I am about to move onto a boat, so I am interested in finding/adapting/creating recipes that can be made in a few steps, have an improvisational quality (ingredients are not always readily available) with little fuel, are easy to clean up and yet most divinely delicious.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, baked dishes, and someday soon fresh fish on the grill!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking fresh fruit pies from scratch. Well, that's a tradition in my family anyway. Also I learned to cook by pulling out everything in the fridge and improvising a dish out of what was available rather than following recipes. I see recipes more as guidelines. Sometimes this yields a real dud, but often a surprisingly yummy previously undiscovered dish.
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean corn quiche and guava paste cheesecake that'll make your husband leave you. Just kidding.
My cooking tragedies
Recently, I let the eggplant soak in the salt for too long before grilling it, and oh baby was that nasty! Had to spit it out after one bite and throw the rest away.