Hot Ham Caprese Sandwich #Lunch

Making the most of the Mozzarella and pesto I bought for the Chicken Pockets in Test Kitchen, Sunday lunch was basically a combination of a Caprese salad and a ham sandwich, on Ciabatta bread – Hot Ham Caprese! This was easy to assemble and cook. Put some boiled...

Brunch Fest NOLA is TOMORROW!

UPDATE – Brunch Fest NOLA has been re-located inside City Park, to Roosevelt Mall. This is no doubt because of yesterday’s flooding. We’ll be out at City Park tomorrow for Brunch Fest NOLA, benefitting the Louisiana SPCA! You don’t want to miss...

A Tale of Two Cinnamon Rolls

I love cinnamon rolls! It doesn’t matter that the one served at PJ’s Coffee at Clearview is a king-sized Pillsbury roll. It’s still pretty good. The cinnamon roll at Wakin’ Bakin’ in Mid City is house-made. It’s VERY GOOD. That...

Elmwood Plantation on River Road

Elmwood Planataion dated back to 1762. It was built by Nicholas Chauvin, for the first American governor of Louisiana, W.C.C. Claiborne. The two-story mansion was a fixture on the river, just above New Orleans. The house caught fire in 1940, causing heavy damage. The...

Euphrosine Season #2

I’m going to be traveling a bit over the next weeks, so I’m offering a few thoughts on Atelier Vie’s Euphrosine Season, featuring their wonderful Euphrosine Gin #9. Here’s a hearty pour of Euphrosine Gin #9, mixed with “Honest...