Born in Ontario Canada. I love to cook, and with 6 siblings, learned to cook in large batches at an early age. My mother also had 6 siblings, and growing up in war torn England, learned to make great meals on a very tight budget. I learned to cook from my mother, and have always loved to cook myself. I will try any type of cuisine but almost never follow a recipe to the letter. I love to cook for people who love to eat. My husband and daughter (who has also come to enjoy cooking), enjoy small or large family meals, particularly when we are hosting and provide the mainstays of the meal. Picky eaters make me nuts, people who will not even try something new, don't know how to live.