It's about kicking @$$ and chewing bubblegum. I'm all out of gum. I've been married to my husband for almost 16 years. My husband is a cancer survivor and a disabled Vietnam combat veteran. We live in SW Washington state about 35 miles from Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight series. First and foremost, I am a food writer. I write The RV Park Homestead blog, featuring original recipes. I wrote a monthly food column for a local newspaper and have won several cooking contests and recipe awards. I've had my former blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. My garden passion is growing rare heirloom varietiess. I admin several garden groups on Facebook. I love to create new recipes. We have 2 Australian kelpie dogs and 3 cats, one of which is named Ravioli. I am a multiple prize-winning nature photographer. I am also a professional cook and work in the food industry and continue to further my education with every opportunity that comes my way.