When I was young, I read the book "My Side of the Mountain" which is about a boy who runs away to live in the mountains of NY. Also, "Dove" which is about a boy who sails around the world alone (well, almost alone) also having great adventures and basically living as he pleased.
Well, as an adult I no longer require parental permission and can do these things on the weekends. My (ex-)husband and I hike extensively into the wilderness and now I get to drink from puddles and rocks in the wild like I used to dream about as a kid. I don't eat bugs, though. I draw the line at filtering water. Nor seafood, although I love to both inland and deep sea fish; strictly for the adventure.
Someday I'll learn what it is I want to be when I grow up. In the meantime, I will enjoy living every day to its fullest.
My favorite things to cook
Not sure yet. Wish I could master roast meat like the pros.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cranberry-Marshmallow Fluff at Thanksgiving... unfortunately, I must be the only one who clings to this particular tradition anymore! Too sweet.
My cooking triumphs
I have so many... just kidding.
My cooking tragedies
Chicken Brie Grilled Sandwiches.. let's not even talk about it.