An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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Ama Tierra, Costa Rica

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016, 11:31 am in Travel | 1 comment

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Traveling to Ama Tierra in Costa Rica for a week of wellness and detoxing.

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Eating Around Oakland

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016, 9:21 am in Restaurants, Travel | 2 comments

Strawberry Shortcake- Sequoia Diner

Eating around Oakland- a sampling of the city’s hot new restaurant scene.

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Orange Cilantro Cole Slaw

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016, 10:34 am in Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

Orange Cilantro Cole Slaw

This Orange Cilantro Cole Slaw is a delicious variation on an old classic.

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Individual Quick Breads Part 2- Chocolate Loaf Cake with Berries and Whipped Mascarpone

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016, 10:00 am in Books, Recipes-Sweet | 0 comments

Chocolate Loaf Cake with Berries and Whipped Mascarpone

This Old Fashioned Chocolate Loaf Cake is even better as a simple dessert served with a fresh berry compote and Whipped Mascarpone.

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Individual Quickbreads Part 1 – the Morning Glory Muffin and Coconut Creme Honey

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016, 4:30 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Reflections on the Catering Life | 1 comment

Morning Glory Tea Cake with Strawberries, Coconut Honey and Cream Cheese

Any loaf cake or muffin batter can became a quick bread -one of my favorites is Morning Glory Muffin.

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Chargrilled Oysters

Posted by on May 28, 2016, 3:14 pm in Events, Food and Drink | 2 comments

Drago's Barbecued Oysters

Drago’s Chargrilled Oysters- an unforgettable experience for your taste buds. Take a look at the show provided by the chefs at the grill.

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Crawfish Boil at the Home of John Besh

Posted by on May 17, 2016, 2:48 pm in Events, Recipes-Savory, Special Events | 0 comments

Boiled Crawfish

A crawfish boil, a beloved springtime event in southern Louisiana, at the home of Chef John Besh, where he talks about his foundation’s work.

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Tortilla Soup!

Posted by on May 5, 2016, 10:50 am in Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

Tortilla Soup

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo- Tortilla Soup- a soup you can garnish with favorite “salad” ingredients.

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New Orleans Jazz Fest- and a Recipe for Crawfish Monica, sort of…

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016, 1:19 pm in Events, Music, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 1 comment

Crawfish Monica

A bit of Dianne Reeves at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and a recipe for my version of Crawfish Monica.

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Cuba Revisited: The New Paladares- and a Recipe for Plantain Chips

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016, 12:14 pm in Recipes-Savory, Restaurants, Travel | 1 comment

Plantain Chips

Two new paladares in Havana, 304 O’Reilly and its sister place, El Del Frente, make a big impression.

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