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IN THE KITCHEN: Jammin’  in the Kitchen

IN THE KITCHEN: Jammin’ in the Kitchen

Meghan Isom spreads good vibes and good-tasting food with her homemade jams. The 28-year-old Oxford resident has been cooking up delicious fruit- and vegetable-based jams for several years since her father- and mother-in-law passed down a recipe for strawberry jam.…
FORK ON THE ROAD: Fast Feast

FORK ON THE ROAD: Fast Feast

Perfectly punctual personalized pizza It took 126 years, but pizza finally joined the fast food family. I’m not talking reheated slices or those dreadful microwaveable disks. I’m shouting about whole, fresh, made-to-order, $7.92 pizzas. Pizza@Tavares, which recently opened at 123…
IN THE KITCHEN: Primed For Perfection

IN THE KITCHEN: Primed For Perfection

Father’s Day may not be a “day off” for Eustis resident Glenn Phillips. He likely will be grilling, but not solo. Angling for a position right behind the rotisserie will be his beautiful daughters, Mackenzie, 13, and Kendall, 8. His…
FORK ON THE ROAD: Not Just Pancakes…

FORK ON THE ROAD: Not Just Pancakes…

Flapjack Johnny’s delivers on breakfast and more Guests are sure to rise and shine when starting off their day at Flapjack Johnny’s in Groveland. The cozy diner had a soft opening a few months ago and had its grand opening…
SALUTÈ: Scoring Par or Better

SALUTÈ: Scoring Par or Better

While watching the Augusta Masters Golf Tournament, I wondered how many pro golfers other than Greg Norman have ventured into the wine business. After all, rock stars and celebrities have had their names on bottles for years. It’s not surprising…
IN THE KITCHEN: Cooking Their Hearts Out

IN THE KITCHEN: Cooking Their Hearts Out

Kids and quiche go hand in pan. For Cheryl Bloom, cooking and family go hand-in-hand. She grew up in her mother’s kitchen, so naturally Cheryl raised her children in the kitchen, as well. Nowadays, Cheryl enjoys cooking up delicious dishes…
FORK ON THE ROAD: Better Pub than Restaurant

FORK ON THE ROAD: Better Pub than Restaurant

I’m glad I hopped over to the Frog & Monkey Restaurant and Pub in Mount Dora, but I didn’t go ape over the only underground pub in Lake County. With that said, I visited twice for lunch and didn’t drink…
SALUTÈ: Reds, Whites & Bluebonnets

SALUTÈ: Reds, Whites & Bluebonnets

Occasionally you find interesting wines where you least expect them. The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail is one such place where creative winemakers are not afraid of thinking outside the bottle. Each spring, carloads of tourists pack east Texas roads looking…
SALUTÈ: “Zin”fully good with barbecue

SALUTÈ: “Zin”fully good with barbecue

Want barbecue flavors to really explode? Pair your saucy dish with one of these fruit forward wines for turbocharged taste. A few years ago in Saluté, I wrote about how a spicy zinfandel was THE wine to pair with barbecue…
FORK ON THE ROAD: Rae Rae’s is Fresh

FORK ON THE ROAD: Rae Rae’s is Fresh

PHOTOS: Gary Corsair Canned food and microwaves aren’t allowed in this popular restaurant’s kitchen. We don’t have a microwave anywhere in the building. If it comes in a can, it doesn’t go in our pan. We even make our corned…
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