Although I've lived in New England for most of my life, I look forward to moving to warmer climate when we are able to pursue our golf fulltime. As a former newspaper reporter, I'm working for a public school district in a public information capacity. Topping the list of favorite activities are golf and cooking. Winter gives me the opportunity to hone my culinary skills and develop new recipes. The only practice taking place in the summer though is on the golf course. I love the current food philosophy of using available ingredients and don't miss the nouvelle cuisine concept. We have so many products and cooking resources available to us now, it's fun to explore. With a month off, I would tour wineries and great culinary pockets throughout Europe alternating with golf at some notable courses. I would include a short cooking course in France during the month and plan to eat everything in sight!