Monday, July 12, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
The Rosalie Plantation is located on part of the Spanish land grant made to Daniel Clark in the 18th century. The plantation was built in the early 1830's by the Baillio family.
An interesting fact about the Rosalie Plantation:
Baillio, a sugar planter, served as a magistrate in nearby Avoyelles Parish and was known as "Judge Baillio". He was a member of the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State Seminary at Pineville, Louisiana, forerunner of LSU which opened in 1859. Its first superintendent was William Tecumseh Sherman, who resigned in 1861 at the Civil War’s onset to return to the United States Army. It is substantiated by Baillio family history that Baillio’s association with Sherman saved Rosalie from destruction during the Red River campaign. Union troops under General Nathaniel Banks burned Alexandria on May 13, 1864. The Rapides courthouse was destroyed in the fire, eliminating the area’s early records. Most outlying plantations were razed as well, including Mooreland, the home of Baillio’s neighbor and brother-in-law, Gov. Thomas Overton Moore. A copy of the orders from a Col. Scott of the Iowa Infantry to "spare the life and property of Judge Baillio" can be seen at Rosalie today.
After years of ownership transfers, Rosalie Plantation and surrounding acres was purchased by the Norman family. Today the family pecan orchard includes 2500 pecan trees. Most planted by the sons along with their father.
The pecan assortment at Rosalie Pecans makes your mouth water. The pecans come in nice varieties of sizes for purchase. You can find shelled pecans, combo packs, samplers and my favorite - Pecan Oil. I was very intrigued by 100% Pure Virgin Pecan Oil and am very excited to sample it courtesy of Rosalie Pecans. The Pecan Oil is very light with a slight nutty taste. The flavor is very neutral so it can be used in most cooking applications. I love the lightness of the oil. First I made a simple vinaigrette with the pecan oil, vinegar and salt and pepper. I made a delicious spinach salad, tossed with the vinaigrette, chopped pecans and dried cranberries. It was scrumptious! The Pecan Oil added such a delicate flavor. I also made a chicken stir fry with the pecan oil. Mmmm very tasty. It seemed to be less greasy too. I am enjoying cooking with the pecan oil. You can even use it in desserts. I have a Fudge Pie recipe that came with the oil, that I can't wait to make. I can't wait for the new harvest of pecans in the fall to try the delicious pecans! Check out the incredible pecan recipes.
You can purchase the Pecan Oil and other pecan items including books online directly at Rosalie Pecans. The prices are reasonable and you can find all sorts of sizes for your pecan needs. If you can't decide which to choose - try a Rosalie Sampler Tin. Don't forget to get a bottle or two of the Pecan Oil.
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Disclosure: I received a gratis sample for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.