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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Quiche Lorraine

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017, 1:20 pm in Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

Quiche Lorraine, a sometimes beleaguered, but still true classic – and delicious – dish.

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Warm Lentil Salad with Butternut Squash and Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017, 4:49 pm in Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

A wonderful warm lentil salad with butternut squash, pancetta and brown butter vinaigrette – great with crispy skinned salmon.

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Remembering Dooky Chase, Carmen Morial and a Recipe for Devilled Crabs

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016, 3:31 pm in Food and Drink, Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory | 2 comments

Remembering two elders of New Orleans Creole community and a recipe for Louisiana Style Devilled Crabs.

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Dresden Stollen

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016, 2:14 pm in Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Sweet | 0 comments

Dresden Stollen

A traditional German Christmas treat- a sweet loaf I’ve come to love.

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Stuffed Mirlitons (aka Chayotes)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016, 2:43 pm in Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

Stuffed mirlitons are traditionally served at the holidays on New Orleans Creole tables- but you don’t have to wait till then to give these a try.

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Wee Annie MacKeown’s Light Fruitcake

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016, 4:35 pm in Recipes-Sweet | 2 comments

Annie MacKeown’s heirloom fruitcake is made with dried, not candied fruit.

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Nutty No Sugar Granola

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016, 2:37 pm in Recipes-Sweet | 0 comments

I was delighted to find I could substitute date syrup for sugar to make this nutty, extra crunchy, granola that’s not too sweet, with a slightly caramelized flavor.

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Ama Tierra, Costa Rica

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

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

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

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

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