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'

Mom’s Orange Cake for My Birthday

April 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments

I really love this cake – so I’m posting it again – just for you, on my birthday. (Originally published July 2009.) Nellie Harrelson’s Fresh Orange Cake Recipe So many of you requested the recipe for the cake that I baked for the Palm Beach County Mental Health Celebrity Baking Contest, I decided to share […]

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Tags: Baking: Cheap therapy · Old Florida

Old Florida: Wave Goodbye to Flora and Ella’s – an Institution in LaBelle

April 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

It finally happened: Flora and Ella’s, a homespun cafe in LaBelle, has closed. It’s weathered a number of recessions, a couple of moves and diet swings away from its signature country cooking. But the financial wolves finally won. The restaurant on State Road 80 at a bend in the road in La Belle closed March […]

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Tags: Old Florida · Talking Tables · Uncategorized

My Florida: Jugs of A & W Root Beer and Royal Castle Birch Beer My Childhood Elixers

February 8th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Somewhere in my stash of collectibles from my former antique mall booth, I have a giant A&W Root Beer mug from the ’60s. I had found it at a yard sale for a buck. It was the old design, the one with the arrow through the target. It’s the kind I remember my dad drinking […]

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Tags: Old Florida