Born and bred in Southern Africa (Durbs) I made my first "pot roast" at the age of 9. Since then I have experimented with all types of cooking, but, my passion lies with tarts. I am happily married to the love of my life for over 30 years and we have 2 adult sons and 2 fur kids (Beagles). Since furthering our journey in life and moving to Canada, we have had to adapt to different ingrediants that may compliment my many "south african cook books!" I am now a retired paralegal and awaiting hubbies retirement in 5 years. My favourite cookbook is called " The complete South African Cookbook" by Magdaleen Van Wyk which was given to me by my mom in law in 1985. Hubby and I love to keep busy by either gardening (of course in summer which is short lived) and in winter we tackle projects within the house that needs tending to. Our two beagles Duke and Duchess are our "children" and keep us on our toes!