Fish Pontchartrain

Life is beautiful. Not to say it is not busy, because my plate is overflowing at the moment, but amid the hustle and bustle beautiful things have been happening.  First, I got to visit my best friend and her family in the UK where we had a lovely side trip to Wales.  Second, my brother got married to a great girl and I got to make their cakes.  Third, my Aunt Ruby is out of the hospital and I am going to see her in a few days. ...

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Grilled Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Over the weekend I went to Food Blog South, a celebration of Southern food and Southern bloggers. This first time conference was, overall, a wonderful experience and I highly recommend those interested in the food culture of the South to consider attending their next event.  Our lunch during the conference was a favorite of mine – grits!  We  had three options for topping the grits: green beans, braised pork cheeks, and Gulf...

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Coconut Curry Shrimp with Spicy Peanut Noodles

When I get a craving for something I want instant satisfaction. Ask anyone who had ever accompanied me to an amusement park, waited with me in line, or sat with me while we waited for a table at a restaurant.  Patience is not one of my virtues.  In fact, I get down right testy when forced to wait against my will.   So, when a craving for a creamy Thai coconut curry hit I  knew I needed something that I could have on a plate, and...

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FoodBuzz: 24, 24, 24 – Eating Local – Dallas, Texas

Howdy y’all!  Welcome to Texas! One evening, while feeling particularly full of myself, I submitted a proposal for Foodbuzz’s montlhy 24, 24, 24 event.  For those of you reading who do not know what 24, 24, 24 is I’ll give you the short version.  24 bloggers have 24 food events over 24 hours.  Fun, right? I decided on the following menu: Fried Gulf Coast Shrimp Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos Smoked Beef Brisket...

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Spiced Butter Poached Shrimp

I love shrimp.  Once upon a time I only ate them fried, but now that I am older and wiser I like them grilled, baked, and boiled also.    While watching television the other night I saw a segment about a restaurant that poaches their shrimp in a spiced butter.  They did not say what the spices were, but the resulting shrimp looked wonderful!  I decided I could come up with my own spice mixture and give this method a dry.    If you...

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