You will absolutely love it here. This is the friendliest site I've ever been a part of, and I've been a part of many sites over the years. I too am an amature chef (of my own kitchen that is
) and love to cook, create new things, and exchange information about cooking. And like you, I have a blog where I'm teaching people to cook. What's your blog address? We could compare, and maybe learn something from each other.
I'm from the chilly midwest as well, in Upper Peninsula Michigan, on the Canadian border.
Seeeeya; Goodweed of the North