Share your talents, background and expertise.Arleen Lloyd has been in love with cooking since she was 5 years old. Her fascination with creating culinary magic with a few basic ingredients was the inspiration for this life long love affair. Her travels are always an exploration into the nuances of cultural cooking, the how, the why and the joy of eating each creation. <p><br> <p>In 1987, Arleen realized her passion and opened a catering business with both wholesale and retail divisions in Miami, FL. Her days were filled with supplying restaurants and cafeterias with specialty baked goods and catering extravagant events for both corporate clients and individuals. Life became a 24/7 adventure in all that is gastronomy! <p><br> Arleen’s culinary range includes the cuisine of many cultures, as well as, the fine art of pastry and chocolate arts. Her years of experience creating delectable foods that nurture both the body and spirit emphasize her philosophy that cooking is a meditation on all that is sacred.There is no better way to feed the mind, body and spirit! <p><br> She is the author of Cooking My Way through My Husband's Midlife Crisis www.arleenmartinlloyd.com. and is the Executive Chef of Alchemy of the Hearth. For more information log on to www.alchemyofthehearth.com.