My name is: Amy My age is: 23 I live in: The Bible Belt My relationship status is: Very happily married. :o) I live in a(n): apartment, for the moment. My children and/or pets: I have a two year old daughter named Sarah. Sadly, we have not had very good luck with pets lately and are a pet-less home right now. :o( My obsession of the moment is: spring cleaning with Ray LaMontagne's music and Mrs. Meyer's Geranium cleaning products. My favorite "guilty pleasure" is: homemade honey sweetened, dark chocolate covered macademia nuts with a sprinkling on Celtic Sea Salt on top. My favorite domestic activity is: baking and cooking, both of which I consider not just necessities but great loves as well. All of my kitchen activities have become all the more pleasurable since my "big helper" has joined me in my efforts. We are both big fans of our weekly baking day every Friday, when we bake the sourdough & challah breads for the week, healthful cookies & granola bars for snacks, muffins for breakfast, and treats to send in the weekend care package to our deployed husband/daddy. The domestic chore I hate is: doing the dishes. I love the activities that make the mess, but don't find cleaning up nearly half as pleasant. At least a yummy smelling dish soap and cute apron can make the task a bit more bearable. ;o) Are you a beginner domestic diva or an experienced pro?: I am in between the two I suppose. I have been cooking and baking with my Mom and Grandmother since I was a little girl and was responsible for many homemaking tasks in my parents' home by the time I was a teenager. Since my marriage five years ago, I have been a full-time homemaker and have stretched my domestic knowledge and skills quite a bit. On my wedding day I had good knowledge of the basics, but have learn much since then: organic gardening; canning, dehydrating, lacto-fermenting, and other food preservation methods; soap & candlemaking; sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet; the basics of cloth diapering and other domestic tasks necessary with little ones, and much more. I found this community through: through an interest search, while searching for homemaking communities. My favorite recipe is: My Nana's Corn Relish 1 dozen ears of corn, cut off cob 7 medium tomatoes, chopped 10 large cucumbers, minced 18 large onions, minced 4 green bell peppers, minced 4 red bell peppers, minced 4 cups evaporated cane juice or white sugar 4 cups white distilled vinegar 1/2 cup pickling salt 1 teaspoon turmeric Combine all ingredients, stir well, and cook until most liquid is gone, about 45 minutes. Pack in jars with 1/4 inch headpace and process in water bath for fifteen minutes from point of boiling. This recipe typically makes 8 pints of relish.