Autumn Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

But­ter­nut squash has more vit­a­min A than that in pump­kin. At 10630 IU per 100 g, it is per­haps the sin­gle veg­etable source in the cucur­bitaceae fam­ily with high­est lev­els of vitamin-A, pro­vid­ing about 354% of RDA. Vit­a­min A is a pow­er­ful nat­ural anti-oxidant and is required by body for main­tain­ing the integrity of skin and […]

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Uncommon Shopping in Seaside

Family-owned and oper­ated for over 20 years, Mod­ica Mar­ket in the Cen­tral Square of Sea­side, Florida offers many gourmet and spe­cialty items.  Mod­ica Mar­ket has a nice selec­tion of fresh pro­duce, exotic mush­rooms, nuts, gourmet chips, crack­ers & snacks, spe­cialty & locally made sauces and dips, hard to find gourmet pas­tas, bou­tique wines and micro […]

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Orlando’s Best Kept Produce Secret

  Before I dis­cov­ered Fresh­fields Farm, my bud­get for fresh pro­duce con­sisted of bananas, green beans, pota­toes, onions and the occa­sion­ally bag of spinach.  The chain super­mar­kets drained my bud­get quickly and a few years ago at the height of the reces­sion canned and frozen food were replac­ing the fresh, nutri­ent rich foods I craved.  […]

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Veg ‘n’ Out: Key West

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Key West is bet­ter known for Fan­tasy Fest, Duval Street, free roam­ing chick­ens, key lime pie, mile marker 0, south­ern­most point, six toed cats and the Hem­ing­way house, but also among those six square miles of island time are some unique and note­wor­thy veg cui­sine restau­rants. To max­i­mize your Key West expe­ri­ence, I rec­om­mend renting […]

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