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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Visiting Sonoma County-Healdsburg Part 3-Lunch at Bistro Ralph

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012, 4:29 pm in Food and Drink, Travel, Wine | 0 comments

Bistro Ralph, in Healdsburg, deserved a return visit for their great lamb burger with blue cheese, local Rosé wine, and great servers.

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Visiting Sonoma County-Healdsburg Part 2-Wine Tasting Around the Plaza

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012, 3:26 pm in Travel, Wine | 0 comments

After a bit of hanging out at the plaza in Healdsburg, it was time for wine tasting.

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Cranberry Pear Chutney- Just in Time for Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012, 4:30 pm in Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Savory, Recipes-Sweet | 7 comments

This sweet, spicy and tart relish is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, and a favorite of my family and clients.

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Visiting Sonoma County-Healdsburg Part 1-and Smoked Chicken and Fig “Chopped” Salad

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012, 1:56 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 2 comments

A drive up to Sonoma, into Healdsburg, and a Smoked Chicken, Blue Cheese and Fig “Chopped” Salad.

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Another Stop on the Way to Wine Country- Bocanova and the Very Best Strawberry Scones

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012, 9:03 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Restaurants, Travel | 0 comments

A stop in Oakland on my way to Sonoma brought a wonderful brunch with friends at Bocanova where I dined on zingy Shrimp Ceviche and the best Strawberry Scones ever!

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Kermit Lynch’s 40th Anniversary Party- Yeh!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012, 12:28 pm in Events, Food and Drink, Travel, Wine | 2 comments

A stop off on my way up to Sonoma’s wine country to celebrate Kermit Lynch’s 40th anniversary.

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