Since working at the bakery, I have been able to meet many wonderful people, from all over the country. Just recently, the bakery hired Nancy, a delightful girl, whom I had the pleasure of training on the bar. As we got to know each other, I found that she is orginally from Abbeville, LA, which is about half an hour from Lafayette, where I was born! We immediately swapped gumbo recipes, she made ettouffe for me, and we both decided to bring some cajun into the mix at work. To quote Anne of Green Gables, we are becoming the bossom-est of friends. So, we made gumbo and king cake to sell at the bakery for Mardi Gras, in hopes of bringing some flavor to the dreary month of March (its 15 degrees outside!). Of course, there is no fresh seafood in sight, but we did find a local meat shop that sells andouille sausage! Happy Mardi Gras!