Hello, spring!

I know most of the country is still getting blasted by winter, but here in New Orleans, spring is awakening. (It’ll be summer in about 24 hours, so enjoying it while it lasts!)

Bye-bye, winter 2018

We so rarely get snow or ice in New Orleans, I compiled evidence of this January’s effects on the back yard. Most of my plants died, except for the little satsuma tree!

Working on a new book

I’m spending lots of time in Renaissance Italy (in my head) as I work on writing a new book. Here are some of my inspirations… I’m really excited! Scroll over the pictures for tidbits about them.  

Vegetarian gumbo recipe

It’s so COLD here!¬†Good weather for gumbo, though. I’ve been a vegetarian for close to 30 years. (How have I done anything for 30 years? But I digress.) My whole family is vegetarian, so I’m always looking for kid-friendly, veggie recipes that are easy to make. Traditional New Orleans food tends to be spicy, meat-or-seafood-based, […]