|Pineapple Upside Down Cake|
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
|Soof or Turmeric Semolina Cake|
Hello and welcome to my blog and my life. Well you know by now that I am Nadine and I am reinventing myself or at least trying to. I am born and raised in Lebanon and moved to USA in 2007 to marry my fiance. I am now a mother which entails being a cook, driver, secretary, housekeeper, gardener, seamstress, clown, crafter , warm up artist and many many other professions. I realized the need to reinvent myself within 3 weeks of coming to the USA..it is a process that starts with Disbelief; as in "who am I and what I am doing here"...then Denial "noo...things will change...I am the same person", to Anger "What in the world was I thinking? " to Acceptance "well I have to cook anyway, might as well make something delicious and pretty"and finally Bargain "Ok..pretty will come later, let's start with edible and not burning the house down" (these stages are greatly inspired by the five stages of grief but in different order (Kübler-Ross model).
And thus my reinventing journey started. I always loved food, design, paper, calligraphy, arts and making things from scratch and by myself. This blog will allow me to document my journey and share it with my friends and family (who often ask for my recipes) and may be strangers who share their love for the above too. I must say that blogs in general helped me a lot to refine my skills and inspired me daily to translate my ideas to reality (sometimes convinced me that my ideas simply don't make sense and must remain in that busy brain of mine).
Welcome to Reinventing Nadine