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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Essentials (and Optionals) for New Orleans’ Carnival Season

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019, 3:36 pm in Events, Personal Reflection | 2 comments

If you’re planning to roll into New Orleans for Mardi Gras, here are a few things I’ve found that are must-haves (along with a few optional items), for proper participation in the season – and on into the spring festival season that’ll be on its way soon.

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Kids at the Mardi Gras- a Few Sights and Sounds

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015, 2:21 pm in Celebrations, Seasonal Celebrations, Special Events, Travel | 2 comments

One of the best things about the New Orleans Carnival parades- watching the kids. Here are a few shots.

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A Few Sights and Sounds of Mardi Gras – Part 1

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015, 12:11 pm in Seasonal Celebrations, Travel | 0 comments

A few sights, sounds of, and a reflection on the Mardi Gras season.

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Pasta Jambalaya

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014, 11:39 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

Pasta Jambalaya- a quicker, simpler version of the iconic Creole rice dish- is great for a Mardi Gras supper.

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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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Beignets- for Mardi Gras or Anytime

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013, 10:09 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 9 comments

There are few treats more closely associated with New Orleans than beignets, and these are the best beignets I have ever had.

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