| Mar 26, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes.
Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Last summer homeowners and landscapers alike did battle with impatiens downy mildew (Plasmopara obducens) which affects garden impatiens (impatiens walleriana). This is not the same downy mildew that affects vegetables and other ornamental plants. In fact...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Seder dinner may be the most beloved meal of the Jewish year, but it’s also the most daunting: All the elements must be ready to go — and then abandoned — for the hour or two it takes to get through the prayers, singing and stories in...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Fresh-cooked pasta tossed with olive oil, basil, garlic and tomatoes ... local fish grilled with lemon and capers ... fresh figs and pistachios for dessert ... a glass of red wine ... Sounds easy and delicious, right? This style of eating is the very...
| Mar 9, 2013
Dear SOS: I recently was in Aspen, Colo., on a trip through the Rocky Mountains. The ham and bean soup at the Creperie du Village was wonderful. Is there any way you might be able to get the recipe?
Dear Barry: Ham and beans...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Average temperature: High 79 Low 56
Rainfall: 3.54 inches
Spring arrives: March 20
1. Moon phases
•Last quarter: March 4
•New moon: March 11
•First quarter: March 19
•Full moon: March 27
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:39 AM
The season's chilly weather calls for comfort food, but that's no reason to pack on the pounds. After all, spring is right around the corner.
We asked local chefs to share their comfort food favorites, lightened up a bit in honor of the season ahead....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It's Fat Tuesday and many of us are going to indulge in rich gumbos, savory jambalayas and sweet beignets in honor of the occasion.
Eating healthy may seem fruitless on a day devoted to high-calorie, rich foods.
But there are ways to make healthier...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:47 PM
It was a cold and overcast day – Punxsutawney Phil, groundhog, did not see his shadow – spring is around the corner. Well, it was not exactly that way in Florida and Florida Phyllis did see her shadow. But don’t worry we know...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Average temperature: High 74, low 51
Rainfall: 2.35 inches
Central Florida average last frost date: Feb. 15
1. Moon phases
•Last quarter: Feb. 3
•New moon: Feb. 10
•First quarter: Feb. 17
•Full moon: Feb....