| Apr 10, 2012
— I traveled to Greece to see the land of my fathers, to see its beauty and its economic crisis firsthand.
But as I arrived, others were leaving.
Especially Greece's young people, suffering from unemployment that hovers around 50 percent.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:49 PM
In looking at specific flavors, I have found by adding different varieties of olive oils, I can get a much deeper or more pronounced flavor.
One note: That bottle of olive oil that's been next to your stove or on your counter for the better part of a...
| Jul 26, 2012
If you haven't visited Tallgrass restaurant in a while, or worse, have never had the pleasure of this singular restaurant, let me humbly suggest that you make your plans now, or at least, soon.
Because I don't care how many times chef/partner Bob...
| Nov 11, 2012
This is one of those fun-but-tricky columns to write, since I have to turn it in before the election's over, but you will be reading it afterwards.
(Assuming, that is, the election has been decided by this Sunday. We didn't have another election like...
| Oct 21, 2012
Girls want to have fun. And yet, they don't. What they have is laundry. And carpool. They have grocery lists, to-do lists, listlessness.
They have mom work and work work and teary interludes during which homework is considered, if not actually...
| Jun 23, 2013
In the middle of the day I drove to the middle of nowhere, where I had to wait until midafternoon.
If I'd had a stack of novels I might have read one. If I had the ability, I might have written one.
Instead, I went shopping. Middle Nowhere has a...
| Apr 14, 2013
It's spring; time to plan the extravagant garden. I always go for some English fantasy with pleached hornbeam walls, mazes carved from boxwood and tall topiary sculpted into hound and hare, then neglected, Edward Gorey style. A gothic mystery in green....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:15 PM
In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month in April (yes, this is a thing,) The Counter offers five specialty sandwiches throughout the month, featuring a different creation each week. All are priced at $7.
The Greek (April 1...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 AM
You can stop and smell the roses at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this year … and then take a swig of blueberry wine. For the first time, Disney World is giving food and beverage quality time in the spotlight at the theme park'...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Tammie Brown didn't get very far in Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She was also eliminated early in the All Stars edition. Despite these early exits, Tammie Brown remains one of the most memorable contestants in the show's history. Her seemingly non-...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
BRIO Tuscan Grille has launched a new fall and gluten-free Menu at both Central Florida locations in Winter Park Village and Millenia Mall. Designed to support the millions of Americans who are adopting a gluten free diet, BRIO unveiled its gluten...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:32 PM
One dish emerged a clear favorite during this morning's #weekendeats chat on Twitter: Pasta. It seemed people couldn't get enough of the al dente golden noodles and all their glory. Here are some of the highlights from today's carb-filled chat:......