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!