Monday, March 25, 2013

Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu

…Lent, Louisiana, seafood, nostalgia, eating alligator (talk about good ~ here's you some recipes to try, sha)

Tastes like chicken, but it's OK for Lent: Fried alligator, as served at New Orleans' Cochon restaurant.
Tastes like chicken, but it's OK for Lent:
Fried alligator at New Orleans' Cochon restaurant.
Is it OK to eat alligator on Fridays during Lent? That question isn't just rhetorical in Louisiana, which has large populations of both Catholics and gators.

Read the rest of Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu : The Salt : NPR
In New Orleans, it might take going vegetarian for Catholics to really feel deprived.

Friday, March 22, 2013

How Gardening Can Feed the Soul

The Backyard Parables
In The Backyard Parables (Grand Central Publishing, 2013), author Margaret Roach uses her fundamental understanding of the natural world, philosophy, and life to explore the ways that gardening saved and instructed her. In short, she learned how the garden feeds the soul. Roach has harvested thirty years’ worth of backyard parables—deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper—and has distilled them all in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, and at-home pickling. The following excerpt is an introduction highlighting her early gardening experiences and the road to finding spirituality in nature.
Once upon a time, a faithless twenty-five-year-old got down on her knees and fashioned her first garden. It was a sorry thing, but also a matter of great pride, this perennial checkerboard imprinted on a sloping bit of ground outside her family’s kitchen door.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Amazing Rainbow Fudge

…no food blogging for a while, my bad…consider this a make-up offering, the food blogging analog to forgive-me roses. Should I have looked for instructions on making candy or frosting roses? Another time.

Check out this absolutely amazing rainbow fudge! It is made from white chocolate and food coloring. How awesome is that?

Foodista | Amazing Rainbow Fudge