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Home Town: Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia, Canada
Living In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Italian, Dessert, Gourmet
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pitas after being placed between wet dishtowels
About this Cook
Running a food blog at Father of an almost-2-year-old. I take cake decorating and cooking classes.
My favorite things to cook
I like any recipe that requires weeks of planning and a trip to my favorite cooking store for new hardware. I really like fussy, time-consuming recipes. I dream of one day making Heston Blumenthal's Black Forest Cake (requires a vacuum chamber).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad used to make the most delicious leg of lamb on the rotisserie. I haven't been able to duplicate it yet.
My cooking triumphs
My wife and I made ground lamb pitas once that were just 100% perfectly seasoned and sauced. We didn't write down the recipe and haven't been able to duplicate it since.
My cooking tragedies
Gnocchi eludes me.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Fudgy Brownies II
Very chocolatey and fudgey! You MUST take them out while a toothpick test still shows batter! If you wait until the toothpick is dry or almost dry, as for cake, they will be rock hard. I took a cup of coffee, boiled it until it was reduced to about 2-3tbsp and added it to the batter. This added an extra layer of flavor that I really liked. I think I'd also add a pinch of salt and don't forget the vanilla.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2009
Basic Pasta
Beautiful! Like the other commenters, I added about 1/2 tbsp olive oil and I let the dough rest, covered for a 1/2 hour before putting through the machine. It kept jamming/stalling in the machine, so I rubbed some water on my hands, then onto the dough and kneaded it for a minute. Then it worked perfectly.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2009
Banana Muffins II
I only had 2 bananas, so I added 1/4 cup of squash puree (we roast butternut squash, puree it and freeze it in individual lumps, then bag it once it's frozen) and a pinch of nutmeg. My wife/son's playgroup ate all but 3 muffins (made 24 mini-muffins). Wonderful recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2008
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