Author: Photos by Eugenia Uhl

Seasonal Shift

Now that cooler weather has moved in, I’m ready for a hearty meal for a weekend gathering. Usually gumbo is my go-to for an autumn meal, but I decided that a cassoulet would be a nice change. Leave it to…

Dinner is in the Bag

The days are getting shorter and I’m looking forward to cooler weather and entertaining on my big screen porch overlooking Bayou Teche. Although I like one-pot dishes like gumbo and jambalaya, I have a recipe that includes the protein (fish…

Grill Baby Grill

M. F. K. Fisher once wrote “Almost every person has something secret he likes to eat.” My very favorite secret thing to eat is a good hamburger. I like a traditional beef burger on a sesame seed bun, but when…

Sizzle Season

Spring is not the only thing in the air. Last evening, a gentle breeze carried the aroma of food cooking on grills. My nose tingled as I tried to determine who was cooking what. Someone was definitely flipping hamburgers. Then…

Light Recipes

Grilling at home can be done on something as simple as a grate supported by a couple of cinderblocks or on an expensive rig with bells and whistles, or on anything in between. If you’re new to grilling, the first…

Festive Feasting

The Carnival season is long this year since Mardi Gras isn’t until March 1. There’s plenty of time to devour many versions of king cakes and imbibe your choice of beverage, spiked or otherwise. Here’s hoping we will indeed have…

Scents of the Season

For perfect boiled eggs:Put room-temperature eggs in a small saucepan and add enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, then put a lid on the pot, turn off the heat and allow to sit…

Cold Front

There are those who eat gumbo year round. I’m not one of them. I wait for that…

Picnic Perfect

As a child, I adored picnics. My parents were avid outdoors people and when summer arrived,…

Traveler: Pirate Tales

The town of Jean Lafitte invites you to meet its favorite pirate and explore his Barataria wetlands with dry feet. Predictably, the town holds the title of unofficial guardian of its namesake’s place in history, but local bragging rights don’t…

Seaside Summer

Grand Isle is an important part of the River Delta and dwindling Chenier Plain habitats, as well as a popular fishing and birding hub for both residents and visitors

One Man’s Dream

LSU’s Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens in Baton Rouge is a 25-acre advanced course in who we are and why

Natural Education

Nature centers dazzle in fall, teach us about Louisiana’s outdoors environments