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Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer Lemon Curd Recipe by Marguerite Walter Ingredients: 3/4 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice 3 Meyer lemons, zested 1 1/3 cups sugar 5 eggs Pinch salt 1 1/2 sticks butter, cut into ½ inch pats In a bowl, combine...

Kumquat Marmalade

Kumquat Marmalade From Food 52 and Debby Berger Debbie would advise adding a little more liquid if you like your marmalade to be a little juicier. I ate mine on a bacon, arugula, and marmalade sandwich. YUMMY! Thanks Deb! Makes 4...

Basic Scones

If I had to estimate how many scones I have baked in my lifetime I would guess that it would be well into the thousands. I started baking scones for the first Coffee Rani on Lee Lane. We quickly expanded...

Spiced Kumquat Chutney

Spiced Kumquat Chutney Recipe by Epicurious with a little twist from Debby Berger I left a jar of kumquat chutney on Debby Berger’s front porch for Christmas. She asked me to share the recipe so I did. Twenty jars later,...

Mardi Gras Punch

There are many versions of rum punch throughout the Caribbean and in New Orleans…the Hurricane of course. Rum punch does need to be a sweet red insipid concoction guaranteed to give you a headache. Use the standard formula below from...

French King Cake

I adapted my almond frangipane filling and puff pastry dough to create this traditional and easy French king cake. I love Randazzo’s but this is a sophisticated and yummy alternative to the New Orleans style king cake tradition. Ingredients: ½...

Gumbo Z’Herbes

Green gumbo or gumbo of herbs is soooo New Orleans. This Creole gumbo is traditionally served on Good Friday. I serve it during the winter when local greens are at their best and in abundance at the local farmers markets....

Salade Letchine

Date and Orange salad from Morocco, Recipe by Paula Wolfert Paula recommends serving this with spicy foods. I think it compliments bouillabaisse well. I have also served it with a true Moroccan couscous, which has spicy harissa. 1 head romaine...

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Torte

Not sure how I invented this torte. As I recall I combined a few of my favorite things, chocolate and raspberry, as well as several traditional recipes for tortes and truffles and voila, the Truffle Torte was born. A signature...

Sweet Winter Slaw

Sweet Winter Slaw Recipe from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi Serves 6 Dressing: 6 1/2 tablespoons lime juice 1 lemongrass stalk, chopped 3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1  tablespoon soy sauce ¼ teaspoon chili flakes 4 tablespoons light olive oil...

Shakshuka

This is the Shakshuka recipe from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and the Kale Eggs recipe inspired by Darnell Shuart and the Covington weekend walking group. Both recipes use the same technique of poaching eggs on a bed of savory vegetables....
Eggplant for the Masses

Eggplant for the Masses

UNDOUBTEDLY, one of the most versatile foods, eggplant is also one of the most avoided vegetables by many who have a sort of timidity about it. But whether by acquired taste or a natural appreciation for delicious foods, eggplant ranks...