I have had an interest in cooking since I was a kid, always peering over my Grandmother's shoulder while she created deliciousness. My Dad owned a restaurant and he loved to cook. I enjoy it mainly because I find it to be a good form of meditation, plus, it's very rewarding (for others and for myself!). I often find myself getting lost in my recipe books. I believe that the kitchen is the center of the house and makes a house a home. Good food brings people together and makes the time together more memorable.
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort food (roasts and soups), healthy meals, one pot dishes, baking bars/squares, one bowl cakes. I love to make small bites/appetizers, dips, munchies and enjoy these with company while sipping on wine and sangria. In the summer, I love to grill (esp pizza on the grill). All time favourite food is salad -- all kinds, any kind.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Multi-dish buffet style help yourself meals. Asian!
My cooking triumphs
Grew up Asian and morphed into a skilled Newfoundland cook when I married my Newfie Hubby. Mastered classic Newfoundland grub like: baked beans, pea soup, potato salad/cold plates, and casseroles.
My cooking tragedies
Was never a baker. Don't like sweets at all (my weakness is salt!). Until, one day the crew at work started a Treat Day and threw my name on the list. I guess I learned pretty quick. Gumdrop cake flopped and some other baking tragedy that did not get eaten. I've since pulled up my socks and am a respected Treat Day contributor!