Remove ribs and stems from collards. Dry collards and stack on top of one another. Roll collards into a cigar shape. Slice very thin using a serrated knife. Place into large bowl. Add olive oil to collards, work thoroughly into greens with hands or a wooden spoon.
Thinly slice red onions using a “v-slicer” or mandoline for best results. Mix apple cider vinegar and sugar together. Mix until sugar granules are dissolved. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place red onions into apple cider vinaigrette and allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
Add red onions/apple cider vinaigrette into the collards greens along with walnuts, cranberries, feta cheese. Gently combine ingredients. Top with mandarin oranges and serve.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. Arthur Conan Doyle
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. Leo Buscaglia
Little doors can be found by paying attention
My view is that life is too short. I’m not being melodramatic or anything, but when your mother dies in your arms – just you and her, and it’s one o’clock in the morning, and you’re waiting for her to exhale – you just think, life’s too bloody short to argue about the little things. Saffron Aldridge
I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields. Queen LatifahI
Wooden Bear sculpture in a tree
I found that if you take a few minutes out of your day to look around and find a few special little things in life— it is amazing how quickly all the big problems you thought you had all of the sudden seem smaller. Nanette Gregory
Looking to get away and enjoy the outdoors at a reasonable cost. Then you might want to consider the Canoe Outpost at the Little Manatee River.
Canoe Outpost on the Little Manatee River
Kayaking or canoeing on the Little Manatee
The Canoe Outpost on the Little Manatee River is located on the Gulf coast of Florida in southern Hillsborough County. We are near the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton and Sarasota. So, whether you are visiting our area or live here, they are less than an hour’s drive away and their river trips are a great way to spend a part or all of your day.
Cabin rental on the Little Manatee River
They offer RV and tent camping for group or individuals, deluxe cabin rentals and a variety of lodging options. Relax and enjoy the river, fishing, hiking or other local activities like horseback riding or mountain biking.
THE PICNIC PROJECT. Like Food Not Bombs, the Picnic Project feeds people and families in need in the Sanford area every Sunday (FYI – Picnic Project prepares conventional non-vegetarian food for the families they serve).
Mark a Dandelion Cafe team member is involved in the creation and development of the This Picnic Project and has volunteered countless hours with them over the past 5+ years. Most weeks Mark gets involved with the SundayCommunity Meal that’s served at 1pm in Downtown Sanford area.
Homegrown Local Food Cooperative is your resource for locally grown organic produce, pastured eggs and meats, raw dairy, honey and a variety of artisanal goods for the home and garden.
Homegrown goods are available every week through our Signature Online Farmer’s Market. Simply log in, shop and pick-up your local goods at our boutique farm store on Orange Avenue where Ivanhoe and Health Villages connect.
Our local Farmer’s list what’s growing each week and you get to pick what farm fresh goodies you want and, they are harvested just for you!
Our local Artisans cook and prepare to order what you have requested.
Quality and transparency are important at Homegrown, and you can shop with ease, knowing that we are looking out for the best tasting, healthiest, most nutritionally packed, unadulterated, local food available. At Homegrown our goal is to source the best quality food grown as close to home as possible.
Our produce is grown without pesticides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers and never from GMO seeds! Our animal products come from animals who are treated humanely and do not receive routine hormones or antibiotics. Our artisanal food products are made without preservatives or artificial ingredients. Our artisanal home products are made without parabens or sulfates. Our garden products come from our local organic farmers.
Each product listed at our Online Farmer’s Market is identified by the farm, kitchen or craftsman who is creating the unique offering. To learn more about our Producers, visit the Producers section.
Online Farmer’s Market Hours:Tuesday at 9am through Friday at 9am
Boutique Farm Store Hours:
Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4:00pm and Monday from 2:00pm until 7:00pm
We accept cash, check, ebt and all major credit cards.
We came across some yummy looking tangerines and decided to make some sherbet! We adapted from this recipe here from vanillaandbean.com, which they adapted from Alton Brown’s recipe here to make it vegan. See, it’s all about making a recipe your own!
2 Cups Orange Juice, fresh-squeezed tangerines. This will require 2-3 lbs of oranges. Refrigerate the oranges overnight if possible.
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Cup Granulated Cane Sugar
⅛ tsp Sea Salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
1¾ C, or 13.6 oz can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
2 Tbs Orange Zest, 2 small oranges
The night before making the sherbet, place the oranges and coconut milk in the refrigerator. Place the ice cream maker’s freezer bowl in the freezer.
In a high speed blender (or a food processor), blend the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and coconut milk until the sugar is dissolved. Strain into a large bowl. Add the orange zest. Stir.
Refrigerate until mixture is 40F or less (I refrigerated mine overnight to reach appropriate temperature).
Process mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. When finished, the sherbet will be like soft-serve (mine took 25 minutes).
While the sherbet is processing, line a storage container with parchment paper and place in the freezer.
Spoon the sherbet into the storage container making sure to redistribute the zest evenly as it tends to get stuck and clump up on the mixer attachment.
Place a piece of parchment paper directly on the surface of the Sherbet and freeze until desired consistency. I freeze mine overnight, but a softer serve consistency can be enjoyed in about three hours.
Serve in a bowl or cone.
Store for up to two weeks in the covered container in the freezer.
Orlando is making it easier to bike around town. One new feature are the new bike repair stations throughout Orlando that include air pumps, screwdrivers, wrenches, tire tools, etc.
Bike repair stations around Orlando
Bike Repair Stations around Orlando: Cady Way Trail near Herndon Avenue; Orlando Urban Trail near Ferris Avenue and Lake Highland Drive; east end of Lake Underhill Path near boat ramp; and the city parking garage behind City Hall, downtown.
Juice Bike Sharing: Great way to get around town
You can’t miss them they are everywhere and bright orange.
There is nothing better than seeing lots of groups of renters on Orlando City Soccer or Magic Game Days, big events downtown, heading to Sunday brunch, etc.
There are many good things in Orlando and wanted to share one program with you that encourages all of us to be healthier and walk more—the Orlando Walks Project.
Orlando Walks Project
As an avid walker it has been great to see more areas around Orlando where walking is made easier by adding new sidewalks through the Orlando Walks project. One street– Cole Road off of Corrine– in particular was finished this week. This finished sidewalk made my day, as before it was completed the street did not have a sidewalk on and had a curve—- so many times cars could not see me in the street no matter what direction I walked. I often had to jump into someone’s yard at the last minute. Now I can safely walk this street to get to the shopping area on Corrine. Thank you, the city of Orlando for making my day!
Orlando Walks Project
About the Orlando Walks Project:
Keeping Orlando moving continues to be a priority for Mayor Buddy Dyer. Providing multiple alternatives such as transit, bike and pedestrian forms of transportation will offer all those who live, work and play in Orlando options for getting around the City. This offers a variety of affordable alternatives to having a car and connects more of our residents with access to jobs and opportunity.
To support this priority, the City is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and connected pedestrian system. The City’s Orlando Walks Sidewalk Project focuses on establishing an interconnected sidewalk network that helps to improve public safety and to encourage active healthy living. In an effort to maximize funding and more quickly complete sidewalk gaps, the City elected to seek additional outside funding opportunities and received a Federal grant to fund the current phase of sidewalk construction.