Satsuma Creole Cream Cheese Pie

T’was the night before Christmas…or so we claimed, and comported ourselves accordingly!  Having land-obligations for the actual holiday, Upward Wing had Christmas dinner aboard with friends this past weekend.  With weather in the mid-70s, your southern Louisiana Pirate wasn’t feeling rich stuffings or green bean casserole or pumpkin pie.  Enter Satsumas, a local crop cousin…

Lavender Cornish Game Hens

Yesterday’s salad was lovely, non?  Oui…and so, on to the main course: Cornish game hens baked with lavender.  I served them with very simply prepared french green beans, sauteed in a combination of equal amounts butter and olive oil, steamed until al dente (if you can apply that to vegetables), and salted and peppered to…

Tom & Jerry – the cocktail, not the cartoon

  I love regional drinks. Sazerac in New Orleans, Mint Juleps in Kentucky, Singapore Slings in…well…Singapore. (not that I’ve been there) But until moving to the Great Lakes region had I ever heard of a Tom & Jerry? Come to find out, buying Tom & Jerry batter at your local store in northern Wisconsin is…