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I love to cook, especially for a crowd. I will try anything, at least twice. I am a big proponent of organic, locally grown, and sustainable foods. I believe that you get out of your body what you put in, so we eat a pretty healthy diet (of course there are some things that I love that are not so good for me, everything in moderation...). I avoid transfat like the plague and try to use as many natural products as possible. I have been married to my husband for 13 years now. We met while we were both in the Navy and the rest is history. We don't have any human kids, but 2 dogs and 1 cat. My husband says I can't follow a recipe to save my life, I always have to change something. He's probably right, I love to experiment. I admit it, I am also a wino ;) I love going wine tasting, and miss that very much. Where we lived in California, we were within 90 minutes or so of Sonoma, Napa, Central Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountain wineries. I love sitting outside on a beautiful day and having a glass or two with friends. We recently moved to Maryland from San Jose, CA. I am still in a little bit of culture shock. I was pretty spoiled with year round farmer's markets and easy to use recycling programs, but we are close to his family now so that makes it nice. I also am working on remodeling our house one room at a time. I grew up in the midwest (Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Michigan) and moved around quite a bit. Most people would probably not like that, but I think it gave me the ability to see things from many perspectives. It also gave me the chance to experience different cultures and foods growing up. My husband and I have continued the trend, we move about every 2-3 years (so far Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California, and back to Maryland). I love trying new things, and new places. I enjoy reading (mostly non-fiction), camping, and knitting.