I am fascinated with all things cooking- and baking-related, especially technique. I'm a kitchen gadget junkie, spending an hour at the kitchenware store without realizing it. I also like to read food blogs which have colorful pictures and accompanying recipes. I'm addicted to Recipezaar, hehehe. I check the homepage everyday to see the "Photo of the Day" and the new photos and recipes posted. I also enjoy reading the community forums, especially "Cooking Photos" and "Breads & Baking"; the latter is how I came to adopt my new pet---my Red Sea sourdough starter. Found this funny poem on the forums, true author unknown: I didn't have potatoes, so I substituted rice. I didn't have paprika, so I used another spice. I didn't have tomato sauce, so I used tomato paste; A whole can, not a half can - I don't believe in waste. A friend gave me the recipe; she said you couldn't beat it. There must be something wrong with her, I couldn't even eat it!