I would put up a disclaimer, but if you’re reading this, you’re obviously smart enough to realize that any opinions I post are mine and no one else’s.

My name is Clark Castle and I live in uptown New Orleans. I love this city and this state, but I’m well-traveled enough to have a worldly view of all things around me. My intent with this blog is to chronicle the little joys in my life: food, sports, entertainment (TV, movies, books) and life in general. So you may find recipes, TV reviews, movie reviews, photos, whatever strikes my mood. And as a Gemini, my mood tends to change a lot.

I’m sort of an old soul. I tend to get along with people in their 30s and 40s more than I do with people close to my age or younger. That said, I rarely meet people I don’t like and if I consider you a friend, I’m there for you no matter what.

I tend to speak my mind and always have an opinion. I do possess the ability to see all sides of an issue or argument. I tend to tell people what they NEED to hear versus what they WANT to hear.

I’m sarcastic (although nothing I’ve typed so far is).

Peach Tart

Peach Tart from Chez Castle (My Kitchen)

I love to cook. For me, it’s the easiest way for me to express my creative side. With food there are infinite possibilities based on the ingredients one has in hand. I have the ability to take whatever five to ten ingredients I have and create usually delicious things out of them.

I’m sometimes accused of being too into sports, but I have a very competitive nature and watching sports provides an outlet for that.

I rarely get mad or hold a grudge (life’s too short). I tend to believe that adults are just that, adults. Therefore, I treat everyone with respect and believe that people are going to do what they are going to do and can’t necessarily be controlled. I still, at times, get disappointed in people, but I truly believe that friendships are priceless.

Maybe that all sounds mushy, but I get that way sometimes. It’s not something I regret because I don’t believe in regrets and have none.

This is my first attempt at blogging, so I’m excited about putting my thoughts and opinions down. But as with life, I always enjoy the ride.
You can follow me on Twitter @clark_castle for all the latest and greatest news in my world or email with questions/comments and suggestions at


44 responses to “About

  1. Pasta Princess

    March 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Hi there 🙂 Stopped by to say thanks for visiting my blog and for the like. I’m going to take a look around your site – have a great day!

    • poboylivinrich

      March 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks for taking a look around! I enjoyed your blog.

  2. Our Kitchen Inventions

    March 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Hi and thanks for stopping by for a visit to our blog. Really appreciate the “Like” of the Gnocchi Day post. Love the looks of that Peach Tart! Great photo.

    Susan and Wade

  3. StefanGourmet

    March 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Yours looks nice, I’ll be back!

  4. Truffles Magazine

    March 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog I appreciate you liking my California BLT. Feel free to check out the Food section as I am continuously updating it with new recipes so I hope this might inspire you to try some new recipes, your peach tart looks so good!

  5. candicebecker

    March 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I’m still figuring this out on here. Love the recipes!

  6. samanthacangelosi

    March 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    thanks for stopping by and “liking” our post! your website is very nice! love the look of it

    • poboylivinrich

      March 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      My pleasure. Thanks for your kind words. I’m actually an SMU alum. Go Mustangs!

  7. gatherermom

    March 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the visit! My blog is brand-spanking new- more good stuff to come. Your blog looks fun- good reference for next NOLA trip!

  8. Brin

    March 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Can’t wait to get back to NOLA! I have only visited once, but it was one of the most delicious vacations I’ve ever had. (The peach tart looks awesome!)

  9. janislacrosse

    March 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog, togetherwechange. I am quite new to the blogging world and I really appreciate the visit. Some of your recipes looks absolutely delicious– especially those ground turkey stuffed peppers. Yum! Thanks again!

  10. mariettamomma

    March 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    My husband and I LOVE NOLA and try to go once a year. (The food is the best part) Even though I despise beets, I may have to give the brownie recipe a try after my recent experience with cauliflower in Mac n Cheese. Thanks for stopping by:)

  11. Anita George

    March 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and “liking” my Avocado Fries post! I really like the way your blog is set up. With all of its different sections, it’s like a little magazine about your life and New Orleans. Good stuff. And I’ll definitely be back to read more and try some of those recipes. The Thai Duck Breast Curry and King Cake French Toast recipes sound especially interesting! 🙂

    • poboylivinrich

      March 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      My pleasure! Thanks for your compliments. I’ll definitely try the avocado fries.

  12. Danny

    March 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger Awards! 🙂

  13. kdrizzleuk

    March 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for the “like” on my carbonara post. I’ve taken a quick look around and am looking forward to diving into your recipes!

  14. terrepruitt

    March 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm


    I love the way you have this blog set up. Really great. Really easy to navigate and see what you are posting about. Mine could use this type of organization!

  15. aniaarcher

    March 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog and the “like” of my color palette “Pineapple Milkshake”. While checking out your site I found beet brownies recipe that I will definitely try. I love beets and brownies, it has to be good. Have a great day.

  16. partykitchen

    March 29, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for stopping by to check out my Pierogi post yesterday. I am stopping by your blog to take a look around! I was in NO on a business trip just before Katrina and loved it. 🙂

    • poboylivinrich

      March 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

      You should come back for another visit. Lots of things have changed (mostly for the better) since Katrina.

  17. Desi Chick

    March 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

    What a fun blog you have going on here. I’m glad you came by my blog so I could find you. Now you have a Bangladeshi “follower” 🙂 ~ Tahmina

  18. Veggiewitch

    March 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog… it brought me to visit yours, as well. =0)

  19. pcjyohe

    March 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm


    You have a great blog here and it has been a joy looking around, I cannot wait to explore more and to refer to this blog as an example for mine if you do not mind, it is very well designed and alot of fun.

    • poboylivinrich

      March 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks for your compliments and for taking a look around.

  20. richardmcgary

    April 2, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I really enjoy your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. More information at Happy Blogging.

  21. edwardwjsmith

    April 4, 2012 at 6:25 am

    A friend of mine has just moved to New Orleans! Seems like an awesome place! Really enjoying your blog man! 🙂

    • poboylivinrich

      April 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

      New Orleans is such a great place! Thanks for stopping by.

  22. abadinBedAndBreakfast

    April 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for stopping by in Canada 🙂 hope we’ll see you again. Like your page and will be back……..

  23. intermittentblogger

    April 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours looks great – will add to my reader 🙂

  24. stephanielane2012

    April 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve really been enjoying your blog. Your post on corn bread in an iron skillet took me right home. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award and Blog and Fire award. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  25. pclovinu

    April 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It’s very new and I’m a rookie; sharing and getting feedback is lots of fun. My daughter visited New Orleans last summer and really loved it. I’ve never been there but hope to visit in the future. Enjoying your blog very much.

    • poboylivinrich

      April 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Welcome! And you should absolutely visit New Orleans. You’re guaranteed to have a great time.

  26. rosemcom

    June 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for liking my post “Have you ever eaten a duck egg? Part 2” in my “Delightful Local Repast” blog…so many wonderful recipes to be found in your blog and I love all the pictures ~ nicely done! Cheers, Rose

  27. angelasommers

    June 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    thanks for stopping by my humble littel blog and liking my chicken salad post! It always makes my day when people actually ready what I post!
    I like your introduction of yourself and wish you all the best!

  28. dheadd

    July 30, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I too am a Gemini and we rock! I really enjoyed reading your about page. too funny i thought i was reading about myself there for a minute. just curious do or did you have a temper?? Gemini’s tend to have that in common. Lookin forward to the rest of your site!

    • poboylivinrich

      August 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      I wouldn’t say I have a temper, but if I start to raise my voice, people know to clear the room. I don’t get mad often, but when I do…

  29. Newman's Corner

    September 6, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’ll have to take a look see around yours!

  30. 3rdCultureChildren

    November 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I love to cook, as well… wish I’d be better at it! 😮
    Glad I found your blog… will be checking the recipes out, soon… just saw the pulled pork… hummm… Thanks for sharing! Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia

    • poboylivinrich

      November 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      So glad you find my site. Welcome! I try to keep the recipes simple. Just do your best and cook with love. Those are the two principles to live by in the cocina.

      • 3rdCultureChildren

        November 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm

        I’ll be trying them out over here… See, husband has Mexican-American + New Englander background. I’m originally from Brazil, with Portuguese background. We love to eat, and we’ve got a passion for (traveling and) cooking, obviously! 😮 Your site has so many nice things… the reviews, your impressions, the recipes and images… so delicious! Just followed it… and trust me, will try to replicate your delicacies… and will post about it! 😮 Thanks again, and take care, Raquel.

  31. LilRaps

    November 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I was searching for the Bon Appetit wild rice fruit pecan stuffing recipe and came across your blog. Interestingly enough you posted it on my birthday. I see you posted about Surreys the day before, I was in NO last weekend and went there for the 1st time, you are spot on, amazing place! Nice blog 🙂

    • poboylivinrich

      November 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks for visiting and for your kind words! Happy holidays!


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