I love great food, and that's why I love to cook well for my family. I enjoy trying new recipes and changing those I find to make them my own. I am inspired by Canadian chefs Michael Smith and Anna Olson, as well as Nigela Lawson and Jamie Oliver. I try to use organic ingredients whenever I can - the food tastes so much better - but more importantly because our toddler eats what we eat. Although sometimes I turn out a dud, my family and friends love my cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Baked desserts, chicken dishes, traditional Polish dishes (very time consuming, so I only cook them for special occasions and holidays)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking Christmas cookies (my Silesian sister-in-law's recipes) with my best friend, baking mazurki for Easter (my grandmother's and mother's recipes), cooking traditional Polish dishes with my husband (some are HIS specialties) for Christmas and Easter.
My cooking triumphs
Being able to come up with tasty meal with the ingedients found in my fridge/freezer; a knack for finding good recipes and having them turn out great at the first try. Nigela's brownie recipe that my husband and best friend beg me to make time after time.
My cooking tragedies
Forgetting to add a key ingredient, like sugar or baking powder, to a cake; overcooking the meat.