Pecan Candy (Pralines) Memories Recipe Included

Pecan Candy (Pralines) Memories Recipe Included

In New Orleans, we call it” Pecan Candy,” you may know of it as “Pralines,” but whatever you call it, … Continue reading Pecan Candy (Pralines) Memories Recipe Included

Love’s Veil

Love’s Veil

My Transparency and My Love for others feel like a curse at moments like these… As I look back over all the years of pain that is living within the depths of my soul, I sometimes question “Will ever have a moment to birth out this so-called great purpose I’m destined to fulfill?” Continue reading Love’s Veil

A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice: Recipe Included

A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice: Recipe Included

What I love about the history of cooking Red Beans and Rice is that is was about survival, making something taste good out of a little of nothing. You can feed a family of 4-6 people with one bag of red beans and the parts of meat what was known as throw away parts back in the days of slavery and segregation. Continue reading A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice: Recipe Included

Hurricanes, African Slave Trade, and angry spirits??? My thoughts.

Hurricanes, African Slave Trade, and angry spirits??? My thoughts.

There are African-American folktales about Hurricanes being the energy source of our ancestors; stolen Africans, beaten and lost at sea. Can Hurricanes be a mythical avenger that comes to right the wrongs of our ancestors? Souls of the sea, who unleash their wrath annually unto their oppressors?
Is there a connection between the Atlantic Slave Trade Routes and the path taken by hurricanes? If so, what about those who did not die while en route but made it to live out their lives as slaves? What vengeance do they get? Continue reading Hurricanes, African Slave Trade, and angry spirits??? My thoughts.