I have a passion for creativity and I love expressing this in my kitchen. My closet is filled with cooking magazines and cookbooks. Even some of my counter tops are inhabited by these food pages. I have read all of Anthony Bourdain’s books and love the humor he brings to the food industry. I believe my background in Fine Arts and Art Education has enabled me to be creative in the kitchen. I have a Level 1 in wine fundamentals through the International Sommelier Guild and enjoy using wine in the dishes I make. One day I hope to obtain Level 2.
I grow herbs and edible flowers on my balcony and use them in everything I bake or cook. One of my favorite herbs is lemon thyme. Herbs are so versatile as they can be used in everything and I love the freshness they bring to a meal. I have about 15 different herbs, which I also dry so that I can use them in the winter.