The Original New York System Hot Weiners

Hot Wieners at ONYS | Olives-n-Okra

Original New York System Hot Weiners Restaurant Review We flew up from Orlando to spend the July 4 with family and to explore Rhode Island. Because of Hurricane Arthur, the fourth was a bit wet and dreary. We drove around Providence in the rain and stumbled upon the Original New York System diner.  Augustus Pappas, a… 

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Obstkuchen mit Blaubeeren or Fruit Cake with Blueberries

Fruit Cake with Blueberries and Glaze | Olives-n-Okra

This obstkuchen mit blaubeeren recipe, or fruit cake with blueberries, is a variation of the German fresh fruit tart recipe I posted previously on Olives-n-Okra. I picked loads of blueberries (literary buckets) at two pick your own farms in Central Florida (read my review of Beck Brothers Blueberries and U-Pick Blackberries). I froze many of… 

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How To Prepare Lupini Beans

How To Prepare Lupini Beans | Olives-n-Okra

We ate lupini beans around the holidays when I was growing up. I always thought of lupini beans as an Italian food, but lupini beans are popular in Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, and South American cultures. Depending on where we lived in the country, lupini beans could be hard to find. Lupini beans are readily… 

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Home Style Blueberry Muffins

Home Style Blueberry Muffins

I went blueberry picking yesterday at U-Pick Thornless Blackberries and Blueberries, so today I’m a blueberry baking fool.  I made a list last night of everything I want to make with my large stash of blackberries and blueberries. Home style blueberry muffins topped the list. Blueberry pancakes ran a close second. Fresh blue berry cobbler… 

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U-Pick Thornless Blackberries and Blueberries

U-Pick Thornless Blackberries in Geneva, Florida | Olives-n-Okra

I’m a big fan of the Slow Food movement, especially here in Central Florida. That also means I frequently visit the u-pick farms and berry patches in Central Florida. Last year I  missed blackberry season due to a busy travel schedule. I made a point to go this season. U-Pick Thornless Blackberries There aren’t many blackberry… 

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Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Pops

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Fresh fruit frozen yogurt pops are one of our latest recipes to help manage Dominic’s allergies. They seem to be getting worse, so we decided to change his diet. Drastically, I think. For a five-year old, he’s playing right along with us. He doesn’t seem to notice that he’s now drinking organic milk and that his yogurt drinks… 

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