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Something to Quack About

Thanks to foodie blogs—boosted, no doubt, by quarantined cooks—duck has been getting a makeover. Think seared duck breast with Hickey Bottom BBQ sauce, duck pot stickers and even duck bacon. Fun fact: The most popular species, White Pekin, doesn’t fly, doesn’t require a duck pond and is mostly raised on Amish family farms. This is not your son’s trophy bird…

Julie
I’ve spent most of my life telling other people’s stories. It’s what drives me. Story is how I relate to the world. When Pulitzer-prize winning author Tom French speaks of storytelling, I finally feel understood. He says, “Stories are our defense against randomness….They calm us, inspire us, allow us to confront doubts and fears. They transport us into other lives and other experiences…”

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Encounters with Rikki
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St. Teresa Beach has been like a summer camp for families reaching back to the 1850s. This three-mile strip of sand, pines, and palmettos in Northwest Florida has retained much of its primitive flavor. Breeze through this tiny collection and experience the “elixir” for generations…

About Julie

Julie
I’ve spent most of my life telling other people’s stories. It’s what drives me. Story is how I relate to the world. When Pulitzer-prize winning author Tom French speaks of storytelling, I finally feel understood. He says, “Stories are our defense against randomness….They calm us, inspire us, allow us to confront doubts and fears. They transport us into other lives and other experiences…”

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Bobby Bowden and Burt Renolds

“All Hands On Dirt”

There’s something enchanting about the way Michelle Burke introduces herself on social media. The descriptors tug on something deep inside of you, twisting what you view as something old back into something new, beckoning you to remember a past time, awakening your grass roots spirit and calling it to create again. . . . Spoiler alert: a visit to @burke_meadows on Instagram will make you want to plunge your hands in the dirt or bake something oozing with buttery sweetness.

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