Name: Ruth Bailey
Place of residence: Blue Ridge
Occupation: Secretary at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Bedford
Nominated by: Rita Zimmermann, who also works at the church, wrote: “Ruth puts 110 percent effort into everything she does. … Ruth often prepares goodies for our staff meetings and social gatherings. I don’t know if she’s ever prepared the same dish twice for us, but I do know that everything she makes is out of this world! … We are so blessed to have her here.”
Why I love to cook: Food is love! All my best memories of good times with family and friends are in the kitchen, centered on a wonderful meal. I love to see that look on someone’s face when they take that first bite, then the smile that follows. It makes all the effort worth it.
Truly, baking is my first love. If I had to choose, I would bake rather than cook anytime. Cooking does allow for a great deal more personal expression, but I love the chemistry of baking.
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