hi! I'm a 50 year old grandma, back in my home state after living in MO and Co for the last 10 years. Glad to be picking wild asparagus and morels in the spring. I still visit CO in August for bolete (porcini) and chanterelle season. Fresh, homemade and healthy is important to me. I do enjoy dining out, I like to try to replicate the dishes I enjoy. I generally avoid the chains, I prefer the locally owned places where I know the owners. I like all kinds of new foods. I live in a small town, but its a university town so its rather international. I'm happy to have middle eastern, asian and mexican import grocerers in my area. Even the regular supermarket has a pretty good selection. Excellent beef and pork, it good without saying. I love to bake bread, no machine please, kneading is the therapeutic part. Love desserts and I'm always looking for ways to cut fat and sugar! I've just started jamming and jelling with my mom from her fruit trees,grapes and berries in the last couple of years. Now I'm interested in learning sausage making. I've been active in several other cooking and food forums over the years that have gone extinct, I've been lurking here awhile. Looks like a great place!