LEE MURPHY owns and operates The Preservatory and Vista D'oro Farms & Winery in South Langley, British Columbia, with her husband, Patrick. A working farm growing heirloom tomatoes, orchard fruits and grapes, the property also boasts a beautiful Craftsman-style carriage house: home to The Preservatory, where artisanal preserves are produced. In 2004, Lee received a culinary diploma with honors, from Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver. Her passion for local, farm fresh ingredients has led her to a seasonal line of artisanal preserves that are currently available across Canada, the US and were recently added to the shelves at Harrods in London. As a freelance writer, Lee has contributed to TASTE magazine and her preserves have been featured in Country Living magazine, enRoute, Canadian Living and many other publications. Lee is also an active Board Member of Les Dames d'Escoffier, BC chapter. The author lives in Langley, British Columbia.