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A recipe for zesty chili & lime veggie fried rice on LouiseMellor.com

 Oh January - why can't you taste like November and December? January has me eating zesty chili & lime veggie fried rice, but the memories of the holidays are still fresh on my tongue. November was tasty, but might have been outdone by December - I can't decide. It all feels like a delicious dream. Here's what I do remember.  I peeled, boiled, and riced endless amounts of […] Read More

Top spices for cooking on LouiseMellor.com

Next to my stove-top I have a large spice drawer.  Sometimes it's organized, most of the time it's not. Sometimes the lids fall off and that's why there is oregano stuck to a blob of molasses, or is that honey? Sometimes I refill the cute little labeled jars  and sometimes it's a collection of mismatched messiness.  Above the spice drawer I have a spice cabinet.  First shelf is for […] Read More

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What do I really want?  That is a good question ... what do I really want?  The first thing that comes to mind is: I REALLY WANT MY HAIR TO GROW BACK FASTER! But seriously, I'm not talking about what I want for Christmas or even what I want for dinner, but what do I really want my life to be like today and everyday?  What […] Read More

DIY Valentine’s Day Banners on LouiseMellor.com

 Be still and know I am God ~Psalm 46:10 I am standing still, knee-deep in the flow of life and paying close attention.  Everything around me feels like it is moving in slow motion and here I am, carefully yielding every part of myself ... my body and spirit to the unpredictable flow of life around me.  There are moments when I feel that I […] Read More

Bourbon Champagne Cocktail on Evite.com

"I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty" ~ Lily Bollinger I must confess, I am smitten, enamored, and  head over heels when it […] Read More