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CDevine
I'm a Louisiana gal. I live with my husband and business partner in Covington, which is just across the lake from New Orleans.
I love the rhythms of Louisiana - the music, the food and the way of life.
Interests: In addition to Cooking, I also enjoy voice acting, writing, reading, music, dancing, yoga and spending as much time as I can with my grand daughter. http://www.sounds-devine.com
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People come to the New Orleans area for many different reasons, but they stay especially for one - It's a place with heart and soul. Let's face it - there are a lot of places more beautiful, more prosperous, more literate, and less humid than my native place. Those of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Louisiana Fusion
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What could be better than listening to awesome live music? I’ll tell you what’s better. Kicking back and listening to awesome live music outside in the evening in a beautiful setting next to a lazy river. Better than that even is listening with friends as you sit comfortably in your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Louisiana Fusion
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"All Life is an experiment," Ralph Waldo Emerson said. "The more the experiments you make the better." We believe him. So when our friends at Panidea asked if we'd want to share a booth at the 8th Annual BioHouston Chili Cook-off on April 1st and to provide some of our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Louisiana Fusion
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Crawfish "season" typically runs from March through about June. This is when you will get your best crawfish. With the start of the season, you can find a Crawfish Festival almost every weekend throughout the state of Lousiana. When we're not enjoying these spicy crustaceans at a festival, we have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at Louisiana Fusion
In Southern Louisiana, Abandon is often like a sixth sense. It's the inborn characteristic that mercifully lets us cast off our worries like a moth eaten coat. Sometimes, at the drop of a hat, we let music and the muses gloriously take over, and we're transported to a land of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at Louisiana Fusion
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Sometimes it takes a while to sidle up next to a brand new year and decide to get on the horse and ride. But here we are again in the saddle, looking for good times to share with you. Never far away, good times are where you make them, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Louisiana Fusion
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On a recent Friday night, we were in the romantic and upscale Italian Café Giovanni in the New Orleans French Quarter for a special fundraising party. It was an annual event put on by the restaurant’s owner, Chef Duke Locicero, in support of his Chef Duke Foundation for Kids. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
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My husband Neil and I recently donated some time to help with the annual Three Rivers Art Festival in Covington, LA a small, historic town that celebrates the best things in life – family, friendship, food, music and art. For the two days of the festival, six blocks of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
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Growing up in New Orleans meant always knowing what you’d eat on Mondays – for school lunch in the cafeteria and then again for dinner at home – rich, creamy red beans and rice. In the homes of my siblings now, the Monday tradition still stands, as it does in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
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Picture this – You’re sitting down in a one hundred year old town hall building, with pecky pine walls and wood floors in a little one-stoplight Louisiana town called Abita Springs, tucked in the piney woods on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It’s a spring or fall Saturday night.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
The mirliton (pronounced by many locals as something like MERL-ih-tahn) really is a homely-looking vegetable, and by itself it is admittedly a little bland-tasting. So why, I ask you, would we have a festival in its honor? Because we can, and because in Louisiana, we have a tradition of making... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
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Our small town of Covington Louisiana frequently spills over with music. On Thursday evenings during the town's 'Rockin' the Rails' season of free outdoor concerts, we've caught fantastic local favorites and imports from across the Lake. Last Thursday jazz trumpeter, singer, and all-around crowd mover and pleaser Kermit Ruffins of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
Years ago I was my mother's 'official' taster when she cooked her sublime gumbos and stews. I got so good at it that sometimes I'd just look at a simmering pot and declare that it needed salt, and I swear it did. Who knows how I knew? I do know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
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Sometimes you just have to take things into your own hands. I was at the Louisiana Food Service Expo with my Zydeco team when up walks this ALLIgator. “Name’s Zal,” he says, then proceeds to scarf most of our samples. Not cool. So we wrap his jaws with duct tape... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at Louisiana Fusion
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