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Cloak Your Garden With Color

Cloak Your Garden With Color

WINTER BEGINS TO FADE and our sights are focused on new, fresh designs for spring. As gardeners, we look to the landscape and the bare bones of our garden; these are the mannequins for our garden cloak. Look around and...
Marilu’s Strawberry Pie

Marilu’s Strawberry Pie

My recipe collection reflects the people and the food that influenced my life and continue to bring me joy and sweet memories. Gayden and I have fond memories of dinners in New Orleans at the home of Sam Robinson and...
Strawberries & Chocolate and More…

Strawberries & Chocolate and More…

MY FRIEND Suzy Muery and I had the notion one day that we would start a baking business. Her oldest son Lex and my son Walker were born in the spring of 1987. We made this somewhat impulsive decision one...
Coastal Cottage

Coastal Cottage

A Coastal Retreat in the Heart WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the Upton’s home nestled between tall pines in the heavily wooded Tchefuncta Country Club, you know this house would be just as well suited on a vast expanse of beach...
Love that Lasts

Love that Lasts

Sunday morning early after my walk on the Mandeville Lakefront, I drove past a church that was letting out. The bells caught my attention and the people existing the worship center too. Couples were holding hands, arms draped around each...

Blood Orange Salad

I love composed salads. Think of the plate as a palate and arrange colors, textures and flavors to your liking. Blood Orange Salad with Olives, onions, feta and mint Serves 4 2 blood oranges 2 Louisiana Sweets or navel oranges...

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,...

Louisiana Citrus

The local farmers markets have showcased a variety of citrus since the late fall and early winter. Satsumas, navel and Louisiana sweet oranges, blood and red oranges, Meyer lemons, grapefruit, kumquats and other citrus are available now. Before the season...

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...