It took me a long time to want to learn to cook, but I have always loved to bake. I love how just a little effort can turn the right ingredients into the perfect way to brighten a day.
A current Charlottean, I am a writer by day and a baker-blogger by night. I am a Buckeye turned Gator who has very slowly learned those two affiliations (afflictions?) are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
I am indebted to my mother for preparing delicious homemade meals nearly every day, even though she worked full time. I am equally indebted to my grandmothers for being great cooks and bakers in their own right, and most likely teaching Mom some of what she knows.
When I am not baking or writing or taking pictures or doing the dishes, I can most likely be found jogging or reading or in a yoga class. I wish I could bring myself to love to eat lettuce as much as I love to eat sweets. If I had more time in each day, I would train a guide dog and figure out how to get the kitchen to clean itself.