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Basil Chicken Curry Over Jasmine Rice

Even though the weather has barely cooled off,  I am already craving those warm, comforting dishes. If you didn’t know this about me already, it’s time for me to confess my undying  love of curry. If I could physically marry a spice, I would elope with curry. It would be a small intimate ceremony and […]

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Northeast Florida Beer Cup 2014

The fourth annual Northeast Florida Beer Cup was held at The Museum and Gardens on Thursday, September 25. More than 150 people attended the craft brewing celebration, which featured beers from six local breweries including Veterans United Craft Brewery, Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas and Bold City Brewery, food from several area restaurants like […]

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Kingsley Plantation

It was a moody, rainy September day. Kingsley Plantation drew us in with its white, tabby slave hut walls, leading us to its grander wooden beams and out to the low country water ways, beyond the oak and palm swept property. In the distance, a heavy growth of ferns, palms and Spanish moss covered land once […]

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BETWEEN SEASONS

Autumn has arrived….I think? To be honest, nothing screams autumn in Jacksonville like sweating profusely while attempting to “enjoy” a piping hot PSL (pumpkin spice latte for you unhip readers). Maybe we all should take off our beanies and scarves and face the music: it ain’t sweater weather just yet. So, in this awkward transition […]

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Shoe Cam: Remission Rocks

//photos by Kerry Speckman The Women’s Center of Jacksonville kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in style with Remission Rocks on September 19 at River City Brewing Co., and the Shoe Cam was there to capture all the pink shoes! All proceeds from the event’s drinks, appetizers, silent auction and music from the Sunjammer Band went […]

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Shoe Cam: Women Who Whiskey

Women Who Whiskey, held at Berkman Plaza on Sept. 12, was an introduction to Burlock & Barrel, a One Spark project which hopes to become Jacksonville’s first-ever licensed whiskey distillery. A discussion on Jacksonville’s deep whiskey history and tastings of classic American and Tennessee whiskey made in the tradition of prohibition-era distilling with food pairings […]

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Bold City Pops

It’s always exiting news when a new food truck hits the local Jacksonville radar. Especially when it is a cute little caravan overflowing with hand made, small batch, local Floridian fruit filled popsicles. Bold City Pops is a brand new farm to freezer inspired venture, curated by owners Suzanah Raffield and Rhonda Ryan. Their mission […]

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GARDENS OF THE GALAXY

Listen, I know that I’ve been a tad floral obsessed this season. I figured it was a summer phase that would come and go, dying out like my own flowers at home. Then I came across this cropped little number at Forever 21, with its bargain price tag and lace detail, I just couldn’t help […]

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Retrievers, Rescue and Recovery

//photos by Nicole Piper On September 9, GREAT Rescue, a golden retriever rescue organization which has paired over 800 goldens with loving homes, held Retrievers, Rescue and Recovery at Aardwolf Brewery. The event featured a presentation and book signing by Fmr. Cpt. Luis Carlos Montalvan, a wounded veteran whose golden retriever service dog, Tuesday, changed […]

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Summer Berry Crisp with Oatmeal Cookie Topping

I decided to make one more scrumptious fruit dessert before summer comes to an end, and let’s face it, summer in Florida can last into December anyway. I LOVE fruit desserts. Partially because they’re usually not overly sweet and partially because I don’t feel as guilty eating them. It’s like you can rightfully say, I’m […]

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