I’m an avid backpacker, canoeist, wilderness cookbook author and the mother of a 7 year old boy, Tobias, who is my toughest critic when it comes to food. I’ve been married to my husband, Bryan, for 16 years. I love to cook and to experiment with recipes, new ingredients and techniques. I also love the challenge of cooking in the wilderness. I’ve even been known to make baked brie in pastry on a backpacking trip, so one could safely say I am obsessed with playing in the kitchen. I prefer to look at it as my passion. I am currently writing my second cookbook which will be published in Spring 2010. In the rest of my spare time I like to take pictures, write poetry, do needlework, read, knit, watch Food Network Canada, collect antique tea cups, draw, garden, and most of all hang out with my guys (Bryan and Tobias).