I am a military wife and my husband and I enjoy learning to cook new things together. I am very fond of fresh flavor/ingredients. While canned ingredients make it easy when I'm impatient, everything tastes better from scratch. In that same vein, I believe "nothing tastes as good as a home-grown tomato" and it makes me sad that I live in the desert without a yard and cannot easily grow my own herbs and vegetables. However, that doesn't stop me from trying.