Loving life on the West Coast of Canada! I am currently working as a mental health outreach worker. It is a busy and demanding job that I love! I love to cook and my DH and I love to entertain! He is always in charge of serving the bevies while I stir the soup! About 20 years ago I set a new years resolution to try at least one new recipe per week - now it is second nature to try several! Nothing scares me except BBQing steak! When I am looking for a traditional North American recipe that I can count on I always go back to the Five Roses Cookbook my mother used when I was a child (no you may not know how old it is)- for fun my favourite cookbook is the Mrs Beeton's guide to Household Management my mother recieved as a wedding gift - reading it provides some humour thank good ness we don't do things like that anymore! Best cooking compliment ever - my DH's adult son saying - eating here is like eating in a restuarant every night!