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Today's Features

  • A unique cottage in the heart of Citrus County holds a lot of surprises, including a charming little café serving creative luncheon dishes and daily specials.

    Louise Williams is the owner and cook at The Garden Shed Gift Shop & Café, having arrived in the area from Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, about 25 years ago with her husband, Ted.

  • A unique cottage in the heart of Citrus County holds a lot of surprises, including a charming little café serving creative luncheon dishes and daily specials.

    Louise Williams is the owner and cook at The Garden Shed Gift Shop & Café, having arrived in the area from Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, about 25 years ago with her husband, Ted.

  • It would seem, from observing today’s society, people are very sad. So many are continually hanging their heads as they go about their daily routines.

    But wait! That’s not sadness. It’s just an uncanny obsession with gazing at smart phones and tablets — no talking necessary, just constant commitment to the information highway.

  • It would seem, from observing today’s society, people are very sad. So many are continually hanging their heads as they go about their daily routines.

    But wait! That’s not sadness. It’s just an uncanny obsession with gazing at smart phones and tablets — no talking necessary, just constant commitment to the information highway.

  • From time to time, we run a little reader’s quiz just to see if you guys have been paying attention. So check out today’s “WIQ” (wine intelligence quotient) and see how you fare. No peeking, now; the answers are at the bottom.

    1. “Blind tastings” call for masking the eyes while sampling wine.

    T or F.

    2. “Noble rot” is a) A platinum-selling rock band. b) The term Egyptologists use to describe old mummies.

  • From time to time, we run a little reader’s quiz just to see if you guys have been paying attention. So check out today’s “WIQ” (wine intelligence quotient) and see how you fare. No peeking, now; the answers are at the bottom.

    1. “Blind tastings” call for masking the eyes while sampling wine.

    T or F.

    2. “Noble rot” is a) A platinum-selling rock band. b) The term Egyptologists use to describe old mummies.

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    Gloria Yoder

    The Amish Cook

    On Sunday evening, Daniel, Julia and I, along with some other relatives, visited my grandparents. We laughed and cheered as we watched the children try out their “train.”

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    Gloria Yoder

    The Amish Cook

    On Sunday evening, Daniel, Julia and I, along with some other relatives, visited my grandparents. We laughed and cheered as we watched the children try out their “train.”

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    Randy Hobson

    Edible Landscape

    Growing and harvesting bananas in Central Florida is the “Holy Grail” for edible landscapers. Local availability of a new variety from India offers home gardeners new opportunities.

    Most banana cultivars are hybrids of the two species of bananas, Musa acuminate and Musa balbisiana. Sweeter bananas have a higher percentage of M. acuminate genes, while starchy bananas have a higher percentage of M. balbisiana genes.

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    Randy Hobson

    Edible Landscape

    Growing and harvesting bananas in Central Florida is the “Holy Grail” for edible landscapers. Local availability of a new variety from India offers home gardeners new opportunities.

    Most banana cultivars are hybrids of the two species of bananas, Musa acuminate and Musa balbisiana. Sweeter bananas have a higher percentage of M. acuminate genes, while starchy bananas have a higher percentage of M. balbisiana genes.