About Me

I am not a chef.
As a girl I helped my mom in the kitchen but she did most of the cooking. I never really cooked a meal until I was married.  I was lucky though because my husband never complained.  He ate all those bland soups and boring pasta dishes night after night.  Finally, I was fed up with my lack of culinary knowledge.  I started reading different cooking magazines.  Many of the techniques were foreign to me but I tried them.  They didn't always work out but I learned in the process.  I loved the whole creative process.  I waited with anticipation to taste my work of art.(It didn't usually look like art though.)  When we finally got cable TV, I started watching cooking shows and I was hooked!  
It's taken many years, but I finally know my way around the kitchen.  I have gotten to the point where I can come up with my own recipes that my 3 kids actually like. I've come a long way, but I was ready for a new challenge.  I wanted my kids to be able to enjoy foods from all over the world.  I believe that opening their minds to new flavors helps them appreciate the many diverse cultures of our world.  So as a family, we decided to go on a culinary journey around the world.  This is our travel diary.


When I'm not cooking with the kids, I'm on the ice coaching figure skating.
My other hobbies include:  Listening to music, writing, reading history, taking family trips, hiking, and watching  movies with my family.