Dolphins and a Contest!

Those of a particular generation acquired their first and only knowledge of dolphins through Flipper, the mid-1960s TV series about a precocious dolphin and its relationship with an adolescent boy. In the series, Flipper exhibited high intelligence and an extraordinary understanding … Continue reading

March on the Mandalay Nature Trail

Wanderlust: noun 1. a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.  Filled with wanderlust and a big dose of early spring fever, I hopped in the Impala and headed to parts unknown.  I’ve come to learn that these are often … Continue reading

Creole Soul Potatoes (and a giveaway)

Okay, ladies and gents, it’s time for an easy new dish AND time to give away a little prize!   Have you ever stopped to ponder just how marvelous is a potato?  I mean, they come in all colors, shapes, … Continue reading

Crawfish Bisque

It is “those” times again.  I don’t even know if that’s grammatically correct, but it’s Mardi Gras time AND the start of crawfish season.  We purchased our first sack and Termite boiled them up for us with lots of extras, … Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Fig Preserves

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It’s that time of year again.  Time when figs are ripe and ready for making delicious, old-fashioned fig preserves.  This post/recipe originally appeared in July, 2008 and remains one of the most viewed posts on this blog.  Seems figs are … Continue reading