Retired and loving it! Canadian who lived and worked in eight U.S. cities for eighteen years and loved every minute! Now volunteering at a community centre operated by Catholic nuns. I love cooking from scratch. I am particularly interested in truly affordable, low-cost recipes and cooking tips. Current interests include Once a Month Cooking -(O.A.M.C). Cook for a day, eat for a month. Back in 1945 Mom and Dad owned a restaurant, grocery store, chip wagon even a butcher shop here in Ottawa. I was exposed to cooking at an early age. I could have been a chef! I could have been a contenda! Currently collecting family and favorite recipes to pass on to my children and grandchildren.