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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My Mexican Adventure Part 4 – Casa Carmelita, Tlaxcala and Beyond

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018, 5:32 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 0 comments

A longing for Mexican food – and a pull for an adventure – led me to sign up for a culinary vacation exploring the home cooking of Puebla. A private car taking me from Mexico City landed me at Casa Carmelita, run by Jon, an American expat, and Esthela, his Mexican wife.

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My Mexican Adventure Part 3- Mexico City!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018, 3:31 pm in Food and Drink, Travel | 4 comments

The next segment of my Mexican adventure – a stay in La Condessa and a food tour of Colonia Roma.

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National Taco Day!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018, 9:50 am in Food and Drink, Travel | 0 comments

Sharing a couple pics of tacos sampled on my recent Mexico trip on this National Taco Day!

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My Mexican Adventure – Part 2- Valle de Guadalupe

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018, 12:32 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 4 comments

Our day started with a stop at Dona Esthela’s for a hearty Mexican breakfast, a trip to a tiny local farmer’s market, then it was off to find the wineries.

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Honey Harvesting at La Provence

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017, 10:26 am in Food and Drink, Learning Experiences, Restaurants | 0 comments

A visit to La Provence, John Besh’s country restaurant with small backyard farm, yields facts about bee keeping and honey harvesting.

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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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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

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 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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Bourbon Hibiscus Cooler – Perfect for a Signature Holiday Cocktail

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015, 3:21 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Drinks | 0 comments

Bourbon Hibiscus Cooler, with Hibiscus and Rose Flower Extract, is a perfect cocktail to feature at your holiday party.

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