June 29, 2012
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If you live in New Orleans you have probably enjoyed lunch at one of Mona’s Cafe’s four locations. I’m especially a fan of their Mid City location on Banks Street, as it includes a small middle eastern grocery store, packed full of hard to find sundries. (As a side note, if you buy olive oil […]

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Pizza Margherita

June 13, 2012
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Hi Friends! Remember us? We used to write about food, mostly in New Orleans, sometimes in funny places like the North East and Europe. We even posted recipes and reviewed the occasional restaurant. Delicious! Well, I don’t have to tell you that life gets messy and busy and complicated. We’ve recently had the great fortune […]

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Casarecce with Ricotta & Gremolata

March 18, 2012
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Recently we found ourselves lousy with fresh, homemade ricotta. The ricotta in question was leftover from an the NOMA Art in Bloom Patron Party where we served ricotta and gremolata crostini to the well dressed masses. Leftover ricotta you say? How terrible could that possibly be? Well the next time you have 12 pounds of ricotta on […]

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Orange Ginger Chia Pudding

March 6, 2012
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At long last my best friend Gena is paying us an overdue visit. This means that, on top of much gossip, catching up and horror movie watching (sorry, Gourmand), there will also be many visits to local veg friendly spots like Satsuma Cafe, Wandering Buddha, Beaucoup Juice and Superfood Bar. It also means a bunch of home […]

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Crab Risotto with Poached Egg

February 29, 2012
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A friend of mine recently visited the newly opened Dijon Restaurant, located in the old fire house on Annunciation Street in the Lower Garden District. While we have not ventured there yet, her details of what sounded like a delicious dinner in a lovely setting inspired me to put together this recipe for a friend’s […]

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Market Morsels: Fava Beans (Redux)

May 23, 2011
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I super like fava beans. So, while they are still gracing the stalls of your farmer’s markets and I am playing catch-up after five days in Boston for my little sister’s graduation, here is a simple and delicious recipe for a light, beautiful and springy  appetizer.

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Quick Fix: Orechiette with Peas and Bacon

May 12, 2011
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When you are busy with work, family, errands and the rest of your life, it is always a welcome treat to find a quick and easy dinner recipe. This Orechiette is fast, simple and delicious and you will most likely find the ingredients in your pantry right now (go look!). It takes less then 30 […]

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Market Morsels: Squash Blossoms

May 11, 2011

If you have never had the pleasure, trust me when I say that squash blossoms are a wonderful treat when cooked. They are slight and delicate, with just a hint of flavor. Unfortunately, due to their very limited shelf life and status secondary to actual squash, it is often quite difficult to find them (with […]

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Waste Not, Want Not: Scavenging for Peaches

May 10, 2011
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Some insane person on my street cut down a peach tree. Chopped it into pieces and threw it onto the curb. It was filled with baby peaches just beginning to turn a beautiful peachy color, but still too small to eat. I was walking the dog and stopped short. I ran back with a basket […]

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Market Morsels: Strawberries

May 5, 2011

I seem to have berries on my mind these days. A few post ago I told you how to make a quick and easy Mascarpone Cream topping for your spring berries. Today, it’s a delicious Strawberry Mascarpone Tart courtesy of Gourmet Magazine. While you may have missed this year’s Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, you can still […]

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