Hi! I used to be a primary teacher, but am retired now. My family has lived in Guildford since 1977 and prior to that we had lived in Zambia in Africa for five years. I was born in Bombay, India and my husband in Argentina, so we have quite an international background which has influenced my cooking interests a lot.
My favorite things to cook
I am quite an adventurous cook and love to try new things. I love baking bread and have recently been jamming the plums from our plum tree. In the season, I make all our marmalade, but Seville oranges are getting harder to find.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother-in-law always made all the family's jams and marmalades and I seem to have taken this tradition over - I even use her marmalade recipe, which is really good.
My cooking triumphs
We have a grape vine growing up the front of the house and last year I used the grapes to make a barm from which I made some very successful sour dough bread. That was a wonderful experience and made me feel like a million dollars!
My cooking tragedies
I've never had an out-and-out tragedy - just a few things I won't bother to try again because the results weren't that great.