Don’t laugh if my food processor looks like it came from a “Golden Girls” episode. If you look closely while the girls are eating cheesecake in their kitchen, you’ll see this one’s twin on the counter near the sink. Mine is inherited from my mother, Betty. She never envisioned it would be used to make hummus, which I’m almost sure she never tasted.
Most of us have come to love this Mediterranean/Middle Eastern condiment, which is readily available already prepared. But I prefer to make it myself to add whatever flavors I’ve got a mood for – garlic or dried oregano or fresh parsley or whatever else suits you. I suspect pineapple might even be good in it. That’s a weird idea.
Looking for something to do Memorial Day weekend? Join us Saturday for lawn bowling (bocce) on the neutral ground.
New in NOLA’s Margaret and Chapman will provide the bocce balls & the music. Bring yourselves, any additional snacks or drinks you want and any other lawn games you want to add to the mix. Lawn darts is the holy grail here, but croquet and horseshoes are always winners too.
Have you fallen in love with the local art in New Orleans yet? We have. We’re always prowling for original pieces and yes, we stop and look at the art on the fence at Jackson Square. The art markets, like Frenchmen Art Market, also are good options (more art markets).
Info from the market’s site:
Frenchmen Art Market is New Orleans’ only weekly night-time art market
We feature local and regional artists who create 100% handmade art and goods.
Info from GoNOLA.com:
Catch 30 local legends, including Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band, doing what they do best, on multiple outdoor stages. Set along Bayou St. John, this weekend of New Orleans soul will dance you into summer mode.
The schedule from the fest’s website:
The Boogaloo Goes On Rain or Shine…
Founded during the evacuation of Hurricane Katrina, the Mid City Bayou Boogaloo has shown its commitment to New Orleans through rain or shine, and the 2013 festival is no different.
We’ve been inundated with visitors since we moved to New Orleans. Our couch has never been in more demand. And when people come, we know the first question they will ask: Where should we eat?
We’re still learning the answers to that. We enjoyed The Hungry Nomad‘s suggestions to her visitors.
Let’s face it. Besides the music and drinking scene, most people come to New Orleans for the food. That is why it’s essential to spend your time wisely and get the most the city has to offer in food.
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Chicken salad has got to be one of summer’s great treats because it’s so light, cool and tasty. It’s good year-round, too, but I get the yen for it especially when the weather heats up. Old-fashioned chicken salad recipes included bits of boiled eggs and pickle relish. Go ahead, if you like that.
I prefer the more “modern” version popular today, with a little twist – fresh dill, a little Dijon mustard and red grapes. Spoon it into a warmed half-pita and you’re in business!
New Orleans homes and businesses have prayer flags up as a sign of welcome to the Dalai Lama, who makes his first visit this week to the city.