Jan Norris: Food and Florida

Food, Restaurants, Recipes and Pre-Disney Florida

Jan Norris: Food and Florida -- A flock of flamingoes preen in the shallow flooded agricultural fields near Belle Glade, Florida. Most flamingoes seen in the wild in Florida were once captives that have escaped; however, they establish small breeding colonies now and then. They get their bright pink coloration from eating shrimp and other small crustaceans found in the water. (Photo by John Lopinot)

Entries Tagged as 'Old Florida'

Back in the (Blog) Saddle After Road Tripping – and Back to My Roots

February 21st, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sorry for my web absence, but I’ve been away – since the 20th of January, to put a date to it, and took a break from posting here. But I’m back, and plan on regular updates about restaurants, food and travel. I been on the road – through nine states and close to 2500 miles to […]

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Tags: Old Florida · Southern Roots Run Deep

EatBeat: Potato Chip Memories Include Charles Chips – Delivered

March 16th, 2012 · 6 Comments

How many of you Boomers remember Charles Chips potato chips? They were delivered to your door by the “Charlie Chip man.” Kids everywhere looked forward to the delivery day when a new tin of chips would arrive. Something about opening a full tin of fresh, crunchy chips was thrilling. Sitting in front of the TV […]

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Tags: Food and Family Intertwine · Old Florida

Old Florida – Orange Trees in Bloom Are Heady Experience

March 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I was transported, once again, to my girlhood this week several times during a trip to the Lake Wales area. Growing up, I had relatives in Auburndale whom we’d visit on our way to Pensacola, and many of the lakes and sites around them were familiar, though growth has edged out a lot of the […]

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Tags: Old Florida