Food and Nutrition education has been my life-long profession, first as a secondary classroom teacher and then at the university level. Finally retired, I am enjoying exploring many other cuisine types and recipes. Healthy cooking does it best for me, so I am always ready to tweak and personalize a recipe to meet my needs.
First and foremost cooking influences were those from my midwest-raised mother. I cook a lot like her in the basics, and she was also a terrific salad-maker, hence I became Salad Foodie! Adding to the early influences of her cooking were those I encountered in places I worked and lived - Colorado, Arizona, Utah, California, Florida and Germany. Over time our family hosted several students and chaperones from foreign countries (Japan, Germany, Lebonon) creating unique opportunites to explore those cuisines. Of course my educational training in food and nutrition rounded everything out.
Awards, Honors and Societies
University of Arizona Centennial Award 2014
University of Arizona, Emerita 2008