Features

Garden News: November best spring bulb-planting month in La.

Photo provided by LSU AgCenter  Narcissus Grand Primo has deep green foliage and pure white flowers and reliably blooms year after year.

We’re getting close to the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in our gardens. November is really the best bulb-planting month here in Louisiana, and we can plant bulbs as late as early December, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill. Spring-flowering bulbs are those… Continue reading →

Food & Restaurants

From décor to menu items, Zoroona breaks out of typical Mediterranean mold

Advocate photo by KYLE PEVETO -- The lamb kabob was cooked perfectly, and grilled with tomatoes, peppers and onions.

For reasons not quite clear, Baton Rouge seems to have an abundance of Mediterranean restaurants for a city its size, and that’s a good thing. However, having visited many of them, it’s hard to draw meaningful distinctions. One might have creamier… Continue reading →

Faith

How you can help: Drive seeks warm clothing for homeless in Baton Rouge

Photo provided by DEBBY GAUTREAUX -- Debby Gautreaux visits with women at a downtown bus shelter. She and husband Russell are working to aid the homeless in Baton Rouge. 'We help them find resources, to find a job, to get transportation to a job or to get bus tickets to get home,' says Debby Gautreaux.

With the first stings of cold weather in the air, two ministries to Baton Rouge’s homeless men, women and children are teaming up to collect 1,000 coats in the next few weeks. Catherine Comeaux, of Signs and Wonders Outreach… Continue reading →

Recipes

Double-Corn Muffins

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- For Corrine Cook's Gourmet Galley Column: Corn Muffins.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Double-Corn Muffins Makes 8 standard-size muffins. Recipe is from Betty Crocker. 2⁄3 cup milk 3 tbls. vegetable oil 1 egg ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup cornmeal 2 tbls. sugar 1… Continue reading →

Wheels

2015 Dodge Challenger

You say you don’t have the dough for the awesome new 2015 Challenger Hellcat with 707 horsepower? Try the 2015 Challenger Scat Pack with the 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine. It’ll give you 485 horses and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with either a 6-speed… Continue reading →

Real Estate

Country Club Views

There are but a few prime lots left in the Country Club of Louisiana, so some builders and homeowners are buying and renovating older homes on the best lots. One great example is the home at 19240 South Lakeway Ave., a brand new… Continue reading →

Columnists

LSU Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’ seductive, raw

Photo provided by the LSU School of Music -- LSU Theater Professor Nick Erickson, second from left, choreographs a sword fight scene


​ There will be sword fights, seduction, mistaken identities, romance and raw emotion. But Don Giovanni won’t add any notches to his score card when LSU Opera opens Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’sDon Giovanni” Thursday, Oct. 30, in the… Continue reading →

Home/Garden

Garden News: November best spring bulb-planting month in La.

Photo provided by LSU AgCenter  Narcissus Grand Primo has deep green foliage and pure white flowers and reliably blooms year after year.

We’re getting close to the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in our gardens. November is really the best bulb-planting month here in Louisiana, and we can plant bulbs as late as early December, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill. Spring-flowering bulbs are those… Continue reading →