November 1, 2017

When the calendar page turns to autumn each year, home cooks’ thoughts often turn to birds – turkey, goose, Cornish hen – and even quail. Quail were once a Manatee County commodity, born and raised here for both home use and supplied to game preserves.

 Ben Richardson h...

October 25, 2017

There is a strong force of habit or perhaps a sixth sense that the cows on a dairy farm possess…or maybe it is simply the discomfort of a full udder. But if you have ever visited a dairy farm, it is so interesting to see the “girls” moving toward the milking parlor at...

November 15, 2016

When tourists began flocking to the Sunshine State in the 1950s and 1960s they were greeted with a very different Florida. I-75 didn’t exist, Disney World didn’t open until 1971, and citrus reigned supreme throughout the middle of the state. Citrus groves set up shop w...

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