One of my favorite parts of living in Florida is having more access to tropical fruit. The classic sweetness of mango, the distinct and delicate flavors of guava and papaya, and the almost chocolaty taste of sapodilla are simple yet profound ... READ MORE
It's that time of year again when the variety of produce available at the farmers' markets dwindles and you're largely limited to hardy, heat- and drought-tolerant Florida vegetables like eggplant, okra, Seminole pumpkin and Malabar spinach. ... READ MORE
Durante mayo y junio fueron publicados cuatro interesantes temas en español en AskIfas. A continuación, un breve resumen de cada uno con el link directo a su versión web para ampliar la lectura, con su respectivo formato PDF para descargar ... READ MORE
Do you have a favorite fruit?
Without a doubt, blackberries would be one of mine. Their sharp, sometimes bittersweet flavors and unique textures offer a cool and refreshing counterpoint to the infamous heat of the Florida summer.
However, ... READ MORE
It's not uncommon in Florida in the springtime to stumble across some harried animal mother's lost child. Like Ashley, here.
You may be tempted to intervene and help, especially if the youngster seems to be in distress. The rule with ... READ MORE
Since 2020, people have had a lot to think about. A pandemic, grief, loss of old comforts and rituals, difficulties that came with adapting, possible ways to help, and different ways to address daily questions and issues. "What can I do to get ... READ MORE
One tree I meant to mention but forgot about in my previous post trying to convince everyone to consider alternative, non-pine Christmas trees is the humble olive. The one I bought three or four years ago is still going strong despite my shockingly ... READ MORE
Planning to decorate with a holiday tree in your home this year? Why not think outside the box? In Florida, there is no reason to limit your search to pines and cedars. Other evergreen species abound, and some of them make their own, edible ... READ MORE
Growing up, every July my family would take a long road trip to visit family. One activity we always did together was go blueberry picking with my grandpa at a U-pick farm a short drive from his house. Everyone would fill a bucket—though we ... READ MORE
Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket.
Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies.
Still, ... READ MORE