The kitchen is a place of creativity for me. I loved to make old recipes and connect with the past. I love to try new ethnic dishes and learn about new places I may never get a chance to visit. I find enjoyment in creating a meal with just what I have on hand. I love to can things, because there is something amazing and beautiful about food put aside for another day in a glass jar. For me the mixing together for different spices and ingredients, being surrounded by the smells and textures of cooking brings out the creative juices. Art or not it feeds my soul.