25th Annual Blue Crab Festival,Palatka -- Fri, 5pm-midnight; Sat-Sun, 10am-midnight; Mon, 10am-5pm. Featuring carnival rides, live music, arts and crafts, vendors, and more along the riverfront in downtown Palatka. Helicopter rides will be available during the open hours of the festival for $10 per person -- weather permitting.
Geneva, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, Fri&Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm. Part of the "Dark Nights" series, meant to raise funds for the theater. A political satire penned by George Bernard Shaw, the play begins at the International Committee for Intellectual Cooperation in Geneva, Switzerland, the year before WWII began. This is an organization meant to bring together the great political powers of the world to cooperate. Unfortunately, the only employee present is a typist who is blissfully unaware of the importance of anything.
Memorial Mile, Gainesville Veterans for Peace, Memorial Day Weekend, Sat-Mon. Veterans for Peace's 7th Annual Memorial Mile on NW 8th Avenue east of 34th Street. The VFP sets up more than 6,600 tombstones, one for each member of the military who died in the Middle East wars.
Gainesville Roller Rebels vs. Greenville Derby Dames, Skate Station Funworks, Sat, 7:30 pm. The Gainesville league boasts a roster of women from every walk of life —stay-at-home moms, professionals, students and everything in-between. Cheer them on in a battle of the -villes! Derby starts at 8pm.
Years ago, before the term "super foods" was a part of our lexicon, I would always add a handful of chia seeds to my whole-grain bread dough. I knew the seeds were high in protein (chia, like quinoa, has all of the essential amino acids), and in those days vegetarians were obsessed with proving that we could get enough protein from plant sources. Vhia seeds are now back, big time. They've been rediscovered by marketers of "super foods" and by health-conscious cooks, and that's a good thing, because they pack a strong nutritional profile.
Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.
An article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal does just that. In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.
A specter is haunting the barbecue world: the specter of stale smoke. Don't get me wrong—barbecue is our great American food, a high art attained through years of patient training by men as single-minded as samurai. But it has also become stagnant and so dogmatic that many pit masters haven't changed their recipes or routines in decades. Some shaking up is in order. And, at long last, it's happening. The New 'Cue is here.
At the Granary 'Cue & Brew in San Antonio, Tim Rattray serves a classic Texas menu of brisket, ribs, links and other standards at lunch. But at dinner, barbecue comes in the form of composed, unmistakably modern dishes. A dish of beef shoulder gets texture and tang from garnishes of crunchy, coffee-laced quinoa and pickled celery. Moroccan lamb shoulder sits on a fluffy bed of preserved-lemon couscous and spiced crème fraîche.
What's your chronotype? Do you even know? (Have you even heard that word before?) Turns out that we all live in a slightly varying world of sleep- and awake-times, though for the most part, the world of schedules, jobs, school and alarms does a good job of convincing us otherwise.
But if you are among the many people who really, really struggle to wake up in the mornings, or conversely, are one of those who does not — an early bird as the folklore puts it — then you are a person with a variable chronotype to the usual. (Check out this great article that explains how scientists figured this out by studying people's "free sleep" patterns, and then figure out your own.)
Bees are all the buzz right now. raw honey, honeycomb, bee venom and beeswax —all from bees-- are being bantered about as health and beauty balms, so it's no wonder bee pollen is making the rounds, too.
Bee pollen is said to be a superfood, nature's miracle for everything from lackluster energy to lowering cholesterol to slowing aging and preventing colds and flu.
There's lots of reasons to drink fresh juice, from the flavor (of course) and the blast of vitamins easily absorbed by the body, to the more esoteric concepts of detoxifying and cleansing. Since there is no fresher juice than the kind you make yourself, why not experiment with ripe, readily available fruits and vegetables, balancing sweet and tart produce in complementary combinations? Here are five recipes to get you started.
At its most basic, beer starts with water and grain (malt), flavored with a kind of flower called hops and fermented by yeast. F&W's Megan Krigbaum and brewer Dave McLean of San Francisco's excellent Magnolia Brewing explain the essentials and propose four taste-training exercises.
It's not always easy observing Meatless Monday, especially when your next-door neighbor, downstairs neighbor and ground-level super all appear to be frying bacon. I once claimed smoked tofu might be the new bacon (it was a Monday, by the way) and got skewered, smacked down, all kinds of rejected.
But it's Meatless Monday — I'm powerless to cheat at this point, so I turn to the meatiest vegetarian non-meat substitute I know: baked tofu.