I'm a greatgrandmother and a cookbook and recipe collector. I like to garden ( mostly herbs ) and am a retired learning disability teacher. Right now I"m teaching half time English as a Second Language.. I don't have a favorite cookbook but I like the Junior League books . I like Marcella Hazan's cookbooks and Mexican cookbooks. I recently got a greenhouse and am rasing unusual vegetables. WE are adding a second greenhouse for more grow your own vegetables. I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia on the river. My pet peeves are people with phones glued to their ears and who are unaware of the world around them.