The rainy and destructive weather of Sandy couldn't have seemed more far away today in South Florida. It's going to be a long road back for some of the coastal cities in New Jersey. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Redland Rambles has the lowdown on a new recipe book featuring recipes using Florida grown ingredients.
The authors divided the state into thirds and visited farms, talking to farmers, writing down their stories, collecting recipes, and tasting food. They focused on growers with sustainable practices, and found farms big and small, new farmers starting out, and sixth generation growers leaving a legacy for their children.B- Arterpillar spotlights local artist Nikki "Detourbutterfly" Saraiva.
Saraiva's altar contains fresh flowers, lit candles and shelves with smaller artworks. Beyond the altar is a 20-foot wall filled with her paintings and the mixed-media assemblages that have become one of her primary passions. The assemblages are made from found items including bones, skeleton keys, clocks and parts from disassembled dolls, vintage lamps and a wooden rolling foot massager. She particularly likes things that look weathered and have history.C- On Two Shores appears on a Huffington Post video discussion of Cuba after Fidel.
D- Now that the Dolphins are winning everyone is a big fan who loves to mix and mingle with the owners during pre-game festivities in the parking lot...at Phin Phanatic.
While the NYC crew were prepping for the game in the parking lot, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross showed up with CEO Mike Dee and minority owner Fergie. The trio stopped by to thank the folks of DolfansNYC and chat it up with the Dolphins fans in attendance. Ross has been the subject of of fan discontent since taking over the franchise from Wayne Huizenga full time in 2009.E- Carlos Miller continues his foray into the criminal justice system in Miami-Dade County...video included.
F- Fantasy Fest photos at Florida Keys Girl.
G- Culture Designers spends a few minutes with Miami film director Fro Rojas.
What makes Miami such a stellar location for you (to shoot)?H- A map of The Haunts of Miami, from Curbed Miami.
Aside from the beautiful weather, I think it’s the ability to shoot at locations that most people don’t know about. Everyone thinks that Miami is all about South Beach and palm trees, but there’s so much more to this city than any of that. I always like the idea of shooting at new spots or places that the rest of the world hasn’t seen.
I- South Florida Lawyers points out the twisted and painful spin of Miami Herald political reporter/opinion columnist/obvious Republican Marc "Fair and Balanced" Caputo.
J- Eye on Miami shares a video of flooding on Miami Beach although it doesn't mention when it was made.