A little girl smiling at the camera - Blond

Our Enclave of Ecological Mommies

Goin’ Green… with Offspring!   The Earth Conscious Creators Dressed in a sapphire blue dress and her dark hair bobbed by her chin, Christina Regante plays on the natural...
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Recipe – Ballyhoo’s World Famous Charbroiled Oysters

Ballyhoo’s World Famous Charbroiled Oysters Ballyhoo’s Historic Seafood Grille – mile marker 97.8, Key Largo, 305-852-0822. www.BallyhoosRestaurant.com   Makes 24 - 30 Oysters   Ingredients 24 - 30 Fresh oysters, shucked, drained and cleaned ¼...
A glass of wine sitting on top of a wooden table - Cocktail

Recipe – Tuna Poke

Tasters Tuna Poke Sauce Recipe by Chef George Patti Tasters Grille and Marker –mile marker 91.5 in Tavernier Town Shopping Center, Tavernier, 305-853-1177 www.tastersgrille.com   Makes 2 orders   Ingredients 8 ounces diced “sushi grade”...

Recipe – Lobster & Conch Ceviche

Lobster & Conch Ceviche by Chef Laura Dreaver Key Largo Conch House, mm 100.2, Oceanside, Key Largo 305-453-4844 www.KeyLargoCoffeeHouse.com     Makes 8 orders   Ingredients 1 ½ lbs. #1 cleaned conch, diced 2...
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Island Style Fish

Sundowners Island Style Fish –poached in coconut milk Sundowners Restaurant, mm 104, bayside, Key Largo, 305-451-4502 www.SundownersRestaurant.com     Makes 2 servings   Ingredients 8-oz. fish filets (mahi mahi or mild white fish), skin removed. 1...
A plate of food on a table - Caridean Shrimp

Recipe – Garlic and Beer Marinated Peel & Eat Shrimp

The next time you are having a party, try this variation of peel and eat shrimp. Suck the tails then peel and eat the shrimp! Garlicky,...
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Recipe – Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Over the past few weeks, the Epicurean has received two requests for blackened dishes. One from Sundowners, for their lightly blackened Yellowtail with warm mango salsa, and...
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Recipe – Blackened Yellowtail Snapper with Mango Salsa

One of the most popular dishes at restaurants throughout Key Largo, is seafood sautéed with fresh Key Lime juice, Tabasco, garlic butter, tomatoes and scallions, and served...
A plate of food with broccoli - Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Recipe – Banana Snapper

This week’s recipe comes from John Mirabella at Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Marathon, Florida, and features snapper, a sustainable fish here in the Florida...
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Snorkel Trip Results in some serious Sashimi!

As the warm summer breezes chase away the snowbirds and flatten out the water, the locals use the down time to explore their backyards. On a recent...