- 5:28 am Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly
From humble beginnings in Largo 40 years ago the Bay Area Renaissance Festival is underway with new food, new features and the same incredible inhabitants of the village off 46th St in Tampa that will take you back in time every weekend through March 25th. It’s a step back to the 16th century complete with the King and Queen once again ruling the weekend. But I did mention food first, of course. Sir Robin Goodfellow and his merry minstrel gave me a taste of what the 28 on-site kitchens produce from Unicorn Cake, those beloved turkey legs and a [More]
- 5:56 pm Sunday, February 11th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
I’m not sure what was deep-fried back in 1904 when T.J. Laud-Brown, the manager of the Tampa Bay Plant Hotel convinced city leaders of the need to bring the South Florida Fair to the grounds of his hotel. But I’m sure it was as delicious then as it is now. Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Florida State Fair, ranked as the #1 State Fair of the Year. Half a million visitors will make the trip to Tampa and enjoy thirteen new attractions that include the Florida State Fair Dance Championships featuring the Dance Moms, Monster trucks and that [More]
- 5:27 am Sunday, February 4th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Please. Who doesn’t like the crispness, the crunch of something fried? But not so much when it comes to the fat, the calories, sodium…okay, okay, I’ll stop. But since I still love things that may not be good for me I find a way to enjoy them in a healthier way. Enter Kathy Hester and “Vegan Cooking for the Air Fryer.” Take back the crisp and the crunch, take out a lot of the calories with any of the 75 recipes that range from snacks, from breakfast to dinner and even desserts – in an air fryer!
And how do [More]