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How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Sarasota Magazine's Election Fever blogger takes a look at how the redrawing of Florida congressional districts could affect the 2016 election.

08/04/2015 By Frank Alcock

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Florida Tomato-Ricotta Tart

I love Florida tomatoes, especially when they are in season. This super flavorful tart is fast, simple and good with almost any main dish.

06/11/2014 By Robin Draper

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Salt Water Cures Everything

My Florida mom had many "mom'isms"

05/27/2014 By Robin Draper

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Fresh Florida Blueberry and Peach Cobbler

When fresh Florida blueberries and peaches are in season, this fruit cobbler is as good as it gets - just like grandma would have made.

05/14/2014 By Robin Draper

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It's Time to Pick Florida Blueberries!

Now is the perfect time to grab your buckets and pick those precious Florida blueberries

05/05/2014 By Robin Draper

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Florida Orange Pound Cake

As the citrus season wraps up, Authentic Florida whips up an old favorite, Orange Pound Cake.

04/27/2014 By Robin Draper

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Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Time for some hot soup? Try this Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger soup, a flavorful combination of veggies and citrus using fresh Florida ingredients.

01/29/2014 By Robin Draper

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Where Cowboys Roam: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

Florida cowboy tradition continues in the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve with more than 100 miles of trails for horse riding, hiking or biking, and equestrian camping.

01/08/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida's Dry Tortugas

The Dry Tortugas is a rare combination of a marine wildlife refuge, a national park, and a 19th century historical fort in a tropical, exotic setting seventy miles west of the Florida Keys.

10/30/2013 By Robin Draper

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Fall Has Arrived in Florida

I hear things....because I finally turned off the air conditioner, opened the windows and can now let an authentic Florida fall into my home.

10/23/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Homes

In Florida, we are more relaxed about our way of living because our weather creates an opportunity to design and dwell uniquely, incorporating “Florida” as we see and interpret our own unique space.

10/16/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Sea Grape Jelly

Sea grapes, known for their green and purplish berries grow all along Florida’s coastline. But did you know the grapes can be made into delicious jelly?

10/09/2013 By Robin Draper

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Mr. Chatterbox Takes a Day Trip

History, home cooking, and reform school--the day trip of Mr. Chatterbox's dreams.

10/01/2013 By Bob Plunket

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An Authentic Florida Bargain for $2: Rainbow Springs State Park

Looking for one of Florida's best bargains? Try Rainbow Springs State Park for swimming, kayaking or tubing down one of Florida’s most beautiful rivers.

09/18/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Reads: The Barefoot Mailman

With a name like The Barefoot Mailman, I just had to read this Authentic Florida book.

09/12/2013 By Robin Draper

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Grilling Pizzas With Authentic Florida

Authentic Florida whips up some Florida grilled pizzas using fresh local ingredients

09/05/2013 By Robin Draper

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Embracing the Authentic Florida Life

As a Florida native, I love to discover the “hidden gems” of my home state. I also like to share basic ideas and “tips” for authentic Florida living

09/02/2013 By Robin Draper

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Florida's Coastal Nursery

For almost an hour we watched in amazement while a mother sea turtle dropped nearly 100 ping-pong sized leathery eggs into the cylindrical sandy hole

08/22/2013 By Robin Draper

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Photo of the Week: Sarasota Bayfront Boats

Photo of the Week; Sarasota Bayfront Boats

08/08/2013 By saraf

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Photo of the Week: Fireworks on the Fourth

This week: Fireworks explode over the beach on the fourth of July.

07/04/2013 By saraf