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Home Town: Watkins Glen, New York, USA
Living In: Brewer, Maine, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Knitting, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Irish born, American raised. Science geek, TV addict (hooray for DVR), snowboarder (or trying to), cat person.
My favorite things to cook
lamb (particularly stew), fish, slow-cooked meals (without the slow cooker)
My favorite family cooking traditions
St. Patrick's Day has a place in my heart for our traditional meal--not corned beef and cabbage, but Limerick ham, boiled potatoes, minted peas, white sauce, and bread pudding! And, as always, tons of plain soda bread that gets gobbled up very quickly.
My cooking triumphs
Making risotto for the first time--and doing it well. Anytime I make a meal that both me and my husband enjoy is a triumph (we have very different palates).
My cooking tragedies
2007 Thanksgiving dinner--it's the last time I take orders from my Mom. My 2-day stint as a breakfast cook at a busy diner was a bit of a disaster. The first time I tried to flip an omlette over without a spatula (by "shoving the pan forward") was a very messy tragedy.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
Absurdly delicious! I ended up using one hen for two people, but kept the liquid amounts the same. I stuffed two sprigs of rosemary inside along with only two cloves of garlic instead of the large number of cloves outside of the hen. I roasted some potatoes in a separate pan as a side dish. What a wonderful dish!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2008
Coconut Tofu Keema
I'm glad I read the reviews beforehand--I made a few substitutions. Instead of using so much tomato sauce, I found that a can of diced tomatoes and a tablespoon of tomato paste worked quite well. I reduced the oil to 2 tablespoons and used lite coconut milk to cut down on the fat content. It was quite tasty!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 4, 2008
Tomato-Curry Lentil Stew
Easy, tasty, and filling! I made some substitutions--I used broth instead of water, a full onion instead of 1/8th of one, carrots instead of celery, and a can of diced tomatoes instead of stewed tomatoes. I sauteed the onion, garlic, and carrots until the onion softened before adding the rest of the ingredients. I also increased the amount of curry to around 1 teaspoon, because I love anything curry-flavored.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 4, 2008
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