Monthly Archives: December 2014

Thank You for Reading in 2014!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for thegumbodiaries. Thank you for reading and commenting in 2014. I look forward to more exciting posts in 2015 — after four more posts, I will hit 100 posts about … Continue reading

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Friendship Gumbo for New Year’s

Fifteen new friends in 2015 just by making gumbo? And I don’t even invite them over to eat gumbo? According to Louisiana lore and Creole legend, it can happen if I add 15 greens when I make Gumbo Z’Herbes. I … Continue reading

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Top Ten Gumbo Books for Kids? No kidding!

Today’s email from Amazon featured their list of The 100 Best Children’s Books, which prompted me to wonder how many kids books are out there about gumbo. A little research produced lots more books than I ever imagined. The plots … Continue reading

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What do you serve with tamales? Mexican Gumbo, of course

Traditions swerve, mutate and morph in our family. But either Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, we always eat tamales. We began the floating tradition when living in Fort Worth, Texas. We’d go down to the tamale stand and order … Continue reading

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Counting out the right color for roux

When I drive through Starbucks, I dig through the loose change in my car. Using the coins in the ashtray eases my conscience over the cost of coffee, and the baristas don’t mind the pennies. But when I count them … Continue reading

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Gifts for the Gumbo Lover

If you’re challenged with finding the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for the gumbo lover in your life, here are my top ten recommendations. (I’d love to have any of these!) 10. Gumbo Cookbook – I lost my DVR video of … Continue reading

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Free Gumbeaux ~ Don’t Let the Spelling Scare You

When I saw the title Gumbeaux in my daily email for free and cheap e-books, it scared me. The spelling didn’t frighten me. I’m used to Louisiana folks replacing the “oh” sound in words with the French spelling “eaux.” Seems … Continue reading

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