Hi! My name is Natasha Ruiz. I’m a chef, a mama to 3 grown children and 2 fur babies, a grandmama to 2 amazing munchkins, and a wife to my partner in crime. I love everything to do with food, decorating and travel and you will find me the most relaxed enjoying the water.

For love and food originally started as a little blog of the foods that I made at home with the hopes of preserving some of our family dishes for my children and evolved into us opening an awesome little cafe that featured all of the foods my family and I loved.

We have since closed that cafe in order to seize an opportunity to have a new adventure in a new home and new state, with the hope of opening another sweet little place in the future.  Until then, I will share my favorite recipes, kitchen tips and tricks and my love for simple casual living.

I hope you enjoy.