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Events: Champagne & Chocolates

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Wine World at Grand Boulevard held its annual Champagne & Chocolates event. Nearly three dozen sparkling wines were...
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Places – Havana Beach at The Pearl, Rosemary Beach, Florida

The newest restaurant in Rosemary Beach is Havana Beach in The Pearl hotel. Go for the beautiful decor, as well as the bacon tasting...
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Events – South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

This was the inaugural year for the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival in Miramar Beach, Florida. It was a resounding success. I...
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Happy 50th Birthday – Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake

A special birthday calls for a special cake. When my friend Bill asked me to make the cake for his 50th birthday party I...
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In season: dewberries

In late spring the flowers on the thorny brambles found along Highway 30A in Walton County, Florida turn into dewberries. Just steps from sugar...
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Happy Mother’s Day

Paella is the best thing my Mom taught me how to cook. This version has shrimp, mussels and clams. It gets its distinctive flavor...
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Hard Drinks: Signs of Spring

A long bike ride followed by a Pimm’s Cup makes a great early spring evening. Add 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of Pimm’s No....
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Soft drinks: Izze sparkling blueberry

I love blueberries. Fresh blueberries, blueberry conserve, blueberry syrup and blueberries baked into pastries are all high on my list of blueberry treats. But...
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Great deals: Mark West Pinot Noir 2010

One of the best buys I’ve seen lately is the 2010 vintage of Mark West Pinot Noir. Berries, plum, anise and molasses are evident...
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From the market: turnips, greens, leeks and potatoes

In the Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi region fresh vegetables in mid-January produce a colorful array. Potatoes include small, tender red potatoes and deep...