I'm a recipe junkie. I admit that I love paging through magazines and cookbooks and thinking of occasions to make fabulous meals. (Rarely does that occasion ever arise, but a girl can dream...) I used to clip recipes like crazy and stuff them away in a file, but now with 'zaar, I've turned into more of a surfer. I really ought to post more of my clippings, but that would take away from the time I get to spend looking at new ones! (Ok, ok, I'll start with my favorites...) I'm also a farmer at heart trapped in the 9 to 5 world. If I didn't need the paycheck, I'd love to spend my time in a huge garden and preserve a lot of fresh food. I'm inspired by Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Though I'm only a wishful "Localvore," I do think local and fresh wins hands-down every time over canned and frozen. I avoid meat for environmental reasons. (It takes so many resources and the pollution risks of confinement operations are huge.) I like the way this site is so searchable and the reviews really give me a good idea what to expect. I also have found new adventures in buying unusual produce and using the search feature to pick out a new recipe to try. I've found many winners!