Today’s drink is a break from the St Germain cocktail book I’ve been working through. This twist on a traditional hurricane comes from a favorite restaurant in NOLA’s French Quarter–the Chartres House.
Thankfully I had the presence of mind to ask and note the ingredients of this little gem as I was enjoying it! ;)
Last week a features writer from our local newspaper contacted me about black pot cooking. ”Of course,” I said. ”That’s how we always cook. But my husband is better at it than I am.” She asked if he’d be willing to talk to her and have his picture taken. I said I’d ask but couldn’t promise anything.
Funny enough, when I got home that evening he was already cooking dinner–in a black pot! :) I told him of my conversation, and he sweetly agreed to an interview. His picture was printed on the front page of the Features section! Not too shabby…
About three years ago my sister saw an article in the newspaper about a daffodil field in northern Louisiana. A widow had turned a few acres of her own land into a memorial for her late husband. Thousands of daffodils bulbs had been planted over several years until this whole area was covered in bright yellow blooms. Graciously she opens this up to the public every year when these flowers are in their prime.
Here is a snippet from the newspaper article that ran this year promoting the event:
“Admission is free. The site features a 114-year-old pecan tree, bluebird houses and more than 100 varieties of daffodils.