Helping Save Critters at SFWC

I had the opportunity through work to spend a day volunteering at and learning about the South Florida Wildlife Center, a top notch trauma hospital for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife located on a surprisingly serene property just north of the Ft. Lauderdale airport. When Florida’s native peoples and early pioneers roamed the area, the … Read more

Delicious Thai Noodle Salad

Since we live in Miami (a/k/a The Land Without Winter) we are always on the lookout for recipes that are suited to a warm climate. Thai food is an excellent source of ideas for these meals. Finding a recipe in the Wall Street Journal — yes, they do print recipes — for a spicy noodle … Read more

Who or what is a Brickell?

One of the words that confounds spell checks for all Miami residents is Brickell — the name of Brickell Avenue, the portion of US1 that runs through the core financial district of the city and the namesake of the Brickell neighborhood in Miami. Unlike Julia Tuttle, the Miami founder whose name largely disappeared, William and … Read more

Paella Experiment and Thoughts on Saffron

Last weekend featured my first foray into the world of making paella, a classic Spanish dish in which meats and rice are cooked together with vegetables. Getting the timing right so all components cook properly has always seemed intimidating. Why? How? Our Whole Foods has been featuring sales on local seafood, so I wanted to … Read more