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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Bodega Bay to Jenner – and a Simple Salad with Shrimp and Quinoa

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014, 8:57 am in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

A day trip to the Sonoma Coast, and a simple salad with shrimp and quinoa.

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Arriving in Healdsburg

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014, 10:13 am in Personal Reflection | 1 comment

Arriving in Healdsburg

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Leaving Los Angeles

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014, 11:21 am in Personal Reflection | 11 comments

Leaving Los Angeles, and the house I have loved for the past 17 years.

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My (Almost) Top 10 Thoughts on Packing

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014, 9:16 am in Personal Reflection | 2 comments

My top thoughts on this #*%! packing process.

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Goodbye 2013 – Hello 2014

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014, 9:48 am in Personal Reflection | 14 comments

Saying goodbye to 2013, and looking forward to a new phase of life – in a new home – in 2014.

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My (Slightly Uneasy) Visit to Oak Alley Plantation

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013, 9:23 am in Personal Reflection, Travel | 0 comments

Expecting to do a nice, easy travel post about a beautiful antebellum home, I was unprepared for the uneasy feeling I left with after the visit.

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How California Changed the World of Food- and Influenced Your LA2LA Chef

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013, 4:32 pm in Books, Food and Drink, History, Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

Early 1970’s California chefs changed what and the way we eat.

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The Krewes of Tucks and Iris, Renee the Stray and Brandy Milk Punch

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013, 8:33 am in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Cocktails | 0 comments

I am so happy to share this Mardi Gras Day memory guest post, written by kindred spirit and southern food blogger, Lynn Stallworth, of Another Marvelous Meal.

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Mardi Gras, Mom and a Love of Beauty

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013, 5:09 pm in Celebrations, Personal Reflection | 14 comments

Carnival season in New Orleans, is about creating beauty, not for a national audience, but just for those who partake of it.

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Visiting New Orleans- Xavier University Chapel and the Height of Tourist Season

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012, 7:40 pm in Family Celebrations, Personal Reflection, Travel | 3 comments

Attending the dedication of New Orleans’ Xavier University’s (my mother and father’s alma mater) newly built Katharine Drexel Chapel, at the height of tourist season

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