This weekend my good friend Masha and I escaped to Florida to beat the heat. What?! Yes, it was actually cooler in North Central Florida than North Carolina! We spent our days exploring Gainesville to the Gulf Coast, drinking Cuban coffee, playing with wildlife and indulging on everything from Florida seafood to Southern treats (and more Cuban sandwiches, pastries and coffee in between). We also spent a good amount of time in the kitchen making Watermelon Aqua Fresca and Salt Roasted Vermilion Snapper. It takes a very good friend to spend summer days in the swampland – so many thanks Masha who helped me rediscover my homeland and laugh my way through it.
I’ll share the recipes and photos this week. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday and I’ll update throughout as I have time to get my fingers to the keyboard.