Try this guilt-free comfort food

One of the things I have come to love since coming to the South is red beans and rice. I’m not really crazy about beans, but the rich aroma grabbed me and stuck in my head until finally I had to make some for myself. The only problem is, it is laden with andouille sausage, […]

Seafood gumbo at last

I love seafood gumbo, and I love making it even though it takes a couple of  hours to prepare. Making it in the summertime is great because I can get fresh Gulf shrimp on the Mississippi coast and fresh vegetables from the farmers markets in town. I’m sharing my recipe for seafood gumbo if you’d like […]

Another Katrina anniversary

I can’t believe that the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is almost here again. It is a sad time for me still, because six years later I still have friends who are not fully recovered from the devastating storm. Some of the damage is physical – their homes are still under repair – or worse, unliveable – […]

Peter Anderson Festival

One of my favorite bands on the Mississippi Coast is Caution Swing Bridge. They are a group of doctors who play jazz/swing music for special events like the Peter Anderson Festival. Loved that I caught them this year. The annual Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs is two days of pottery, art, music, crafty stuff, […]