I am a veteran of the United States NAVY Hospital Corps. I was privileged to be part of Operation Unified Response, humanitarian work for the Haiti earthquake tragedy. An artist through and through, I am a skilled illustrator who loves to draw people in action.
My favorite things to cook
I am so very busy. I love to cook or prepare food on the go, but I have a weakness for good barbecue. Being Sicilian myself, I enjoy many Italian foods with red wine. I am not a picky eater, but I despise broccoli and peas exclusively.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is an excellent cook, while my father is a persistent griller. Even though divorced, both my parents insist on serving every major meal they create for me with either broccoli or peas, despite knowing my dislike of both. I think they like it when I make a scene.
My cooking triumphs
Recently my younger sister got married. We spent many hours preparing and cooking for her whole wedding. Anyone knows cooking for that many people is no easy task, but the food was fantastic and it really brought the two families closer.
My cooking tragedies
I have many tragedies from when I was younger, but here are the funniest: I warmed up some Olive Garden bread in the microwave, while it was covered in tinfoil. I preheated an oven with a wooden chopping board still inside. I used salt instead of sugar to make cookies for my nephew's kindergarten class.