May 30, 2011

memories & banana bread.

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your own stories of loss... it's not everyone that can understand that a pet is apart of your family so your words have meant so much. If you have furr kiddos running around the house right now, please give them big hugs for me!

I'm missing Shiraz terribly, he filled up our hearts and home with so much love. I miss the simple things like when i'd make the bed and he'd take a run for it between the covers, or how he and I would share a midnight snack of cheese and crackers, goat cheese was his favorites too :) The hubs and I are constantly saying "remember when Shiraz did this or that?" He is so incredibly missed.

But i'm also trying to concentrate on the good things that are going on in my life because there happens to be some amazing things happening right now too. I can't wait to tell you more but for now I wanted to tell you about the banana bread that I made this weekend. After a tough week, I decided that some comfort food was in order so banana bread it was. I followed Martha's recipe and it was banana yum. What are your favorite comfort foods?

Weekend banana


Banana loaf


  1. Oh sweet friend..I am so sorry about your sweet Shiraz! Sending you prayers of comfort and sweet memories to help you get through this sad time. Losing a pet is soooooo hard. Hugs oxoxoxoxxo

  2. Natasha,
    I am glad that there are some amazing things happening in your life...I really can't wait to hear about it!
    You must have so many funny and sweet Shiraz stories, I'm sure it is comforting for you and your hubby to miss him together.
    I always use Martha's recipe when I make banana bread!! It turns out so moist. There really is something about banana bread isn't there?? It does make you feel better.
    Thinking of you, and hoping you have a great week,

  3. Dear Natasha,
    I am very sad! I also have a cat and she's almost 15 years old. I hope I still have many years with her​​!
    Your banana bread looks so delicious! I've never tried one, or baked, but I have a recipe here and I will try it!

  4. I can not wait to hear your news. my comfort foods change
    right now i am always in need of some home made lentil soup and crusty bread. but i could not live without fresh picked radishes, cheese and baguette with homemade mustard.

    i used ot make banana bread very sunday for k to have a slice and work. the recipe is from aran (canelle & vanille) and it started our friendship and it's story made it into the pages of a book and magazines.
    banana bread & friend. an old post.

  5. AnonymousMay 30, 2011

    I'm so sorry for your loss....I recently had to part with my dog Ginger...and I miss her every day...I see her in every part of our home, doing her usual things...they really do become a huge part of the family.

    Your writing from the heart in all of your posts that I've read are so touching...I'm now following you. Banana bread is my favourite thing to make, and it is a comfort food!!

    Stop by and visit sometime, if you like.

    Ciao Bella!


  6. Baking is definitely healing for the soul. That banana bread looks incredible.

  7. oh my...i wish I could give you a hug. I'm so glad you had banana bread to keep you mind off things. :)

  8. i'm glad you're finding comfort in other things and for me, food is always the way to go. good food can definitely heal.

  9. sorry to hear about shiraz. finding comfort in homemade food and tea is perhaps the best remedy for sadness. Your photos are beautiful, as is this space you have created. x

  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Sometimes it is the basic things, like baking or cooking, that can take give us much needed comfort at hard times.

  11. I'm glad you are keeping positive :) I am thinking of making some chocolate chip cookies tonight, those are definitely a comfort food!

  12. awe love, i know this well. those are the dearest memories, it's hard sometimes because i feel like they are so slight, i have to actually look at a photo or video of Koda to get the full essence again. is this the way for everyone or is my mind a sieve that needs tighter mesh? the memories you've shared of Shiraz do make me smile though, he certainly liked fine dining and warm cozy nooks! my thoughts are with you Tash.

    wellness is on it's way with something so d-vine as that banana bread. it looks incredible, great job and always, always, always...your photos hit the mark of excellence. and what darling china! is that an heirloom? my mom taught me to enjoy home cooking on beautiful pieces like this, it always tastes so much better that way too.

    honestly, this is so bad but for comfort food i usually turn to mac n' cheese or a really good Indian meal...oh, Thai food. YES! especially when i have a hangover, not very often mind you but when i do it's a cure all. think it's got to do with the spices. who knows for sure, but i dig the results. baha! much love to you friend!!!! ♥

  13. so sorry to hear about shiraz. :( sending hugs across your way.

    i LOVE banana bread and haven't made it in forever. ugh cravings.

  14. This bread looks awesome. You take lovely photos! Thoughts with you as you bake and comfort your way through the grieving process:)

  15. mmm Qué rico! Yo también hago el pan de bananas con la receta de mi abuela! Nice blog, great colors! xoxo