Welcome, thymetocook. If you look around, you'll discover there are many fellow Canadians here, too. We're all happy to have you join us.
It must be a bit of a challenge working in a cooking store. I think I'd be afraid I'd spend my whole paycheck buying "toys." Glad to have you.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!