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Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Lifestyle Stories

Genealogy is no longer limited to library searches

Shhhh!
Published: 12/07/14

Parsnips need a chill to turn sweet

Q: Sometimes when I get parsnips, they are very sweet, and sometimes they seem almost bitter, or at least very bland. What’s the difference and how can I tell, so I can choose sweet ones?
Published: 12/07/14
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

Blue Butterfly Bush (not buddleia), Blue Glory Bower
Published: 12/07/14
How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘The plants I like best are bromeliads’

How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘The plants I like best are bromeliads’

EILEEN WILKINSON/TAMPA
Published: 12/07/14
Tiny island city Key West has diversity and character

Tiny island city Key West has diversity and character

Drive south of Miami on U.S. Highway 1, cross 42 bridges and where do you end up? Key West, aka “The Southernmost City” in the continental United States.
Published: 11/30/14
How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘Research before planting ... and pray for the best!’

How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘Research before planting ... and pray for the best!’

CAROL LANDERS/ BROOKSVILLE
Published: 11/23/14

Don’t use mothballs in the garden

Q: I heard a rumor that we aren’t supposed to use mothballs in our gardens because they are a pesticide. Is that true?
Published: 11/23/14
Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Trashy Flashy Fashion Show
Published: 11/23/14

Wartime wedding might have been by proxy

Generally, we assume that when a couple married, both parties were in the same physical location at the same time. How else could they have married?
Published: 11/23/14

How much alcohol remains in cooked dishes?

Q: With the holidays coming up, I’m looking for new recipes. A lot of those that catch my eye have wine, bourbon or some other alcohol in them, which concerns me. How much of that alcohol will still be there after the dish is cooked? All? Non...
Published: 11/22/14