Featuring a diverse and sizzling array of home-grown Louisiana musicians, the music lineup for the fourteenth annual 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival , to be held in Houma, Louisiana October 13,14 and 15 has been announced. The festival, selected ‘Best Festival Outside New Orleans 2016’ by Offbeat Magazine, is produced by the non-profit Voice of the Wetlands, founded by Houma blues and roots musician Tab Benoit to bring awareness to the cultural and economic challenges faced by the physical loss of the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Besides the music, the Festival has become noted for it’s outstanding traditional Louisiana cuisine, Art Market, and family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. 2017 marks the third year the festival is being held at the Ponderosa, a cattle farm turned festival venue for one weekend a year through the generosity of the Rouse family, of supermarket note. Festival-goers can camp on-site, with both tent and RV spaces available, and can expect three nights and two days of non-stop music on two stages, and late-night ‘Wetlands Ramble’ jams at the Red Dog Saloon stage. For the music line-up, and information about exhibiting and camping, please visit the website at .
I’m linking my pasta bake up with Pasta Please which I am guest hosting for Jacqueline this month. There is no theme for May and all pasta dishes are welcome so please join in if you have a great recipe to share. I’m also linking up with Extra Veg because using squash this way is a good way of sneaking in extra veggies. This challenge is run by Helen and Michelle and hosted this month by Kate at Veggie Desserts . Finally I’m joining in with The Vegetable Palette run by Shaheen at Allotment 2 Kitchen has the theme of your favourite vegetable this month and butternut squash is definitely one of my favourite vegetables for it’s flavour, versatility and beautiful orange colour, plus it goes very well with cheese!