Out and About on the Emerald Coast

Sand Castles & Sippy Cups

  • Butterfly Bonanza Along The Emerald Coast
          Did you know that Northwest Florida is part of the Monarch Butterfly’s migration path to Mexico? Every year, during the month of October, thousands of these orange and black insects fly through our neighborhoods, down 98, and over the Gulf of Mexico. The Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre is a a rest stop and milk weed feeding station for these travelling butterflies, and is a great day trip from Destin or South Walton County. This free attraction will remain… Read More »

Let's Eat!

  • Roasted Tomato and Zucchini Fresh From the Garden
    Earlier in the year, I wrote about our garden. We planted tomatoes, okra, zucchini and jalapeno peppers. We have had a nice crop of peppers, two zucchini and had to replant the okra. The tomatoes, however, have been amazingly abundant. Granted, I did plant 23 plants of five different varieties: Beefsteak, Atkinson, Floradade, Homestead and Risentraube, but they have more than exceeded my expectations. Most of the varieties are probably familiar to you except perhaps the Risentraube, which is a… Read More »

The Emerald Coast Foodie Files

  • Calling All Foodies to the Best Restaurants in Destin FL
    Welcome to Emerald Coast Foodie Files! In this forum, the ONLY thing we will discuss is Food on the Emerald Coast. Well, I take that back, we’ll talk about wine too. And, most likely, vodka and caviar. Whether you are a local or a visitor, our area is the perfect dining escape for a foodie frenzy and The Emerald Coast Foodie Files is here to lead you to a mecca of amazing food! If you’re interested in learning about the best… Read More »