Louisiana Dwarf Palmetto


Often overlooked as a landscaping choice when visiting your local nursery, the Dwarf Palmetto is a complex native palm of Louisiana that deserves a closer look. Able to grow in even the poorest soil conditions, this palmetto, Sabal minor, thrives … Continue reading

Chantilly Berry Trifle


This is my favorite spring-time, berry-season dessert, and it was adapted by my Dotter from the Chantilly Cake baked by local Rouse’s supermarket bakeries and Whole Foods.  We first tasted the cake at my oldest son’s birthday party several years … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Tribute


Once upon a time, there was a young woman who lived in Denmark.  Her name was Anna Christina Hansen. No one really knows why she left her country, but at the age of 16, she bravely boarded a ship headed for … Continue reading