I have the good fortune of living more than one life at a time! I am a classically trained pianist, although my passion lies with the jazz standards. I teach music in my home studio and perform at private clubs and functions. I am married to a farmer, and while we couldn't be from more opposite worlds, we've managed 35 years together! During the summer months when I am not teaching, I head out to the farm. During harvest I operate the combine and haul grain. It's tough to cook when you're out of the kitchen for most of the day. That's why I love all the recipes and tips on this site. It makes cooking on the run a whole lot easier. Along with the standard appliances, both of my kitchens have a crock pot, food processor and programmable microwave which cuts down on the amount of time I need to spend on food prep. Whether I've spent several hours with music students or a day out in the field, with a bit of advance planning, supper can be ready when I'm done for the day.