I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I love to cook. Baking is my favorite endeavor as my family has a big sweet tooth, but I enjoy preparing foods for all meals. We are so fortunate to have so many fresh fruits and vegetables readily available to us year 'round. Our farmers markets are open most of the year. Our weather is usually mild and cooperative so that we can cook outside most of the year if we choose as well. It leaves me a lot of options for food preparation.