Judging from the gorgeous day I spent in the French Quarter yesterday, spring is sneaking up on us. With sunshine and birdsong I can’t think of a better place to enjoy a scrumptious Jazz Brunch in the Big Easy than the Court of Two Sisters. Located at 613 Royal Street in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter the buffet style spread is vast or just order from the extensive menu. One is as good as the next, but believe me the brunch doesn’t leave much out. You may not need to eat the rest of the day! The relaxing courtyard seating and the New Orleans Jazz music is just the ticket to start a beautiful NOLA day. A mimosa or two is the perfect compliment for this whole leisurely dining event.
Easter and Mother’s Day are coming soon! The Court of Two Sisters is the perfect place for your special family gathering. Mom will love this!! (Hint, Hint) Reservations, which are highly recommended, can be requested by visiting www.courtoftwosisters.com or by calling 504-522-7261.
If you can’t make it to the Crescent City anytime soon, try out this recipe from the famous kitchen at the Court of Two Sisters just to tide you over until you can experience heaven on a fork in person.
Crab Meat Au Gratin
3 cups Mornay Sauce (see recipe below)
1 oz. Sherry
1 tsp. Creole Seasoning
¼ cup Green Onions, sliced thin
2 lbs. Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
Method: In a stainless steel bowl, combine Mornay Sauce, sherry, Creole seasoning and green onions. Stir well and fold in crabmeat (do NOT break up crabmeat). Divide equally among six casserole dishes, top with Parmesan cheese and bake at 375° degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes until cheese starts to brown and sides bubble.
2 cups Milk
2 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 oz. Gouda Cheese, diced
2 oz. Romano Cheese
2 oz. Roux, blanc
1/8 tsp. Ground White Pepper
4 tbsp. White Onion, chopped
4 tbsp. Celery, chopped
Method: Bring milk to a boil. Add cheeses and whip smooth. Add pepper, onion and celery. Continue whipping for smoothness. Add roux to thicken. Strain sauce through fine mesh china cap.
By Sharon Denise Talbot
My mom found a bunch of stories and things that I’ve written over the years and I REALLY didn’t want her to?
I love to write and I’ve been writing stories since I was very young, but in the past five years I’ve been writing more intense stories, stories that are basically like diaries to me in a way – they’re based on my life but I put the spins on them that I wished would happen. These stories are for ME, although maybe one day I’ll go back to them and tweak them and do something more with them.
I’ve had a few scares over the years of my sister or friends reading them, but I just quickly hide them. Last night my mom jokingly in front of my whole family was like "I found one of Nola’s ‘Sagas’ a few days ago!" And she went on to explain what it was about. I was furious but I pretended to have no idea what she was talking about and convinced everyone it wasn’t mine. I am so annoyed. It was private and had a lot of things in it that no one can know about.
I spent the day going through the computer and old notebooks, deleted a bunch of stuff and shredded a bunch of stuff. Basically all of my stories are gone forever. I know this is hasty, but I felt it was the best thing to do. Plus, what are the odds that I really WOULD have gone back to them? It just upsets me because that’s basically five years of my life that I had to get rid of because my mom is unintentionally snoopy.
There are a few pieces I still am working on and I love to write, but I seriously don’t know what to do. I’m bisexual but my mom doesn’t know that and a lot of my stories are based on my crushes or whatever, and it’s so frustrating because I threw out ALL of them and now I have no written recollection of each crush – crushes that made me REALIZE I am bisexual and tehrefore meeant a lot to me. I’m so frustrated. ADvice?
Start writing again and hide them somewhere where your mom cant find them or go into your yahoo notepad and write them in there she wont be able to see them then good luck!
She’s a rat terrier and she’s sweet and lives in New Orleans. I want a funky NOLA name….and not "Nola"
She is your darling, right? So it is Mon Cher.
A good Cajun, Creole name would be Cher.
WOW I was so nervous doing this so it is not my best. I am not a guitarist. Have only been playing a year. I have to dumb stuff way down cuz I can’t play bar chords very well. BUT I am a singer and have been singing my whole life.
This is my first of hopefully many videos sharing my voice.
As we say down here in Nawlins:
BE NICE OR LEAVE!!!
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Apostle Allen White on the kit
We finally go t him to play it’s been a minute
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Festa dei Gigli Nola 2009
PARANZA : Insuperabile
MUSICA : Franco Manco
CANTANTI: Felice Parisi e Gaetano Gegnoso (Babbà)
Firmatario: Mario Ambrosino
Maestro di Festa: Fam. Del Vecchio e Fam. Vitale
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“Bored Of Life”
“Back In The Ring”
Circle Bar, New Orleans LA USA
January 25, 2005
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