I live on a farm in beautiful Alberta Canada with my husband and children. Between us we have six 'kids' ranging in age from 16 - 26 years old. Now that there are only two of our kids left living at home, I have more time to play around with my real passion; cooking and trying new recipes. I really love it when the kids come home so I can cook for them. I truly enjoy harvesting our massive garden (well, actually it is more my husband Jerry's garden if I am honest.)and putting up preserves every year. We have a great arrangement, he plants and weeds - I cook and can everything edible! It works well for us. My favorite thing is when my husband and I share a glass of wine while I am cooking and have the best visits. Oh so much good food out there and so little waistline to spare! My idea of a nice vacation souvenir is a pile of new and unusual spices to play with! If I don't know what it is.... I just search for it on Recipezaar!!! Way too much fun!