I'm the owner of a precious malti-poo named Cali. She loves hanging out in the kitchen with me and keeping the floor spotless. While I enjoy cooking, I love baking and am passionate about making beautiful food, though I have an infinite amount to learn! A perfectionist to some extent I have been known to completely start over if a dish doesn't turn out gorgeous. As for dining out, I take pleasure in anything from upscale to hole-in-the-wall finds. Away from the kitchen, house, and computer, and restaurants, I am a runner, sun worshiper, thrill-seeker, adventurous art and culture lover.