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Emily and Lili at Martins Wine Cellar in New Orleans

After being in a writing group for almost a year  that meets on the phone, I finally was able to meet one of them in person. We were in one of our wiriting group sessions on the phone when Emily of Your Daily Em-i-lis asked me if I would be in New Orleans on December 21, because she and her family would be flying in and maybe we could meet. Well, as it turned out I was going to be there doing a demo for Delightful Palate at Martins...

Roasted Sweet Potato, Cranberry, and Cous Cous Salad with Delightful Palate's Stone Fruit Nectar

What a Girl Wants , What a Girl Needs… Christine Aguilera is on to something

I sometimes think that the icing on the cake of life would be to shop in posh boutiques, searching for beautifully crafted couture to drape myself in . I have spent many a misty cool morning thumbing through that fat stack of catalogs cluttering the kitchen counter discovering the newest way to tie a scarf or contemplating the hot color for the upcoming season. 

But by, way of manufacturing Delightful...

Succotash Salad

Inside the Belly of the Beast, My weekend at a LSU Frat house

I had to squelch a gag, as I walked through the front door.The tangy smell, derived from years of collegiate tomfoolery in this dilapidated historical building, passed in an unwelcome fashion through my nostrils. 

I started unloading my supplies in the kitchen of...

Tomato Ombre

Delightful Palate Summer Food Show Circuit –New York 

After the Dallas food market came to a close we headed home to repack and ship a pallet of materials to our next stop. The Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Our first morning there, we bounced around subway lines, making our way to the Union Square Farmer’s Market, to shop for the ingredients we’d need for the samples, we planned on handing out at the show. As we emerged above ground from the subway, the countless white tents...

Double Berry and Goat Cheese Pizza with  Delightful Palate's Stone Fruit Nectar

Pinch me! I am thrilled and flabbergasted that Delightful Palate is gracing the shelves of Modica Market in Seaside and Cowgirl Kitchen Feed & Supply in Rosemary Beach.

Strawberry Caprese Bruschetta

 Nibbles for Mother’s Day,

Strawberry Caprese Bruschetta

In preparation for my Saturday Morning 10:00 demo at the Baton Rouge Red Stick Market, I have been experimenting and testing recipes incorporating the ingredients from the vendor list that they emailed me. The Succulent strawberries from Fekete Farms, edible flowering broccolini from Inglewood, Cheddar Cheese Curds from Rocking R Dairy, and Fig...

Asparagus, Crawfish Remoulade, Beet and Avocado Salad


 Recipe Developer - a skill added to my Resume

I was recently inspired by Em-i-lis, a fellow, food blogger, who posted about a meal she enjoyed at La Petite Grocery in New Orleans. Her picture of the crawfish salad in a horseradish dressing with beets and garnished with shaved asparagus caught my attention and ideas started racing through the...

Candied Kumquats and Meyer Lemon Recipe

From simply recipes, These delicious sweet and tart fruits can be used in salads , cheese boards, serve along side grilled meats. They are beautiful used as a garnish.


4 cups of roughly chopped kumquats (roughly...

 An Easter Strawberry Pie with Killer Crust

This Strawberry Pie should adorn your Easter menu, the technique for the crust makes it so buttery an flaky,the pastry cream is decadent and rich flecked with real vanilla beans and our luscious Louisiana Strawberries gushing with ripe juices. I have combined my favorite recipes for each part of this pie and put them together. That’s what I do, mingle recipes into a new one. Joanne chang makes this crust for her quiches in Fine Cooking Magazine this month, she also makes this pastry...



My name is Lili Courtney and welcome to my Delightful Palate blog! 

You will quickly learn that food is my life and the art of eating well is my passion.  I invite you to join the conversation about fresh food and fine living.  Together let’s discover the delightful flavors of life one entry at a time.

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