Orange Grove Pie

Fresh from Florida

A sweet treat before the season ends! 


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The Florida Keys

Bargains To Remember

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For the Birds 

St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge

A birding & wildlife paradise on Florida's Panhandle

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Picking Florida Oranges

Fresh from the Grove

Before the season ends, visit a Florida citrus grove


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Simply Divine

Florida's Tangerine Pudding

Citrusy, sweet and Florida!

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Authentic St. Augustine

Explore Florida History & Charm

Old forts, lighthouses illuminate the past

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St. Augustine's Best 

Minorcan Clam Chowder

Rich and hearty with a "secret" ingredient 

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Authentic Miami

Tour the old classics & some new

The city of tropical, urban chic 

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photo: A Slice of Natural Beauty at St. Mark's
A Slice of Natural Beauty at St. Mark's

South of Tallahassee, on Florida’s panhandle, St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge provides an oasis for migratory birds and teeming wildlife. For the avid nature traveler or just the curious, St. Mark's is a a slice of stunning and breathtaking beauty 

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photo: Florida Orange Grove Pie
Florida Orange Grove Pie

Florida Orange Grove Pie is perfect for the citrus lover in all of us. Similar to an orange marmalade pie, it's the ideal sweet treat as the Florida citrus season begins winding down. The taste will make you feel as though you are walking through a Florida orange grove!

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I am often asked what inspired me to create Authentic Florida. The truth of the matter is that my inspiration probably began in the womb. I think my DNA was tattooed  “F-L-O-R-I-D-A” from the get-go. Born and raised on a Florida island, I spent many days as a toddler on sandy beaches at

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Welcome to Authentic Florida, devoted to the simple pleasures of Florida living. As a native Floridian, I am passionate about "real" Florida and the endless variety of fun things to do – whether traveling, cooking, gardening or decorating. Join me as we discover Florida together.

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