Hi and welcome! most call me Mel, and I am just one of the cadre' of talented chefs and cooks that contribute to this delicious recipe blog from Cape Crystal Brands. I write, I cook, and I take pictures of delicious food. I’m a food enthusiast with an appetite for almost anything. I love to cook different dishes, but we’re not strictly anything when it comes to what we eat. I love desserts, especially straight up salted dark chocolate. I try to cook things that are practical, interesting, and delicious. I adore noodles, curry, lentils, and pasta. I also passionate about working with fresh produce, creating innovative dishes and improving my skills. An excellent communicator, leader and problem solver, skilled in managing and developing staff.