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Urban gardening

Urban gardening

“Part of the game is predicting the weather,” said Dr. Robert Randel of his vast urban garden located near Oriole Beach. This year, as you might guess, the above-average heat meant pepper plants galore. Randel had many different varieties covering the multiple beds he has crafted all around his property. It’s also delayed his planting […]

School lunch served with side of learning

School lunch served with side of learning

When is the last time your child ate cauliflower, dates or even the dreaded broccoli? Odds are if they attend public school in Santa Rosa County, they ate them with lunch today. Sodexo, the company contracted by the Santa Rosa School Board to provide schools with meals, has launched a new program this school year […]

Eating well in Navarre

Eating well in Navarre

Does all of this talk about eating well and real food have you wondering how to do so in our particular area? Maybe growing your own urban garden is the answer. Dr. Robert Randel is a chiropractor in Gulf Breeze. With his urban garden, he feeds himself and others in the community. “Instead of having […]

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Well here’s the pivotal point where you decide I’m completely full of it or that maybe I might be on to something. I often feel like I’ve had to work hard to unlearn much of what I’ve been told as a member of Generation X. Previous generations may not feel that way but boy so […]

Put the lime in the coconut

Put the lime in the coconut

You will never look at a lime the same again after today. This sour little green citrus fruit can do wondrous things advanced medicines can’t. After months at sea without fresh fruits and vegetables, sailors found this out the hard way when they got scurvy which caused frequent infections, anemia, cracked lips and lip corners, […]

Gardening for spring

Gardening for spring

With the last chance of frost behind us, it’s time to begin that beautiful home garden you’ve always dreamed about. In exchange for a small monetary investment and some elbow grease, you can have amazingly fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. Even for those who have little or no experience, growing your own garden can be […]

Pomegranates Pack Powerful Punch

Pomegranates Pack Powerful Punch

Every holiday season, pomegranates make an appearance on grocery aisles commencing with Thanksgiving and extending through Christmas. But do you know the healthful punch the festive pomegranate fruit packs? Many shoppers may disregard a pomegranate when they see one because it’s just plain intimidating. Few know what do with a pomegranate, how to clean one, […]