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Edited 09.16.08 I'm the happiest woman on this earth because today I married the love of my life!!!
I now live in a suburb about 40 miles NE of Atlanta, Ga... I am in my early thirties and live with my DH and our 3 furbabies... a 6 yr old boxer named Sable, a 2 yr old boxer named Rocky, and a 5 yr old cat named Scoopy. As you can tell, we love animals and can't wait to one day add a French Bulldog to the mix!
I guess you could say that I am a stay at home mom to our furbabies at the moment. In my early 20's, I worked retail management and then in my late 20's I was a personal trainer. I still love to work out but find it hard to find the time these days since we are starting our own business in real estate. So besides cooking, that takes up a lot of my free time right now.
I love to cook ( now that's a shock I know ) playing in my garden, reading ( anything by John Saul, Robin Cook, James Patterson and whatever I can get my hands on at flea markets...) I also like to dabble in aromatherapy and finding natural alternatives to commercial cleaners and body care products. My other passions include spending time with my DH... and college football ( GO GAMECOCKS!!!) and just enjoying each other's company... whether it be here at home or up in the South Carolina mountains where we like to go toget away.
Some of my pet peeves are: overly processed foods, people who will not try something new or different... intolerant and ignorant people, and disorder in MY kitchen!!! just to name a few...
Edited 01.12.08: I would like to add in a huge thank you to the wonderful and kind hearted individual who has gifted me with a premium membership!!! I cannot begin to tell you how excited and happy I am just to know that you took a moment out of your life to give to a complete stranger... but then again, we are all a BIG family here aren't we??? :) I will now be spending even more time than the already insane time I spend on this site using all the benefits this membership has to offer.
I would have to say I do not have a favorite cookbook... I do own quite a few and refer to them occasionally, but I would have to say I turn to Zaar anytime I am looking for something new. I am Thai and grew up on my mom's delicious Thai food... That is my comfort food at heart... chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce, Thai fried rice, spring rolls, Gang Phet (chicken curry with bamboo shoots), Yum Nua (warm beef salad) and Tom Yum Goong (hot and sour soup with shrimp) are just some of my favorites. I still love to cook Thai food and have started introducing them slowly to my DH. He is learning to love them just as much as I do. I hope to one day pass down my recipes to my children (don't have any yet...one day soon though!)
I am always asked for my eggroll recipe... even though I don't have a recipe for them. I just kind of "eyeball" all the ingredients...just the way my mom does!
We don't eat out very often and when we do, I love to try something new... but I love Dante's Down The Hatch in Atlanta...it's a fondue restaurant and jazz bar with a great theme... it's set on a ship that is anchored on a mythical Meditteranean wharf. It's awesome!!! You must go there if you are ever in Atlanta. Check it out: http://www.dantesdownthehatch.com/