Snowbirds Vintners Makes a Splash In Orlando With Rosé Wine Debut

On an unusually cool, breezy Florida summer evening, top individuals from the culinary community, as well as wine and spirits influencers, media, and friends gathered at Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Orlando to celebrate the launch of Snowbirds Vintners 2016 Rosé wine. The wine is owned by award-winning Chef Jamie McFadden, one of the area’s […]

The Perfect Diet Conscious Burger Recipe For Summer

What’s perfect for one person may not be for another, but trust me when I say you will think this veggie burger recipe is as near to perfect as one can get.

Celebrate Summer With Chef Made Snowbirds Vintners 2016 Rosé Wine

Summer is here, and that means barbecue, fun, and friends. Celebrate the warm weather with a bottle of Snowbirds Vintners newest release, a 2016 all American Rosé, created for easy food and wine pairing. Produced by award-winning Orlando Chef Jamie McFadden and winemaker Norm Saley, Snowbirds Vintners 2016 Rosé, a Washington grown wine, is a […]

Summer Wine Pairing: Grillo with Farmers Market Pea Salad with Shaved Pecorino Romano

Below is a fresh pea salad, enhanced with cooling mint, spicy radish, and savory, creamy Pecorino Romano-a sure hit at your next summer soiree or outdoor barbecue and wine pairing.

How to Cook Octopus: Local 92’s Spanish Octopus With Spaghetti Squash and Leek Emulsion

Octopus as a dish, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of summer inspiration. Typically found on high end restaurant menus, it can be a bit daunting to prepare-either because of those squiggly tentacles, or perhaps that beak, reminding you of those childhood nightmares from watching Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the […]

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Lavender Lemon Martini

Need a light and refreshing summer cocktail? Try this fragrant, tart cocktail from Waiting on Martha’s Mandy Kellogg Rye.

7 Summer Cocktail Recipes For Picnics, Barbecue, and Grilling

As the burgers are cooking, the pool splashing, and the sun shining, complete your weekend with a few delicious summer cocktail recipes

5 Low Calorie Cocktails To Enjoy This Summer

This summer, skinny cocktails, antioxidants, and ‘healthy’ beverages continue to grow in popularity, especially as the beach and pool party season beckonds for you to come and play. We know that feeling – the kids are out of school, the temperature is rising, and you’re just itching to enjoy some fun in the sun! While […]

10 Beef-Free Burger Recipes For Summer Grilling

Everyone loves a good burger and this list provides 10 non beef burger recipes for your summer grilling pleasure

Summer Wedding Gift Guide for Brides and Grooms

Our Favorite Gifts for Summer Weddings Summer is well under way, and for many, that means wedding season! If you’re like us, shopping for the perfect wedding gift can be a daunting task. Of course, every planner will tell you that, as long as you stick to the registry, you’ll be fine. Wedding registries can […]

Watermelon Lemonade Cocktail – The Spring Pink from Croft

Think pink this spring with a refreshing cocktail from Croft. With flavors of watermelon, pink port wine, and lemonade, this drink is refreshing, and perfect for poolside sipping! Spring Pink 6 oz Croft PINK Port 6 oz watermelon juice 1.5 oz simple syrup 1.5 oz fresh lemon juice Top with fizzy lemonade (or a tart lemon soda) […]

Living Green: 4 Must-Have Gardening Accessories for Spring

A quality hat, a durable pair of shoes and flexible gloves with a great grip are all staples every gardener needs in their tool kit. As every good gardener knows, though, there are a wealth of other basics that can either make or break your gardening experience.  We’ve whittled through the product landscape to discover […]

Early Spring Comfort Food: Delicious Vegan Mac & Cheese

Unending Spring Mac & Cheese 1/2 pound Brussel Sprouts (approx 15 sprouts) 1 half bunch of Kale (curly, red, lacinato, your fav) Olive oil (for roasting) 1/4 tsp Garlic powder (for roasting) 3 Tablespoons Flour 3 Tablespoons melted Earth Balance 2 cups plain, unsweetened Soy milk (or other non-dairy) 2 – 1/2 cups Treeline Cheese, […]

Spring to Summer Cocktail: A Citrus Peach Mint Julep

If you’re planning cocktail recipes for your Kentucky Derby Day party, mix it up a bit and go ‘Florida style’ with this citrus infused Kentucky Julep recipe. With oranges, grapefruit, and mint, the combination of sweet and sour is sure to please. Citrus–Peach Mint Julep Ingredients: ½ cup sugar ½ cup water ¾ cup peach […]