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Location Puget Sound, United States
Introduction Blogger at: and -- My name is Jeanette, and I was born in Sweden, but unlike the famous Muppet, I am not a professional Swedish Chef. I actually studied design and photography. I also was a freelance indie-rock critic for several magazines from 1998-2005, and had an in-house PR company for a while. Cooking is in my DNA--my dad's brother was a chef and their father was a pastry chef, my mom's mother was a caterer, who published a cookbook of traditional Finnish breads and pastries when she was 92. Everyone else in my family loves to cook, and we're not afraid to experiment. I have a yen for interior design and remodeling.
Interests Art, graphic & interior design, crafts, cooking, traveling, photography, gardening... anything and everything.
Favorite Movies Classical and/or musical films from the Golden Era of Hollywood are my preference, but I do also love cult comedies, and Steve Martin and Peter Sellers do a fine job of that. Oh and movies about pirates.
Favorite Music Big band, jazz, classical, and "easy listening" on the one hand... on the other hand, obscure indie bands, and 80s synth pop. And the best band ever? ABBA.
Favorite Books The Holy Bible, anything by C.S. Lewis, F.Scott Fitzgerald, James Thurber, and I also have a very fond spot in my heart for The Little Prince.