) plump raisins (preferably flame raisins)
3/4 cup Vin Santo
3 whole oranges
3 extra-large eggs
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1 cup plus 2...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:06 PM
“But they’re weeds.”
My much better half is not, shall we say, “adventurous” when it comes to greens: A “real” salad is built around a wedge of iceberg or chopped romaine. Stewed collards are fine for New Year&...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two New Jersey families are brought closer together in a way they never anticipated in this comedy about a May-December romance, with Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") and Hugh Laurie ("House") playing the couple. The news does not go over well when others...
| Apr 6, 2013
20 minutes. Serves 4 to 6
2 blood oranges
1 (1-pound) bunch dandelion greens, trimmed and torn
1 cup toasted pecan halves
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fruity olive oil...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 10:52 PM
An elephant weevil, a tiny insect that attacks wine crops and fruit trees, was intercepted last month at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach in a container of oranges from Australia, officials said Wednesday. This was the first time this......
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
“Kimberly’s Simply Southern,” a cooking show starring singer Kimberly Schlapman of country band Little Big Town, opens its second season this week with a stop in Clermont. The opening segment, titled “Sunshine Citrus,”...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Readers weigh in on my vintage Proctor-Silex JuicIt...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The guys from the Orlando Sentinel's Gridiron365 blog team this week put on their swami hats, closed their eyes and looked as deeply as they could into the future. “… your future, Florida State,” they said, “will involve oranges;...