Hi there! I grew up in London, England. I went to college and got my degree in Hotel and Catering Management. From there I worked as a contract Catering Manger for many different establishments. I met my wonderful husband on vacation in Los Angeles and after a long distance relationship we married and moved to Ventura, California where I continued working managing the food operations in a large hospital. Three kids and 20 years later, we reside in Colorado. I continue to cook but not in the workplace. One of my favorite things to do is use up ingredients in my pantry/fridge by using Allrecipes to find new recipes. I hate to throw out any food, love to write, bargain shop, would love to be a professional organizer for others. I am a Christian who loves the Lord and seeks to serve him through my love of cooking. I have cooked for church groups, bible studies, weddings and have done private catering. Anyway that sums me up! Cheers! Jules
My favorite things to cook
Desserts and Cookies
British Food inc Victoria Sponge
My favorite family cooking traditions
White Chocolate Pretzels at Christmas
Home made Chai Tea
Butchering Wild meat as a family
My cooking triumphs
Organizing catering events for 1000's of people which turn out well have been cooking triumphs for me!
My cooking tragedies
One time I was cooking a huge commercial pot of Stew to serve about 120 employees of a company I was contracted to. The meat was in huge chunks, so I put on a new pair of rubber gloves and scooped out meat and cut with scissors. When I realized I was getting burned I lifted out my rubber gloved hand and to my horror, saw that I had cut the tops off to my gloves and they were somewhere in the stew!! With the employees lining up to eat in the cafeteria I desperately spooned around in the stew until all the yellow finger tops of the rubber gloves came to the surface!