Born and raised in the South, specifically the "bustling metropolis" of Raleigh, NC, I now live in an actual bustling metropolis (New York City) with my darling husband (and high school sweetheart!) and our cute, strange, misbehaving cat, Miss Marple.
Food-wise, I am a tradition-loving vegetarian. I am constantly trying to adapt recipes to be lower on the food chain and to eliminate processed foods from our diet. Everything is a process, but I do strive to prepare as much of our food as I can from the "raw" materials of the earth--fruits, veggies, wheat, eggs and the like. My husband has a thing for high fructose corn syrup in the form of Coca-Cola, my cat swoons over kibble and I can't think of many things better than okra, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, lima beans, peaches or blueberries.