I have always been drawn into the kitchen...My Grandma let me stir up eggs when I could hardly reach her countertop! I think of cooking as giving lots of love, and I am happy to find this website just jam-packed with it ! I work part-time in the medical field, and also enjoy sewing, painting and reading. Gardening with my husband is my favorite outdoor hobby. We grow roses, perennials, annuals and veggies, herbs....whatever we can fit in, and I dry and freeze also. My pet peeve is packaging that I cannot open easily...plastic shrink- wrap, staples, etc..Oh, and mushy tomatoes from the store in the wintertime.