so i suppose you'd like to know a little bit about me…the motown maiden.
i presently live in the metro-detroit area although i'm originally from a small town in north-east ohio near the pennsylvania border. until i moved up here over ten years ago i had never lived in a neighborhood. and i sometimes miss the privacy and solitude you have by living outside the city limits with no one else around.
i like a lot of things. like being outside in the sunshine. riding horses. traveling (as long as its not for work). cooking for friends. summer bbqs. good red wine and microbrewed beer. smoky scotch. live music and pandora radio. taking pictures of anything and everything. reading…especially on the kindle I received as a gift. the smell of california eucalyptus trees. aveda products.
my favorite seasonings are kosher salt, fresh-cracked pepper and evoo although i do like a kick of chipotle now and again. i have a major addiction to vinegar and prefer desserts to be tart rather than overly sweet. i consider myself to be a cook and not a baker. i don't do caffeine or drink soda pop. my daily comfort comes in the form of tazo tea - the herbal variety, of course.
my friends know i'm very much a sensory person - i'm driven by sights, sounds and smells. and my parents are the reason why i love gardening and cooking so much. growing up we had a huge vegetable garden and many perennial beds spread over our five lovely acres. i'm also insanely curious...probably why i decided to get an engineering degree and then an mba (in marketing & strategy).
my family here in detroit consists of an excitable but lovable jack russell "terror" named riley and my wonderful, funny, golf-obsessed bff johnny r.