I'm a real "foodie". I live in a small rural town west of Seattle Washington. I try to attend any and all food/wine classes or events I hear about. This photo is at our Washington State Seafood Cookoff, I didn't win, but it was lots of fun.
Thanks to my friend Lana who told me about this site so we could share recipes.
I am a self-taught cook, from the time I was 18 years old and married and had to learn fast. I found that it was relaxing and fun to cook for others. I especially like to entertain in a warm comfy way even if I'm doing gourmet fare. No snooty wine attitudes here! I started a club in my community a couple of years ago called "Epicureans at Large" and have made some dear friends through that.
I am interested in all things culinary.
About my cooking
I went to many classes and even taught a few in the past:
One on canning and one called Easy Gourmet, which were great fun.
I don't have time to do that any more, and entertaining is much harder now that I have some health issues, but I still go to classes; I don't think you ever stop learning. I learn from books, friends, TV, online sites, magazines, and sometimes just dumb luck!
Most of all, cooking is just pure joy for me.