Archive for the ‘Culinary’ Category

Deliciously Balanced Eating Routine

(Family Features) Sometimes even the smallest changes can offer big results to your overall well-being.


When maintaining or pursuing a healthful eating routine, adopting a balanced approach is essential for success. Rather than restricting yourself, strive instead to make small steps toward a healthier lifestyle. A few simple changes to your daily routine can eventually turn into lasting habits that are far more enjoyable and easier to maintain.


As an expert on the positive impac…

Rock the Dock at The Marina at Edison Ford

The first of many events to come at The Marina at Edison Ford is slated for April 25th and 26th. Rock The Dock offers a weekend of fun, food and entertainment for the entire family.

On Friday, April 25th,  the Southwest Florida Yacht Club, which is based at The Marina, will toast the inaugural event, kicking it off at 5:50 p.m. followed by food and live entertainment by Deb and The Dynamics.

The next day, Saturday, April 26th, the fun goes all day! The Rachel Hughes Duo…

Learn to cook with Love

Norman Love has announced the 2014 class schedule for chocolate making classes at Norman Love Confections.

Through September, the master chocolatier will share some of the techniques he uses to create the chocolate indulgences that are ranked No. 1 in the nation. Love, along with his award-winning team of artisan pastry chefs, will lead participants in the step-by-step process of making exquisitely beautiful chocolates and desserts.

Love has planned an assortment of evening classes tha…

Blimpie Stores Celebrate 50th Birthday with 50 cent Subs

First 200 Customers to Visit Local Blimpie on Friday, April 4th Receive 50 Cent Blimpie Best

What: Local Blimpie stores will join all Blimpie stores around the country in commemorating the national chain’s 50thanniversary by offering up 50 cent subs on Friday, April 4th 2014.   The first 200 customers to visit any local Blimpie on April 4th will receive a 50 cent Blimpie Best – the brand’s best-selling sub made of slow-cured ham, prosciutinni, cappacola, salami and provolone and …


Children Create Art Highlighting Food and Flare; Contest Benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign 

For the second year, thousands of children coast to coast pulled out their paintbrushes and answered the question, “What is your favorite product from The Fresh Market?” Little shoppers were challenged with submitting their own original artwork for a chance to be featured on the specialty grocer’s limited edition 2014 reusable shopping bags.


After thorough review a…

Cutting Hunger In SWFL

Local Salon Joins Redken and Others to Raise Money to Fight Hunger Locally

Make your next hair cut a charitable one. Salon Adrian has partnered with Redken, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Salon Professional Academy and other local stylists for a one-day cut-a-thon fundraising event. The public is invited to participate by getting a hair cut on Sunday, April 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Royal Palm Square, 1388 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Salon Adrian wil…

National Artichoke Heart Day with Tasty Tips

Spring is almost here and with it comes the arrival of artichoke season! The Fresh Market is stocked with everything shoppers need to celebrate National Artichoke Heart Day on March 16.  Giant artichokes are a fan favorite and can easily be made into a delightful dinner. The specialty grocer serves up fresh ideas and tips in its acclaimed cookbook, Cooking in Season with The Fresh Market.


While most are familiar with the appetizing flavor artichokes add to recipes, the ease of getti…

Sweet Cream Cheese Crepes

February is a month that celebrates love, so what better time for IHOP® Restaurants – famous for bringing guests “Everything You Love About Breakfast℠” – to introduce their newest innovation, Sweet Cream Cheese Crepes.


These latest culinary creations take the IHOP Restaurant classic to the sweet side, offering our three delicate crepes filled with perfectly sweetened cream cheese and topped with three varieties of luscious fruit: juicy whole blackberries, ripe red raspberr…

Italian wine series at Angelina’s Ristorante

Angelina’s Ristorante will feature an Italian wine series through May.

The exclusive wine experiences will explore Italy’s diverse and rich culinary traditions through delectable courses and perfectly paired wines created by Manager and Sommelier Angela Morales and Executive Chef Sarah Grueneberg.

The featured dates and details are:

Feb. 12 - “Tuscan Hunt.” Five-courses inspired by the famed region of Tuscany, known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and i…

Most Popular Sandwich

Although a Cuban sandwich is a very popular sandwich in Miami which can be found at many restaurants, Cafe Mistral has a new take on the Cuban that other restaurants do not offer. Café Mistral’s most popular item on the menu that people go crazy over is their house specialty, known as “The Fruban” ($12). “The Fruban” is a classic Cuban made with imported madrange ham, imported swiss cheese, mojo marinated pork, served on a baguette with whole grain mustard & cornichon (mini French…