I work in education and am passionate about issues related to education, educational reform, and charter schools. I am also passionate about food. I blog about one of those here, but will – and do – talk at length about either.
When not in my kitchen scheming up some vegan delights or working to create relevant & engaging innovative 21st century educational experiences for children, I can usually be found in the great outdoors: paddle boarding, hiking, free diving, camping, snorkeling, or reading a book with my toes stuck in the sand on the beach. Other things I enjoy are DIY projects (sewing, crocheting, house renovations – you name it, I could be up for it), gardening (I am especially proud of my eggplants and tomatoes), traveling, photography, movies, and frustrating my cats by dressing them in demeaning outfits and taking pictures of them. And posting them on the Internet. Currently I am attempting to teach myself to play the ukulele, and I have hopes to summit Mt. Rainier in 2012.
I believe, clichéd as it may sound, that food is love – love for ourselves and love for those around us. I enjoy making large amounts of delicious, wholesome food and inviting friends and family to gather ‘round our table and talk story. Though there certainly are occasions that call for a refined dining atmosphere, I believe that meal time should be a raucous experience of food, laughter, voices, stories, and plates being passed ‘round.
I am, in every sense, an amateur when it comes to cooking and photography. I have had no training in either. I have been vegetarian since I was 15 (1993) and vegan since summer 2005. I believe in sustainable, whole, delicious cooking. I wage a consistent (though often futile) war against a rampant and defiant sweet tooth. For my photos I use a Nikon D40x.
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