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NEW ORLEANS’ SWAMPS? Just imagine…

NEW ORLEANS’ SWAMPS? Just imagine…

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Alligator: Southern Louisiana is full of swamplands and marshy coastal regions. It’s the perfect habitat for Alligators and they quickly became part of the everyday dining options. Alligator tastes similar to chicken or rabbit and the tenderloin, tail, ribs and other parts of the animal are used to create many different dishes like alligator Cajun spiced ribs, creole stew, fried alligator tail and more.  Try alligator pie at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival or to try a recipe at home, you can buy fresh gator from Cajun Grocer.  If you are really brave you can go hunt your alligator meat with an adventure from Grosse Savanne Wildlife Lodge.   http://www.lousianatravel.com

 

 Check out this Fine Cuisine: DELICIOUS ALLIGATOR

(USA Today)  Let your eyes feast on these New Orleans Alligator wings.  This delicacy was  prepared by guest, Greg Sonnier of KingFish at New Orleans Wine… http://www.kingfishneworleans.com/news/press-release

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LASTLY, a  restaurant with the perfect swampside ambiance,  The Palmetto Restaurant.
Scenically amazing,  the Palmetto restaurant

overlooks a swamp land with old cypress trees, palms, Louisiana irises and of course a variety of swamp wildlife.

But, don’t forget about the food! Palmetto’s is always creating a dynamic menu of southern favorites that are really tasty.

Visit site for menu and more info:www.palmettosrestaurant.com

 
 

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HOMEMADE THIN MINT FRAPPUCCINO 

HOMEMADE THIN MINT FRAPPUCCINO 

Thin Mints are the best selling Girl Scout cookie and they make up 25% of all Girl Scout Cookies sales. They have just the right combination of chocolate and mint in a crispy cookie to be addictive. Their flavor is actually pretty unique and that makes Thin Mints very recognizable. I often use Thin Mints in baking recipes and decided to turn them into a refreshing coffee drink this time around – and the result is my Homemade Thin Mint Frappuccino. It’s an ice blended coffee drink that is packed with Thin Mint flavor – and actual Thin Mint cookies!

All of the chocolate flavor in the drink actually comes from the cookies. Thin Mints are a little more minty than they are chocolaty, so putting too much chocolate into the drink just turns this into an ordinary, but minty, mocha. The crispy cookies add just the right amout of chocolate flavor, and I added a little extra peppermint extract to boost the mintiness of the cookies. It’s a little sweet and surprisingly refreshing for an indulgent iced coffee drink! Don’t hesitate to splurge and add a dollop of whipped cream on top before serving.

If you want to enjoy this drink and it’s not Girl Scout cookie season, you can easily substitute for the Thin Mint cookies. Keebler makes a cookie called a Grasshopper that is almost identical to the Thin Mint, and you can even use plain chocolate wafer cookies or Oreos without the filling with good results.

Thin Mint Frappuccino
6 oz strong coffee, cold
6 oz whole milk
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
4 Thin Mint cookies
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
approx. 2 cups ice

In a blender, combine coffee, milk, sugar, cookies, peppermint extract, vanilla extract and ice. Blend at low speed until ice is crushed, then blend at high speed until ice is pureed and drink is smooth and creamy.
Add an extra tablespoon or two of milk if drink is too thick, add a few extra pieces of ice if drink is too thin (the size of the ice can influence the consistency of the drink).
Serve immediately, garnished with crushed Thin Mint cookie crumbs.

Makes 1 large drink.

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in coffee

 

“In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry (with lyrics)” on YouTube

“In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry (with lyrics)” on YouTube

The song most associated with MUNGO JERRY is the global hit IN THE SUMMERTIME, it sold over six million copies worldwide in the first six months of release and that total is now estimated to be over a staggering thirty million units, and it is now officially recognised as the most played summer song of all time. Winning for itself and its writer RAY DORSET, prestigious Sony / ATV and Ivor Novello awards.

In describing the music of MUNGO JERRY as pure pop would be an insult to the varying styles of rock, blues, boogie and skiffle that has graced the stages of concerts and festivals which have seen MUNGO JERRY sharing and indeed at times topping the bill with the likes of JIMI HENDRIX, ELTON JOHN, ROD STEWART & THE FACES, GENESIS, STATUS QUO, CANNED HEAT, FREE.

Just after the single’s release, the band turned in a breathtaking performance at the Hollywood Music Festival, near Newcastle Under-Lyme with acts including BLACK SABBATH, TRAFFIC, JOSE FELICIANO and making their first UK appearance, GRATEFUL DEAD…..

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in male vocal group, pop music

 

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in entertainment

 

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HAZELNUT MOCHA COFFEE RECIPE


For special occasions, this chocolately brew will be the talk of the town. You can make the chocolate mixture a couple days in advance. When you’re ready to serve it, simple brew the coffee and whip the chocolate. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen

MAKES:

6 servings

  • Ingredients 
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
  • 4-1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional

    TOTAL TIME:

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling

Directions

  1. Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Add sugar and cinnamon; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Stir in liqueur.
  2. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Beat just until soft peaks form, about 15 seconds (do not overbeat). For each serving, spoon 1/4 cup into mugs. Top with 3/4 cup coffee; stir to dissolve. Top with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Originally published as Hazelnut Mocha Coffee in Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2013, p25

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in music

 

“Air Supply – All Out Of Love (Lyrics)”

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Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. They formed in Australia in 1975 and have included various accompanying musicians and singers. On 24 October 2013 the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) announced that Air Supply were to be inducted into their Hall of Fame on 1 December at the same ceremony as the annual ARIA Awards. On January 1, 2015, Air Supply marks on its 40th Anniversary.

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“BILLY STEWART-SUMMERTIME”

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Billy Stewart (March 24, 1937 – January 17, 1970) was an American musical artist, with a highly distinctive scat-singing style, who enjoyed popularity in the 1960s.

Biography

Stewart was 12 years old when he began singing with his younger brothers Johnny, James, and Frank as The 4 Stewart Brothers, and later went on to get their own radio show every Sunday for five years at WUST-AM in Washington, D.C. He was a graduate of Armstrong High School. [1]

Stewart made the transition to secular music by filling in occasionally for The Rainbows, a D.C. area vocal group led by the future soul star, Don Covay. It was also through The Rainbows that Stewart met another aspiring singer, Marvin Gaye. Rock and roller Bo Diddley has been credited with discovering Stewart playing piano in Washington, D.C. in 1956 and inviting him to be one of his backup musicians.[citation needed]

By 1955, this led to a recording contract with Diddley’s label, Chess Records and Diddley played guitar on Stewart’s 1956 recording of “Billy’s Blues”. A strong seller in Los Angeles, “Billy’s Blues” reached the sales top 25 in Variety magazine. Stewart then moved to Okeh Records and recorded “Billy’s Heartache”, backed by the Marquees, another D.C. area group which featured Marvin Gaye.

Back at Chess in the early 1960s, Stewart began working with A&R man Billy Davis. He recorded a song called “Fat Boy” and then had additional success with his recordings of “Reap What You Sow” and “Strange Feeling”, both making the Billboard Hot 100 and the Top 30 in the R&B charts. Major chart success was not far away and in 1965, Stewart recorded two self-written songs, “I Do Love You” (#6 R&B, #26 Pop), which featured his brother Johnny Stewart as one of the backing vocalists with his partner James English, and “Sitting in the Park” (#4 R&B, #24 Pop). His idiosyncratic improvisational technique of doubling-up, scatting his words and trilling his lips made his style unique in the 1960s.[citation needed]

In 1966, Stewart recorded the LP Unbelievable. The first single released from that album was Stewart’s radical interpretation of the George Gershwin song, “Summertime”, a Top 10 hit on both the pop and R&B charts. The follow-up single was Stewart’s cover version of the Doris Day hit “Secret Love”, which reached the Pop Top 30 and just missed the Top 10 on the R&B chart.

Stewart continued to record throughout the remainder of the 1960s on Chess without major success. A weight problem worsened, and he developed diabetes. Stewart suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident in 1969.

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in male vocalist, r&b

 

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