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Rochelle Siegel

Oak Haven Farms U-Pick Strawberries

Florida Orlando Travel

This adventure was a little less strenuous than most of my weekend trips around Florida but no less fun. Oak Haven Farms provides a relaxing atmosphere and absolutely beautiful scenery. The perfect setting for strawberry picking.  It was my first time picking strawberries and such a great weekend activity close to Orlando. The farm was not overly crowded which is something I tend to worry about whenever we do something in or around the Central Florida area. It’s the Disney…

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Clear Bottom Kayaking with Florida Manatees

Florida State Parks Travel

It’s manatee season in Florida again. What does that mean exactly? Well, I’m glad you asked. When the temperatures drop, the river and ocean waters cool down causing manatees to seek the warmer waters of the Florida Springs. A few years ago, I went swimming with manatees in Crystal River. I would love to do it again someday, but this time I opted for the dryer adventure, at least it was supposed to be. Weekend Adventures We don’t tend to…

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Red and Green Stuffed Peppers

Recipe: Green and Red Stuffed Peppers

Food Recipes

Go Greek with this easy and delicious recipe from Taverna Opa. Plus, it coordinates with all your Christmas decor. Green and Red Stuffed Peppers Recipe Yields Six Servings Ingredients: 6 large green bell peppers6 large red bell peppers¼ cup extra virgin olive oil⅓ cup lemon juice3 large onion, finely chopped1 cup riceSalt and pepper to taste½ cup chopped parsley1/3 cup chopped dill½ cup chopped mint1 grated tomato¼  cup water Directions: Wash the vegetables.   Take a sharp knife and slice…

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Discovery Cove, a Day in Paradise

Florida Orlando Travel

Give the gift of paradise this holiday season with a trip to Discovery Cove. If someone were to blindfold you and drop you in the middle of Discovery Cove, you would never believe you were in the heart of Orlando, Florida. It’s a peaceful, lush, relaxing paradise and the only all-inclusive style resort in Orlando. Now is the perfect time to book. During the Blue Friday Sale, you can save over 40% on both the Dolphin Swim package and Day Resort…

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Holiday Recipe: Apple Wine Cups

Drink Food Recipes

Let’s face it, the holidays are here. I’ve come to terms with the fact that it is impossible to prepare for their sudden arrival, so instead of stressing over it, I am just going to go with the flow and enjoy it. Starting with this fun holiday recipe I found on Corks + Cheers blog. Your holiday guests will be so impressed when you hand them a cold glass of wine in an Apple Wine Glass. How to make your…

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ICE!, I Triple Dog Dare You to Go

Florida Orlando Travel

Now, this is serious! It’s that time of year again, Christmas at Gaylord Palms is back and just as cool as ever!  Each year, artisans from Harbin, China hand-carve scenes from holiday classics out of two million pounds of ice for the main attraction ICE! at Gaylord Palms. This year’s featured classic is the hilarious family tale, ‘A Christmas Story.’ I’ll be honest; it’s been awhile since seeing ‘A Christmas Story,’ so I rewatched it this week and I’m so glad…

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Fenway Hotel: History Reborn

Florida Travel

A piece of history is reborn with the opening of the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida. After an extensive restoration project, this Jazz Age hotel is now welcoming guests once again. The Fenway Hotel originally opened its doors in 1927 and since then has gone through various changes. From the first radio station in Pinellas County to a members-only club to college and back to the hotel again; those are just some of the transitions this historic building has gone…

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Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival

Florida Travel

Cheers to the weekend! If you are a foodie, the Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival is a must! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this beachside food extravaganza. And the views unmatched. Soft white sand and ocean views while sipping and savoring delicious delights from the area’s most notable restaurants and spirit vendors. Yes, please! Over the two-day event, chefs from area restaurants participate in cooking demonstrations, competitions, and interactive experiences. Be sure you add this event to…

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