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Florida Pineapple Plant

How to Grow Pineapples

I have so many pineapples in pots on my back porch that I finally decided to plant them all in an organic raised bed. I started with 20 plants, and 7 of the plants have baby pineapples. Pineapples are naturally sweet and juicy. High in vitamins A and C and manganese, pineapples require very little care and […]

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Funtastic Friday #21

  It’s party time. Funtastic Friday is live! It looks like you all were especially busy last week. It’s obvious by looking at the awesome links you all shared that Spring is finally here. Here are this week’s features:  Black & Bleu Burger by Memories by the Mile Sweet Pea Salad by Ms. enPlace Healthy […]

macaroni with eggplant

Macaroni with Eggplant and Breadcrumbs

Every now and then I like a meatless pasta dish. Macaroni with eggplant and breadcrumbs is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes. It’s made with a simple pomodoro sauce (tomato sauce), eggplant, and freshly made breadcrumbs. Any kind of macaroni works well in this dish. I like to use either ziti, penne, or rigatoni, because […]

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Funtastic Friday #20

It’s party time. Funtastic Friday is live! It looks like you all were super busy last week. We had a medical emergency in our family, so I didn’t get much done at all. I missed many awesome parties, too, but that’s okay – family is more important. Things are slowly getting back to normal. I […]

Funtastic Friday Weekly Blog Hop

Funtastic Friday # 19

Hey, friends…Funtastic Friday is now live. It’s party time! I spent most of the week planting my pineapple garden and recovering from the Easter holiday. It looks like you all were fairly busy, too. You linked up  many great recipes, DIY projects, crafts, and ideas.  This week’s features: Blackened Shrimp Po’Boys and Blackened Sweet Potato […]


Thai Place Beef Param | Olives-n-Okra

Thai Place Restaurant Review

Lately, it seems like Thai is the food of choice when my son and I get together on Fridays. We picked up  my daughter this Friday, and we headed straight for the Thai Place located at the corner of Lee Road and North Orlando Avenue in Winter Park. It doesn't open until  noon for lunch; it fills up ... read more

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Caffé Positanos Restaurant Review

Caffé Positanos restaurant review: Caffé Positanos seems to be the place to meet up for an early dinner or late lunch. It's where my girlfriends and I meet when we get together. It's also the place where we bring our out-of-town Italian relatives and that's saying something. We're not complaining, ... read more

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