Meet the Chef

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

My name is Helen

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Me.

and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (you can check out my other blog about that!)  I live her with my amazing husband Dennis

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and our four rescue cats, Bucky, Boudicca, Sid and Mrs. Black.

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Feeding time – can you tell? Mrs Black is in the front, the striped one is Boudicca, the striped and white one is Sid and the big yellow guy in the back is Bucky.

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.

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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, oh, and I recently finished my Master’s Degree!

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