Crawfish Pies on the Bayo’


As a child growing up in Louisiana, I was immersed in food flavors of the region. My parents had their fair share of entertaining. It was composed of  southern traditional meals. Our location on the Gulf supplied easy access to great seafood. My Dad mastered the seafood boil whether it was shrimp, crawfish or crab. My sister GA Peach and I learned early to peel shrimp and pick  out crab meat.

The crawfish “sucking heads” trick came later. Occasionally, my Dad and his friends would sit around the garage and shuck oysters. As a child or even teenager, this seemed about as disgusting as it could ever get. They would usually have a cold one near by. As a teenager even the lure of a beer did not entice me to try raw oysters. Continue reading “Crawfish Pies on the Bayo’”

Paddle now and dine later

My friends in Laguna Beach introduced me to the idea of Stand up paddleboarding or SUP.  Surfing is a part of the community in Laguna.  Patrick is a long time surfer and talented musician. “You can do it.” he said.  I added it to my  list of things to do while visiting he and Sharon in 2014. I never made it to the water. The time slipped away.

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“Can you make a snake Pancake?”

25 hours and 30 minutes with my two nephews have left me pondering all sorts of things. I am pretty sure that I have burned all sorts of calories running after a 3 and 6-year-old. The overnight at Mimi’s was a volunteer “gig” so that Mom and Dad could extend their long weekend. Memaw and I are doing a tag team to give a much-needed and well deserved break for their parents. Why a tag team? Well, Memaw and I are smarter than the average bear. We realize that “youngons” are for young-folk.  It takes the two of us to cover the weekend. I had to take vitamins to cover my time slot. We won’t discuss that I caved about 7pm last night and mixed a refreshing Moscow Mule. Continue reading ““Can you make a snake Pancake?””

“Hello! Is there anyone in there? Just nod if you can hear me.”

Is there anyone at home? If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you may recognize the lyrics. The lyrics somehow seemed right for my first, “Shout out”. The dining with Mimi is my attempt to introduce you to my journey of food.

David Gilmour in concert at Hollywood bowl
David Gilmour in concert at Hollywood bowl

I was lucky enough to attend Rattle That Lock Tour by David Gilmour.  I knew the concert would be great. David and his crew delivered an awesome performance.  The concert offered the perfect amount of old and new music. The Rattle That Lock album is an excellent choice for your album collection. Continue reading ““Hello! Is there anyone in there? Just nod if you can hear me.””