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Asparagus With Lemon-Pepper Marinade


Blanch whatever you’ve got—for me, this was some mustard greens stems and a few stray stalks of broccoli rabe—then drench in a marinade made creamy with silken tofu, heady with white pepper. Broil or grill to caramelize any lingering marinade, and serve with more of the dreamy sauce. Yields 4-6.  Ingredients: 1 cup silken tofu 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest ... Read More »

Pasta With Broccoli Rabe & White Bean–Anchovy Sauce

Pasta With Broccoli Rabe & White Bean–Anchovy Sauce

“I made an extra-brothy riff on this pasta recipe using what we had in the pantry and fridge: elbow macaroni, chicken stock, broccolini, canned beans, garlic, and a pack of mushrooms that were about to go bad. I served myself a big bowlful, sprinkled a lot of cheese on top, and slurped it (without spilling, yay!) while I watched a ... Read More »

Easy Coconut Curry Fish

coconut curry fish by Evie3234 on

Making a coconut curry fish sounds intimidating, but it doesn’t actually require much prep. Yields 4-6.  Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons curry powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper 1 (400 ml) can coconut milk (lite is fine) 1v (400 ml) can chopped tomatoes 1⁄2 cup fish stock 10 whole allspice 2 lb firm white fish fillet, chopped in to chunky pieces (I use Gurnard) 1⁄2 lime, juice ... Read More »

Charles W. Fiveash Water Treatment Plan Upgraded or Replaced?

Ralph Zeltman

Charles W. Fiveash Water Treatment Plan Upgraded or Replaced?   The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Charles W. Fiveash Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was constructed in 1954 and has been expanded four times currently having a 70 Million Gallons Per Day (MGD) design capacity and an average consumption demand of 47.1 MGD. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) water use ... Read More »

Gluten-Free Vegan Breakfast Cookies


What you need to know about this recipe: -It requires just 1 bowl and about 30 minutes -It’s refined-sugar- and butter-free -It’s vegan and gluten-free -It’s makes the perfect take-along breakfast or snack -They’re seriously addicting… Yeah, ridiculously tasty. Yields 26 cookies.  Ingredients: 2 medium ripe bananas 2 batches flax eggs (2 Tbsp (14 g) flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp (75 ml) water as original ... Read More »

The 2020 Census is happening now. Your response matters.

The census counts every generation. YOU COUNT. TAKE THE CENSUS ONLINE HERE! Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone who lives in the country, from newborn babies to the oldest among us. It is important for everyone to complete the 2020 Census so that communities like yours can be accurately funded and represented. Responding is important. That includes ... Read More »

Vacation Rental Complaint 

Vacation Rental Complaint  Filing Vacation Rental Complaints Background: The Vacation Rental Registration Program regulates vacation rentals as defined in Section 509.242 of the Florida Statutes (2015). Through the administration and enforcement of the Vacation Rental Registration Program, the Community Enhancement and Compliance Division ensures that vacation rental operators are current with their State/local licenses and tax requirements. Community Enhancement Division Sunday – Saturday 7:30 a.m. ... Read More »

13th Imperial Point’s Annual Winter in the Park 2018

IMPERIAL POINT NEIGHBORHOOD & BROWARD HEALTH IMPERIAL POINT Join us for a fun filled evening event, December 14, 2018 – 6:30pm @Dottie Mancini Park Horse Drawn Hayrides – Holiday Music – DJ – Dancers – Santa’s Train for kids – A visit from Santa – Huge Slide – Caricature – Craft Table – Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider, Cookies & Popcorn ... Read More »

Planning Ahead: Holiday Sanitation Schedule

  Thanksgiving Day – The City will provide all curbside collections which include trash, yard waste and recycling on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Bulk customers serviced the 4th Thursday of the month will be serviced Thursday, November 29, 2018. Bulk customers normally serviced the 4th Friday of the month, November 23, 2018 will be serviced Friday, November 30, 2018. ... Read More »

Forensic Inspection of the City’s Police Department Headquarters

Ralph Zeltman

Forensic Inspection of the City’s Police Department Headquarters As the civil engineer member of the City’s Infrastructure Task Force Committee (ITFC), I received permission from Chief Rick Maglione to conduct a forensic walkthrough inspection of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD) Headquarters on April 9, 2018. Both the outside grounds and inside building premises were observed and photographed to document ... Read More »