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What's Inside ON THE COVER Gainesville author Autumn Doughton. Photographed by Footstone Photography. Wardrobe provided by Banana Republic. Hair by Donnie Lancaster. Makeup by Eunice Jin.

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CO V ER S TO RIES 24 Spotlight on Neighbors: Todd & Jill Powell

30 Welcome to Brewville – Gainesville’s Hometown Breweries

62 Anatomy of the Brown Bag Lunch

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IN EVERY ISSUE 16 Haile Village Center Directory 20 Market Square Directory 38 Real Estate Market Watch 40 Community Map 80 Calendar of Events 84 Snapshots 89 Register of Advertisers 90 From the Kitchen of Dean Cacciatore

local 24 Spotlight on Neighbors: Todd & Jill Powell

28 Industry Insider: Freeze Unwanted Flab

30 Welcome to Brewville –

Gainesville’s Hometown Breweries

76 51 DIY Danna: 3 Ways To Use A Vintage Ladder In Your Home

54 Avoiding a $100,000 Mistake

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62 Anatomy of the Brown Bag Lunch

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The Haile Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-0551

Haile Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-9602

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Haile Plantation Animal Clinic . . . . . . . 377-6003

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MAILING SERVICE Haile Mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-4447

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hese two Ohio natives initially thought their stay in Gainesville would be short. Jill and Todd Powell first arrived to Gainesville in 2002 in order for Todd to complete his MBA from the University of Florida. While they quickly realized that Gainesville was a special place, a job offer took them away after Todd’s graduation. They would, however, ultimately find a way back. Although they grew up in neighboring counties, Jill and Todd did not meet until they lived 150 miles apart. The occasion was an Easter Brunch, when Jill made a trip home from Lexington, Kentucky. She had graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing, while Todd had graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting. He was also a two-year starter for the football team. “From the beginning, we just clicked,” Todd recalled with a smile. “Both of us were very athletic, and we shared a passion for fitness. Our second date was a two-hour workout at the local gym.” Jill, who was working as an operating room nurse at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, made the decision to leave Lexington to accommodate their growing relationship, and the couple ultimately married in 1999. A certified public accountant, Todd worked for Ernst and Young as a senior manager in the company’s business advisory services, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions. “It was an invaluable experience that gave me the opportunity to live in many different cities, including Chicago and Palo Alto,” Todd commented. “But after ten years of this mobile and rather intense professional routine, we made the decision to switch gears. I had always wanted to go back to school, but the timing was never right. However, we also realized that I needed to get it done before we started a family.” With his experience in the dot com boom in Silicon Valley being an invaluable asset, Todd was subsequently recruited by the University of Florida to pursue his MBA degree. After moving to Gainesville, Jill began working at the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital (now UF Health). “We went from living the country club lifestyle afforded by high-profile careers to residing in a college-type apartment for a couple of years,” Todd remembered. In 2004, with MBA in hand, the Powells moved to the Bradenton area, where Todd took a position at WCI Communities. He worked in various roles, including vice president of land acquisitions. It was during this time that the couple also welcomed their first son, Ty, born in August of 2005.

LOCAL The following year, Todd was recruited by Plum Creek, the largest private landowner in the U.S. with 6.6 million acres in 19 states. Plum Creek had recently acquired Georgia Pacific’s holdings, and Todd was hired to assist with real estate strategy and to open a new Florida headquarters for the company. “Jill and I were excited that Gainesville was on the list of potential places for the company’s new headquarters,” Todd said. “We’d already had such good experiences in this community during graduate school and were pleased at the prospect of putting down roots here.” Now as the general manager for Plum Creek’s Atlantic Southeast Region, he oversees all real estate planning activities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Locally, he leads Envision Alachua—a community planning process on 65,000 acres of Plum Creek lands in Alachua County. The last four years of the process have yielded a proposed longterm (fifty year) master plan for the company’s local holdings. If approved, approximately 90 percent of the lands will be permanently conserved. The remaining 10 percent will be used for potential job centers in partnership with the University of Florida and Santa Fe College.

"We'd already had such good experiences in this community during graduate school and were pleased at the prospect of putting down roots here." —Todd Powell

“Our long-term employment goal for the greater Gainesville area is 30,000 new jobs, and my dream is to see that the tide of potential prosperity lifts the GED as well as the PhD,” Todd commented. An example of this type of strategy is the recently announced new Volvo manufacturing plant on the company’s lands outside of Charleston, SC, resulting in the creation of 4,000 jobs. The Powell family resides in Haile Plantation, where their son, Ty, will be a fourth grader in the fall at Chiles Elementary. There, he is involved in basketball, baseball; he’s also on the swim team at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club. TheVillageJournal.com | 25 25


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In May of 2013, Ty’s younger brother, Tate, was born. Jill’s pregnancy involved a potentially fatal and rare complication that was only avoided by early pre-natal detection. With the treatment she received from the world-class doctors and nurses at UF Health, a healthy baby boy was born. “Jill and I will be eternally grateful for the superb healthcare she received at that critical time, and if we’d been living anywhere else, that might not have been the case,” Todd noted. “Each day when I look at Tate, I’m reminded of how fortunate we were to be living here—in the right place at the right time.” As a family, the Powells enjoy training at the CrossFit Lead gym, where they have kids’ and adult classes in lifting weights, gymnastics, running, and jump roping, among other activities. “It’s also been a great place to meet like-minded people and make new friends in the community,” Jill added. In between the birth of her two sons, Jill was a competitive body-builder and finished fifth in the state for the over thirty age group. “I guess you could say that fitness is our family’s way of playing together,” she joked. 26 | TheVillageJournal.com

Jill also volunteers on a regular basis at Ty’s school, acting as homeroom parent and helping to plan special events, including school fundraisers for the PTA. Jill also enjoys participating in school field trips to places like the UF Equine Center and performances of the Gainesville Orchestra. And, as you might imagine, she and Todd attend a lot of Ty’s games. Todd’s professional involvement outside of the office includes serving on the board of directors for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where he was recently named North Central Florida Regional Chair. He also serves on the board of directors for the Florida Chamber Foundation and Leadership Florida. Locally, he is currently Chair-Elect for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the 2015 Chair of the Council for Economic Outreach. He’s also serving on the board of the North Central Florida United Way and is a member of the UF Real Estate Advisory Board. And just for fun in their limited free time, they treat themselves to week-long Caribbean cruises. “We’ve probably spent one hundred nights aboard ships since we’ve been married,” Jill said. “Ty’s only nine years old, but he’s already been on a dozen cruises!”


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or Swamp Head Brewery, First Magnitude Brewing Company and Alligator Brewing, expert artistry and feel-good philosophies are as important to making beer as barley and hops. The craft-brew trio represents Gainesville proudly in Florida’s growing smallbrewery movement by attracting visitors, distributing their beer across the state and creating unique havens for locals to enjoy a pint.

First Magnitude Brewing Company Two Gainesville couples and long-time friends were inspired by the vibrant micro-brewing culture growing in town. “Of our many years of friendship we enjoyed lots of craft beer together,” said founder John Denny, and in 2012 the four began to entertain the idea of producing their own. For more than 20 years, John practiced home brewing as a hobby and developed several notable recipes. He and his wife Christine, and Wells and Meg The Losen were all big fans of Swamp Head, and believed there was room in the Gainesville market for a second production brewery. They all had families and careers, but by stealing time on the side to share ideas, research and plan, they grew their dream into

a reality with the creation of First Magnitude Brewing Company. Their top priority was to deliver great beer, starting with John’s homebrew recipes and experimenting in the following 10 months to launch new flavors. “The mutual respect that brewers have for each other in the craft brewing industry is so high that when you decide to join the ranks of commercial craft brewing, the number one goal is to add value by bringing really high quality craft beer,” Meg said. They also wanted to create a unique gathering place with a great sense of community. For them, being downtown near the Rails-to-Trails bike path was integral to their target culture. “We were very excited about the fact that craft beer and active lifestyles are very tightly coupled,” Meg said. “You see a lot of great communities with great craft beer and it’s often shared with cyclists and runners.” Since opening, they have enjoyed a wide demographic of customers, including bikers of all ages, people from downtown’s young companies, UF Health Shands Hospital and medical community professionals, veterans visiting the VA Medical Center, and University of Florida faculty and students.

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L OC A L “We have an amazing assortment of different groups of interesting people doing interesting things, whether it’s arts, science, charities or athletics, they have found their way here,” Meg said. The ambiance is never the same, and customers keep coming back for more unique experiences, she said. “The brewery and tap room have developed a real sense of community, and that’s actually what we were shooting for,” John said. The tight-knit support system of the four founders is the heart of the First Magnitude community. “It’s been really terrific. I feel like we can lean on each other in ways that you may not be able to otherwise,” she said. “It’s really gratifying to be able to share all this together.” Like Swamp Head, First Magnitude’s founders celebrate the brewery’s Florida roots. First Magnitude’s name refers to the most powerful type of fresh water springs – a treasure found more in North Central Florida than anywhere else in the world. The name has a second meaning as the brightest star visible to the naked eye. First Magnitude’s aquatic and celestial connotations are found in the names of their beers: 72 Pale, the constant year-round spring temperature; Drift English Mild, a shout out to the recreational part of the springs; and Ursa IPA, referencing the Ursa Major and Minor constellations.

“We’ve already brought a pretty unique place, atmosphere and spirit to this part of town,” Meg said. A sustainable brand within the fabric of Gainesville, the founders have what they always dreamed of – a place full of character with great people behind it.

Swamp Head Brewery His business card reads “Original Keg Washer,” but Swamp Head Brewery Owner Luke Kemper is undercover as a guy that does a little bit of everything at the brewery. Luke talks among customers, picking up candid reactions to Swamp Head’s one-of-a-kind beers and tasting room experience. His humility cannot shade the fact that since Swamp Head’s beginning in 2008, it has been famously credited for elevating Gainesville’s food and beer scene, bringing enormous pride to the city and paving the way for more unique businesses. Swamp Head is picking up fans fast, as watering holes across the state open their taps to the microbrewery’s creations. Luke realized the potential to bring the craftbeer movement to Florida during a spell in Boulder, Colorado. Out West, there was huge drive for buying local and everybody supported the craft beer scene, he said. It wasn’t easy entering an industry still in its infant stages. At the time, Florida only had a couple production breweries, compared to over 70 today. Gainesville had none, and Luke was similarly new to the trade.

One look around the taproom, and you can see the founders’ individual talents come together like puzzle pieces to build the Floridian brand.

“I had never brewed beer, just drank a lot of beer,” he said.

Their most popular tasting experience, a flight of beer, is presented on old Florida license plates. Wells drilled holes and added feet on the bottom to present four small taster glasses, so customers can sample brews before they decide on a pint.

To launch his vision, Luke hired family friend, Craig Birkmaier, who had been brewing in his garage and taking his creations to homebrew competitions. They spent years building momentum, as both Luke and city officials learned how to start a brewery in Gainesville.

Distributed from Gainesville across to St. Augustine, the founders plan to take great care of their local customers before expanding further to Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Ocala.

“It was really tough for us, going a year and a half just hemorrhaging money out,” Luke said.

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of the following year with 210 barrels. In 2010, they grew to 700 barrels. By 2014, people had caught wind of the fresh, new product. Swamp Head sold more than 25 times their first production year, with 5,600 barrels. Luke credits some of his success to the way consumer sentiments evolved after the 2009 economic crash. People became more aware of their power as consumers, “knowing that if they’re supporting those local businesses, that money is staying in their community versus getting funneled somewhere else,” Luke said. “And if we want people doing that for us,” he added. “We want to make sure we’re doing it back the other direction.”

Luke chooses ingredients that echo the state’s best assets, making Swamp Head’s slogan “Inherently Floridian” true from distribution to taste. The additives in their flavored beers, like citrus and honey, come from local farmers. For ingredients that aren’t grown close to home, Luke searches for American-made products, like Barley and Hops, and organic materials, like cacao nibs and vanilla beans. “It’s just like a chef,” he said. “Ingredients make a big part and we’re not trying to shortcut anything there.” Swamp Head isn’t taking shortcuts elsewhere either.

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L OC A L Instead of filtering the beer, a Centrifuge spins it at extreme speeds, using high G-forces to remove heavy particles, Luke said. Although pricey, this gentle process expertly preserves flavors and aromas, better preparing the beer for transport and shelf stability. “We want to make sure if you get it in Gainesville, Ocala or Orlando it’s going to taste the same and be able to handle that transport,” he said. Quality-centric decisions are integral as they expand, Luke said. Swamp Head currently sells kegs and growlers with its next big step being offering cans in its home market and then rolling out to other areas. You can now pick up a six-pack of Stump Knocker in Gainesville and Ocala grocery stores, with Big Nose and Wild Night coming mid-July. Swamp Head put the same meticulous planning into its brand new Tasting Room, The Wetlands. They were previously squished in a location with a brewing capacity of 6,000 barrels when they learned an overpass was soon to be built through the building. Luke said their relocation was a “blessing and a curse,” as it put his feet to the fire to move to a place twice the size with three times the brewing potential. The new location is tucked in the back of an industrial complex surrounded by woods, including an acre put in conservation by the brewery. Swamp Head also created a large pond and planted native trees to shade the water. “We’re making it look like our own Wetlands,” Luke said. Big glass windows overlook the oasis as you sit back, relax and enjoy a pint. “When you’re sitting in here, you feel like you’re transported into a little different area,” he said. With the honor of being “Florida’s beer,” comes responsibility to act as stewards of its environment, Luke said. When people think of Florida, they think coastlines and springs. It is his business’s mission to preserve those quintessential treasures. 34 | TheVillageJournal.com

“We’re here to help Florida, as Florida’s been helping us,” he said. Swamp Head launched its Forever Florida series with the Eternal Blonde Ale, benefiting the Gainesville’s Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute. In addition to education about protecting the springs, Swamp Head donates a percentage of the beer’s sales to the non-profit. Taking care of the community is integral to Swamp Head’s values, Luke said. He believes too many companies today lose sight of their values and simply chase the dollar. Instead, he lives by the motto “if you do the right thing, there will be intangible benefits down the road.” The human factor is what separates craft beer from the conglomerate beer brands, Luke said. Customers can experience the artistry behind the beer, talk to the people that made it and see the team’s pride. “Obviously it’s about the beer, but it’s also about a culture and a lifestyle,” he said. “We like to have fun. We like to enjoy good beer. We like to get outside and enjoy nature. Just good people and good vibes.”

Alligator Brewing Alligator Brewing offers a New England touch in Gainesville’s downtown with adventurous nanobrewing styles. When Paul Evans of Tall Paul’s Brew House came to Gainesville from the popular Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland, Maine, he brought the New England brewpub style along with him with Alligator Brewing. “A big aspect of my business model for Alligator Brewing starts with selling our own brews next to our competitors,” Paul said. “A lot of brewpubs only sell their own beer, so that was my spin on the New England model.” Located and selling exclusively inside Tall Paul’s, the nanobrewery is able to experiment unabashedly, said head brewer Aaron Kahn. With batches roughly one-tenth the size of First Magnitude or Swamp Head, Alligator Brewing enjoys wide freedom to test new ideas.


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The brewpub can produce as little as two or three kegs of a trial product. If they aren’t head-over-heels with it, they tweak the recipe based on customer feedback and try again.

For now though, they’re focused on perfecting their craft and slowly expanding their output. Since their beginning, they’ve experienced open arms from the local bar and restaurant industry.

“This flexibility gives us a chance to see what our fans enjoy. When we brew on our larger system in the future, we will be able to hit the market running with our fan-favorite brews,” Paul said.

There is a strong sense of community among Gainesville’s craft-brew trio, Aaron said. The diverse projects all have a great amount of respect for each other, and Alligator Brewing cherishes their outstanding relationships with Swamp Head and First Magnitude, Aaron said.

Through this careful process, Alligator Brewing has grown from having a “hodge-podge collection of beers on draft” in 2007 to a solidified core line, Aaron said. Besides the four year-round brews, they “still have lots of fun things; seasonal beers, random beers and weird beers,” he said. In particular, Aaron enjoys putting a re-popularized spin on older, less recognized styles. “It’s fun for me to brew, but also I think some of these forgotten styles deserve recognition,” Aaron said. “Something that worked a couple hundred years ago in Germany actually works really well in our warm Florida summers.” The Alligator Brewing team has aspirations to grow to a production-style venture. “We plan on expanding our operations to open a 20 BBL production brewery with a canning line here in Gainesville in the near future,” Paul said. 36 36 | TheVillageJournal.com

“Craft brew is in a state where everyone is trying to help each other and build each other up,” Aaron said. “It’s mutually beneficial to all of us right now, as we’re all together still just the underdog to some of these bigger breweries.” Paul believes that, in time, Gainesville can support an additional three to four breweries. “The growth of the beer industry here in town will raise the ‘beer consciousness’ of Gainesville,” he said. For Aaron, trying new things is what makes craft beer so much fun. He hopes people will come to Tall Paul’s or other craft brew spaces with open minds, ready to expand their horizons. “Variety is what makes life worth living,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with a lager, there’s nothing wrong with a Bud Light or any of those beers, but I personally like to incorporate lots of different food and drink in my life because – Why not?"


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eing a writer takes patience, planning, skill and creativity. It also takes courage; the courage to put your ideas and personality on the line to be dissected and scrutinized. In the days before the Internet, someone could read your book and you’d never know their thoughts unless you met them in person. Now, keyboard warriors empowered by anonymity are at the ready to hurl criticism and opinions about your accomplishments. For Autumn Doughton, 34, now a prolific novelist who e-publishes her books for tens of thousands of readers, the courage didn’t manifest itself until nearly a decade after she graduated college, got married, had children, and started a business. “I had always wanted to write stories when I was younger, but when I went to Auburn for college, I kind of panicked,” Autumn said. “Even though it’s [writing] what I wanted, it felt like a dream and I needed a job.” It wasn’t just practicality that impeded Autumn’s dream, it was fear, too. How can you write for a living if you’re too afraid to let anyone read your work? It was a question she was desperately trying to answer while in search of a way to support herself.

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LIFE The logical next step, Autumn decided, was to try and marry the practicality of everyday work with her passion for writing. She earned an internship with a television news station in Alabama, and later was offered a full time job. But, her bubbly personality and sensitive heart, which are virtues by almost any measure, were eventually worn down by the negativity of dayto-day life in the news business. “I did a story on a meth lab bust and the owners of the lab had a child living with them and all of these cats, none of which had been spayed or neutered. I was devastated by stuff like that,” she said. “I knew I’d have to toughen up in news, but at the same time, I wanted to care.”

Summer LoDuca, Autumn’s one-time acquaintance was now her best friend – and she was moving. Autumn speaks of it as a solemn turning point in her life.

"Going back, I would redo so many things about my first book... I did it just for me, and internally, I was utter panic."

Her career in news was short. Her parents had relocated from Sarasota to Gainesville and Autumn followed to pursue a master’s degree. Occasionally, life gets in the way of plans, and upon moving to Gainesville in 2002 she met her future husband Dave Stanton, who was about to start his master’s degree at UF. Their daughters, Lucy, 9, and Tabitha, 8, came several years later. Then, in 2006 she made a unique, spontaneous and self-described “crazy” decision to buy a pottery store, Do Art, with an acquaintance, Summer LoDuca.

“I’d done pottery in high school and college, but never on this level. I had to learn everything and go to classes,” Autumn said. “But, I’d never been my own boss. When you own a business, there’s no such thing as, ‘I don’t know.’ I had to make all the decisions myself and that responsibility taught me a lot about myself.” By now, Autumn’s resume had gained many vital bullet points. College grad. Wife. Mother. Business owner. But still no sign of “writer.” The whirlwind that was the first ten years of the 2000s and most of her 20s put novels indefinitely on the backburner. Like any creative spirit, she forged ahead doing what was best for her career and family, but not necessarily what << Dress and shoes, Autumn's

filled her heart. Truthfully, few get to fully realize that dream. But in 2011, her internal compass pointed her back to true north.

“When Summer left, the spirit in the store kind of faded, and that old dream of wanting to write came back again,” she said. While planning her next move, Autumn went for a morning walk with her dog near UF’s campus. She and a friend had tickets to see The Avett Brothers, one of her favorite bands, at the Phillips Center, and she left the house that day with a school-girl daydream of running into one of the brothers. Sure enough, it happened.

“I saw Seth Avett jogging, and he saw me and told me I had a beautiful dog. I froze up. I couldn’t find anything to say and I was just letting this moment pass me by,” Autumn said. “I took it as a metaphor for my life. I want to write, I want all of these things to happen, but when I finally have the opportunity, I don’t take it. If I had talked to Seth Avett, I would have maybe gotten an autograph or a picture, but the story ends there. Instead, I got so much more.” She had a book-in-progress called l’ll Be Here, and up until October of 2012, it was the emotional barricade to Autumn’s career. Armed with Google, an epiphany and a draft, Autumn aggressively researched the idea of e-publishing. In e-publishing, the autonomy lies with the writer, not the publishing company. It was the perfect vehicle for a new writer like Autumn to release her first book quietly, with little to lose. She told nobody but her husband and hit publish. “Going back, I would redo so many things about that first book,” she said. “I put it up for free

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"I could try to write to make money or I could try to write the stories I want to share..." because I didn’t expect anyone to read it. I did it just for me, and internally, I was utter panic.” Well, people did read it. She woke up to Facebook friend requests from people she didn’t know. Somehow, despite literally no marketing, people decided to download the book. And that was just the beginning. Autumn’s third book, In This Moment, a story of young adults finding themselves, learning from mistakes and handling grief, sold for $0.99, was downloaded 12,000 times in the first week, and eventually over 100,000 times. It jumped to #65 on Amazon.com’s eBooks list and #5 on the Contemporary Women’s list. It was an indie adult-contemporary e-book sensation. Autumn was finally a writer. Life is different now for Autumn. She works from home as a full-time novelist. She’s got a book being translated to German. She’s releasing books with a friend Erica Cope, whom she met through an indie author group. And the days of being too sensitive for news, too uncomfortable to casually converse with folk singers, and too afraid to truly put her writing to the test, are over. With more book releases are on the horizon, and her biggest obstacle toppled, her sights are set on personal happiness. “I could try to write to make money or I could try to write the stories I want to share,” she said. “You can’t try to capture your initial successes because you always end up disappointed. For me, it has to be about creating a catalogue of books that I’m proud of, regardless of sales.”


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love old ladders. Not only do they provide versatile storage options throughout a home and make a design statement, they're very functional as well, providing a quick step when something's just out of reach. With this in mind, I thought I'd share a few ways to use a vintage wooden ladder at home. I purchased mine last year on the World's Longest Yard Sale for $25, but if you know someone who has a farm or woodworking shop, they likely have an old wooden ladder lying around they're not using anymore that you could snag for free. Below are a few ideas for functional storage this statement piece provides.

1 READING NOOK Drape your favorite magazines and newspapers over the top steps for easy accessibility and throw a few soft blankets over the bottom steps to have on hand. With a cushy chair, textured throw pillow and a place to rest your feet, you've got the perfect book nook to cozy up in for a relaxing read. 52 | TheVillageJournal.com


2 BATHROOM VIGNETTE Leaning a ladder against an open wall in the bathroom provides rustic, yet stylish towel storage. By draping or rolling your towels, you can switch up the look from time to time. This is also a great way to display some beautiful towels you might not use on a daily basis. Place a garden stool beside it and add a fluffy bath mat to bring in a few more textural elements and complete the look.

3 CHIC CLOSET STORAGE (PREVIOUS PAGE) Create chic closet storage by displaying some of your prettiest heels on a few of the steps and knotting seasonal scarves around the edges. Use the posts on top to rest hats and hang bags. This collection is pretty enough to place outside your closet for quick, on-the-go access.

Thinking outside the box, or should I say, beyond the steps, allows you to incorporate vintage pieces in your home that make a statement, but still provide ample functionality. Happy decorating, from my home to yours.

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s we started the meeting I could see the pride in her eyes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My husband always loved to manage our money and from what I can tell he did a great job.â&#x20AC;? Her husband had recently passed away and, in the wake of his passing, she decided she wanted to seek outside financial help to be sure she could continue living in the way she wanted.

It was true, her husband had done a fine job managing their investments, but as we began looking over her investment documents I noticed something alarming: the investment account with all of their money was in an account that was titled in her name only. Sounds reasonable, especially given the circumstances, so why the problem? Because the account was in her name and not his, she did not receive a step-up in cost basis at his death, or in laymanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s terms, a potential free pass from the IRS to avoid paying any capital gains taxes. This small detail ended up costing her about $100,000 in unnecessary taxes which could have been avoided had the account been titled in his name. Her husband had been sick for many years, so this was something that could have been updated ahead of time had they known the tax implications of this small detail. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts and exceptional investment management this one, seemingly innocuous detail, had six-figure implications for his wife.

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Avoid Unnecessary Loss As the saying goes: You don’t know what you don’t know. The irony here is if you are unaware of something, it is impossible to know what you are missing. In the financial world, this is especially true. With regard to finances and wealth, there are multiple considerations that are important when it comes to optimizing your financial situation. These considerations include, but are not limited to: tax issues, legal issues, investment and insurance issues, and retirement and estate planning issues. Throw situational nuances into the mix and it is easy to see how the inherent complexity, even in a “simple” situation, can become overwhelming quickly. A team of professionals can help fill the gaps in your knowledge, mitigate unnecessary loss, and keep you on a path to your goals.

Essential Team Members You are likely familiar with the usual players and their roles on a planning team: A CPA

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Start With Your Goals, Then Plan Ideally, your financial advisor can help you think through your big picture goals, independent of any products (investments, insurance, legal documents, etc.). Then you can take this big picture plan and have each of the professionals on your team weigh in on how to optimize your situation within their area of expertise. This approach not only harnesses each expert’s opinion, but ensures each piece of advice

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Gainesville native Briton Dumas, co-owner and executive chef at Embers Wood Grill and Spark, shared a couple of his favorite recipes using ingredients of the season. With an attention to detail, quality and flavor, these recipes will have you bringing the taste of fine dining into your own home.

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Directions In a medium bowl, combine avocado, tomato, cilantro and lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine lime zest, mayo and Old Bay. Add crabmeat, toss gently to coat. In a ring mold, first layer avocado mixture, then layer the crab mix on top. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, red pepper purée and serve with crostini.

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Directions In a large pot, sauté onion, garlic, saffron and corn over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until tender. Add all other ingredients and reduce by a third. Once thickened, blend mixture and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Reserve the liquid and discard the solids.

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For many people, packing a brown bag lunch just doesn’t seem worth the effort, leading to eating out during the workweek, or worse, skipping lunch altogether. Basically, you’re choosing between spending a fortune on high-caloric meals, or listening to your stomach growl all day – both of which are not ideal. But packing a lunch doesn’t have to be difficult, and it certainly doesn’t have to be boring – it just has to be nutritious. When packing a lunch for both adults and children, the goal should be to include at least one food from the five food groups. ChooseMyPlate.gov is a great resource for nutritious meals, including a cookbook full of kid-tested and approved recipes.

or turkey, or legumes, such as hummus or beans. Next, fill up on fruits and vegetables. By planning the menu around the harvest timeline and including produce that is local and in season, you will be getting the freshest, most flavorful fruits and vegetables. Whole grains are also a great addition to a lunch and help keep you feeling full. Look for breads, pastas, and crackers with the words “whole grain” listed as the first ingredient on the food label. And don’t forget the dairy! Finish the meal off with Greek yogurt or some other low-fat or fat-free dairy treat. ww.thetolerantvegan.com

etween getting ready for work or rushing to get the kids to school on time, it can be tempting to toss a bag of potato chips and a granola bar in a box and call it lunch. All too often, our mid-day meal falls short on our list of importance and lacks the necessary nutrition it takes to power us through to the end of the day.

ChooseMyPlate.gov is a great resource for nutritious meals, including a cookbook full of kid-tested and approved recipes.

In fact, the website provides “The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook” from 2012, 2013 and 2014. The cookbooks, which were created as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, offer recipes concocted by kid chefs with anecdotes about how they came up with the dish.

You can also make lunch fun for kids by creating faces out of a sandwich, making fruit kabobs, or including carrot sticks and sliced bell peppers to dip in hummus or dressing. Just be careful when choosing foods for your child’s lunchbox. It’s important to read the nutrition label and avoid foods that include 20 percent or more of the daily value for sodium and fat.

And while adults are more than welcome to enjoy smiley-faced sandwiches for themselves, there are other ways to pack a quick and easy lunch. Plan ahead the night before by making extra dinner and bring leftovers to help ensure no food goes to waste.

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If you bring a deli sandwich for lunch, opt for fresh, lean deli meats to cut down on the amount of sodium you are consuming and use whole grain wraps or lettuce to hold the sandwich together. Top off the meal with a fresh fruit and yogurt parfait with whole grain granola.

Start planning your lunch by deciding on a protein. Choose lean meats, such as chicken

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food will be sitting in a bag for a few hours, use ice packs to keep cold foods cold and be sure to reheat hot foods thoroughly to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. For stress-free meal ideas, visit the University of Florida’s Solutions for Your Life website or try one of the simple lunch recipes below.

Southwestern Bean Salad Drain and combine one cup of canned black beans and one cup of corn kernels. Mix with half a cup of salsa or diced tomatoes. Spoon the mixture onto salad greens and top with ¼ cup low-fat shredded cheese. Garnish with a dollop of low-fat sour cream if desired. Serve with whole grain crackers.

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Drain, rinse, and mash a can of white beans. Mix with low-fat plain yogurt. Add spices such as mustard, dill, parsley, garlic, onion, or pepper – as desired. Spread on multi-grain bread and top with Romaine lettuce and slices of tomato and cucumber. To learn more about making healthy food choices, visit choosemyplate.gov.

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ummer is here and it’s time to head outdoors and enjoy everything that beautiful North Central Florida has to offer. While summer means fun in the sun, be sure you are not getting too much of a good thing. As a dermatologist, I am often asked what is the best sunscreen to use. The answer is always, “whatever I can get you to use.” However, here are a few guidelines for choosing and using the best sunscreen for your needs. First, choose a quality brand that offers broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. While both types of ultraviolet rays promote skin cancer, UVB rays are responsible for sunburning, and UVA rays are associated with wrinkling and aging of the

skin. Next, be sure to choose an SPF, or Sun Protection Factor of at least 30. An SPF of 30 will block out approximately 97% of the sun’s rays. Sunscreens listing SPF ratings of higher than 30 offer only slightly higher UV blocking capabilities and remain active on the skin the same amount of time as their lesser SPF counterparts. Children and people with sensitive skin may fare better with the least irritating sunscreens that contain only titanium dioxide or zinc oxide based ingredients. While no sunscreen is truly waterproof, a sunscreen that offers water resistance of up to 80 minutes can afford greater protection. The newer sunscreen sprays can be very useful for mess-free applications, but there are some safety concerns surrounding the TheVillageJournal.com | 65 65


WE L L N E SS potential inhalation of the product. When available, choosing a lotion-based sunscreen is always preferable, as you are more likely to get the appropriate amount of sunscreen needed and less likely to miss areas on the body.

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available about any potential harmful side effects of some of the chemical sunscreens, there are no specific recommendations against any one ingredient. For my patients who are especially concerned about the safety of sunscreens, I always recommend using the mineral based physical sunscreens, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which can be found in excellent product lines such as Elta MD and Blue Lizard.

Now that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve chosen a quality sunscreen, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s review the correct way to apply it. First, start by applying a heavy coat of sunscreen to any exposed areas of skin. Pay close attention to your face, ears and neck. To insure a more even application, it is best to apply sunscreen before putting on your clothing or bathing suit. When you think you have applied enough, apply a second coat. Studies have shown that most


W ELLNESS Americans only use half as much sunscreen as it takes to get the full SPF stated on the bottle. You need to use one ounce of sunscreen, or enough to fill a shot glass, to cover an average adult body. Also, be sure to apply 30 minutes prior to going outside to allow the sunscreen time to soak in well. Once outside, don’t forget to reapply at least every 2-3 hours or after excessive sweating or swimming. Sunscreens aren’t the only thing you should rely on to protect yourself while in the sunshine. Consider using other measures to limit sun exposure, such as wide brim hats, sunglasses and protective clothing. It is also important to avoid sun exposure when UV rays are at their strongest, which is between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. In Florida, we are fortunate to be able to spend time outdoors year round. Taking these precautions into account, it is possible to enjoy your time in the sun and protect your skin at the same time.

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Warm, humid weather, long summers and afternoon showers make Florida a popular destination for snowbirds to flock to and tourists to vacation. But the Sunshine Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tropical and subtropical environment also makes it a breeding ground for many pests in the home. Do you handle it yourself or get a pest management professional? Misconceptions about pesticides may keep you from tackling the job. Many people believe that pesticides are dangerous and cause a lot of poisonings, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not necessarily true. In fact, poison control center statistics show that the number one cause of poisoning is analgesics, or painkillers. Pesticides come in at number nine on the list. There are a lot of other things that poison more people every year, such as medicines, make up and cleaning products.

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WE L L N E SS Another misconception is that over-thecounter pesticides are safer than ones used by pesticide operators, but pest control operators use the same active ingredients that are sold in retail stores. The problem comes in when the homeowner wants to store leftover pesticides. Improper storage is really dangerous, especially if it is just placed under the sink or on a shelf in the garage. When a professional handles the treatment, he takes the leftover pesticide with him so the homeowner won’t have to store pesticide in the home. While most pesticides will not poison a resident, improperly stored pesticides are dangerous for children who can accidentally eat or drink it. What to do with old pesticide? The product will likely have a shelf life of more than two years, but it’s important to know how to store or discard the product safely. Unfortunately, all too often, people pour it on the ground, in the sink or in the toilet. That contaminates the water supply and hurts the environment. Instead, take the pesticide to the county toxic waste disposal program, where professionals will properly discard the product.

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Here are some additional tips: • Use baits or gels that come in syringes to exterminate pests like ants and cockroaches. The industry has moved to baits that can be put in corners, cracks and crevices where roaches and ants live. You don’t have to be worried about spraying a plate of food and contaminating it. • Make sure you are using the right product for the right insect. Residents can take the pest to a University of Florida IFAS county extension office where there is an insect identification lab. The key is to know the pest you are trying to control and use appropriate measures.

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• Store pesticides in an area where children cannot reach it. And when ready to dispose of it, call your county toxic waste disposal program for location, days and times of collection. Educate yourself about pests and pest control. Many fact sheets are available on the University of Florida IFAS website for “featured creatures.”


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ucked in the shade of the Big Oak, Thomasville, Georgia, offers a retreat to yesteryear with a modern pulse. Just 35 miles northeast of Tallahassee, Thomasville earned a reputation as the “Winter Resort of the South” during the Victorian era, when wealthy Northerners flocked to bask in its Southern warmth and hospitality. Its tourism legacy left the town with a lasting downtown charm, plantation heritage and arts scene. Today, a weekend in Thomasville is the perfect family destination and getaway for adults alike. Here, you’ll walk the streets of the thriving downtown, feast your eyes on the architecture and immerse yourself in a foodie heaven.

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Thomasville’s downtown was adored by the crème de la crème during its luxury vacation era. Today, window shoppers are gleeful in the historic downtown, adorned with resorted Victorian storefronts and brick paths. Consequently, Thomasville is one of less than 100 U.S. cities to receive distinction as a Great American Main Street City, celebrated for maintaining the town’s historic fabric while fostering modern vitality and economic success. Venture beyond the windows of downtown boutiques, antique stores and restaurants for a true oasis of Southern charm. A popular shop, Firefly, is a “unique, eclectic treasure,” as described by owner Nan Myers, hosting natural and homemade décor, jewelry and kids’ items. Another must-see is Kevin’s, a fine outdoor gear and apparel mainstay. Among Thomasville’s many antique shops is A Different Drummer Gallery, a sporting art gallery located in a twostory house with a breathtaking courtyard garden.

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

The true “Georgia Belle” of Thomasville is the Pebble Hill Plantation. The pre-Civil-War-era farm and later shooting plantation transports visitors to days gone by with a display of life in the antebellum South. On a tour of the grounds, experience the exquisite Main House and buildings that once supported it, including the plantation store, horse stables, antique automobile garage – and even a dog hospital. On a one-hour guided tour of the Main House, you’ll find the priceless collections of fine art and antique furniture that landed the building on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue your visit on a self-guided grounds tour on the plantation’s 75 public, polished acres. The peaceful landscape stuns with expansive gardens, a picnic area by the pond and a reflecting pool.

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Thomasville is famous for its game-hunting heritage, especially revered for its history chasing the secretive bobwhite quail. After supporting the plantation town for nearly a century, the quail population has since declined. In a tribute to the quail’s contribution to Thomasville’s culture and economy, locals are raising awareness and habitat restoration efforts to usher in another prosperous century for the bird. Now, a dozen bronze quail statues pepper the city, eager to be “hunted” by scavenger-hunt-loving kids and nature enthusiasts. Try to find all 12 while exploring downtown on the Historic Thomasville Walking-Driving Tour. In an afternoon strolling the Thomasville Rose Garden, you’ll see and smell why Thomasville earned the nickname, the “City of Roses.” The garden features 500 rose bushes, floral-lined paths and relaxing gazebos. While you’re there, visit the adjacent Cherokee Lake Park for fishing spots, a playground and a 1-mile walking trail around the lake.

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Thomasville’s food is so good you’ll want to taste it all. Luckily, The Taste of Thomasville Food Tour offers a three-hour walking and tasting progressive lunch through downtown’s homegrown eateries. The tour visits six awardwinning food artisans, sharing Thomasville’s culture and history along the way. Adults travelling will enjoy seeing the town by moonlight during the After Hours tour; visiting five spots for beer, wine and cocktails, with paired foods. For a taste of the area’s delicacies, try specialized wine and cheese stores, Gin Creek Wine Thomasville Tasting Room and Sweet Grass Dairy and Cheese Shop. Take home your favorite handcrafted cheese, named the area’s must-have souvenir by Explore Georgia.

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WHY THOMASVILLE? Thomasville offers something magical – a charm that is better felt than seen. A 24-hour escape here will leave you feeling rejuvenated with a heart full of appreciation for simpler times. Make the trip, and Thomasville will be calling you to “come back quick.”

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The chance to stay in one of Thomasville’s historic homes turned bed-and-breakfasts is a romantic getaway, wholesome family retreat and history lesson – all wrapped into one. The Pebble Hill Plantation offers two locations on its property for guests looking to immerse themselves in the living museum. Other Victorian homes restored for the 21st-century guest include The Paxton Historic House Hotel, Freedom Oaks Bed-andBreakfast and Magnolia Leaf Bed-and-Business

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Swimsuits and sandals aren’t the only things in season this summer. From June 27 to September 24, Florida bay scallops line the ocean floor of the Gulf of Mexico, hidden like Easter eggs in the tall grass. Every year, thousands of people hit the water with their snorkels and mesh bags in tow to collect their daily limit of the tasty little mollusks. At the end of the day, your catch will make a tasty dinner – perfect for fueling you for round two of scalloping the next day. A fun and rewarding activity for all ages, it’s easy to see why families wait to spend their vacation days for a week on the water during scallop season. Unlike fishing, don’t expect to spend the day on the boat waiting for the catch to come to you. Scalloping is a completely hands-on, underwater experience. If you know how to swim, love the water and enjoy eating freshly caught seafood, then scalloping may need to go on your summer bucket list.

Perhaps the best part is that you don’t even need to leave the state. The west coast of Florida offers a goldmine of scalloping locations around the Big Bend, including Steinhatchee, Homosassa and Crystal River. With clear waters and a scallop population on the rise after a rapid decline in the ‘90s, it’s no wonder people from all over flock to these areas for the sole purpose of scalloping. Each town has something special to offer, so no matter where you choose to go, the experience will be a memorable one.

STEINHATCHEE Nestled in Florida’s Big Bend region about 70 miles west of Gainesville, this small coastal community is the embodiment of Old Florida: small shops, marinas, Florida Cracker-style homes and family restaurants decorate the town, making anyone who visits feel like they’re a local. Steinhatchee is often referred to as “Sportsman’s Paradise” because it offers an abundance of hunting, fishing and scalloping opportunities. Local boat ramps such as Steinhatchee Boat Ramp and Jena Boat Ramp are perfect for launching your own boat. If not, websites such as scallophunter.com list several licensed fishing charters you can hire.

HOMOSASSA One of the most popular places to scallop in Florida is Homosassa – a little town of less than 3,000 people and located about an hour north of Tampa. It’s rich history and fishing industry makes it a go-to destination for tourists. Fishing charters and local boat ramps make it easy to spend a day on the water scalloping, fishing or observing the wildlife. Visitors can stay in quaint bed-and-breakfasts like the Homosassa Riverside Resort and enjoy delicious seafood at The Freezer Tiki Bar – a local favorite.

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CRYSTAL RIVER Just 10 miles north of Homosassa is Crystal River. Located around Kings Bay, the city offers a multitude of opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing and – of course – scalloping. Stay at the Plantation on Crystal River, an eco-friendly resort hotel. When you’re not looking for scallops, you can legally swim with manatees in the river or perfect your golf swing at the onsite golf course. For dinner, try Seafood Seller & Café for some of the best Cajun and seafood around. For those new to scalloping, while you can bring your own boat, most would recommend hiring a guide. There are a couple reasons for this: first, he or she will know the area like the back of their hand, and can take you to the best spots to catch the most scallops. Most guides will even take you on a tour of the surrounding area, where you can enjoy a scenic view of the gulf’s marine life. Second, the guides are experts when it comes to

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fishing, so they can answer any fishing or scallop related questions you may have. And finally, most guides will provide you with everything you need for a successful day on the water, including a saltwater fishing license and equipment. If you choose to make the trip without a guide, each person must have a Florida saltwater fishing license to harvest the scallops, which can be purchased on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website (myfwc.com) for $17.


CONTENTS Once you’ve anchored at the perfect spot, grab your snorkel gear and get ready to dive. Bay scallops reside in water two to eight feet deep, embedded between the sand and the vegetation. Make sure to use a sharp eye; even though the visibility underwater is fairly high, the scallops are experts at camouflaging themselves. Gainesville resident and McLeod General Trades vice president Erik Anderson said he goes scalloping with his family and friends four or five times a season. He offered a helpful hint: if you stop to look in a spot and don’t see any scallops, keep moving. “They’re usually in clusters,” the Stuart, Florida native said. “A lot of people tend to go to the same area just because it’s where everyone else is. It helps to get away from the crowd.” With their ribbed, fan-like exterior, scallops look like the stereotypical seashell. Dozens of bright blue eyes line the edges of the shell opening, which help it detect light and movement. In fact, it’s these eyes that tell them when to swim away when they sense danger. Scallops can propel themselves by opening and closing their shells, so when you go to grab one, don’t be alarmed – just be quick! Using either your hand or a dip net, grab the scallop, place it in your mesh bag and continue on until you’ve hit the daily limit: two gallons of whole scallops per person with a maximum of 10 gallons per boat, or one pint of scallop meat per person with a maximum of a half gallon per boat.

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As soon as you catch them, it’s best to immediately chill the scallops in a cooler, which makes the cleaning process much easier and faster. And remember – the quicker you clean them, the quicker you can eat them. “It’s a pretty laid back trip. You don’t have to worry about tides or anything,” Anderson said. “As long as you have a boat, a good group of people who like being on the water, good weather and cooler full of ice, you’re good to go.”

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SPICY CLAMS AND TOMATOES This is a great recipe that can utilize local heirloom tomatoes and clams from Cedar Key. My grandmother would make this using her Jersey tomatoes and cockle clams. She would also sometimes substitute the clams for mussels and serve over spaghetti. Get a great loaf of hard, crusty bread and a good bottle of wine, and life does not get any better.

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• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

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• 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper • 1/4 teaspoon of dried leaf thyme • 1/2 pound of local heirloom or plum tomatoes, cored, diced, skin on • 1/4 cup dry white wine • 2 pounds of Cedar Key clams or cockles, rinsed • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley • 3 fresh basil leaves • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt • fresh ground pepper to taste

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