Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Recipe for a bright quinoa salad with a bite, creaminess and acidity

Recipe for a bright quinoa salad with a bite, creaminess and acidity

Sure, quinoa is a complete protein and is known as a "superfood," so it’s a great base for a hearty and healthful main dish salad. But we love it also for its intriguing and delicate texture and nutty flavor. For a quinoa salad that showcased these g...
Published: 07/03/18
Restaurant review: At the new Getaway in south St. Petersburg, you’re mostly paying for the tiki beach vibe

Restaurant review: At the new Getaway in south St. Petersburg, you’re mostly paying for the tiki beach vibe

ST. PETERSBURG - When the original Getaway opened in 2014 at the old Banana Boat spot, two huge-beamed open-sided tikis flanked by waterside tables, fire pits in the sand surrounded by low-slung Adirondack chairs, and a whole bunch of palm trees, the...
Published: 07/02/18
St. Petersburg Opera finishes season with an energetic ‘The Music Man’

St. Petersburg Opera finishes season with an energetic ‘The Music Man’

ST. PETERSBURG — Musically, the creative team behind the St. Petersburg Opera’s season-ending musical, The Music Man, were clearly going all out. Meredith Willson’s paean to small-town Americana outdid West Side Story in the 1958 To...
Published: 07/02/18
Taste test: Storebought sugar cones for ice cream

Taste test: Storebought sugar cones for ice cream

Whenever we talk about summertime memories, our panelists always end their stories with ice cream. Making our own cones was a big treat in my youth, and our tasters have similar experiences. This week, we asked them to taste some of the sugar cones o...
Published: 07/02/18

Published: 06/30/18
Five ideas for appetizers and snacks using summer fruit

Five ideas for appetizers and snacks using summer fruit

Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, which means your best course of action is probably to enjoy the federal holiday at home with an abundance of summery foods and cold drinks. Click here for grilling inspiration, an easy way to get that m...
Published: 06/27/18
Updated: 06/29/18
What will happen to America’s 1.39 billion-pound cheese surplus?

What will happen to America’s 1.39 billion-pound cheese surplus?

The United States has amassed its largest stockpile of cheese in the 100 years since regulators began keeping tabs, the result of booming domestic production of milk and consumers’ waning interest in the dairy beverage.The 1.39 billion-pound stockpil...
Published: 06/30/18
Meet the man who travels the country mowing lawns - for free

Meet the man who travels the country mowing lawns - for free

WASHINGTON - With all the rain the Washington area had been getting, it seemed to Tania Castro as if the weeds were growing three inches a day.She had bought a house on half an acre in Lusby, Maryland last year, but now the lot felt impossibly large....
Published: 06/30/18
Prozac and ThunderShirts: Keeping dogs calm for prolonged July 4 fireworks

Prozac and ThunderShirts: Keeping dogs calm for prolonged July 4 fireworks

With July 4 approaching, a handsome but skittish German short-haired pointer named Jake is stocked up on his Prozac. He’ll be wearing a weighted vest at all times for at least a few days, and he will be on an extended leash most of the time with his ...
Published: 06/28/18
Updated: 06/29/18
‘That Mexican place’ in St. Pete expands to Tampa

‘That Mexican place’ in St. Pete expands to Tampa

A second Nueva Cantina Mexican restaurant has made its way across the Bay and is slated to open in South Tampa. The restaurant dubbed "That Mexican Place" first hit the scene nearly two years ago in downtown St. Petersburg on 4th St S and the new loc...
Published: 06/28/18