Working with food is one of the most rewarding and soothing activities for me. I formerly worked in a fancy restaurant where I was able to learn a lot about French dessert-making techniques, and up until 2004 (when we moved overseas for work) I was happily employed at a small family cafe where continued to hone my cooking techniques! My favorite foodblog is Orangette. I love her writing and recipes! I also am a bookworm--my favorite novels are 'Godric' by Frederick Beuchner, 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' by John Irving, and, most recently 'Peace Like a River' by Leif Enger. If you are familiar with the above books, you might know that they have strong Judeo-Christian themes...likely the reason why they appeal to me. I am also deeply committed to my faith in Jesus Christ.