Sue Quigley

Winemaking the modern way

By SUE QUIGLEY
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN
 
Gone are the days where grape stomping was used in traditional winemaking to release the juices and begin the fermentation process. 

Nowadays, winemaking doesn’t have to be as theatrical or energetic and with absolutely no bare feet involved whatsoever. All one needs are the right ingredients like those sold by Lori Stover and Pat Bassett at Once Upon a Vine in Spring Hill. 

22nd annual Kumquat Festival

For one day every year a small, oval-shaped fruit with a very unusual name takes center stage in Dade City, Florida.

The fruit is the “kumquat” and the occasion is the 22nd annual Kumquat Festival being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in downtown Dade City. This is an entirely free event, with free city-owned public parking and free transportation from satellite parking lots.

Russian Tea Cakes

Deliciously soft, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth, Russian tea cakes are the epitome of yumminess.

Also known as Mexican wedding cakes, Swedish Heirlooms, snowballs, butter balls, these delightful treats of sweetness are so easy to make. In fact, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now.

In our house, we called them snowballs but whatever you call them, they remain the perfect accompaniment for all occasions.

'It's the future of surgery'

For the past two decades, November has been celebrated as the month to raise awareness of men’s health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancers. Here in the US, as well as several other countries including Australia, New Zealand and the UK, men are encouraged to grow mustaches during November as a way to start conversations about the seriousness of what is the most common cancer in men.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the estimated number of new cases of prostate cancer in 2018 will reach 164,690 and estimated deaths will reach almost 30,000.

An uplifting experience

News stories today often contain disappointing news about the closure or moving elsewhere of small business startups. But, here in Hernando County, we have a success story to tell about a young entrepreneurial couple who’ve got what it takes to survive those early startup years and ride their elevator business to success.

An uplifting experience

News stories today often contain disappointing news about the closure or moving elsewhere of small business startups. But, here in Hernando County, we have a success story to tell- about a young entrepreneurial couple who’ve got what it takes to survive those early startup years and ride their elevator business to success.

Up close and Purr...sonal

by Sue Quigley
Hernando Sun Writer
Photography by
Alice Mary Herden

In the midst of the hustle ’n bustle of Tampa Bay lies a peaceful oasis under a 70-acre canopy of shady oaks and palm trees. It’s a place where there is comfort and love and a forever home for tigers and other big cats that have been rescued from horrific conditions.