I am a professional barista with 10 years experience in specialty coffee. I'm a midwestern transplants now in the glory that is the pacific northwest. I've loved cooking from an early age and am a self taught cook with the odd tip or two from my mother. I have always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes and still hope to someday learn. I enjoy kintting, sewing, feeding people, baking bread, and brewing coffee and tea. My favorite cookbook is How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson. Largely though, my recipes come from my mother, her aunts, and the internet.