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Living In: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I moved away from Sydney to retire in Queensland almost thirteen years ago.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that is easy and tastes good, like a thick meat and vege casserole. Although I am experimenting with various recipes these days.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family consists of five nationalities, favourite food herring salad but don't like beetroot soup. Borsch our way made with cabbages, vegetables and liquid made with tomatoe paste. Or Cabbage fried with pork. Verenicki or the Polish call it Peirogi.
My cooking triumphs
I was told that I make really wonderful mushroom cream sauce, which goes well with spaghetti or over roast meat. But don't ask me for the recipe because its a bit of this and a bit of that. My secret ingredient is the splash of whisky before adding the cream. lol
My cooking tragedies
Many years ago, I made cheese fondue. It was so bad that my father buried it and nothing ever grew in that spot. One year, the particular area was dug up and low and behold this green blob expanded out of the ground like a balloon. That was my fondue. It went with the rubbish to the local tip.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Ukrainian Salat Vinaigrette (Beet Salad)
We had this dish in our home all the time especially in summer. If we had a barbeque with a houseful of guests, we served this dish with herring salat, potatoe salad and a large bowl of tossed salad and at the end of the day nothing was left. Sometimes I had guests ask if they could take home any leftovers. My mother was Ukrainian and dad a German. Yes it takes time to prepare but the results at the end of the day are worth it. My family and I sat at the table cutting up the ingredients, it was also a time for all of us to get together not just during the meal but beforehand. I highly recommend this dish.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2012
Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole
This is delicious, especially in winter. I also make this quite often for breakfast, but I add chopped tomatoes and parsley.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2011
Jay's Hearty Breakfast Skillet
I love this recipe and have it quite often for breakfast or lunch. I also cut the recipe down for 2 and add chopped tomatoes.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2011
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