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Acadiana — Lunch on 31 January 2017

If you can’t actually be in New Orleans, lunch at Acadiana is probably the next best thing. It’s Washington’s best Louisiana restaurant.

In recommending this starter, the server, who embodied a lot of New Orleans charm, told me to think of it as a soup version of Oysters Rockefeller. 190 more words


Making Sugar (part 2)

In Part 1, we got the cane from the field, unloaded it at the mill, chopped up, and now… into the mill it goes. 566 more words


Making Sugar

I live in the heart of sugar cane country.  I am literally surrounded by cane fields.  From my front porch, I have a view of oak trees and cane fields and in the summer, you can indeed hear it grow (the cane, that is).  748 more words


Stay grateful, my friends.

Here it is, Thanksgiving Eve, and I’d like to say that I’ve written an insightful, well-thought-out, finely-crafted post on gratitude.

However… an outdoor fire and a margarita called my name. 236 more words


Acadiana Part 1: Crawfish

If you follow me on Instagram, your feed was probably bombarded by pictures from Southern Louisiana, through the Cajun and Creole parishes commonly referred to as… 565 more words


Armor of God

I recently met a lovely woman, V, in a centering prayer group. The group meets during my workday, but I attend occasionally when I can slip out for a while. 971 more words