St Patrick’s Day -The Luck of the Irish!


  The  official definition of St Patrick’s Day by Wikipedia says its’ a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17. It was made an official Christian holiday in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church as well as Irish descendants celebrating their heritage and culture. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilthe (Gaelic)meaning social…

Vive L’Amour! A Valentine Day Dinner from the Heart!


This posting is kind of late, but my friends were urging me to post the recipe after they asked me what I had done for dinner on Valentine’s Day. I sometimes choose not to go out amidst the throngs of lovers that flood so many restaurants on this faithful evening. When I do choose to…

Mardi Gras ! Let le Bon temps Rouler!


   While it’s warm in Louisiana this time of year and today is the official start of Mardi Gras in Cajun Country, here in Montreal it’s still cold out outside! So here is one of my favorite Cajun recipes to keep you warm on this cold winter night. The recipe is from Chef Paul Prudhomme, the…

A Classic Neapolitan Pizza Night:


Pizza or Flat Bread can be said share the same roots as with the beginning of civilization itself. When we examine and look back at the roots and origins of pizza we discover that the populace of the Mediterrean basin such as Babylonia (Middle East), Etruria (Rome) and Greece used to mix flour from wheat grown in wild…