I live in sunny Florida, where you can lounge on the beach on Christmas eve and delight in tropical sunsets and spectacular thunderstorms. What else is great about living here is being steeped in the rich culture, influences from the world over in life and in cuisine. I'm a full time student of Archaeology, and aspiring writer with three lively rapscallions and one beloved mate who are my terminal guinea pigs. My kitchen is my office and my passion. There's nothing I won't try, and I'm always looking for new techniques. Now I've found a forum in which to outlet my finds and absorb the fantastic tricks and tips of others who share my panache, I consider myself the luckier than ever. Blessed be.