Southern Cornbread Dressing

You can’t have Thanksgiving without parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Together, these four herbs make up the key seasonings in the feast. As soon as you smell them, you know it’s turkey time.There are two names for the bready casserole where we go wild with these herbs: dressing and stuffing. Actually, there’s a third type… Read More

Satan’s Whiskers

I used to be a tea lover in a world filled with coffee shops. I’d stare at chalkboards listing fancy lattes and cappuccinos, but my options were always Lipton, regular or decaf. Every once in a while I’d visit shops devoted exclusively to tea in other cities and think, wow, if that was in my… Read More

Dark & Stormy Banana Jam

You’ve got to really love bananas to grow your own. Those tropical leaves are beautiful in the landscape, and while they reliably produce a ton of fruit, all that fruit comes with a ton of work.

Avocado Tortilla Soup

It’s a 6 1/2-hour drive from Pine Island to Big Pine Key, but it takes us along the most scenic roads in the state.

Gin & Basil Juice

Before the road to the Lower Keys opened, reporter Bill Weir took a boat to Key West to see how the recovery is going. He and his crew brought along food and water and supplies, but when they got there, everyone offered them food and water. The only thing anyone asked them for was a… Read More