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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Memorial Day Grilling

Posted by on May 24, 2014, 10:37 pm in Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Cocktails, Recipes-Savory, Seasonal Celebrations | 4 comments

Just because I’m busy packing and moving, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Memorial Day Grilling. Here are some great recipes to revisit.

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Arriving in Havana – and a Mojito Recipe

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013, 2:29 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Cocktails, Travel | 2 comments

Arriving in Havana, Cuba, and a recipe for our ubiquitous welcome cocktail- the Mojito.

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Cool Summer Cocktails – Wild Hibiscus Margaritas

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013, 1:11 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Cocktails | 2 comments

Wild Hibiscus flowers in syrup are a great tart/sweet addition to Margaritas, and not too far from tradition either, as hibiscus is also used to flavor Jamaica, one of Mexico’s most popular thirst quenchers.

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Cool Summer Cocktails – Lunch at Borgne and Their Presa Margarita

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013, 12:00 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Cocktails, Restaurants | 0 comments

A wonderful new cocktail discovery (and a great lunch) from Borgne Restaurant.

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Cool Summer Cocktails Series – Daiquiris and a Tale from the Brennan Family

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013, 3:32 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Cocktails | 3 comments

The original Daiquiri – invented in Cuba.

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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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Rosarita!-the Rosemary Scented Margarita

Posted by on May 3, 2012, 5:22 pm in Recipes-Cocktails, Restaurants | 4 comments

Sharing the Rosarita, a serious cocktail for Margarita and rosemary lovers, just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

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