I am a grandma living in a little country house in New Hampshire. I have lived all over the U.S. and more. I typically cook from scratch, including grinding whole bulk spices as I use them. I miraculously survived ovarian cancer 27 yrs ago but now need a kidney transplant due to chemo damage. I cannot get dialysis because my veins were ruined by the chemo. Meantime, I am newly "retired" on disability while I wait for a kidney donor to come into my life. I love having the time to cook now that I no longer work. I newly live next door to my daughter and her family so now have people to cook for. My kitchen windows look out on the beautiful forest and I spend hours daily making new recipes.