Blog

Lara Fitzgerald

30th May, 2013

Gatherings, Restaurants, Travel

0

Oysters, Mudbugs and Catfish Caviar

Just got back from SlowFoodUSA National Leadership Conference.  It was held in one of my favorite cities in the US, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Or N’ahlins as the natives tend to say.  The first night, we were feted with an incredible opening reception at Dickie Brennan’s

Lara Fitzgerald

23rd Apr, 2013

How To, Recipes, Wines

0

Exploring New Mexico Wines

 I went to Estrella del Norte Vineyards in Nambe this weekend. Eileen and Richard have done an amazing job with their vineyard in only a few years.  They have a prize winning Pinot Noir from the grapes grown right there and some other nice wines

Lara Fitzgerald

12th Apr, 2013

Gatherings, How To, Wines

0

Easter Dinner at Black Mesa

Early Easter and a celebratory dinner.  It’s still cold but we are all hopeful that spring is on the way.       As usual, I start with wine and cheese in the living room but I went very light with a chenin blanc and a boursin

Lara Fitzgerald

5th Mar, 2013

Restaurants, Travel, Wines

0

Oxnard. Not Just a Pretty Name

We were in Oxnard, CA this last weekend.  Oxnard is an agricultural area.  A lot of strawberries come from Oxnard.    There is also a lot of beach front homes and that’s where we were.  It’swarm there and after this winter in New Mexico ,  I’m so happy to

Lara Fitzgerald

1st Mar, 2013

Gatherings, How To, Recipes, Wines

0

A Get Me Out of the Doldrums! Dinner

It has been a brutally cold winter here in Ojo Caliente.  We’ve dealt with burst pipes; a cold, cold dining room; frozen pipes in one of the bedrooms.  The days have seemed especially short even though I know they are as short or as long

Lara Fitzgerald

12th Feb, 2013

Uncategorized

0

So Many Little Pink Plastic Babies

So many little pink plastic babies.  So, as Ellen suggested (see Gumbo Tales), I made King Buns for Mardi Gras.  As you can see I put the babies on top rather than inside.  They appear to be frolicking and sliding across the icing but if

Lara Fitzgerald

15th Dec, 2012

Restaurants, Travel

0

Down Home Food Done Up

I didn’t imagine that there’s a new movement underway in southern cooking.  It’s called Southern Foodways.  According to their website, “We stage events, produce documentary films, publish compendiums of great writing, and perhaps most important – document and map our region’s culinary standard bearers through

Lara Fitzgerald

13th Dec, 2012

Travel

0

Nashville, I Love Thee

Sunday I spent the day with my dear friend, Debbie.  She drove me around the new Nashville showing me the sights.  We drive down 12th Avenue which is enjoying quite the renaissance.  The area is known as the Gulch and even has its own website,

Lara Fitzgerald

11th Dec, 2012

Restaurants, Travel

0

Reminiscing in Nashville at the Sunset Grill

Saturday night in Nashville: I remember when Jody Faison and Randy Rayburn began to change how we Nashvillians thought about food.  Before Randy and Jody, Tex-Mex was considered novel cuisine, guacamole came in industrial sized cans from Robert Orr Sysco and the waitresses pronounced quesadilla

Lara Fitzgerald

10th Dec, 2012

Gatherings, Restaurants, Travel

0

Back to Nashville

Back in Nashville.  Wow.  My hometown has grown into a beautiful city.  Our first night in town we walked down to Broad from the Hermitage Hotel.  Lower Broad used to be one of the seediest areas of Nashville, spotted with a few good restaurants for

Copyright © 2012 Lara's Favorite Things. All rights reserved.