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Archive: Jul 2018

Legacy of Mable Ringling during the Roaring Twenties The Roaring Twenties 1920-1929 before the Great Depression in October of 1929, was a ‘roaring’ time for Mable Ringling and her husband John. In the early twenties, they brought life to Sarasota with the building of their home, the Ca’ D’Zan, Venetian dialect for the “House of John.” Mable Burton Ringling was born on March 14, 1875 in Fayette County, Ohio. At the age of 30, she married the love of her life John Ringling, age 39, in 1905 in Hoboken, New Jersey. She was a resident of Sarasota from 1911 through 1929 until the time of her death at the young age of 54 from Addison’s disease and complications of diabetes. John Ringling had the Ca’ D’Zan mansion built for Mable as a gift to her in the bayshore area of…

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July 27, 2018

Grilled Summer Squash – YUM!

Summer squash are harvested when immature while the rind is still tender and edible. They have a short storage life and should be used within two to three days from purchased.  You should store them in the refrigerator, but wash when ready to use and not before. Handle them with care. The most common summer…

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July 24, 2018

All about Mangos!

Mangos (or Mangoes) Mangos, a stone fruit, are in the cashew family and from a tropical tree. It is a native of South Asia and worldwide is the most widely cultivated fruit in the tropics. Mangos are the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh. Mangos have been…

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July 15, 2018

What is the world is a Jackfruit?

We recently discovered jackfruit at our Sarasota Farmers Market and were quite amazed at the wonderful taste of it. Jackfruit a native to Southwest India, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asian countries is known as the “miracle” crop because of its many health benefits and rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, electrolytes, and high fiber. It is…

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July 5, 2018