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'

On the Road: Winter Park, Fla. – Small Historic Town Has Charm

March 6th, 2012 · 5 Comments

A town situated on several small lakes, Winter Park in the center of the state is a beautiful slice of Old Florida. Mansions set on the lakes, built by industrialists, society leaders and others who wintered here pepper the town that features a train station in its park on the square downtown. Modern shops and […]

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Old Florida: Gators You’ll Encounter

June 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Thanks to a drought, alligators are coming out all around South Florida, seemingly. They prefer to be in marshy areas, but the marshes are dry, and they’re seeking watering holes wherever they can. Canals, ponds, golf courses – they’re all over the place. Friend Jim Furci was recently at Green Cay Wetlands – a super […]

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Old Florida: Coral Snakes – It’s ‘Red Touch Yellow, Kill the Fellow’

May 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Not every kid in Florida is taught Mother Goose rhymes, but it’s guaranteed they know a couplet that could save their necks in a snake encounter. “Red touch yellow, kill the fellow. Red touch black, he’s OK, Jack.” There are several variations: “Red touch yellow, death says hello; red touch black, he’s a friend of […]

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