Category Archives: Home Cooking

Foodimentary: The Ultimate Food Holiday & Recipe Book

The Famous Food Holiday Website is Now a Beautiful Hardcover Book What's your favorite food holiday? As I write this on October 17, it is National Pasta Day. I like that one. Coming up on November 6 is National Nachos Day. I don't know anyone that doesn't like nachos. Did you know that there is…
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Tryst Tuna Poké in Crispy Wonton Cups

Tryst on Beach Drive in Downtown St. Pete is one of our most visited hangouts to eat, drink, and people-watch. One of our favorite appetizers is the Tuna Poké. Executive Chef Jon Robben created a special version of his recipe for St. Petersburg Foodies. The Tuna Poké is usually served in a glass with a…
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Low Country Boil…

Serving up a Low Country Boil for family and friends is a fun way to ride out those last days of summer...and there are only a few days left. Fresh corn, shrimp, potatoes and sausage commingle in a spiced-up broth, then are drained and dumped onto newspaper for fun--and easy cleanup; it is the perfect…
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Vom Fass Offers Exclusive Gourmet Goodies for Foodies

Specialty Oils, Vinegars, Spirits, Wines & More ... That You Can't Get Anywhere Else Vom Fass is a specialty store like no other, and co-owners Jeff Ritter and Joe Pedro run it with a passion, and are delightful to spend time with, tasting samples of the many different oils, vinegars, and even imbibing their exclusive…
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Brick Street Farms New Dedicated Consumer Farm & Annual Club

There's good news for fans of Brick Street Farms. They have recently launched their fourth "farm"—meaning a new shipping container that has been converted into "hydroponic, indoor growing facility that produces leafy greens and herbs year-round in highly technology based, climate controlled environments." Check out our original article on Brick Street Farms here. Brick Street quickly…
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Corn and Crawfish Pie…

Crawfish pie. It is the one and only thing my eight year-old son had on his New Orleans bucket list. He had his hopes set on finding a version as good as--or better than--the pie from Vivian's Cajun Crawfish Pies at downtown St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market. Her version is chock full of crawfish and…
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Cold Beet Borscht Recipe From My Mother’s Kitchen book by Mimi Sheraton

Borscht is a sour soup popular in several Eastern European cuisines, including Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Romanian, and Ashkenazi Jewish cuisines. - Wikipedia. Beets for this refreshing cold soup were sometimes finely diced, other times coarsely grated. We liked best whichever we were being served, and I still alternate, indiscriminately. Canned beets can also…
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Eat These Words

To me, spring break means curling up with a great book on the beach with a boat drink in hand, virgin style, from the local juice bar. Here are some of my delicious recommendations, a savory selection of food writing from authors new and old. Some of my favorite authors include everything by M.F.K. Fisher,…
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St. Paddy’s Day Soup…

My first St. Patrick's Day as a vegetarian had me longing for corned beef and cabbage something awful. I missed simmering that aromatic cured meat and pickling spices all day long. I missed the distinct funk of cabbage that wafted through the air. I missed having sandwiches for days. For nostalgia's sake, I cooked up…
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Red Beans and Rice…

Weekly food traditions are a fun way to plan the week. Some of my favorites have been Sandwich Sunday, Meatless Monday, and Taco Tuesday; I'm a sucker for alliteration. During our recent trip to New Orleans, we were introduced to a weekly tradition among the locals that goes back generations: Red Beans and Rice Monday--so…
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Posole Verde…

It is a cold January night and my fireplace is just heating up. There is just one more thing that could make this cozy night more perfect: soup. Cold weather is never a prerequisite for soup in my house--I could eat it just about anytime--but an evening like this just begs for it. The question…
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Brick Street Farms – The Tastiest Tech in St. Pete

Organic Herbs & Greens from an Indoor Hydroponic Farm in the City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MXaTQR8wwE The conversation about the necessity to increase the amount of food grown without having more space to grow it on is not a new one. The Yale article, "New Green Challenge: How to Grow More Food on Less Land" talks about it in…
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