I have ADD, so I have the propensity to walk away from things and totally forget what I was doing so I've developed pavlovian response kitchen dash as soon as I smell carbon molecules entering the atmosphere. My dear beloved Peter is very good about catching things before they are incinerated. He is also a much better cook than I am but now I have this website in my arsenal and he doesn't (tee hee hee). I find that I prefer 'sport cooking' to everyday cooking -- where I cook the whole week's meals and lunches all in a day, I have enough going on that I can stay amused enough to stay in the kitchen. My passions are extreme experiences, good people, good food, good conversation. I am also a skilled practitioner of cbt...yes THAT cbt..although I am pretty good at cooking/baking and troublemaking. My pet peeve is that the dishes don't wash themselves -- though the dogs are always happy to help. I live in Vancouver, WA with my family , twelve chickens a little banty rooster that can barely crow, two dogs, a goat a rabbits and a few white rats. Did you know that farmers in Europe are using Spritz d'Tabasco sauce on their crops to keep the critters from munching??...I laughed when the news reporter half jokingly said they wanted to classify Tabasco as a pesticide.