Meet the Chef

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Come on in and meet my family.

My name is Helen

This is me.

and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I live her with my amazing husband Dennis

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and our three rescue cats, Boudicca, Bilbo, and Monk (aka Monkey).

We love to hunt mushrooms,

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my grandson Jeremiah and my husband Dennis heading off to find chanterelles

camp, and

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cook for friends.  Dennis takes recipes and modifies them, I like to just go wild and create.  I am also a photographer dabbling in the art while I enjoy the beauty of my surroundings (yes, I have yet another blog for this too).

I love to hike and kayak,

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and spend time with my brother

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And my sister (she doesn’t like her picture on the internet).

I have six grandkids (most live out-of-state so I don’t get to spend time with them).  Siena, Michael and Ashton live in Texas.  Alexa is in Washington.  Brayden is in Kansas. And Jeremiah is close enough to see him often!

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Brayden and his beautiful mama, Erin

 

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Grandpa and Brayden

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Riding the Polar Express right here in Oregon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Jeremiah is here in Oregon, so I get to see him often!

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Jeremiah with his lovely mama, Monica

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jer and Grandpa at Jer’s graduation from the National Guard Youth Challenge Program -over the moon proud!

Handsome fella on drill team!

Handsome fella on drill team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I work full-time as a child care center director and am a Master training in early childhood education.

This is my training business…

Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.