Now recovering from my short career as a personal trainer, I am trying to find my career-self through attending school (again...) part time. If I'm not there, I'm in the kitchen making a mess (and usually some food, too...). My most recent obsession is the 'zaar. I am slowly stretching my cooking/baking legs and getting creative in the kitchen. Once a follow-every-step-to-a-tee type-cook, my right brain has taken over and cooking has become my creative outlet. I get a great sense of accomplishment from my time in the ktichen. The love of my life is a shepherd-chow mix that is always at my heels in the kitchen, hoping to catch a few dropped goodies.