Spring Ushers in Grilling Season

The return of warm weather is synonymous with many things. For men and women who love to grill, spring marks a return to grilling their favorite foods and dining outdoors. Burgers and hot dogs may never go out of style, but plenty of additional foods can make for delicious grilled meals. Grilled chicken, for example, […]

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Mardi Gras

FOR FULL SCHEDULE – 2018 – www.mardigras.com Mardi Gras entices revelers from all over the world. Notoriously celebrated in New Orleans, LA, and Rio de Janeiro as “Carnival,” the famed culmination of the carnival season is a lively display of pageantry, food, festivals, and general merrymaking. Mardi Gras dates back centuries to the ancient Roman […]

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Jewelry is a popular gift come Valentine’s Day. The National Retail Federation says 20 percent of Valentine’s Day consumers are expected to buy jewelry this year, spending a total of $4.3 billion. Many people find buying jewelry for a loved one a little daunting because jewelry is such a personal item. Much like their favorite […]

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Oktoberfest in St. Tammany: Party Like It’s 1810

If you read up on the origins of Oktoberfest, you’re likely to find two different stories. One credits the Munich celebration of the October 12, 1810 marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The other simply says… in the old days, October was when it was finally cool enough to brew […]

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Cajun Crab Boil Recipe

(courtesy of Louisiana Cookin’ magazine) Ingredients 4 quarts water 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar crab boil 4 bay leaves 4 dried chile peppers 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled ¼ cup sea salt 2 lemons, halved 12 fresh crabs 3 pounds new potatoes, scrubbed clean 4 ears corn, shucked and […]

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September Movies

September 1   A Boy Called Po A single father struggles to care for his autistic, but gifted son after his wife dies. New Orleans native Bryan Batt is among the cast members. Jackals In this horror flick, worried  parents who hire a deprogrammer to free their teenage son from a murderous cult soon find […]

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Harvesting Music with Fall Concert Series

No need to mourn the loss of summer — we’ve got several incredibly cool fall concert series to look forward to! Be sure to visit each website for their full schedules. Abita Springs Opry This concert series is all about about preserving and presenting Louisiana “roots” music, and features everything from country and bluegrass to […]

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Crustacean Celebration: St. Tammany Crab Festival

St. Tammany Parish’s annual two-day festival, held at Heritage Park in Slidell on September 9 and 10, is always a big hit with locals and visitors alike! Though there are lots of attractions, the star of the show is, of course, the delectable crab. Festival goers can sample a variety of crab dishes, along with […]

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