You know the food at a restaurant is worth eating when the waitlist is two years long. Regina’s Farm in Florida is one such place where the food is delicious, and the ambiance soothing but the reservation is very hard to get. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, the place is owned by its namesake Regina Rodrigues who brings the flavors of her Brazilian home to the Sunshine State.
Regina and her husband started hosting informal dinners in their quaint backyard in 2006 for their church. The fare included mouthwatering gluten-free soups and Pao de Quijano amongst other delicacies. The space slowly blossomed to include rows of picnic tables, an outdoor kitchen, as well as a wood stove to make soups in the backyard. With such a lively and popular atmosphere, the local and Brazilian media soon caught notice of this tiny place in Florida. Regina’s Farm achieved non-profit status in 2013. The Rodrigues estimate that they have raised more than $60,000 to date for their church.
Today, the welcoming vibe of Regina’s Farm is drawing people from all over. The place can hold up to 140 guests and is equipped with bubble machines for kids, a fire pit to roast marshmallows, picnic tables, and colorful banners. For $55 for adults and $25 for children, the buffet provides seven types of Brazilian soups, chicken wings, yucca, oxtail, and around 15 kinds of desserts. Regina has around 11 people helping her put up this grand affair which is open for reservation on Saturdays and some Sundays.
So how do you reserve if you’re ever in Florida? It’s pretty simple. You can contact Regina’s son Matthew via text message or through the Facebook page of Regina’s Farm. Even though the place is actually booked up till July 2024, Regina says that it’s always possible for groups to cancel so if you’re on the waiting list, you might just get called earlier.
Peanut Butter Bread: The Yeast-Free Snack Everyone Is Raving About
If you, like many others, are temporarily stuck at home and looking into ways to make simple yet delicious treats, you’re in the right place. Today we’re making peanut butter bread — the fibrous, protein-packed snack that requires no yeast and little cooking skills. You just mix the ingredients and bake, simple as that!
The Origin of the Recipe
The peanut butter bread recipe first appeared in a 1932 cookbook, and like most baked goodies in that era, it required very basic ingredients that can be found in every household. The good news is that those ingredients have remained a must-have in most people’s pantries, so you should have no problem getting them.
The Necessary Ingredients
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ⅓ cups milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup peanut butter
- Chopped banana or ice cream, for serving
How to Make the Peanut Butter Bread
If you get easily intimidated by the thought of baking bread yourself, this recipe is certainly a good place to start conquering your fear. For one, it doesn’t need a sourdough starter, which is what frightens most newbies, so you can relax about that. Now, here is the simple recipe, step by step:
- Preheat your oven to 325F.
- Grab a bowl and mix all dry ingredients together. This includes the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Whisk well until everything is blended well.
- Add the milk to the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk until they are mixed well.
- Add the peanut butter and combine until smooth.
- Grab a loaf pan and grease the bottom and sides (or you can line it with parchment paper instead).
- Bake in the preheated oven for about an hour.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can serve the bread with balls of ice cream — sorbet would be perfect — or a chopped banana.