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val simmonda

val simmonda
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Living In: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Spent 30 years in the travel industry. Travel is still my passion and want to go to a cooking school in Tuscany and Thailand before I kick the bucket.
My favorite things to cook
Love Pork Tenderloin also Alberta Lamb is hard to beat.
My cooking tragedies
Oven Fire when making yorkshire pudding many many years ago
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Gruyere Potato Gratin
Loved it. However, I used only one onion and then put 3 tablespoons butter with 5 garlic cloves fined chopped - saute - then pour over the top layer of potatoes. Served with green peppercorn steak - it was perfect.

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2010
Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce
Made this for company on the weekend. Definite awesome and a 5 star. My friend is a world traveller and 6 star cruiser - she said it was as good as anything she has had. I actually browned my meat in the morning and made the sauce - I added extra shallots and garlic plus cremini mushrooms. I actually think the sauce was better having been made early and in the fridge all day until I reheated to serve. I was able to enjoy my company since I only needed to cook the meat while I did my veggies, etc. This will definitely go in my entertainment book. Always looking for recipes that can be made ahead so don't need to spend time in the kitchen when my guests arrive.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2008

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