Nov. 19, 2009 8:56 am
Updated: Nov. 20, 2009 4:24 am
I've blogged for work (I'm a science curriculum developer and recently started blogging as a way to reach homeschool families and teachers), but I've never blogged personally. So here's my first post!
I love food, especially spicy, flavorful food! In fact, one of my friends…
I grew up in the midwest eating "southern" food-- meat and potatoes. Now, I live in Ithaca, NY (home of Moosewood, and I've heard, the highest number of restaurants per capita in NY). I've gotten more creative in my cooking; it's one of my favoriate things to do!
As for the "personal stuff," I've been married for just over a year, we don't have kids, and work full-time (and then overtime) for Cornell University.
My favorite things to cook
High-flavor and spicy foods. I like to cook Indian, Thai, Mexican.
Upon looking in my fridge, my friend once called me, "The Condiment Queen."
My favorite family cooking traditions
Last year, I made an Indian food feast for my partner and our young friends. There was so much food! I suppose it wasn't "traditional" (my mother said, "What?!? You're cooking what for Christmas?!?") but we had so much fun!
My cooking triumphs
When I have a dinner party, I pride myself on having everything "come together" at the exact same time. Everything should be on the table still hot, fresh, and looking pretty. When I put such a meal on the table, I'm so proud!
My cooking tragedies
My biggest mistakes have involved not being able to find a recipe and trying to "recreate" it from memory. Often, these concoctions aren't terrible, they just don't live up to memory, so they typically really disappoint!