Dazzling Flavors in Southwest Louisiana
Feb10

Dazzling Flavors in Southwest Louisiana

There is a lot to enjoy in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area: history, nature, and adventure but for those who are interested in a great food destination nothing rivals Southwest Louisiana known for Cajun and Creole specialties. The Cajuns descended from the Nova Scotia French who settled along the waterways and bayous. Creoles are of French and European lineage who were more aristocratic and settled in the cities. Both had their own...

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The Savory Spoon Cooking School
Jan29

The Savory Spoon Cooking School

The Savory Spoon in Ellison Bay in Wisconsin’s scenic Door County offers a variety of excellent cooking experiences.  The cooking school is located in an historic building that was a school in the late 1800s. The classes continue, but now they are cooking classes. Michael and Janice Thomas purchased and restored the building to keep its historic integrity intact. The original school bell was been restored and rings to start each...

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Family Fun Afloat, Houseboating
Nov08

Family Fun Afloat, Houseboating

“Grandma, this is sweet!” exclaimed 9-year old Jenna upon entering our 70’ Forever Houseboat. It set the tone as three generations of the Scott family from three states set sail into the new year. Jenna and her 7-year-old brother, JJ, checked out the four bedrooms and entered into a debate over whom was going to sleep in which bedroom at which point I, the matriarch, stepped in. “Go check the sign on the door. What does it say?”...

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Wisconsin’s Unique Fish Boil
Jul12

Wisconsin’s Unique Fish Boil

A fish boil is a must-do when in Door County, Wisconsin. It is good eating prepared with flair and fire. Many people from Norway, Iceland, and Sweden settled in Door County making their living off the plentiful fish in Lake Michigan and it is these groups that brought the fish boil concept to Door County. Basically fish boils have been a Door County happening for more than 100 years. At first they were a way to feed a large hungry...

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