I'm pretty new to cooking - have been trying new things for about a year or so, and having fun doing it! I used to hate cooking and was always content to have someone else cook for me, while I did the clean-up. My main hobbies are sewing (garments) and beaded jewelry, and I love to read (sci-fi and romance), shop, and collect jewelry, especially marcasite and silver (hence the name)! I'm not married and I have no children, but I have two cats (my boys!) that are the loves of my life.