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Kids being Kids

Kids being Kids

Kid’s Tip: Pack a Mardi Gras Survival Kit! These few things can make a long day on the parade route safer and more bearable for all. • Hand Sanitizer • Ice Pack • Band Aids • Wipes • Snacks • ...

The Inspired Home

COLIN AND CHRISTEN Shea’s eclectic style seamlessly combines the old and the new, which perfectly suits their renovated home, built in 1902 in downtown Covington. The previous homeowners added a second-story to the home, increasing the living space from 2-bedrooms...

Foodies and Friends

Farmers Market to Table Every Saturday morning after an early morning walk with friends, I head to the downtown Covington Farmers Market. The seasonal vegetables and fruit, meats, poultry, seafood and other freshly prepared foods at the market help me...

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...
Sophisticated Social

Sophisticated Social

The St. John Fools of Misrule celebrated the beginning of Carnival with a bawdy procession through Covington’s historic St. John District on Saturday, January 10. Created in 2011 to mark the 12th Night, festivities are led by a “Lord of...

Indoor Festivity

FEBRUARY ALWAYS brings lots of festivity—parades, Valentine’s and good food and friends. It’s doubtful you will be spending time in the garden unless it happens to be on a parade route! In order to keep in touch with nature, why...

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...

88 Cookbooks and Counting

January 15, 2015: 88 cookbooks and counting… There is always a lot of hype this time of year about the hottest cookbook from 2014. Prune; A Boat, A Whale, and a Walrus; The Slanted Door from famed Vietnamese San Francisco...

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....