Category Archives: Recipes and Food

Spineless Cactus

Are you looking for a new easy going plant to add to your landscape? What about a plant that requires zero maintenance and is completely drought tolerant? What if it also had beautiful flowers that attracted bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato

If you only ever plant one thing, plant sweet potato. Sweet potato is the easiest vegetable you will ever grow here in Florida. Sandy soil? No problem. Don’t like weeding? It doesn’t need it. Have trouble remembering to water? It … Continue reading

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Cranberry Hibiscus

As if the Roselle plant were not already the near perfect plant, those of you who planted in the spring when I did, are now finding out it also fruits. The Roselle plant is pretty enough with it’s bushy greens, … Continue reading

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Grilled Shrimp Fajitas with Papaya Salsa

Papaya Salsa 3/4 cup ripe papaya, diced 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, diced 1/2 cup mango, diced 3 tablespoons chopped red onion 1 chili pepper, serrano or jalapeno, seeded and minced (or more, if you like spicy salsa) 1 garlic clove, … Continue reading

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Busy Day Pickles

This is the easiest pickle recipe ever. So fast, you can put up a couple of jars in as little as 15 minutes. Perfect for when you have a few surplus cucumbers, but not enough to merit a whole half … Continue reading

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Calabaza Squash with Lime

The calabaza squash is another one of those vegetables more commonly found in Central and South America than in the North. As a heat resistant squash, it is tolerant of our warm humid weather and has a good resistance to … Continue reading

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The Awesome Sauce

This stuff is so good. Use it as a marinade, a basting sauce, a BBQ sauce, or a dip for fried food. Also try it with cream cheese or even in a baked brie. So delicious and fresh. If you … Continue reading

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