I loooooove to cook AND eat (which I try to balance out with running)!!! I love any type of food - I love trying ethnic restaurants to diversify my tastes and expose myself to ingredients I have never cooked with, tried, or knew of... I love to travel, read, drink wine, chocolate. I'm athletic and outdoorsy, and love spending relaxed time with my family and friends, but also trying out new things and adventures! I'm very curious and a self-learner in many ways!
My favorite things to cook
I love to try anything new - be it a pastry, a main dish, ethnic foods, anything really. I love soups and stews, but also pastas, vegetable dishes, anything!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everything involved in the traditional Polish Christmas meal. My Mom bakes and cooks for a week before the big day (Dec. 24th in Polish tradition)!
I get a thrill out of making all my dishes from scrath... no cans, frozen, or pre-made foods!
My cooking triumphs
My boyfriend's parents live in Rome, and have sent us a number of recipes for authentic pizza dough and sauce, pastas, and sauces. Everything we have made has been from scratch (hand-kneeding too!) and it has always turned out beautifully! A triumph for us both!
My cooking tragedies
I cook alot, but have never done a turkey as my fabulous cook for a Grandma always does the bird. My friends and I have an annual "Christmas in April" dinner, as everyone is always too busy to celebrate until the spring. When my turn to cook the bird came, I ended up roasting it upside down! It amazes me that I can cook and bake some pretty intricate recipes that usually turn out well, but cannot cook a bird! We had many laughs and I'm sure I won't live this down for a very long time!