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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...
Introducing Foodies and Friends

Introducing Foodies and Friends

My Story: My cooking inspirations reflect a collection of memories, stories, family recipes, celebrations and traditions. My earliest memories were of my mom, Alice Walker Toca, in the kitchen, lovingly preparing home cooked meals every day for us to share...

Because it’s Carnival Time

It’s Carnival time on the Northshore. Most of my friends are busy beading bustiers for Diva Day. The Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures, the DIVAs decorate their bustiers with Mardi Gras beads during the year, then promenade in all their...
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...