Recipe: Elderberry Jam from Florida’s Edible Wild Plants

In Florida's Edible Wild Plants, Peggy Lantz demystifies the process of foraging to help you discover the wonder of finding and eating wild plants that grow right in your backyard. Below is a recipe for elderberry jam from the book. If you have an elderberry shrub nearby, you may want to give this a try! This book is available at a … Continue reading Recipe: Elderberry Jam from Florida’s Edible Wild Plants

Quarantine Cooking: Fried Green Tomato Lasagna from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Fried Green Tomato Lasagna! UPF acquisitions editor Meredith Morris-Babb tried this recipe from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh: Bert Gill's Southern Flavors. Meredith's comments: Bert Gill is a genius—I don't think I will ever make lasagna with noodles again. Although the final photo does not look all that appetizing, this … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Fried Green Tomato Lasagna from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Quarantine Cooking: Rice Pudding from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

We return to The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook, Anniversary Edition for today's "Quarantine Cooking" episode! Bryan Lutz, IT director at UPF, tried out the book's recipe for Rice Pudding. As we previously mentioned, all Columbia restaurant locations are temporarily closed due to a statewide order ending dine-in service at restaurants. Learn how you can help furloughed … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Rice Pudding from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

Quarantine Cooking: Coconut-Braised Collards and Funche de Coco (Coconut Grits) from Coconuts and Collards

As part of our "Quarantine Cooking" series, UPF acquisitions editor Stephanye Hunter made Coconut-Braised Collards and Funche de Coco (Coconut Grits) from Von Diaz's Coconuts and Collards. Stephanye's comments: A combination of memoir and recipes, Von Diaz’s Coconuts and Collards is simply a joy to read. Diaz moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta when she … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Coconut-Braised Collards and Funche de Coco (Coconut Grits) from Coconuts and Collards

Quarantine Cooking: Gary’s Corn Herb Loaf from Cross Creek Kitchens

For our “Quarantine Cooking” series, UPF acquisitions editor Meredith Morris-Babb made Gary's Corn Herb Loaf from Cross Creek Kitchens: Seasonal Recipes and Reflections. Meredith's comments: I love making bread; don' t know why, it's just really satisfying for me. I searched older UPF cookbooks for bread recipes and came across "Gary's Corn Herb Loaf" from … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Gary’s Corn Herb Loaf from Cross Creek Kitchens

Quarantine Cooking: Croquettes from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

In today's "Quarantine Cooking" adventure we're visiting the kitchen of UPF journals manager Lauren Phillips, who tried a recipe from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook, Anniversary Edition. Published this spring to celebrate the 115th birthday of the nation’s largest Spanish restaurant and Florida’s oldest restaurant, this delicious cookbook contains 178 recipes that make the Columbia famous. All … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Croquettes from The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook

Quarantine Cooking: Chayote Salad from Taste the Islands

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Chayote Salad from Taste the Islands! Sian Hunter, senior acquisitions editor, tried this recipe at home. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: A bright, crunchy salad seemed like the ticket for perking up tonight’s quarantine-cooking meal! And it was neat to see the chayote transform from blobulous green freeform … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Chayote Salad from Taste the Islands

Quarantine Cooking: Mango Pie from Jane Nickerson’s Florida Cookbook

Today's "Quarantine Cooking" adventure comes from one of our readers! Kimberly Voss, professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida, was inspired by our series of staff posts to make Mango Pie from a classic cookbook that we published nearly 50 years ago: Jane Nickerson's Florida Cookbook. Here's why Kimberly chose this recipe: This … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Mango Pie from Jane Nickerson’s Florida Cookbook

Quarantine Cooking: Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson's Kitchen! Marthe Walters, UPF managing editor, gave this recipe a try. Marthe's comments: My daughter and I made the Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen: Food and Family Lore from the Lowcountry. We ran out of blueberries and eggs, so … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Blueberry Pound Cake from Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen

Quarantine Cooking: Picadillo from Coconuts and Collards

Our "Quarantine Cooking" series continues with Picadillo from Coconuts and Collards by Von Diaz. UPF managing editor Marthe Walters tried this recipe with her daughter at home. Below are the instructions for making Picadillo along with recipes for Sofrito and Sazón, two of its ingredients. Marthe approximated these ingredients based on what was available in … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Picadillo from Coconuts and Collards