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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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In the Kitchen: Spreading good vibes

In the Kitchen: Spreading good vibes

Mother-daughter duo whip up nutritious beverages at Pure, their Clermont café.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Moving from Arizona to Clermont and starting a new business during the coronavirus pandemic may seem crazy, but it has been “a great adventure” for Stacey…
Singing in the kitchen

Singing in the kitchen

Howey Mansion’s artistic director and opera singer cooks healthy Japanese dishes. s executive and artistic director of the Howey Mansion Music Series in Howey-in-the-Hills, Arisa Kusumi Sullivan organizes concerts at the mansion and balances it with her active career as…
A man who knows his place

A man who knows his place

Lady Lake butcher Ralph Rao continues his family’s tradition of men doing the cooking.  Growing up with Italian and Irish roots in Long Island, New York, Ralph Rao had several male relatives who were butchers that cooked family meals and…
Favorite Christmas dishes 

Favorite Christmas dishes 

Local cooks share recipes that have become beloved holiday traditions.   Family recipes seem to be a little more treasured around the holidays. Sally Nebel, of Leesburg, recalls that while growing up in Minnesota, her Norwegian aunt, Serena Bakken, baked…
The lunch lady 

The lunch lady 

Laurie Elliston: ‘Most people would be surprised by the sheer volume and how much work we do.’   As food service manager at East Ridge High School, the largest school in Lake County, Laurie Elliston begins her work day at…
Cool, refreshing, nutritious

Cool, refreshing, nutritious

Extension agent Mia Wilchcombe turns salad greens into main summer dishes.   Mia Wilchcombe’s job as an extension agent at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Lake County Extension allows her to teach classes on nutrition,…
Healthy commerce

Healthy commerce

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce is getting healthy, recently welcoming two new health-related companies as members. Get Back 2 Basics is a kitchen and meal service that opened earlier this year in Minneola. The organic company offers plant-based meals,…
Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop

Chefs share favorite recipes that make them swoon. Chefs in Lake and Sumter counties whip up delicious meals and desserts that diners love to savor, so what do they love to make in their own home kitchens? For Style readers…
Holiday meal traditions

Holiday meal traditions

From whipping up favorite dishes to planning fun get-togethers, these families celebrate Christmas in their own special way.    Puerto Rico native Magdalena Zapata, who works as Lake County’s creative services supervisor, enjoys making favorite dishes of her homeland for…
URGENT NEED FOR NONPERISHABLE FOODS!

URGENT NEED FOR NONPERISHABLE FOODS!

The Salvation Army has announced an urgent need for food items for their food pantries. Due to children being out of school and families in financial crisis, there has been great demand for help. As a result, The Salvation Army…
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