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Foodies and Friends

Something Old, Something New MY NORTHSHORE COUSINS and I rotate the Christmas Eve family celebration each year. This year it is my turn. My mind is swirling, already making list upon list, paging through worn cookbooks for the old, tried...

Southern Holiday Tradition

EVERGREENS HAVE long been part of our southern holiday decorating schemes. Long before the Christmas tree became a popular tradition in the newborn Americas, people of other cultures and time periods used evergreen boughs as a reminder that the brown...

Mandeville

THE CITY OF MANDEVILLE enthralls visitors and locals year-round with a multitude of public events and outdoor activities for the entire family. You’ll see families playing and exercising on the Mandeville Lakefront, concerts and markets at the Mandeville Trailhead and...

My culinary awakening

My culinary awakening took place in my year abroad in France. Although I was a poor student, Europe presented me with rich food and eating adventures from Norway to Greece. When I returned to the U.S., I brought my European...

Covington

Events and Activities to Appreciate This Fall Northshore residents are blessed to live in an area with so many cultural events at our doorstep year round. The city of Covington in particular is bustling with activities and events for the...

Savoring the Holidays

IF YOU ARE from the South, you know one of the most popular holiday ingredients is the pecan. It is used to make sweet desserts (pecan pie, pralines, bourbon pecan balls) and savory favorites (pecan stuffing, green bean-pecan casserole, pecan...

Coq au Vin

Ingredients: 3–4 ounces bacon, cut into small strips Cooking oil 2.5-3 lb frying chicken ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper ¼ cup cognac 3 cups red wine preferably Burgundy 1–2 cups beef stock 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 cloves garlic...
Verrines, A tiny taste with a big surprise

Verrines, A tiny taste with a big surprise

Verrines, a tiny taste with a big surprise. I like tiny things. I also like layers, colors, textures and waking up my palate with taste surprises. The verrine fits all of these criteria for a new food adventure for my...
Salmon Verrine Recipe

Salmon Verrine Recipe

Horseradish Cream INGREDIENTS 4 oz cream cheese 4 TBS fresh grated horseradish root OR prepared horseradish sauce to taste 2 sprigs fresh dill 7 (or more) TBS heavy cream 1/8 tsp salt DIRECTIONS Blend everything in a food processor.  Add...

Caramel Apple Trifle Verrine

From Baker’s Royale Makes approximately eight 3 1/2 oz servings Ingredients: Caramel Mousse: 1 cup cold heavy cream 2 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup plus caramel (recipe follows) Caramel Sauce: ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter...