Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, you name it. If it falls in the month of December, I’m game! December 21st is the Winter Solstice, which marks the first day of winter. In my mixed faith background household, this secular cause for celebration has been a fun new addition to my family’s winter holiday repertoire. And what celebration is... Read more
Chris Terrell, CSCS, ND
Cold and flu season is upon us. It’s important to have certain foods on hand for the minute you start feeling run down. Here are some of my favorite foods and beverages for when I am feeling under the weather.
I love to drink hot tea throughout the year, but especially during the colder months. A cup of hot tea is not only warming and revitalizing, but it can... Read more
Goose Island has outdone themselves with their Bourbon County Brand series. All three; Stout, Coffee Stout, and Barleywine are limited release beers so we will only have them for a short time. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! These three beers also have a few other things in common. They were all bourbon barrel aged, they all weigh in at over 10% ABV, and they all scored a perfect 100 on beeradvocate.com. As if the news couldn’t get any better, these guys will also cellar well for up to five years! You simply have to taste these brews to believe how good they actually are, although I... Read more
By Sandy Beck
The first time I tasted curry was a snowy Christmas Eve in London. Behind fish and chips, Indian curry just might be the national dish of Britain. Served with soft chapatti bread, basmati rice, mango chutney and a (warm) pint of Guinness, this colorful, spicy spread warmed me down to my toes.
In fact, Brits have been eating curry since the 18th century when locals in Madras, India (now Chennai), prepared traditional Indian dishes for British merchants. When they returned home, along with cotton, silk, indigo dye, tea and opium, the East India Company... Read more
This Thanksgiving, folks the world over can participate in a once in a lifetime holiday so bring out your turkey shaped menorah (as some call, the menurkey) and get ready to eat some pie. That’s right folks. This Thursday is the only time in your life Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will collide into the wondrous holiday that is Thankgivikah! Be you Jewish, Christian, atheist, agnostic or [fill in the blank], tomorrow is a great opportunity to celebrate two... Read more
If there’s one thing the local citrus season means in our house it’s “candied satsuma and lemon peel time”! A few years ago after our pantry was flooded with dozens of delicious locally grown satsumas, I wanted to see if there is something we could do with all the peels... Read more
By Gretchen Hein
Lauren, co-owner of Southern Craft Creamery couldn’t answer the phone at the appointed time for our interview, she was up to her elbows in fresh cream and about to begin her day’s work—making ice cream. Lauren and her husband Zach make up Southern Craft Creamery, located in Marianna, Florida. They create flavors such as Roasted Banana with Salted Peanuts, Salted Dark... Read more
I love Thanksgiving with a hungry, starving, "why don't I have a piece of pumpkin pie in front of me right now?!" passion. Delicious food, time with family and friends, fond memories being made. What is there not to love?! As a vegan, I could see though how this might... Read more
By Bridget Welch, LMT
Right here in the greater Tallahassee area many children just beginning elementary school are having trouble concentrating and falling asleep in class because they are not getting enough to eat. The average poverty rate in Florida is about 14 percent. In the Big Bend region, the poverty rate is about 20 percent!
“We’re trying to shine the light on hunger as an epidemic,” says Jessica N. Jackson, Development Director of Second Harvest. Second Harvest has programs to feed the hungry of all ages in their 11 county service area.
In an interview with... Read more
By Paul Rutkovsky
Compost Community is a relatively new small business that Tallahassee can’t do without. Since March of 2013, Sundiata Ameh-El has been providing a much needed service in the Big Bend region–composting. Sundiata collects organic waste materials from our residential kitchens, restaurants, and other businesses that normally dump compostable matter into the landfill. Becoming aware as a community that composting is a necessity, not a frivolous hobby, will go a long way towards reducing our wasteful habits. We generally don’t think about putting banana peels or any... Read more