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My name is Jocelyn and I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember. I started cooking when I was very young and have fond memories of a kindergarten field trip to a maple farm where we got some sap and took it back to school and boiled it down to make maple syrup. Then we mixed up some pancakes and each got a little dab of the syrup on our pancake. I am the oldest child and always helped my mother in the kitchen and could cook in elementary school.
I have lived in New England all my life and love it! Western Massachusetts where I live is so beautiful and close enough to the other beautiful New England states and New York so that day trips and weekends in lovely old and new spots are always possible. I especially like to travel to Maine, Cape Cod, and Vermont. Being in New England means that you can be in the mountains or at the beach within an hour or two to enjoy the bounty that the New England harvest and catches provide.
I collect cookbooks and my children probably think that I have too many. I love to try out new recipes and my children, twins Tatiana and William, and their little brother, Jared are willing mixers and taste testers. I enjoy all types of ethnic cuisines and love to experiment with different herbs and spices.
When I am not cooking and transporting my children to activities from ballet to soccer,I teach at a graduate school. I enjoy teaching and learning, and I am thinking about going to get another graduate degree.