I live in California. I am a sub teacher at a deaf school in Fremont, CA. I am a widow. I have a daughter who is a college student. My love for cooking started with my grandma then with my friends' mothers who graciously let me watch and help in their kitchens. As a teenager and young woman, I have gone thru many trials and errors in creating new dishes. Now I have a few dishes that are my signature. I am not afraid to try different food, especially the ethnic ones. Aside cooking, I love to read a lot and have an extended library in my bedroom. I also enjoy sewing and making quilts.