National Card Playing Day * Louisiana Bouree’

National Card Playing Day * Louisiana Bouree’

Happy Friday ! In my part of the World it's gray and rainy this Friday . What's the weather where you are at ? Today we celebrate National Card Playing Day ! A fitting time of the year since as a child I remember seeing adults sitting down to play cards after lunch dishes where [...]

In My Kitchen * Kwanzaa table

In My Kitchen * Kwanzaa table

Today starts the beginning of Kwanzaa . Today in My Kitchen so recipes I am sharing for your table. The table is often laid with a few symbolic foods: the mazoa, fruits and vegetables symbolizing the bounty of the harvest (usually foods emblematic of the African diaspora, such as okra, yams, squash,sweet potatoes and bananas), alongside the [...]

Day After Christmas * Dec 26

Day After Christmas  * Dec 26

Happy Wednesday! And yes the day after Christmas - back to work unless you are on break . Are you shopping today for after Christmas bargains? Or are you taking a break from all of it and getting ready for New Year? Drop me a note and let me know! In some parts of the [...]

Bonfires down the river to Guide Santa *

Bonfires down the river to Guide Santa *

The Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge can lay claim on one of the more unusual public December holiday lighting displays.To Welcome Santa to Louisiana so he can find houses of local boys and girls. It’s here on the earthen levees containing the Mississippi River that local Christmas lights aren’t colored bulbs, but instead dozens of 20-feet-high flaming pyramids of burning logs. The Christmas [...]

Book Review * The Secret Language of Cats

Book Review * The Secret Language of Cats

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats. Susanne Schötz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. [...]

Book Review * Quilt Big

Book Review * Quilt Big

I love giving books as gifts - so if you are running around and need a gift for a new quilter or yourself pick this book up. Lisa Big, bold, impressive designs that sew together quickly and easily! Approaching quilting in a big way, Quilt Big takes the inherent beauty found in single block patterns and creates [...]