Happy Sunday: The saga of the quick breads

Been dabbling in baking quick bread lately. Quick breads tend to be easy, inexpensive, fun to make, and provide days worth of homemade breakfast and snack items. A couple of weeks ago I made banana pineapple bread...

Best Florida food: FL restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Check out these Florida restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.

From the coconut files: How coconuts trees came to Florida

Following up on my previous post, "Do coconuts grow in Florida?," I found this rather fabulous article about coconuts and how they were able to develop a home in South Florida (and other places, including Hawaii) despite not being indiginous... and omg how I love anything and everything that's coconutty!! The article is far from … Continue reading From the coconut files: How coconuts trees came to Florida

Do coconuts grow in Florida?

Do coconuts grow in Florida? I had this question myself when I moved to Central Florida several years ago as I'm just nuts about coconuts. I looked around and saw plenty of palm trees but none seemed to be coconut palm trees.   The answer: Coconut palms generally do not grow in North and Central Florida, nor … Continue reading Do coconuts grow in Florida?

Food: Best coconut recipes and pics

Attention coconut lovers... highlighted here are some of the best coconut recipes and photos I could find. Of course, many more exist than what I could reasonably feature here. If you search coconut on the WP reader you will see a wealth of great photos and recipes. Enjoy! COCONUT BARS RECIPE on MomFoodie This first recipe reminds me of … Continue reading Food: Best coconut recipes and pics

After eating your coconut, this is what to do with the shells

People have done some cool things with leftover coconut shells. Here are a few examples. Make a cool sculpture... or you could buy one. I think you could put one of those little fake candles inside to make it glow.   Make buttons... or buy them on Amazon.   Make drinking goblets... or buy a set … Continue reading After eating your coconut, this is what to do with the shells

Try the fabulous lasagna at Italian House – Orlando

I dined at the Italian House restaurant in Orlando a few months ago. It was awesome! The lasagna was to die for. It was tomato, pasta and cheese heaven. Initially I didn't want to post the photos because I didn't think they turned out that well, but then I thought what the heck. The important thing … Continue reading Try the fabulous lasagna at Italian House – Orlando