July 2015

Sunday Summer Lunch

Summertime in south Louisiana means porch sitting, floating down lazy Louisiana rivers, and inventing every possible way to avoid turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen. Sometimes I feel too hot to eat…did not think that could ever be possible! As the temperatures hover in the mid 90’s with a heat index of …

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What’s a Locavore?

For the fifth consecutive year, I joined the eat local challenge promising to eat only locally grown food for 30 days. If you interpret the challenge strictly, this means that you would only eat food caught or raised within 200 miles of your home. Never one to endure suffering gracefully, especially when it comes to …

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Hot and Smoky Baked Beans

Recipe from Bon Appetit, July 1999 Ingredients: 6 bacon slices* 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 1/4 cups purchased barbecue sauce 3/4 cup dark beer 1/4 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 4 to 6 teaspoons minced canned chipotle …

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