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If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them!

If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them!

They’re beautiful; they’re also bad. These aggressive predators flaunt their colorful zebra-stripes and long, showy pectoral fins while wreaking havoc on the reef community by devouring juvenile fish, shrimp and crabs. The “they” are lionfish.

September 2011
Make Family Fare A Family Affair

Make Family Fare A Family Affair

Many of today’s kids might be surprised to find that they like getting dirty and, with some planning, the whole family can have a fantastic time gardening. Even if you have a small area to use, you’ll still be able to squeeze in some attractive vegetable crops that should keep the kids interested.

June 2011
Choice Ways To Chill Out

Choice Ways To Chill Out

Soaring temperatures, high humidity, endless sunny days and tropical nights – that’s Vero Beach in the summer. Time to dress down, load up with sunscreen, and be thankful we live in a time when air conditioning is standard.

June 2011
Make Mine Tex-Mex!

Make Mine Tex-Mex!

Ole! It's time for Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday celebrated on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces in 1862.

May 2011
“Cool” Cakes In A Hot Climate

“Cool” Cakes In A Hot Climate

An important aspect of a perfect wedding – and the sweet conclusion to the celebration – is the wedding cake. It can be elaborate and flamboyant or simple and chic.

April 2011
Adding Savor To Your Salads

Adding Savor To Your Salads

We consulted the head chefs of three of Vero Beach’s popular restaurants for their take on the goodness and versatility of salads.

March 2011
Food Among The Flowers

Food Among The Flowers

Plan your next visit to McKee Botanical Garden around lunchtime. Then you can enjoy a treat beyond the lush blooming bromeliads, orchids and water lilies.

February 2011
Hors D'oeuvres For All Occasions

Hors D'oeuvres For All Occasions

Vero Beach’s high season for entertaining is officially here, and as the saying goes, “Let the festivities begin.”

January 2011
The Wonderful World Of Southern Desserts

The Wonderful World Of Southern Desserts

The panorama of Southern desserts includes all sorts of pastries, pies, cakes, custards, puddings, cookies and candies. They are made to satisfy the sweet tooth, but also – depending on the occasion – to comfort, cheer, celebrate and impress.

December 2010
A New Taste for Thanksgiving

A New Taste for Thanksgiving

What can we say about cooking a turkey on the feast of Thanksgiving that hasn’t already been said? Well, not much. But we can revisit the basics, and add some extra twists that might give your traditional holiday menu a delicious new perspective.

November 2010