I live in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. I'm married to husband Simon who runs a Decking business. I am currently a housewife, having given up my job last year to look after our 2 children, Leon who is almost 4 and Mia who is a year and a half.
My favorite things to cook
I like to experiment so am constantly trying new things. I've recently started baking and have impressed both myself and my family with some of the cakes I've made and decorated. My husband is the Stir Fry king. I am more inclined to cook using the slow cooker, having re-discovered it last year. We tend to eat mostly chicken and pork and loads of vegetables. Our cooking habits have changed greatly over the past few years as we've tried to eat more healthily, there has been so much press about our unhealthy diets in the UK so we're trying to change our way of eating. We love to cook seafood, especially as we can get it fresh locally.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is from Austria and Germany and so family cooking traditions include a lot of very tasty meals like Schnitzel, Goulash, and lots of creamy dishes. As we are trying to eat healthily there is not much room for all my tasty childhood dishes... I do still try to incorporate them into our eating, but the frying of schnitzel and the creams in many of the dishes mean that we can't have them as often as we might like.
My cooking triumphs
The Clone of Cinnabon recipe I baked recently (from this website) has to be my baking triumph!
My cooking tragedies
The Cinnamon Scones I baked for my husband. We had been to a cafe and eaten the best ever cinnamon scones. I looked online and found a recipe (not on this site), I baked what turned out to be bricks which my husband said could be used to build a house!