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I’m a single gal in my mid-20’s, raising 2 cats and a horse. A lacto-(sometimes ovo)-vegetarian since 1996 (childhood rebellion run wild), I work or volunteer for various local boutique wineries & vineyards in Northern California. I use locally grown, organic produce whenever possible. I don't own a microwave or a food processor - probably because my kitchen is too small to fit them in! It also lacks a dishwasher, so any meal that is easy to clean up is a plus. At age 18, I underwent a 16 level spinal fusion with titanium rods to correct idiopathic scoliosis, which left uncorrected, would have put me in a wheelchair. Since then I have been in 3 car accidents, one of which shattered my left hand (rebuilt) and triggered fibromyalgia. When not working or cooking, I ride and train horses, paint badly (acrylic), play the guitar and piano, garden (organic), collect books and try to improve my calligraphy.