I joined Zaar because I'm so bored with cooking! I live on the beautiful south coast of England, and I'm the mother of an adult son and daughter. Now I'm enjoying the freedom to develop my own interests in things like antique hunting, pottery, knitting and digital photography. After so many years of cooking for a family, I need to try new things. I've bought a slow cooker and I'm exploring farmers markets for locally produced organic foods. The family was vegetarian for years, but my daughter has recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and her diet has become so restricted we are reintroducing meat in order to maximise her nutritional intake. So I'm having to relearn meat cooking and I'm looking to Zaar for good recipes! My icon is a pic of a treasured possesion, a Limoges porcelain perfume bottle less than 3 inches high and over 100 years old. The 'jug' lifts out of the 'bowl' to reveal a cork and a glass stick for applying the perfume.