Hello everyone! I have enjoyed reading many of the forum postings on this site and felt it was time to join in. I am a self-taught food enthusiast, mother of five, caterer to about forty each week. I enjoy preparing everything from breads to stocks to sauces from home-grown produce to home brewed beer to ice creams and pastries. I love learning new techniques and am always looking for creative ideas and inspiration. I'm looking forward to much more time in the forums.