Thanks, everyone! Kerry, I grew up in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, but the last place I lived in Canada was Toronto. I moved down to the US four years ago for a job teaching philosophy. Smithy, my standby items are probably easy sweets, like brownies and chocolate chip cookies, but if I have the time and energy, I'll make something like quiche or ice cream. I'm fascinated by the simplicity of bread, and I'd like to immerse myself in artisan baking. I'm actually doing a day of "shadowing" at the Hungry Ghost bakery in Northampton tomorrow. I'm hoping to get a sense of what it's like to work in a small, thoughtful bakery. Thanks again for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to exploring the forums and meeting people.