Articles

Articles

Winter Squash Soup With Gruyere Croutons

Adapted from Bon Appétit, December 1996, Serves 8 Ingredients: Soup ¼ cup (½ stick) butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 large garlic cloves, chopped 3, 14.5 ounce cans low-salt chicken broth 4 cups, 1-inch pieces peeled butternut squash (about...

A Rake and a Journal

COOL BREEZE AND CRISP AIR, lots of color in the trees—what a perfect time for…the rake! Now I bet you were thinking football and that may be true, but this nature lover cannot help but notice the multi-colored carpet of...

A Survivor’s Story

SOMEHOW, I ALWAYS KNEW. Deep in my gut, since I was a little girl and learned of my grandmother’s diagnosis, I knew that one day I’d be part of the “Breast Cancer Sorority,” a group of individuals who never pledged...

Lion Up in Hammond

LOCATED ON THE crossroads of I-12 and I-55, Hammond, Louisiana offers up numerous cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for residents on the Northshore. Downtown Hammond is bustling with numerous restaurants, shops and taverns that are located within short distances of...

Mandeville Update

As Mayor of Mandeville, my main concern is preserving our past and ensuring that the next generation will enjoy the quality of life we have cherished for years.  At this time, a piece of our history is currently under consideration...

Dianne’s Fall Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms • ½ tsp minced garlic • 1 bag fresh spinach, stems removed, lightly steam until wilted • Red, yellow orange peppers, sliced into strips and sautéed • Sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped •...

Carol’s Autumn Arugula Salad

Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash, Spiced Pecans and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette from How Sweet it is SERVES 2 TO 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 acorn squash, sliced in 1/2-inch thick rounds, seeds removed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4...

Destin-ation Weddings

WITH OVER 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Stephanie Miller Murphy decided three years ago to open her own boutique travel consulting company, Travel with Stephanie, which specializes in luxury travel and custom international travel. According to Stephanie,...
More Al Fresco Dining

More Al Fresco Dining

In keeping with the “dining alfresco with friends” theme for the fall, here is a sneak peek at a few more of my favorite outdoor dining experiences and recipes. Last weekend we took a quick trip to the beach with...
Cold Rice Noodles with Peanut-Lime Chicken

Cold Rice Noodles with Peanut-Lime Chicken

Adapted from David Tanis, via The New York Times and The Smitten Kitchen Serves 4 generously, 6 moderately Peanut dressing Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 7 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 one-and-a-half...
Huachinango a la Veracruzana

Huachinango a la Veracruzana

From “The Cuisines of Mexico” by Diana Kennedy Preheat oven to 325 F Ingredients:  3 pounds whole redfish or red snapper, gutted and scaled 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lime juice Sauce: 2 pounds fresh tomatoes ½ cup olive oil 1 medium onion, finely...