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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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Picking Florida Oranges

The Florida orange season will be coming to a close soon, so it’s time to pick your favorite citrus or visit your local grove

03/26/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida's Siesta Key

Siesta Key's sugary white sand, temperate Gulf of Mexico and gentle breezes will soothe the savage beast.

03/19/2014 By Robin Draper

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Where to Find Florida's Manatees

Now is a good time to see Florida's gentle giants before they scatter to warmer waters

03/12/2014 By Robin Draper

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Best Places to See White Pelicans

There are plenty of things to love about Florida, but white pelicans are one of the most spectacular sights to behold. See them before they migrate north

03/03/2014 By Robin Draper

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Simply Divine Tangerine Pudding

Nothing tastes like Florida more than citrus - especially this sweet, tangy divine dessert

02/24/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic St. Augustine

Only one American city can hold claim to the title of “oldest city”, and St. Augustine wears its “nearly 450 year-old” title well

02/16/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Strawberry Jam

Looking for a special way to say “I love you” from Florida? Strawberries are in season and Valentine's Day is a great time to create a special gift

02/11/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Voted Best Food Blog

Authentic Florida, created by Sarasota native Robin Draper was recently voted Best Food Blog by the 2014 Florida Bloggers Conference in Orlando.

02/05/2014 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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Authentic Florida: Behind the Gates In Ocala

Many consider Ocala the "horse capital of the world". But this “behind the gates” industry is not easily accessible to the public....except when you know how to find it.

01/22/2014 By Robin Draper

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Florida Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

This mouth-watering dessert packs double freshness from Authentic Florida

01/15/2014 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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Refresh and Renew in 2014

Ready to start the new year with re-newed inspiration? Check out Authentic Florida's tips for getting off to a re-energizing start...

12/30/2013 By Robin Draper

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Edison Estate Sparkles for the Holidays

For the month of December and into the New Year, holiday lights and decorations sparkle and shine in the homes and gardens of the historical Edison and Ford Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.

12/18/2013 By Robin Draper

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The Christmas Express

Visitors can jump aboard a full-size train pulled by a lovingly restored bright red locomotive festooned with twinkling lights that tows three passenger cars jammed with giddy, happy children

12/11/2013 By Robin Draper