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FLORIDA KEYS

Walking from Key Largo to Key West:  Six days solo on the Overseas Highway

Tamara Scharf on the Bahia Honda Bridge with the Old Bahia Honda Bridge in background. Photo courtesy Tamara Scharf.

Tamara Scharf on the Bahia Honda Bridge with the Old Bahia Honda Bridge in background. Photo courtesy Tamara Scharf.

Tamara Scharf admits she was a little “crazy/naïve” when she decided to walk from Key Largo to Key West in a week. But she found it exhilarating, despite “looking like a leper” from the all the mosquito and no see um bites she endured at dawn and dusk each day. read more

Treat your Dutch oven right and it just might last forever!

Going Dutch: How to Cook In and Care for a Dutch Oven

By

Jason Houser

It would be fair to say that I have an extra place in my heart for cooking with Dutch ovens. Even when it comes to making a cake, I routinely turn to the Dutch oven for such a feat. Often times they turn out just as good, if not better than what I could bake in the oven. Several times a week I can be found cooking Dutch-style outside for many main dishes, breakfasts, and even desserts. There are many others that have the same addiction as I do with Dutch oven cooking, but what many do not understand is the proper care needed to allow your oven to last for generations — and they will last for generations if properly cared for. read more

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