St. George Scuttlebutt

The latest news, happenings, and Island tales, here on our Forgotten Coast blog

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Sometimes It’s Hotter: Surprising Benefits of Spiciness

Some say variety is the spice of life, but for “chiliheads,” or those who enjoy chili peppers and other spicy foods, the spice of life is—well—spice! And maybe they’re onto something: studies show that capsaicin, the molecular compound that gives piquant foods their kick, has a wide range of health benefits. We’ve rounded up the […]

Leave No Trace: Encourage your Kids to Clean Up

A rental home while on vacation is a dream come true for most families; you have private sleeping quarters and you also get to enjoy private time together in shared living spaces, with access to a kitchen where you can enjoy your favorite meals at your convenience. However, having an entire home to yourself can […]

The Original Inhabitants of St. George Island

The St. George Island in Florida is a picturesque location littered with amazing sand dunes, pine trees and sea oats. The St. George Plantation measures approximately 1.87 square miles, which is equivalent to about 46 castles, a paradise on the island that serves as the perfect getaway for families and group trips. The island has […]

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A Forgotten Coast Fourth of July

There’s nothing quite like celebrating the Fourth of July at the beach. The hot dogs, cold beers, and all around good times we associate with America’s birthday are accompanied by the red of the sunset, the white of the sand, and the blue of the ocean. Apalachicola Bay residents love the holiday so much we […]

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American Pie Rustic Tart

Few things are as American as apple pie, making it the quintessential dessert for your Fourth of July celebration. But who wants to be stuck in the kitchen while everyone else plays outside in the surf and sand? That’s where this Rustic Apple Tart recipe comes in. It has all the flavor of the iconic […]