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When your walking home and it's getting cold out but there is music around every corner... 🎶🎷🤗🖤👼💛 #frenchquarterlife #isallthatjazz #cajun #creole #neworleans #geauxsaints #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
When your still sufferin' from yesterdays episode of bleu cheese salad dressing poisoning 🤢 and Mademoiselle Catin wants to cuddle, you oblige. #KittyLovinCuresEverything #NeverEatingDressingFromTheStoreAgain #LemonAndOliveOilForLife #oneofusiscomfortable #kitchenkitty #feralrescue #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
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Tranquility at its best on the Louisiana coast. #mylouisiana #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
It's about time to serve up some good ol' swamp water gumbo for the game. (**No swamp water was used in the making of this gumbo, only mustard greens from the garden.) #alwaysgumboweather #playoffgumbo #winninggumbo #swampwatergumbo #WishIHadAGasStoveGumbo #soundsofgumbo #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
I need to go back and check my DNA results...I might have a bit of Sri Lankan in me. 😊 I might be a Sri Lankan-Cajun and not know it!❤ Sri Lankan fish (redfish) curry (I haven't added the fish yet, btw), saag paneer with mustard greens AND spinach, homemade naan (not pictured because its resting 😚), and a satsuma cake. I have a small dinner party for 4 tonight and boy oh boy, are they in for a real treat! #frenchquarterlife #srilankancajunmaybe #cajun #creole #neworleansdinnerparty #neworleans #louisiana #mylouisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Louisiana designated "I am Louisiana," by Paul Ott as the official state cultural poem in 2006: "I am Louisiana" I'm Spanish moss on a live oak tree Cajun fried shrimp and a cypress knee. I'm Bienville, Captain Shreve, Beauregard, Zack Taylor and Jean Lafitte. I'm New Orleans, the land of dreams Creole cookin' and a Mardi Gras king. I'm a thoroughbred racin' at Louisiana Downs, Avery Island and a Catahoula hound. I'm the Louisiana Hayride and the birth of the blues, The Evangeline, Chickory Coffee and Baton Rouge. I'm when the Saints Go Marchin' In the Superdome, The Atchafalaya and an old plantation home. I'm jambalaya, a catfish fry and a filet gumbo, A sugar cane patch, Pete Fountain, French Quarter and Satchmo. Well, I'm the Mississippi River as it rounds the bend. I am Louisiana. Ya'll Come Back Again. #iamlouisiana #mylouisiana #cajun #creole #carnivaltime #mardigras #eaglegumbo #geauxsaints #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen #frenchquarter #louisiana
My morning walk took me past @smallmart for a beautiful Norwegian on onion bagel and coffee for breakfast...for only $9! I'm really trying to stay away from carbs right now but I just couldn't pass this up. The big man in the sky must not want me to be thin or else he wouldn't hang signs that read "Bagels & More >>>" in front of me on my walk home from cardio, riggght? Fortunately for me though, my husband is not on the same food "plan" as I and was kind enough to help me out by eating the other half of the actual bagel...I kept the smoked salmon and the cheese of course. 😊 #frenchquarterlife #smokedsalmonbagelsrule #neworleans #cajun #creole #louisiana #mylouisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
After a beautiful morning on the island, I had deemed it necessary to walk down to the Farmers Market under the rusty rainbow at the Crescent City Park this evening. What a beautiful afternoon to enjoy the views of the city. #frenchquarterlife #mississippirivertakemehome #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
It's almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream...especially on the Louisiana coast. #heartstrings #alwaysadreamer #mylouisiana #gulfcoast #cajuncoast #Cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Pretty sure I just had an epiphany of my own! Allow me to present my very first galette des rois, and just in time for the actual Epiphany! Homemade puff pastry filled with my own pecan-coconut frangipane, drizzled with a bit of local honey and my oh, my...this here will have you doing the Mardi Gras mambo in no time! #galettedesrois #epiphany #cajun #creole #mylouisiana #neworleans #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
That game earlier was so stressful we needed to step outside, get some fresh air and enjoy the sights and sounds in our backyard.... #fiestasiesta #geauxtigers #frenchquarterlife #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
About last night.... Wishing you a Happy and prosperous New Year from our table to yours! #2019 #newyearseve #frenchquarterparties #cajun #creole #neworleans #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
A sound bite from a coffee run through the foggy streets of the French Quarter.... #frenchquarterlife #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas filled with the love and laughter of family and friends and the joy of a standing rib roast! #meatmerriment #merrychristmas #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen #neworleans #louisiana
A couple of days ago I shared a classic divinity recipe on our web page from the Louisiana Lagniappe cookbook. (Scroll the page to check it out). If there is one candy that reminds me of my childhood at Christmas, this is the one. #divinity #cajun #creole #vintagerecipes #christmasrecipes #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
THE MIGHTY OYSTER - *THEY'RE BETTER WATER FILTERS THAN BRITA BY FAR. *THEY DEVELOP NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITIES. *SPRING IS WHEN A YOUNG OYSTER LOOKS FOR LOVE. *THEY HOLD BACK FIERCE WAVES. *FORGET THE 'R' POLICY—OYSTERS ARE GOOD FOR YOU YEAR-ROUND. *IRRITATION LEADS TO BEAUTY AND VALUE (a.k.a pearls). *BAD NEWS: OYSTER REEFS ARE GREATLY IMPERILED WORLDWIDE *THERE ARE FIVE SPECIES IN U.S. WATERS * GOOD NEWS: REEF RESTORATION WORKS. #louisianaoysters #oysterlovin #oysters #mylouisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #cajun #creole #inalouisianakitchen
"I cannot think of another place as part of me— reeds and water to the horizon line space and game to live fish for stew, turtles for sauce picante bullfrogs and moonlight for deep sleep... - J. Bedell #mylouisiana #cajun #creole #grandisle #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
A cat, a banana, and a cigarette walk into a bar.... Happy Monday from the French Quarter! #bananaart #frenchquarterlife #frenchquarter #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
A good rule of thumb, especially here in Louisiana, is if you are willing to listen, to learn, and to put forth the effort you will never go hungry...never. #knowyourfood #louisianaseafood #shuckyeah #oysters #trifecta #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
One of the most important ingredients in Louisiana cuisine is that of fresh seafood. Fresh seafood imparts not just a sweet flavor from the meat itself but a brininess that accompanies any dish when straight out of the Gulf waters. There is no substitute. #louisianaseafood #crackedcrabs #gumbocrabs #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Fishing fever is spreading on the Louisiana coast with all of these cold fronts that have been rolling through. Beautiful reds, nice trout, and the occasional flounder are here for the taking if you can stand the chill in the air. #fishingfever #louisianacoast #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
The Louisiana Philharmonic and the 610 Stompers brought us a little Christmas cheer last night... #louisianaphilharmonic #LPO #christmascheer #tistheseason #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Cajun Country by Barry Jean Ancelet, Jay Edwards, and Glen Pitre; Copyright 1991 " the first documented arrival of acadians occurred in New Orleans in April of 1764. Twenty unidentified exiles reached the colony from Mobile, Alabama. Louisiana was still under a caretaker French administration at this time, before being transferred to Spain, as agreed in the secret Convention of Fountain Blue (November 1762). The immigrants were provided some modest assistance and settled near the Cabannoce Post in present-day St. James and St. John the Baptist parish is, above New Orleans on the Mississippi River. This area later became known as the Acadian Coast (Maps 3, 4). Beginning in February 1765, Acadians began arriving in New Orleans by ship from Saint Domingue. At the time, Louisiana was in the process of being transferred from French to Spanish control. These new settlers were also given some material assistance and transported to the Attakapas Post in western Louisiana. They were given land on the Bayou Teche, but the land turned out to be of poor quality (the result of a land swap arranged by a former French military officer to improve his holdings.) The Acadians rejected low-lying parcels and moved downstream to find better quality land. Factionalism troubled the early settlers; many settlers moved yet again, dispersing the population of Long Bayou Teche in Back to the previously established Acadian settlements on the Mississippi River. Gradually, these and other newly arriving akkadian settlers push northward and Westward into the Prairies of South Central Louisiana. They established both farms and vacheries (cattle ranches), constructing their homesteads along the banks of the rivers and water courses that laced the open grasslands of the area. Other groups of Acadians continued to arrive from the English colonies of the eastern seaboard and later directly from France. Perhaps as many as 3,000 arrived in all. St. James Parish on the Acadian Coast was the early center of the Acadian settlement on the Mississippi.... #louisianahistory #louisianabooks #acadians #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Did you know that both Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies and the dough freeze jist beautifully? To freeze the dough, follow the directions in our recipe. (check our Facebook page... link in our profile) Roll into balls and then into cane sugar. Place the balls on a baking sheet and freeze for an hour or so until firm. Remove from the freezer and place the dough balls in a Ziploc bag. To bake, just remove the desired quantity of frozen dough balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake as directed. #gingersnaps #holidaycookies #oldfashioned #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Breakin' out the old childhood cookie cutters of my youth. Tis the season...time to bake up those Christmas goodies. #onthetwelvethdayofchristmas #CuttinUp #vintage #cookiecutters #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
The cat and I whipped up a salted caramel and eggnog cheesecake this morning - this was the result! Just in time for the holidays... Check out our blog or Facebook page for the full recipe. Link to our Facebook page is in the profile. #eggnog #cheesecake #deathbycheesecake #andthosedarnSanderschocolates l#holidayrecipes #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Turkey a la King for dinner in the kitchen today. Talk about bring back memories... See the recipe card I posted the other day for instructions. #turkeyalaking #chickenalakingrecipe #classicrecipe #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
"Understand me. I'm not like an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I do not have time for things that have no soul." - Charles Bukowski #frenchqaurter #hiddengems #holidaydecor #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Brother 🙄, I'm pretty sure I'm coming up on the end of my 25-year limited warranty on this little baby. This little sewing machine was one of the best gifts I've ever received. That in the gift of learning from my mother, my great- aunt, and my dear neighbor, Mrs. Reagan the basics of sewing. #SantasElf #Brothersewingmachines #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Here's an oldie but goodie courtesy of my mother - a recipe for Chicken a la King . I remember her fixing this regularly whenever I was small. Now that the holidays are here, is this something that you can do with your leftover turkey as well as chicken any night of the week. #classicrecipes #chickenalaking #turkeyalaking #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
A while back I wrote an article on benne seeds AKA sesame seeds, how they arrived in the Americas and into the diets of prairie Cajuns and Creoles alike. Mentioned was how the seeds were likely smuggled onto slave ships on the bodies of the enslaved. This is a very interesting demonstration on how some of the very first seeds that we rely on today may have made it to our shores. @blackfoodie.co #repost #africanhistory #seeds #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen #blackfoodie “According to oral history, enslaved African women brought okra and rice seeds to the Americas by hiding them in their braided hair. Black labour built wealth in the Americas has been widely documented. However Africa’s contributions to agricultural technology has too often been minimized. Africans were the original plant and animal scientists.” Dismantling racism in the Food system. (FoodFirst.org) This video shot in the Maroon community of Suriname demonstrates how many African women braided rice&seeds into their hair before the middle passage. Interestingly Suriname is the only place where one can find a specific grain of rice from Africa. - @knowyourcaribbean @fiyawata . . . #blackfoodie #blackfoodhistory #blackgirlmagic #melaninmagic #Repost @blackfoodie.co with @insta.saver.repost • • •
This is the sort of photo one can expect if one surprises women in the middle of meal prep and/or cleanup during the holidays. By the looks on their faces you'd swear somebody just insulted their cooking. My great aunt, my maw maw, and my beautiful mother in the kitchen at maw maw's house for the holidays. My mother is holding a casserole dish filled with cornbread dressing. You can see the aluminum foil loosely covering the baked ham. Somewhere in that kitchen I can guarantee you there are the remains of a turkey, rice dressing, a green bean casserole, some sweet potatoes that have been baked, some brown and serve rolls, cranberry sauce, and an assortment of desserts likely made by my great-aunt. Oh, how I wish I could pull them out of this picture, hug them tight and tell them how very much I miss them, more so at this time of the year...and how I want them to tell me their stories and to teach me everything they know. #kitchensofthepast #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
This is it....for now. How much ya wanna bet I add something to this menu whether the bossman likes it or not? 😂 #thanksgiving2018 #infulleffect #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
It's been a long azz week! Thank the lawd it is a wrap...now, let's get this holiday season in the Kitchen started! #monalisatomydoor #WontHaveRoomForLeftoversThisWeek #turkeystuffedrefrigerator #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
He was a long way from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah but who can blame him? Everyone needs a little French Quarter vacay every once in a while. #pontiacbonneville #classiccars #frenchquarter #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
And for your cold and rainy day tri-fecta I give you smothered mustard greens and smoked sausage because a really good pot liquor can cure anything, even the cold rainy day blues. #smotheredgreens #potliquorgold #andhomemadecornbread #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
It just doesn't get anymore "French Quarter" than when it is covered by a veil of mist and fog... and café au lait. ❤⛪ #mylouisiana #frenchquarter #neworleans #louisiana #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
After this I had a run of 5 straight hands. The girl was on 🔥 🤗😎#rummikub #rummiwiththeladies #cajun #creole #frenchquarter #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
This persimmon cake makes the perfect accompaniment to your first cup of coffee on this beautiful fall morning. With bourbon soaked yellow raisins and a cream cheese- pecan frosting this is one breakfast cake you can't go wrong with. Check out our Facebook page a little later on for the recipe. #persimmons #persimmoncakerecipe #cajun #creole #frenchquarter #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Often underappreciated, Hachiya are the acorn shaped, astringent persimmons that are most delectable when soupy ripe. I have been gifted several gallons of these little lovelies today and have big plans for them in the near future. #mylouisiana #persimmons #louisianagardens #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
...since 1936. Yesterday was Herby K's for shrimp busters and beers y'all! #shreveporthiddengems #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
It's important to have a well-rounded breakfast before you head out to the pig barn for the day... #sweetdough #siropdegateau #syruppie #piechix #andcommunitycoffee #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Sweet dough pies as far as the eye can see and gumbo just like your maw maw makes. That's just a couple of reasons to make a trip to the sweet dough pie festival each year. Let's not forget about the scenery and the tunes. ❤ #sweetdoughpies #churchbizarre #grandcoteau #louisiana #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
It's beginning to look and feel alot like Fall y'all, here in Louisiana! #goldenhues #fallyall #mylouisiana #louisianahasseasonstoo #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
A few more photos from the best of the Bayou cook-off this past Saturday... Ashley Barrios with her shrimp roban pasta, Cajun Hibachi with his stir-fried rice noodles and grilled Bass; crab cake sliders, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and the best bread pudding ever! #bestofthebayou #CASAofLafourche #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
There Once Was A Kitchen Table took home first place in Best Over Rice with our Shrimp, Chicken, and Okra Gumbo with a Fried Za'atar Chicken Wing at the Best of the Bayou Cook-Off supporting CASA of Lafourche. We had such a great time - sampled some great food, listened to great music, and met some even greater people and all for a GREAT cause! #CASAofLafourche #bestofthebayoucookoff #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
I feel a bit like Madonna in the garden this morning. Honestly, I don't even know why I try. #manureicure #likeavirgininthegarden #islandlife #Cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Going through old photos I came across these from one of my family's old homesteads in Ardoin Cove. This house was in the process of being torn down a couple of years ago. The current property owner was nice enough to give my mother and I the opportunity to reminisce one last time of her childhood spent there. Family lore has it that taunt Lala's husband went into the nearby swamps , found a huge cypress tree and from that built this house...from one tree! I love the lightning rod still on the roof and the wire that runs down the side of the house into the ground from it. You can see that it was a simply framed house since the outer portion of the walls were in the process of being removed. The interior also was very simple. Modern updates, since it was originally built, can be seen throughout the one room. Electrical wire hangs from the ceiling above what was once a fireplace and/ or wood burning stove with only a couple of shelves for storage. There is also a photo I took of a hand hewn cypress bedpost and sideboard skillfully crafted by the same gentleman as was customary at that time and used in that home. A true example of life in the Cajun prairie. #mylouisiana #louisianaculture #ardoincove #cajunprairie #louisiana #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
While everyone else is on that gumbo train today.... This is the product of a Louisiana gal finding a heel chuck roast on sale. We are having a big ol' pot of 3 alarm chili and oooo-wei is it some kind of good! Check out our Facebook page for the recipe. #southwestlouisiana #mexicajun #cajun #creole #louisianafood #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
Let's play "Can you find the head?"..... As with most wild game that was/is harvested in these parts, it has always been customary to consume all of the animal. All of you in the Kitchen should already be familiar with this practice by now. So, let us all remember that back in the day, this was done not only because we didn't like waste but also because the hours of extreme physical labor required a diet much higher caloric intake. One way to fill this void was, in fact, to consume the animals organs…and yes, even everything in the head. Over time, some acquired quite the palate, realizing that things such as tongue and brains were in fact quite delectable. Even the tiny tongue of a squirrel has the same texture and richness as that of a veal sweetbread, but on a much, much smaller scale…as does the brain. There are many still today, like myself, who still enjoy (and appreciate) these little offerings from our limb hopping friends…so don’t knock it until ya try it. Follow the link above for the recipe. #squirrelfricassee #cajun #creole #louisiana #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
"Important to understand, in Louisiana, squirrel season is about so much more than just the hunt itself. It is about family, tradition, camaraderie; it is  also about appreciating and celebrating the bounty that our earliest ancestors were able to thrive from and continued doing so well passed the Great Depression. A fun fact that not many outsiders know – we are such huge fans of squirrel season in rural Louisiana communities that the Friday before opening day of squirrel season is actually considered somewhat of a holiday. They decided long ago that instead of having an entire towns children play hooky from school and parents from work, they would be better off declaring it a holiday of sorts. They were right. Would you like to read more? Follow the link provided in the profile and keep an eye out for the recipes that will follow. All rights reserved. This photo is the property of There Once Was A Kitchen Table and cannot be used without written consent. #squirrrrrrel #squirrelseason #hunting #louisiana #louisianaculture #mylouisiana #cajun #creole #thereoncewasakitchentable #inalouisianakitchen
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