A Saucy, Zesty Time at the Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival
Sep05

A Saucy, Zesty Time at the Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival

To blue cheese or not to blue cheese? That was the question I asked upon seeing the Marie’s Blue Cheese station during the National Buffalo Wing Festival over Labor Day weekend.

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E is for Everglades National Park Tram Tour
Apr05

E is for Everglades National Park Tram Tour

Say “Everglades” and people almost always associate it with rip-roaring airboat rides. Although airboats are prohibited in most of Everglades National Park, there are other ways to explore this bio-diverse natural treasure. Located less than an hour’s drive west of Miami in the northern part of the park off Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) is Shark Valley. Visitors can hop aboard a guided two-hour tram tour deep into the...

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Sweet on Harold P. Curtis Honey Co. in LaBelle, Florida
Feb28

Sweet on Harold P. Curtis Honey Co. in LaBelle, Florida

Spotting jars of local, golden honey I’m like a…well. Like a fly on honey. I initially noticed the Harold P. Curtis Honey Co. when driving along Florida SR 29 through LaBelle sometime last year. I saw the “Honey” sign and jars of honey in the window of a stand-alone building that looked as though it was built in the early 1900s. I almost expected a cowboy to saunter out. An entire store devoted to honey? How...

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Slice of Florida Life at the LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival, Armadillo Races
Feb26

Slice of Florida Life at the LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival, Armadillo Races

Eating the state tree seems as savage as the idea of eating the state bird. No, we don’t eat mockingbirds here in Florida but we do enjoy swamp cabbage (also called hearts of palm) which is the young bud of a Sabal Palm, or cabbage tree. By “we”, I mean Floridians. Other than a few hearts of palm on salads, I haven’t knowing eaten swamp cabbage until this weekend during the LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival in...

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