Tara Noland is the author of Noshing With The Nolands
I have done many things in my life but now I am doing what I have loved for years, cooking and sharing my ideas with others. My first career was nursing which I did for 20 years, and although I got a lot of fulfillment from it, I needed a creative outlet. That first led to a gift basket company that I had started from scratch and grew it into a huge business including a retail card and gift store which also provided promotional items and corporate card giving.
My focus started to change when our daughter arrived and after being a sales representative for a number of years I started to think of ways of being home with the family more and that has led me to eventually doing this blog.
Cooking, baking and entertaining have been a lifelong passion for me. I started at a very young age to bake and cook for my family. Even attempting many of Julia Child’s recipes as a young teenager and cooking meals for the family or for company. Now I love entertaining and celebrating the holidays. My husband Ken loves being in the kitchen creating right along with me. Our daughter has been doing cooking classes with me for a number of years and also enjoys everything that the kitchen has to offer.
I have recently done a few catering events but I also do the cooking and baking for even large parties of over 100 people such as at Halloween.
I am so pleased to be able to present our blog for your enjoyment at www.noshingwiththenolands.com I have not missed a day posting something new on our blog and continue to have great success with photos on some of the top photography sites such as Foodgawker, Tastespotting and Tasteologie to name a few. My recipes are in Tasty Kitchen, Foodbuzz and Healthy Aperature. I have been featured a number of times in Gourmet Live’s blog for my involvement in JC100. I have had the privilege to participate in the celebration of what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday which was on Aug. 15, 2012. With JC100 I was given an assignment each week from Julia’s publisher to recreate one of Julia’s recipes. Along with restaurants and bookstores this worldwide celebration paid homage to one of the greatest chefs the world has ever known. I was thrilled to have our Boeuf Bourguignon selected to be on their Facebook page on the day of her birthday. Quite the honour.
Please continue to join us on this culinary journey never knowing what we will come up with next!!
I hope you enjoy all of our posts and share your comments and ideas along with us.
Tara, Ken and Amber Noland