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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Cuba Revisited: Day 1 – The Rolling Stones

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016, 12:02 pm in Historic Places, History, Personal Reflection, Travel | 5 comments

My second visit to Cuba, at this historic time, begins with seeing The Rolling Stones.

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Remembering Paul Prudhomme and Crawfish Cornbread Dressing

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015, 5:56 pm in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 1 comment

New Orleans lost two towering figures this fall – legendary music producer and singer/songwriter, Allen Toussaint from the music world, and seminal American chef, Paul Prudhomme from the world of food.

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Road Trip: El Paso, New Mexico and a Lunch Stop in Tuscon, AZ

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015, 2:41 pm in Personal Reflection, Restaurants, Travel | 0 comments

Driving through the small town American Southwest, and a lunch stop at Pasco Kitchen and Lounge in Tucson, AZ.

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Road Trip: Second Stop – San Antonio, TX

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015, 2:14 pm in Restaurants, Travel | 3 comments

Second stop on my road trip – San Antonio, Texas, a lovely Latin city with a river running through the heart of it.

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Road Trip: First Stop – Lafayette, LA

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015, 2:47 pm in Personal Reflection, Restaurants, Travel | 1 comment

Off on a road trip – that very American phenomenon. First stop – Lafayette, Louisiana -for a great lunch.

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10 Things You Must Do When Visiting New Orleans – Part 2

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015, 2:42 pm in Travel | 3 comments

There are so many things to see when visiting New Orleans. Here’s Part 2 of my top 10 (at least for now) list.

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10 Things You Must Do When Visiting New Orleans – Part 1

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015, 2:58 pm in Travel | 6 comments

There are so many things to see when visiting New Orleans Here’s my top 10 list- for now. Part 1.

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Barefoot – and Beyond – at Broussard’s

Posted by on May 30, 2015, 9:49 am in Events, Restaurants, Travel, Wine | 2 comments

Having lunch with Barefoot Wine at Broussard’s, a venerable French Quarter restaurant as part of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

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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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