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Mais y Agave review

Quick Bites Mais y Agave This Mexican restaurant, which has been years in the making, finally opened on the former Randazzos restaurant site at the end of April. We went there for our daughter’s birthday and, luckily, got there a couple minutes early because they couldn’t find our reservation.  The

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Personal Essay

Baby Blues

I’ve been feeling a little blue lately. After the Engagement Party, Wedding, Baby Shower planning, there is now nothing left to plan. I was supposed to pick up Wyatt for a short Gigi Camp, but since we both had to be home in less than a week, it didn’t make

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Blog

The Rats are Back!

After a long period of detente, the rats are back! Near my compost heap, I found a huge dead rat with a long tail. I also recently observed the remnants of a smushed rat in our driveway. Coincidence? I think not. It made me wonder about the incredible timing of

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Blog

A Silver Lining

I’ve been MIA in my FIM (Foodie in Miami), but it has been an interesting month and a half. First, I was busy planning Emma and Guillermo’s wedding, then flying to Costa Rica, then disaster struck. My husband Zeke broke his ankle the day before the wedding on a Monkey

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Tiny Sacrifices

A friend of ours came up to us at Happy Hour the other night and asked if we noticed something. I said “You lost weight.” “Yes, twenty-five pounds. I’m fasting.” He actually was eating one small meal a day, but nothing white. Just lean means, seafood, vegetables and whole grains.

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Trends

Saving Money at the Grocery Store

I don’t know about you, but when I shop at the grocery store these days I get sticker shock at check out. Even the basic ingredients for an All-American breakfast- eggs, bacon, bread and orange juice- cost an arm and a leg. I know there were supply chain issues during

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Blog

Love is In the Air!

So, love is in the air! Not just with Valentine’s Day this week, but we are busy planning our youngest daughter Emma’s wedding to her fiancee Guillermo. It is happening next month in Costa Rica, a very small wedding with just family, which is what Emma wanted. Although we got

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Trends

Food Trends for 2024

Let’s just dive right into it… Protein.                                    If there’s one trend that’s flaming Cheeto hot right now, it’s protein. Every day in my inbox are new articles about protein- How to get more, High Protein Snacks, Signs of Protein Deficiency, etc… Protein supports muscles, fuels the brain and keeps the

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Desserts

Irresistible Almond Biscotti

So, (as the kids say) it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged. There was an Engagement Party, Christmas, Holidays and life has been crazy. But I did want to write about these Biscotti cookies, my hands-down Best Selling cookies (if I was selling them, which I am not). I always

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Recipe

Turkey Soup

Even though I didn’t host Thanksgiving this year, I did get the gift of a turkey carcass from my Mom, with which to make Turkey Soup. While the recipe I use, from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, is very simple, making Turkey Soup is a process. But it’s worth it. First

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About Gina Guilford

A former Air Florida flight attendant and daughter of a pilot, I love traveling, cooking and entertaining. Whether exploring Miami’s newest hot spots, visiting old favorites or discovering hidden gems, I’m always up for an eating adventure. My Foodie in Miami website shares personal essays, recipes, restaurant news and reviews, as well as views from my tropical garden.

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