About Me

I travel, I cook, I eat and I want to talk to you about my life in and around my kitchen, my family, my bichon frisee dog and my love for food.

Background info:  I was born in Vermont, New England USA and grew up with a love of food from my father. We would pour over cookbooks and try new recipes on a regular basis – quite unusual in those days! At 13 I had a huge cookbook collection already.
I grew up with home cooked food such as meat loaf, macaroni-n-cheese, pot-roast, chicken pot pie, spaghetti and meatballs and more.

Moving to Italy when I was 17 was like a gastronomic earthquake and after moving on to France, Austria the Scotland my love of food and culture grew exponentionally!

I brought up two children who grew up on my ‘homestyle’ of cooking and in 1991 I took over a weekend cafe at our local environmental centre where I baked all of the cakes, pies and made all of the jams and marmalades used and sold.  I did this for two years.

I have always entertained friends and family but my greatest meals were two Thanksgiving dinners two successive years for 45-50 guests.  I cooked all of the food at home and transported it to the venue.


I started writing my food blog just over six years ago bringing together my love of coking, recipe creation, cook books, kitchen gadgets and feeding people. My blog has taken on a travel side which allows me to travel and experience food from other countries and cultures.

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