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Mad For Madfish

  • 5:19 am Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

One visit to MadFish on St. Pete Beach, just to the south of Tradewinds will convince you this is NOT the MadFish you knew some time ago. Chef Oliver has taken over along with his sister and the menu is nothing short of a foodie fantasy. I’ve dined there twice and can’t get over the freshness of the Blue Point Oysters that come with a Watermelon Mignette that takes a simple to dish another level. Another favorite has to be the Sea Bass that is prepared with perfectly crisp skin – and do make sure you ask to have that served [More]

Have A Cold One – Help Fight Arthritis

  • 7:06 am Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Here’s a little after work fun for us. Stop by the Brew Bus on North Florida Avenue this Wednesday for an Open House benefiting the Arthritis Foundation.  Drop by anytime between 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. to take advantage of 20% of the proceeds on house beer and all food will be donated to the the Arthritis Foundation.  But don’t leave too soon. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing with winners being pulled at 8 p.m. sharp.  This is also the perfect place to get information on the Jingle Bell Run and tools for healthy living from the Arthritis [More]

It’s Cool To Play With Your Food And “Treat Yourself”

  • 6:45 am Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

What is more iconic than taking that box of crispy rice cereal, adding melted butter and marshmallows and enjoying a bar or two? But in Jessica Siskin’s new book “Treat Yourself!” she gives us 93 wonderfully gooey, sweet ways to make more than just the usual rectangular treat. Think robots, your favorite emoji or even a replica of the Eiffel Tower or a cherry pie! It’s fun to create with the kids, and the big kids can get in on the action, too. I’d love to do a game night and let everyone make their own fun, no-bake treats. [More]

SNAP Program May Be Open To More Post-Irma

  • 7:47 am Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Florida’s D-Snap program may be available to more Floridians who were not eligible prior to Hurricane Irma. Two months of benefits are being offered through the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  If you were living in one of our declared disaster areas see if you’re eligible right here. You’ll be given an Electronics Benefit Transfer card (EBT).

Remember Death Wish Coffee? The “world’s strongest coffee” has had to issue a recall over botulism concerns. Specifically, it’s the 11 ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew that are being pulled off store shelves. There haven’t been any reports [More]


  • 2:52 pm Saturday, September 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

One week ago. Just one week ago I was backing out of my driveway in tears, completely convinced I wouldn’t have a home to come back to. I was very fortunate with only some damage to my beautiful Live Oak and of course no power. Today I went home to clean out the fridge and freezer. Wow. Aromatic isn’t the word. So many garbage bags later it’s all out of the house and things are sanitized.  When in doubt, throw it out! 

Are we back normal? Well…I suppose we’re getting there. Coming across the Courtney Campbell Causeway on side there [More]

The Pasta Pass is Back

  • 6:52 am Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Tired of hurricane supply food? Give it a few days for the Never Ending Pasta Pass is coming back to Olive Garden. There’s also a second way to carb load with all the benefits of the Never Ending Pasta Pass plus the opportunity to go to Italy for $200. The eight-day European vacation includes airfare, hotel, meals, ground transportation and daily activities for two during April 2018. But like all good things you’ll have to act fast to score a Pass; Olive Garden is selling 22,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes and 50 Pasta Passports to Italy which may sound like a lot, [More]

Prepare Now

  • 4:39 am Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Just look at all the posts on social media with people searching for the basics like water. Right now it’s long lines, empty shelves and a lot of people wishing they could wish Hurricane Irma away. Don’t we all. But please take time to double check that prep list. I spent most of Tuesday afternoon moving a lot of things out of the sunroom and into the living and dining room that’s just a little higher. The bookshelves are empty, one or two very cherished items will come with me when we begin storm coverage and only one piece [More]

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Everywhere…

  • 5:51 am Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

While you’re going over that hurricane supply list, how about a little diversion for a minute or two? It’s heeeeeeere! Pumpkin spice has arrived just about everywhere you look.

Starbucks has made it an event with, get this, hatching the first one. You can watch the stream live. Whipped cream NEVER optional. By the way they’re also selling the mix in stores. Not to be outdone Dunkin’ Donuts has a full lineup of all things pumpkin and they’re also making a game out of it.

World Market was way ahead of the pack releasing their Pumpkin Spice Ground [More]

Help For Harvey Victims

  • 6:16 am Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

How many times have we said it? No matter what the predictions for the hurricane season are, it only takes one. One historic, catastrophic storm like Harvey. The record-breaking rains continue to decimate the state but there is a way you can help. Join The Dove as we support our sister stations in Houston with donations that will benefit the Houston Food Bank. Those stations will be working all day Monday and Tuesday to help the Food Bank and to show your support for their work, please click here.

Who else is helping out? Anheuser-Busch has shut down their [More]

Lower Prices At Whole Foods?

  • 5:19 am Friday, August 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Amazon bought Whole Foods. That much we know. But now, we know a lot more. Starting Monday Amazon has promised to lower prices and give special savings and in-store benefits to Amazon Prime members. I happen to be one of those and I haven’t shopped at Whole Foods in some time. Like you, I thought things were overpriced and since there are many competitors with lower prices that’s where I’ve been going. That’s despite the fact that Whole Foods is very close to my house, the others aren’t. There’s supposed to be more in the works so I’ll take [More]

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