Welcome to my blog, Oracibo!
I think of myself as a “Recipe Detective.” I’ve spent a lifetime testing and researching recipes, tracking down ingredients and messing about making foods from different cultures.
A number of years ago, after 15 years, I retired as corporate chef of a large financial institution in Vancouver, B.C. If ever there was a job “custom made” this was it! I loved going to work! That wasn’t the end of my cooking career though! From there I moved on to run my catering company for a few years until…
I signed up for a diploma programme for interior decorating courses and upon graduation got a job with a Interior Design firm for a couple of years.
We traveled to Italy for the first time 2007, a life-changing experience. Did this re-awaken my passion for food? It sure did! To be able to cook with ingredients that I had only read about was simply incredible and we have returned many times since…of course!
It’s a privilege to share with you the buckets of cooking knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years and I hope the recipes will get your creative juices flowing! The travel posts, hopefully will bring a smile of remembrance if you have visited the places we have or will give you some insights if you are planning a trip.
Grazie mille to my husband, Joe Millman photographer par excellence, who is responsible for most of the wonderful photos on this blog. He has encouraged and supported me and I owe him much.