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A Message and Wish for 2012

December 20, 2011 by Joan Nova in Holidays | 27 Comments

From my kitchen to yours…from my laptop to yours.

Thank you for your interest in FOODalogue during 2011. My work is truly a labor of love. I love the process and the continual education it provides, but it’s your interaction and visits that keeps this machine going.

I received this message in one of those dreaded chain e-mails, but the sentiment resonated. It’s my 2012 wish for everyone.

May there be peace within.

May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

NOTE: Some recipes found on FOODalogue are offered without ingredient quantities. They're meant as a guide to food pairings and techniques to be experimented with … in your own kitchen … to your own spice and taste levels … to your preferred portion sizes … and to however many people you’re cooking for. A perfect meal has multiple levels of flavor and textures, bright colors and tastes, and healthy(ish) choices. It's all about enjoyment. Enjoy the process, the presentation and the just rewards...eating!


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  1. bellini says:

    This is the perfect sentiment as we round out another year Joan. I have no doubt you will be enjoying the holiday season in sunny Florida!

  2. Ditto my friend!
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  3. Vicki says:

    Thanks for the wonderful sentiment.
    Hope yu and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a very good New Year.

  4. What a lovely sentiment Joan. It’s been my pleasure to know you and I look forward to a new and exciting new year at FOODalogue.

    Happy holidays and a happy new year in beautifully sunny Florida.
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  5. Peter says:

    Joan, have a delicious Christmas holiday and a healthy 2012!
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  6. A beautiful wish to remember every moment of everyday. Happy Holidays dear Joan to you and yours!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
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  7. Jonny says:

    Buenas Festas, Joan! Thanks for your support of WANF. It’s great to virtually know you! Best wishes for 2012.

  8. It’s been a pleasure dropping by here Joan. All the best for the holidays and have a great 2012!

  9. giz says:

    All the very best to you and yours this holiday season. Gee, it feels like it was just yesterday we were saying that and now it’s here again. Big virtual hugs to you all.
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  10. Sippitysup says:

    Merry Christmas Joan. XOGREG
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  11. Beautiful post. I got an invitation to pin it – and didn’t take the time to investigate, and now cannot get in. That is weird! Love your enthusiasm, your work, and your site! Merry Christmas, Joan! There is definitely magic in the air! Best wishes for a prosperous and dream filled 2012!
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  12. Lori Lynn says:

    Hi Joan – your work is a joy to me. I love your enthusiasm, creativity, sense of humor. I can imagine eating every one of your dishes. And I love to travel with you! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and all the best in the coming year.
    Your blogger friend,
    Lori Lynn
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  13. A lovely message and I am so glad we are friends here. Merry Christmas season and the Happiest New Year to you. It is all about the process isn’t it? It’s grand, the mistakes we make, the thing we learn, what we get to share, the connection of souls. Love blogging and having blogging buddies.
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  14. Katie says:

    What a lovely message, Joan. Here’s wishing you continued success and all the best in 2012!
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