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

Florida Lobster Rolls

We’ve spent the past few days in the most beautiful place in the Sunshine State, Big Pine Key.

August In Bloom

It feels like cheating, leaving Florida right in the middle of summer for places that don’t even need air conditioning.

Florida Fried Avocados

I’m frying something that’s already perfectly delicious on its own, and I don’t feel bad about it at all. 

Frozen Coconut Limeade

One summer day a long time ago, I was stuck in the Schiphol airport. My flight was delayed again and again. The hours ticked by and I was so exhausted but I couldn’t fall asleep because I was alone. A flight attendant dressed like Judy Jetson walked up to me and said “I have the… Read More