Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Little Mint Juleps!



3 Muses


The new gal on Frenchmen Street slid right in just like an old friend! Three Muses = great food, drinks and music.
I loved the ceviche, and Ms. Moon's Korean eggrolls are a dear tribute to Miss Sophie Lee's Mother.  Chef Esses has already added some new items to the menu and I've heard it will change with the seasons.









3M's signature cocktail, The Muse, is usually something I don't go for, but I am glad I did!  I believe the concoction includes St. Germaine, strawberry puree, cucumbers and gin(I opted for vodka - the bartenders are quite accommodating).



And the Music -- here's Washboard Chaz's Blues Trio on opening day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lunch

at Clancy's today with my dear friend.
I just feel special when my waiter is wearing a tuxedo, don't you?
Pictured below is 1/2 of a Jefferson salad in front and a fried soft shell crab with mango salsa.
I had a ball catching up over such a divine lunch!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bud's Broiler

This is the one on City Park Avenue -- I did not know that this burger joint is open twenty four hours of each day.
Oops!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Dumpling Soup

veggie pot stickers
shrimp stock
water
diced carrots
diced celery
diced red bell pepper
chile sauce
lime wedges
mung bean sprouts
whole wheat linguini
torn cilantro
torn basil
fish sauce
soy sauce
super light, fresh & quick, quick, quick!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vietnamese Spring Rolls




What's inside? Vermicelli, boiled shrimp, mint, lemon basil, thai basil, lettuce, carrots & cucumbers that I marinated in a little mirin, and mung bean sprouts.

Super fresh and refreshing for these dog days of summer that just feel like they are going to be with us for awhile.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fresh Gulf Seafood

made a trip to the West Bank today to the seafood stalls in Westwego -- I am going to make spring rolls soon and needed shrimp, plus it's just a cool place to visit.






While I was there I picked up a pound of crab claws.  Perhaps I should be embarrassed that I ate 1/2 of the claws on the ride home -- but I'm not!  They were outstanding.



Friday, August 13, 2010

Breakfast Burritos, early and late


top pic: 2 eggs beaten, a handful of frozen shredded potatoes, chopped tomato, green onion and shredded pepper jack, hot sauce and cilantro for garnish.  I cook the potatoes first in a little Grapeseed oil and add in the green onion when the potatoes are almost done.  Remove the potatoes from the pan and set aside.  Scramble the eggs in the same pan with salt & pepper and throw in the tomato when you turn off the heat -- assemble the tacos layering potatoes, eggs,  pepper jack, tomatoes, hot sauce and cilantro on top!
and bottom pic: one ready to go for the early riser and wrapped up for the late sleeper!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cutest Labels Ever!

And -- they are a free, downloadable, printable transfer!  Available from just something i made right here!
Oh, I'm fixing to get crafty!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bánh mì? Yes, please!

I do love to try pretty much anything served out of a truck -- or trailer in this instance.  The Bánh mì, a Vietnamese po-boy, at Amy's in the French Market is a special sandwich!  Super fresh AND
they run a tight ship in this little box on wheels.
 She has been serving food in the French Market parking Lot for over twenty years -- it's the red one, you can't miss it.  She also serves up a fresh squeezed lemonade, made to order.   Mmmmmm!