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Have you ever caught yourself drooling over a recipe, only to catch yourself and think that surely, you could never make that?

Perhaps it looked too difficult, too fancy, or too froo-froo for the picky eaters in your home to even consider trying.

Or maybe you picked up a book off the shelf at Barnes & Noble (or saw the cover on Amazon’s suggested-for-you list). You weren’t sure how good it would be; after all, the reviews were all over the board.

Or perhaps that’s your book, with the smorgasbord reviews, and you are hoping for an experienced reader-reviewer to look at it, perhaps spotlight it on their blog, and do some social-media promotion on Goodreads, Amazon, or Twitter.

Or maybe none of the above. :) Maybe you’re just along for the ride and hope you pick up some tips and tricks for your kitchen or bookcase or gift list.

That’s where I come in.

I’m Meagan, and I’m a born-and-bred Washingtonian who likes to wax eloquent on apples, Lord of the Rings, and the finer points of Indian restaurants.

And I’m a closet bookaholic and foodie. (Does that make me less closeted by admitting it?)

I’m here to tell you, in the words of Disney’s Ratatouille, that “anyone can cook” (or read – or shop) – even you. You can make that froo-froo recipe. Your picky eaters will find something to eat here. And the rapidly-growing gift-list recipients will find a book they will love and know that it is clean, entertaining, and worth a re-read – or two, or six.

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28 comments

  1. Rob Viens says:

    Thanks for visiting and following the Beagle Project! The recipes you are posting sound great. Do you have any recipes inspired by LOTR? Maybe some Samwise Rabbit Stew with tatters? Or something elvish – they must make some great food :)

    • The Curried Nut says:

      Thanks very much, Rob!

      I haven’t created any LOTR-inspired recipes – yet!! That’s a great idea; can’t believe I never thought of it. I already have a few recipes that with some modifications would be excellent. :) Will post some soon! Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Liz says:

    Hey, Curried Nut–thanks for the reblog :-) Am glad to have found you as you’re totally the blog I’ve been looking for–food and literature AND wine. Doesn’t get any better than that. Appreciate the Like and follow. Will see you around for sure.

  3. Coryanne Ettiene says:

    I’d like to invite you to a #FreshBloggers party in Seattle, please will you reach out to me so I can send you the invite? Thank you, Coryanne (@CoryanneEttiene on Twitter)

  4. Jorie says:

    I am completely over the moon in love with Middle Earth myself, esp on the Aragon & Arwen angle of romance within the heart of the series; however, I haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading Middle Earth in novel form! :( I had wanted to attempt it prior to the motion pictures, but I decided that my itch to see the adaptations was greater than my ability to read the tome of what Tolkien left behind! Therefore, I eagerly headed off to the theater and was quite surprised to find how comfortable & how familiar Middle Earth felt to me! Now, I realise it was filmed in *New Zealand*, but there was simply something about that particular world that felt ‘known to me’ rather than unknown?! I didn’t watch the Hobbit editions in film, as I truly want to read all of Tolkien’s brilliance in the ‘order of Middle Earth’ which involves going in/out of the Histories of Middle Earth and through the series as it was published!

    How lovely to find someone else as giddy about this as I am! :)

    Have you read the Histories!? And, other supporting stories!?

    • thecurriednut says:

      I’m so glad to find another LOTR fan! :) You are going to absolutely love the books. Can’t wait to talk with you more as you read them!

      I’ve tried to read Silmarillion three times and haven’t made it all the way through. :( But, I have read Children of Hurin and bits and pieces of the Books of Lost Tales. I’ll have to move those up in my list of books to read! ;-)

  5. Miranda A. Uyeh says:

    Hello!

    I first discovered your blog through Amber Stokes’ (my editor) blog a while back, and I’ve stopped by a couple of times. It’s lovely what you do here! You truly know how to celebrate life! What could be lovelier than food, wine and books? I really don’t know!

    Anyway, I stopped by to invite you to be a part of the blog tour for my debut book, an inspirational romance titled ‘To Die Once, (Child of Grace Series, Book #1)’, which runs from April 5th through May 21st, 2014. I would love to have you be a part of it, if you have the time. :) You can follow this link to read the book’s blurb (http://mautobeaperson.wordpress.com/to-die-once/). If you’re interested, please let me know, and I’ll send you a PDF copy of the e-ARC. Thank you for time! :)

    ~ Miranda

    P.S. Sorry I contacted you like this. I searched for a more private way to reach you, but didn’t find any. You can remove this comment afterwards?

    • thecurriednut says:

      Hi Miranda! Thank you so much for your comment and kind words! :)

      Just wanted to check and see if you got the email I sent you yesterday. Hope so!!

      I’d love to participate in the blog tour. Looking forward to it, and let me know if I should resend my email. :) Thanks again!

  6. Marisa says:

    Hi Miss Curried ;) and thanks for visiting eve’s apple. This spring be sure to have some of those Pacific Northwest mushrooms for me! Lucky girl.

    mcproco.wordpress.com

  7. mevezich says:

    Hello –
    I looked for a way to email you, but couldn’t find an address. I enjoyed your IFBC write-up. I was about to post an entry regarding Karen & Andrew as well. I wanted to know if it would be alright to use your image of them, with propoer attribution: Karen and Andrew | IFBC 2014. Image (c) The Curried Nut, 2014. (or however you would like).

    Thank you! wholefoodsexplorer.com

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