I am an amateur cook, who attended culinary school for one year, 16 years ago. I enjoy canning and preserving, trying new things, and experimenting with new foods and techniques. I keep finding, changing, and trying recipes, I needed a place to keep them all. I’m also starting to dabble in backyard homesteading. I’m playing with renewable gardens, composting, and raising chickens. My kitchen’s not clean. My pictures aren’t pretty. But my food is pretty good. These are my stories.