I live only a few minutes from the ocean on Vancouver Island, BC. I own my own business, which is currently on hold until I get my life under control again. Between the 4 of us, we have 4 different diets. Two of us, no milk. One of us, no peanuts. Me, no preservatives - which means back to the basics for everything. And DH - bacon, sausage, smokies - you know, all those bad things, he loves. I'm just learning to can this year and really enjoying it.