I am a self made cook. I feel cooking from scratch has its merits and rewards and worth every ounce of energy put into it. I like all kinds of food and cooking is actually very relaxing and I get much satisfaction out of creating new dishes as well as old ones. All my friends and family love to eat and I like to cook. My motto is FRESH! and from Scratch! Aside from cooking. I enjoy flower and vegetable gardening. I am passionate about fishing and cooking the catch! I dabble in photography and graphics arts. My camera is always with me when I travel. I like seeing new places and experiencing the people and adventures of different places on Earth. I like finding great restaurants to eat at that serve fresh wonderful food.