My husband and I have lived in the SF Bay area for 30+ years. For most of those years, we both worked long hours and figuring out what to fix for dinner was the hardest part of my day. We semi-retired last year and I found Recipezaar - oh, where were you all for the last 30 years?? My new hobby is to do a zaar search for an ingredient or specific type of dish and then head for the kitchen to try it out. Our shared passion is riding our HD motorcycles. Exploring the beautiful United States on two wheels has opened a whole new world to us. I lived vicariously through Alton Brown's 2 seasons of exploring the regional culinary specialties of the country on motorcycle. That's certainly part of the fun of touring - get off the highway and explore the local towns and cuisines.