I have always had this fascination with Tasha Tudor and her amazing life. I think I discovered her around the age of nine. She was immediately a big role model for me--despite the fact that I had never actually met her. She came alive to me in her beautiful coffee table books with full color pictures of her Vermont farm and animals. I lived this kind of closet Tasha Tudor life in the suburbs of Santa Barbara until we moved to Santa Cruz when I was fourteen and hockey became the be-all-and-end-all of my life. I know, extremes, right?