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I am a sourdough freak. I only work with wild yeast sourdoughs. It is the most fascinating and rewarding type of baking that I have ever done. I enjoy teaching others how to bake with wild yeast sourdough. I have always loved to cook, especially baked goods and desserts. I like to change a recipe to add my own personal touches. I was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years, but now I work full time in a major department store. I have four children, three sons and one daughter, who are all young adults now. I waited a long time to be a grandma because my youngest was the first to have a child. Now my third youngest is giving me the second grandbaby in September, 2008. Both grandbabies are boys. Here is grandbaby #1 In my spare time (haha...what spare time?), I like to quilt and sew; do many crafts, including rubber stamping. I once worked in a quilt shop and taught classes in hand piecing, hand applique and hand quilting. I love gardening and like to try new plants. I love to grow peppers--sweet and hot--and I always plant way too many of them! Also like to can some of my garden bounty, but time doesn't allow me to do as much as I'd like. I also like to grow and dry fresh herbs. They are wonderful--so much flavor compared to store-bought.