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.