Articles

Articles

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....

Mandeville Retreat

When Lisa and Eric Beloso purchased their house in Mandeville following Hurricane Katrina, they did not have much of a wish list or design scheme in mind—they simply wanted a place to call home. Almost ten years later, the couple...
Notes & Notables

Notes & Notables

It’s a New Car! Banner Ford has partnered with Youth Service Bureau to donate a 2015 Ford Mustang that will be raffled at the 2015 Chef Soirée 2015. Congratulations to the businesses that received the St. Tammany West Chamber’s Business...

SW Hits the Big 3-Oh!

“After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” -Bette Midler I love this quote by The Divine Miss M. It aptly expresses what has happened with Sophisticated Woman over the years—the way it seems to have taken on...

Recharge the Positive

MOTHER NATURE sets the stage in January for new beginnings. While everyone worries about resolutions, she is in the process of recharging her battery for the coming year. We should all do the same—focus on what we WANT to happen...
Northshore Mardi Gras Krewes 2015

Northshore Mardi Gras Krewes 2015

Steeped in tradition and ceremony, Carnival coronations are the unofficial kick-off to the season, marking the beginning of the King and Queen’s reign for the coming year. Two local Mardi Gras krewes, Eve and Lyra, held coronation festivities to publicly...

What’s Old is New!

12 Treasures to Visit in Covington, Louisiana When visiting Covington, as soon as you set foot downtown, it doesn’t take long to realize that Covington is a virtual treasure trove filled with charming things to do. Whether you are shopping,...
Holidays Are Here

Holidays Are Here

Where has 2014 gone? Even though the holiday season is here, there is no holiday in the garden! How is your rake? It should be well worn by now and all the leaves should be stored in your wire compost...
The Reluctant Gardener

The Reluctant Gardener

For many years, I typed Anna Ribbeck’s gardening articles. I never dreamed I would become the one to write them! Unlike my mom and her mom and her grandmother, loving the garden didn’t come naturally for me. I am the...

58 days…

We are 58 days from the wedding now and I’m not sure where all the time has gone. I find myself: -Buying little gifts that I knew I had to get for people but I completely forgot about -Picking out...

The Hilarious Truth of Wedding Planning

  My dad, of all people, shared this video with me and it is too good not to share. If you are planning a wedding, you will laugh. You will laugh so hard and then maybe cry because the reality...
Remembering Anna Ribbeck

Remembering Anna Ribbeck

During Anna’s twilight days her loving family surrounded her, sharing treasured time, memories and love with their beloved matriarch. One daughter, Lisa, asked her mother to give them a sign once she entered God’s garden that she was okay. During...