I am a semi-retired graphic designer and American ex-pat living on 2.5 acres on a beautiful river in the country. Now that I am semi-retired (and my husband is retired) we have time and no money so we are baking everything from scratch and have started a vegetable garden. I don't bother with cookbooks much now that I've found Recipezaar. Hardly a day goes by that I don't make something from the Zaar and my husband often asks "what are we going to make today". Mid-way through 2009 my husband found out he had a gluten allergy so we've been experimenting and tweaking gluten-free recipes with mostly great results. We go out with a walking group every second week, there is so much beautiful scenery on New Zealand's West Coast.