Archive for 2010

December 25th, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes from mango&lime. Tweet

December 5th, 2010

South Miami Farmers Market Opens

The South Miami Farmers’ Market launched this weekend across from the South Miami City Hall. The market is organized by Earth Learning and Green South Miami. It is small but it has quality vendors that make a visit worthwhile for those who live in the area. The market is also walking distance from the South […]

December 2nd, 2010

Farmers Markets Opening in Liberty City, South Miami, Homestead and Overtown

Starting today, four farmers’ markets – three of them new – will open around Miami. One every other day until December 8. The four markets will sell produce grown locally or around the state and some of them will sell Florida meat and eggs. The opening of these markets, some of them in under-served communities, […]

November 30th, 2010

GastroPod No. 2 Hits the Streets During Art Basel

Tomorrow (Dec. 1), to celebrate gastroPod’s first birthday and to kick off Art Basel, chef Jeremiah’s second truck (g2) will hit the pavement with Gilt City Miami and guest chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill at the Graffiti Gone Global Fresh Produce exhibit.

November 10th, 2010

A Sol Sunday

The idea behind Sol Sundays is that instead of going to a bar where you’ll likely spend a lot on beer and food, you allow Sol Kitchen to bring everything but the beer to your door. And when I say everything, I mean you only have to buy drinks and have a working TV because your food will arrive together with paper plates, utensils and a roll of paper towels.

November 8th, 2010

A Day at the Pinecrest Farmers Market

The Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market opened yesterday and already it seems better than last year. This year the tents were moved to another part of the Pinecrest Gardens parking lot closer to where visitors enter the gardens. The space seems a little smaller but the move freed up more space for parking. When I arrived […]

November 4th, 2010

Pinecrest Gardens Market Opens Sunday

Just a little reminder that the Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market returns this Sunday, November 7. The market will run every Sunday through May 28, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can count on Redland Organics being there. Stay tuned for market finds next week. Pinecrest Gardens 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest 305.669.6990 Tweet

November 1st, 2010

Knaus Berry Farm, A Reason to Love November

November is here. While most of the country bids farewell to farmers markets and extols the beauty of leaves turning orange, we in South Florida celebrate that temperatures are starting to drop to the low 80s and farmers markets are about to come back for the season. We also anticipate November for the return of […]

October 27th, 2010

Cooking with Common Threads

Lenon tucks in his small fingers as he holds down a jalapeño half and slices it into thin strips with slow, steady moves of the knife. He has a whole bowl of jalapeños to slice and dice in front of him and this 9-year-old from Mater Academy East does it better than some home cooks […]

October 15th, 2010

Local Food in Miami: Think We’re Not Making Progress?

On a Monday morning last July, a group of 100, maybe 150, people gathered in a room at Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus for the first Greater Everglades Community Food Summit. “This gathering is a historic occasion,” conference organizer Mario Yañez said in his opening. “It marks the beginning of a true local food movement.”

October 6th, 2010

Making Carolina Pulled Pork

Flipping through the pages of the September issue of Food & Wine, I came across a Carolina pulled pork recipe by Sean Brock. Many of you will have heard of Brock, chef at McCrady’s in Charleston, South Carolina, and winner of the 2010 James Beard award for Best Chef Southeast. The magazine calls Brock a […]

September 21st, 2010

Bernstein and Bittman: Two Events Not to Miss

Two very cool events are coming up in the next few weeks that I wanted to share with you. First, on September 29, chef Michelle Bernstein will open up at an evening hosted by Locust Projects. And on October 6, Fairchild and Books&Books host Mark Bittman.

September 10th, 2010

Help Wanted for a Florida Recipe

I have agreed to participate in a recipe challenge. Yes, Pepperidge Farm contacted me to create a “sophisticated and simple recipe” that represents Florida using their puff pastry. I usually don’t take part in these types of things but I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to do something different. (Note: Pepperidge Farm […]

August 31st, 2010

Dinners in Paradise: The New Season

I was down in Homestead again today visiting Gabriele Marewski at Paradise Farms. This was my first time visiting Gabriele’s organic farm and, wow, it is beautiful. She designed it with the help of architect Robert Barnes and artist Richard Medlock based on feng shui and sacred geometry principles. Taking a stroll in those peaceful […]

August 26th, 2010

What Would Hemingway Eat?

Fresh figs and ham, and mackerel and snipe. Kingfish and amberjack, avocados with lime. Gin and tonic, absinthe and wine. These are items on this Ernest Hemingway menu I came across on Littoral, the blog of the Key West Literary Seminar. Pretty cool, right?

August 25th, 2010

Consider Teena’s Pride CSA

Last week I visited a few farms in Homestead for a story I’m working on for Edible South Florida. Among them was Teena Borek’s farm, Teena’s Pride. I had the opportunity earlier this year to visit the farm during the Slow Food Miami Bike Tour. At that time, the greenhouses were filled with beautiful produce. […]

August 23rd, 2010

Rijstaffel at Indomania

Indomania is one of those restaurants that I visited and wondered why I hadn’t set foot in it before. But I guess the better late than never adage applies here. I have Eleanor Hoh (remember the Wok Star class I took?) to thank for hosting the dinner that got D and I there last week, a whole three years after the restaurant opened.

August 2nd, 2010

Miami Spice: The Restaurant at The Setai

Maybe because I had one of my favorite Miami Spice meals at The Setai, I decided to go to The Restaurant last night for the first day of this year’s Miami Spice. Our server brought us three menus: the Miami Spice menu ($35), the regular menu and another $50 three-course prix fixe they have been […]

July 30th, 2010

Now Rolling: Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burger

Dinner last night was supposed to be at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Sunny Isles, but plans quickly changed when D and I spotted Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burger parked next to Waggle Brothers as we drove on Biscayne Boulevard. Without hesitation, we swerved off Biscayne and onto the small parking lot. It seems […]

July 8th, 2010

For the Love of Mangos: A Visit to Fairchild Farm

I couldn’t tell you what type of mango I grew up eating. In fact, until I arrived in South Florida I wasn’t aware of the immense variety of mangos that exist and that are grown – albeit not commercially – right here at the Fairchild Farm in Homestead. Formerly known as Williams Grove, Fairchild Farm […]

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