Red Snapper

Red Snapper
Red Snapper

2 ounces gin
4 ounces tomato juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Pinch of salt and pepper
2 to 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce
Celery stalk

Stir with ice in a chilled highball glass.
Add Worcestershire, salt and pepper – stir.
Garnish with a celery stalk and a lemon wedge.

Ronald Reagan Quote

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-Ronald Reagan (1986)

Shrimp Sauteé with Beans

Shrimp and BeansIngredients:
4 cups green beans, trimmed (about 12 ounces)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 teaspoons paprika
1 pound raw shrimp (21-25 per pound) peeled and de-veined
2 16-ounce cans large butter beans, rinsed
1/4 cup sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
Freshly ground pepper to taste


1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put green beans in a steamer basket, place in the pan, cover and steam until tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and paprika, stirring constantly, about 20 seconds. You want to smell the spices but you don’t want them browned quite yet. Add your shrimp and cook about 2 minutes per side, until pink. Stir in butter beans and vinegar; stirring occasionally, until heated through then stir in 1/4 cup of the parsley.

Serving idea:
Divide the green beans among 4 plates.
Top with the shrimp mixture.
Sprinkle with pepper and the remaining 1/4 cup parsley.

Mojito Recipe

Mojito in FloridaIngredients:
Club Soda
2 tsp sugar
3 Mint Sprigs
Fresh lime
1 1/2 oz. Light Rum

In a shaker, splash enough soda water with the mint and the sugar and mix until you dissolve the sugar and can smell the mint. Squeeze the lime into the shaker and add the rum and some ice. Shake, and then strain over cracked ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy!

Sounds on Center

PiratesSounds on Center is a free community concert held the First Friday of each month from March through October at the foot of Centre Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. The event runs from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Bring your chairs and your dancing shoes and feel free to dance in the streets along with the sounds of a variety of bands playing danceable oldies, shag and current hits. The Historic Fernandina Business Association presents this family event with the help of additional local businesses such as Rick Keffer Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Atlantic Coast Bank, Rayonier, Terra Pointe, the News Leader, Remax, Florida Public Utilities, Smurfit-Stone, Coke and P-5 Productions. Keep your eyes out for Pirates at this event. A Fernandina Pirate just may take your mate for a whirl across the dance floor. For additional information, visit

Beef O Brady Review

Beef O Brady Monday Night is Trivia Night

Monday nights at Beef O Brady’s brings a lively evening of trivia entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. The dining room becomes groups of teams made up of friends, families, neighbors and strangers. You make up a name for your team and the games begin at 7:30 PM. As you dine on menu favorites such as Teriyaki Chicken Wings, the new Tasty chicken Beef o bradysAsian Mandarin Chicken (pictured) or the beer battered fish-n-chips the host asks a series of questions in a variety of categories. Sports, music, television, entertainment, history, geography and current events and many more categories make everyone at your table feel like an expert at something by the end of the night. Prizes are awarded for the First, Second and Third Place winners, but be careful, a final gambit is offered as the final question where teams may elect to bet up to 100% of their points and suddenly an unsuspecting team takes home the grand prize.

The food is tasty, the service is quick and the entertainment is interactive. I highly recommend you take the family to Beef O Brady’s on Monday nights for an evening of good fun! They are located on the 14th Street side of the Publix shopping center at 1916 S. 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, 904-261-0555.

Foundation for Intercultural Travel


Since 1988, the founders of Foundation for Intercultural Travel (F.I.T.) have worked side by side
with some of the largest, and some of the best exchange student programs in the industry. In
1996 Foundation for Intercultural Travel (F.I.T.) was established to answer the need for a more
personalized student exchange program. Read more


Refreshing CosmopolitanIngredients:
1 oz. Vodka
0.667 oz. Triple Sec
fill With Cranberry juice
Mix one oz. Absolut, 2/3 oz. Triple Sec, mix in a shaker with cranberry juice.
Serve in a chilled martini glass, straight up.

Sporting with Grandchildren

Biking GrandmaOut bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you’ll want to be with your friends and you won’t go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.” Carolyn shrugged. “In ten years you’ll be too old to do all those things anyway.”

And Al Gore Won!

Nobel Prize Candidate

May 12 marked the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena who served as a plumbing and sewer specialist in a Warsaw ghetto during WWII. Irena was German, so she knew the Nazis’ plans for the Jews and smuggled infants Read more

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