Smoked Duck Gumbo


It’s a rare occasion that I cook gumbo in the summer, but the temperature dropped after the remnants of Hurricane Laura blew through our area last week. So, with the last of my smoked goodies in need of use, I jumped on the opportunity for a comforting bowl of this humble stew. Gumbo loves smoke…

BLM & Smoked Eggplant Crostini


As I’m typing this out, The March on Washington 2020 is live streaming on my television. Yolanda Renee King, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s granddaughter, is bringing the house down with her powerful, youthful message of empowerment. Her strong female voice rings out reminding us that now is the time to master ourselves, as she calls…

Smoky 5 Spice Duck with Hoisin Noodles


I’ve raved about 5 spice and smoke plenty so I’ll just get straight to the recipe. You’re welcome. Ingredients 4 duck breasts 1 recipe Nuoc Cham 1 – 2 tbsp 5 spice powder generous amount of salt and pepper 2 servings cooked Ramen or rice noodles 2 green scallions, trimmed and sliced on the bias…