My German Heritage, Indian Experience, and American Lifestyle makes me slightly schizophrenic in my world view, and my cuisine. While I learned the basics of cooking from my incredibly talented parents, it was in my own kitchen where I started to learn what cooking and good food means to me. I must take a moment here to thank my incredibly tolerant, patient, and loving husband, also referred to as guinea pig, for putting up with the early years. My father was an incredible method cook in his days.  Unfortunately his health has been ravaged by acute Rheumatoid Arthritis and he had to give up his cooking spoons. My mothers cooking has shaped my take on the kitchen the most. In a 180 degree turn from my father’s method cooking, she is the one, who like me, sees recipes merely as guide posts, and ideas to be altered, changed and customized.

I homeschooled both my children for several years until my son last year decided to go to public school. Now however he wants to go back to homeschooling again. Our approach is highly eclectic and strictly secular. We belong to a wonderfully supportive secular homeschooling group in our area, which offers support, ideas, and companionship.

Come one in and stay a while, and drop a note, I do love to chat!


  1. Nice to meet you. Two of my five daughters were home schooled and several of my grandchildren. That is by far the best way of education, which I believe starts when you take your first breath and ends with your last. Although publicly educated and trained as a schoolteacher and later a lawyer, I would dearly love to be a Renaissance woman – life is far too short isn’t it?

  2. Hi there! I’ve really loved reading your blog so far, and your photos are gorgeous. So much so that I am nominating you for the Liebster award! The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. I really hope you’ll accept the nomination! The award is a great way to meet other new bloggers, and to get the word out about your blog. You can read more about the Liebster and how it works on my blog today http://flourishandknot.wordpress.com. Keep up the excellent blogging!

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