I grew up in the Monterey Bay Area of California, the land of sandwiches with avocado and sprouts, where I have gotten my cooking roots. I love trying and making food from all over the world, as well as baking desserts!
My favorite things to cook
Curry, Pad Thai, Sushi, Soba, anything Mexican, Pizza, Pasta, stroganoff, Cookies, Cakes, Pies, flan, other desserts, pancakes, french toast, good old mac and cheese, and potatoe salad.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandma taught me some traditional Japanese recipes, which I love cooking to this day. Unari is my favorite of these. My Mom taught me how to make stroganoff, great desserts, and good Mexican food.
My cooking triumphs
*My first attempt at making Curry...it came out very similar to that of my favourite Thai restaurant, Barn Thai, in Sand City, CA!
*Always being able to make soft, chewy, cinnamony Snickerdoodles, which everyone loves. :)
*Mexican food always turns out great for me...I love Mexican food!
*Just made "Cashew crusted chicken" from this site yesterday. It was great.
*I have learned that having a timer makes cooking and life much easier.
My cooking tragedies
*One time when I was in middle school, I whipped the whipping cream for too long. It suddenly became not so creamy :( I never did that again!
*I have also burnt toast and garlic bread many a time
*One more--I lost track of time and accidentally boiled macaroni noodles for too long. I dis liked the noodles so much that I threw them away :(