I live with my husband in beautiful Nova Scotia.
We have two cats and three border collies. We play flyball with the dogs.
Besides cooking, I love to garden: mostly flowers and herbs so far.
My favorite things to cook
I love making sugar cookies: cutting different shapes and decorating them with various glazes, sugars and candies. They never fail to please all ages.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Beef stew, oatmeal brown bread. Really nice on a cold fall or winter day.
My cooking triumphs
Wedding cakes. They're a lot of work! I was also pretty pleased the day I made puff pastry and it actually puffed! Recipes are like magic when they work, frustrating puzzles when they don't.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I ever made microwave popcorn, about 25 years ago. I was babysitting my 2 year old niece; the popcorn burned, smoke filled the house, and she and I had to stand outside in the cold until the air was clear. My little niece made sure to tell her parents all about our adventure, and she still remembers it, even now!