I am a retired banker who loves to cook and to entertain. I love the outdoors and spend many hours in summer working in my yard and garden. My pet peeve is people who say "I can't" I love to try new recipes particularly ethnic recipes.....Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French and German. I love to travel and spend time with my daughter and grandchildren. My husband and I love animals and have a sweet black and white cat named Sparky.