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Cinnamon Nog Twist Bread | @tasteLUVnourish | #bread #nog #holiday @lovemysilk

Cinnamon Nog Twist Bread

This time of the year, we are all about baking, aren’t we? And the thing is, when you’re talking about holiday baking, you want it be pretty too. That’s why I’m so excited to share this bread with you. It tastes incredible, with the flavors of a cinnamon spiced nog and it’s so light and… continue reading »

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Wasabi Pea Chocolate Bark | @tasteLUVnourish | #chocolate #wasabi

Wasabi Pea Chocolate Bark

There’s a spot in my grocery store, just beyond the produce section, that I find irresistible. Shelves of clear cellophane bags, filled with all sorts of nuts, dried fruits and little crunchy snacky things that call my name. If it happens to be a Monday and I’ve just stepped on the scale after a weekend… continue reading »

Chicken Vegetable Curry Bowl from Taste Love & Nourish

Chicken Vegetable Curry Bowl

Years ago, I had the most delicious curry made by my sister’s friend. I was lucky enough to get the recipe, but I keep adapting it in a variety of ways. I’ve made a Roasted Vegetable Curry a while back that is really wonderful. This one, with chicken, is a bit quicker and simpler process… continue reading »

Beer Braised Carnitas Burrito Bowl | @tasteLUVnourish | #burritobowl #chipotle #carnitas #cilantrolimerice #freshsalsa #blackbeans #corn

Beer Braised Carnitas Burrito Bowl

A few years ago, while away at college, my son discovered Chipotle, a Mexican fast-food chain. When he told us about it, I was skeptical and indifferent. Fast-food has never really appealed to me and I just didn’t feel inspired to even give it a chance. Then one day…I did. OK, so I’m not going… continue reading »

Welcome to my new site. My original site, love&nourish needed room to grow!  This was not part of my master plan! My plan was to leisurely cook, finally put my recipes in writing, blog in my spare time and try to figure out how to use an SLR camera.  I’m not sure how this happened, but all of those crazy graphs and figures that track my stats tell me that love&nourish had been getting a lot of love! I owe it all to all of you who’ve been so supportive! Thank you so much!

If you’d like to follow my blog, you’ll find a box in the right column where you can input your email address and get updates. I promise not to send you anything but my recipes!

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while.  I’ve been busy trying to figure out html.  So, below I’ve posted a recipe for Steak Fajitas.  They are really amazing!  Enjoy!

Back to living…

The day the power came back…thank goodness!

My Dad always seemed to find humor in my love of complaining.  Apparently, I’ve got a reputation for it.  With a smirk on his face, he’d ask me how this went or that went just to hear my detailed and over-dramatic stories.  He’d laugh whole-heartedly through all of my expletives.  Honestly, sometimes I played it up just to hear that laugh.  

For the past week, I’ve thought of all of the complaining I  could do once I got back online. Hurricane Sandy flew through our small part of the world, destroying property and lives.  I’ve never seen or heard anything more frightening or powerful. My family and our neighbors were without power for nine very cold days.  I’d have to say that dealing with the cold was one of the most difficult parts. Yet, knowing what others have lost, I really cannot complain.  

Sitting at my desk now in my warmed-up home, I just want to focus on the good that came from this horrible storm.  I am thankful, first and most importantly, that my family and friends are all OK.  I’m also thankful for:  my husband, who did everything he could to warm us and get us fed despite having developed bronchitis; our family and dear friends sharing a much needed meal and warming us up; my daughter’s shadow-puppet shows every night before sleeping; friends who did everything in their power to help us stay warm with firewood and a generator; hours and hours of board games and cards with my husband and daughter;  the gas station attendant who said he refused to ration gas for the people of our town until our power was restored; having the time to browse through and organize all of my old recipes; friends who sent over grilled steak and home made cookies; family who called from near and far to check in on us and worried for us; my daughter who never once complained (she obviously does not take after me); all of the old and ugly sweatshirts that I was able to layer on, four at a time; my husband looking at me wearing those ugly sweatshirts and telling me he loves me and for our dog Lola, who shared all twelve pounds of her furry warmth.  Lastly, but certainly most importantly…thanks to the linemen who came all the way from Canada to work on restoring power to our area.  I’d kiss each one of you if I could!  :D

Moving forward now…those words alone should make us thankful…I am anxious to getting back to living, sharing more recipes with you, appreciating warmth and every morsel of delicious food that passes my lips!