Good morning! I've been "lurking" on this site for months, joined a few weeks ago, and am now taking the time to introduce myself.
Kitchen-wise, I'm a home cook of several decades experience. Cooking background: my mother was a teacher/nutritionist for a cooking school when she got her kids out of the nest, and my aunt/godmother was president of the Herb Society of America for many years. I learned from them!
Unfortunately, both of these wonderful people have now passed on, and I miss the "cooking chat" sessions we used to share. That's why I joined you folks.
Outside the kitchen, I'm a high school teacher--English Literature and beginning French. My Discuss Cooking username is a nickname from my students.
I check the forums before and after school--so it may take me a while to respond sometimes.
And that's about it. Glad to be here!