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, […]

Louisiana strawberries, sweet and natural

I think after nearly a week of eating mostly carbohydrates during the long days of tornado recovery, I am craving fresh fruit. I had a blood orange for breakfast, and now I am enjoying Louisiana strawberries for lunch. Louisiana strawberries are out early this year – I guess because we basically had no winter. The season […]

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 – […]

Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans

Newcomb College was established in the late 1800s as a women’s college now folded in with Tulane University. Newcomb Pottery grew out of the pottery program and featured unique pottery styles. Many talented potters of the 19th and early 20th centuries worked there. One of the ones I’m most familiar with is Joseph Meyer. Biloxi […]

Bacchanal Wine Bar

New Orleans has some of the most fascinating architecture, and some of the most colorful shops and businesses. One popular place for lunch or wine tastings is Bacchanal Wine Bar on the corner of Poland Avenue and Chartres Street. Exotic wines and cheeses, an ever-changing menu and fun music (weather permitting), make Bacchanal a favorite […]