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Aug 18, 2017

Meg Cabot, author of more than 80 books and several New York Times bestsellers, says some of her best editing occurs in a floating deck chair in the pool at her Key West home. Her cat, Allie Cat, often sits on her, making typing “awkward,” but isn’t distracting enough to prevent Cabot from finishing her […]

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Jul 26, 2017

For decades, a smattering of Star Wars-like igloo-shaped structures off Cape Romano (just south of Marco Island in the Ten Thousand Islands) have attracted throngs of gawkers and inspired numerous rumors. Aliens? Cults? Government secrets? The truth was decidedly less salacious but equally sensational. In 1980, the late Bob Lee, a retired oilman from Gatlinburg, […]

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Jul 22, 2017

BUTTERMILK PIE WITH NAVEL ORANGE BUTTERSCOTCH, STRAWBERRY RHUBARB COMPOTE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM SERVES 8   BUTTERMILK PIE 1 pie crust 1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks of unsalted butter, cold and diced 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup ice water egg wash PREPARATION: Combine the 1 1/8 cup flour, […]

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Jul 2, 2017

Mixologist Joe Nicol of The Ice Plant, St. Augustine explains how to make a Mayhaw Paloma, using fresh-pressed grapefruit juice and mayhaw shrub from Congaree and Penn. Find the full recipe online here. Video by Jessie Preza

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