Woodworking is a passion of mine; I also enjoy cooking, so when I couldn't find the right wooden spoons I needed I resorted to making them. I began making more and using them as unique gifts for family and friends. After moving to Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada I soon discovered the wonderful properties of Arbutus wood (Arbutus menziesii; Canada's only deciduous evergreen) and it has become my favorite wood for utensils.