I live in Edmonton, Alberta and have been cooking for about 20 years. I am a divorced mom with three kids, who are my prime taste testers for my recipes. My background is Turkish, but I enjoy cooking and eating all kinds of different cuisines. I've lived in Canada since I was 6 years old, and consider it a great place to be. My hobbies are reading, especially science fiction, real science, mystery, history, and anything else that piques my interest, anything to do with computers, including working with them, fixing them, playing games on them, taking apart the guts on them, etc., music, especially hard rock, both classic and modern, classical, new world, new age, punk, and anything that happens to catch my fancy. I also enjoy reading tarot (my grandmother used to read Turkish coffee grounds), cross stitching, and COOKING! I experiment a lot, and have a very open mind, and I also like to communicate with other people who share my interests, which is why I joined Recipezaar! I have found a lot of great recipes on this site, which is only one of the reasons I think this is the best of the recipe sharing sites out there.