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PECAN PIE

It is always nice to have a slice of Pecan Pie when we are in Florida and it is an easy dish to make at home! This is the recipe for a traditional pecan pie This is very much like our own treacle tart but the pecans add a more dinner party or ...
Viewed 3355 times since 19 January 2009.

American Pumpkin Soup

When the nights get colder and your family arrive home damp and shivering what better food to put before them than a steaming bowl of pumkin soup. This is a firm favourite in Florida; particularly when they are thinking of ways to use up thei...
Viewed 3213 times since 19 January 2009.

Americam Muffins

American muffins are absolutely nothing like an English muffin, which I am sure you have discovered in your visits to Florida. The name muffin comes from the French word for soft bread and it has been re designed in different ways either side...
Viewed 4528 times since 19 January 2009.

Fun at Night in Orlando

There is so much to do in Orlando at night time. One of our favourite nighttime activities is going to Magic Kingdom at night and enjoying the fireworks as well as some of the rides. You will find that even the rides take on a different feel than bei...
Viewed 3734 times since 17 January 2009.

Celebrating Adult Birthdays in Orlando

When you visit the Disney Parks be sure to go to Guests Relations as you enter the park and tell them it is your birthday. You will be given a ' Today' s My Birthday' badge to wear. Throughout the day Cast Members (and other visit...
Viewed 7675 times since 17 January 2009.

PERFECT AMERICAN PANCAKES

If you holiday in Florida you will be sure to have had American pancakes for breakfast. They are really easy to make and are a special breakfast for family and friends. INGREDIENTS Scant five ounces of milk Two teaspoons ...
Viewed 3536 times since 13 January 2009.

Things to Do at Thanksgiving

Disney is a great place to celebrate Thanksgiving and here are a few ideas. If you like to people watch as well as eating go to one of the hotels. You can spend many an hour before or after your meal relaxing and watching the world go by in a...
Viewed 3748 times since 3 January 2009.

History of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, and it is the main hub for Delta flights, both domestic and international. If you fly with Delta to Orlando International Airport, then you will most likely land at ...
Viewed 4042 times since 1 January 2009.

A HISTORY OF MOUNT DORA

On a recent visit to our beautiful villa in Orlando we discovered a new and interesting place which is off the beaten track. Mount Dora is a fascinating and historical town just north of Apopka. It was founded in the late 19th century, when it was se...
Viewed 4905 times since 31 December 2008.

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS - PART 2

One of the most important holidays in the USA calendar is Thanksgiving, which takes place on the fourth Thursday in November, every year. It is a great time for families to join together to celebrate, and to give thanks for, everything they have. Dat...
Viewed 3106 times since 30 December 2008.

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS - PART 1 TURKEY

Thanksgiving takes place in the USA on the fourth Thursday in November, every year. It is a time when families gather together to celebrate and to give thanks for everything they have. It is one of the most important National holidays and dates back ...
Viewed 3438 times since 30 December 2008.

The Museum of Discovery and Science

If ever you visit Fort Lauderdale and you have a few hours to spare then one place I can fully recommend is The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale was built to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children...
Viewed 3588 times since 29 December 2008.

Fort Christmas

Looking for a different day out in Florida, then we would thoroughly recommend Fort Christmas. This is an easy thirty minute drive from the Orlando area, in the direction of Titusville (please either use a sat-nav or get more accurate directions than...
Viewed 2827 times since 29 December 2008.

Horse racing in Florida

Although Florida is home to nearly all breeds of horses, Thoroughbreds outnumber all the others. In fact, Ocala, located in North Central Florida, breeds an impressive 3, 500 to 5, 000 Thoroughbred race horses each year. Unless you follow the...
Viewed 5657 times since 25 December 2008.

THE SNAIL KITE

The Florida snail kite feeds almost exclusively on apple snails and, in the United States, is found only in Florida. In times past the snail kites were found from southeast of Tallahassee right down to the Everglades. Wetland drainage and development...
Viewed 3688 times since 8 December 2008.

THE GREEN ANOLE

Leapin’ Lizards! Have you ever seen something scurry over your pool cage ? Well it could well be a Green Anole - a little lizard. (pronounced: uh’ no-lee) one of Florida’ s true native lizards. You have no doubt seen them cl...
Viewed 5148 times since 26 November 2008.

THE SWALLOW TAILED KITE

What’ s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’ s. . . . oh, actually it IS a bird! The Swallow-tailed Kite is a native Floridian predator. The easiest ways to recognise these birds are by its long forked tai...
Viewed 3698 times since 26 November 2008.

Purple Gallinule

The Purple Gallinule is one of Florida’ s most graceful wading birds. Member of the Rail family is a common resident throughout Florida’s swamps and ponds and freshwater marshes. You may have seen it walking lightly on lily pads and flo...
Viewed 4218 times since 14 November 2008.

Florida Ranch Rodeo Finals

It is very easy to forget when visiting all the tourist attractions that Florida still has a large farming industry and that cattle ranching is still an important part of the economy. Throughout the year the large farms compete amongst themselves in ...
Viewed 3224 times since 5 November 2008.

Unspoilt Orlando – Relaxation Amongst The Excitement

The biggest attractions in Orlando are our parks and shopping. They give us our most memorable experiences (and most memorable credit card statements! ) but it can get a bit much when it is day after day of noise, concrete and action. So how about ge...
Viewed 5237 times since 14 October 2008.

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