I live smack dab in the middle of Canada! I have been caring for my partner's mentally & physically challenged brother for 9 years (she and I both do, however I get paid for it). We have 2 liver spotted Dalmatians who are our kids. I have been cooking and baking since I was a kid. I started as the family salad chef, and moved on from there! I love to create new dishes when I throw dinner together. Sometimes they are wonderful, and sometimes they could use tweaking ~ but its always fun to try new things. Thats how great recipes come about. We often are carting testers around to the neighbors...who love us for it. Pet peeves ~ unsanitary kitchen practices !! Clean, clean clean !!!