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Tasty Summertime Tradition in New Orleans

Ashley Hansen mixes the syrups that are poured over finely shaved ice at Hansen's Sno-Bliz. Some of the recipes are secret and they’re all in her head -- passed on from her late grandmother.
Ashley Hansen mixes the syrups that are poured over finely shaved ice at Hansen's Sno-Bliz. Some of the recipes are secret and they’re all in her head -- passed on from her late grandmother.

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Jeff Brady is a National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers energy issues and climate change. Brady helped establish NPR's environment and energy collaborative which brings together NPR and Member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world.