Eat Local Challenge

“For 30 days of June: eat only food grown, caught or raised within 200 miles of New Orleans.”  This challenge, put together by NOLA Locavores, is right up my alley.  I’m still learning about what is in season here, and when to expect to find it at the markets.  And I’m a bit lazy about…

Disaster Preparedness

I am unprepared for natural disaster.  My “worry serves little purpose” attitude has served me fairly well so far in my lifetime, thus far spent in a geographic region mostly spared by natural disasters.  But hurricane season approaches, officially kicking off on June 1 and extending through November 30.  So I have learned. Last year,…

There is No North

New Orleans is an easy city to get lost in.  When you visit the first time, you tend to underestimate this, because if you venture out of the easily-walkable French Quarter, you are braver than most. On perhaps the third day after I moved here, all of my belongings en route from Philadelphia in three…

New to New Orleans

People come here for their first visit, “fall in love” with the city and then never leave.  Others rearrange their lives so they can come back to stay for good.  Many festival visitors come year after year for the biggest & best parties the city  offers to the world:  Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest and/or…