I love to bake - breads, cookies, pies, brownies, etc. I love sharing my baked goods with others - this way I can have a taste of something good and sweet, but not feel like I have to eat it all before it goes bad. I enjoy being active - hiking, weight lifting, and cycling. I've participated in 2 separate 100 mile bike rides and felt a real sense of accomplishment when I crossed the finish line.
I have been passionate about cooking and experimenting with different cuisines for over 20 years. I'm often asked what is my favorite dish and I can't answer that, there are too many. I love big flavors that come from a variety of herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits and meats. The only kind of food I'm not absolutely passionate about is desserts.